Contracts

Question

I am seeking clarification on the legal provisions regarding the oversight and management of construction projects by a municipal library. Our Law Department has previously indicated that the library board is not authorized to handle construction projects directly, asserting that it is the responsibility of the town.

Answer

Let's begin by breaking this question down a bit and giving one-word answers.

Question 1: Is it legally possible for a municipal library to manage its own construction projects?

Answer: YES.

Question 2: Can a library board take on such a role?

YES.

Question 3: What is the legal framework for such an arrangement?