"Members of the Town Council debated this week whether the town’s elected officials should be allowed to serve on appointed boards.
The matter came up at the council meeting on Wednesday, when a measure updating the bylaw regarding the Library Board of Directors arose. Town Administrator Jeffrey Nutting said the change was to update rules first passed in the 1990s.
Council Chairman Matthew Kelly, though, noted that the bylaw prevented elected officials from sitting on the board. He asked why, adding that he believed council participation on such boards would help town organizations adhere to the master plan.
Nutting said the library had been running smooth before without council members on its board."
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