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Title 24 Appendix: Municipal Charters

Chapter 110: TOWN OF CHARLOTTE

  • [Section 1 repealed effective July 1, 2020.]

    § 110-1. Corporate existence

    (a) Pursuant to the authority granted by the General Assembly, there is hereby enacted a charter to govern the organization and operation of local government in the Town of Charlotte.

    (b) The inhabitants of the Town of Charlotte, within the geographical limits as now established, shall continue to be a municipal corporation by the name of the Town of Charlotte. (Added 2015, No. M-17 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. May 17, 2016.)

  • [Section 2 repealed effective July 1, 2020.]

    § 110-2. General provisions

    (a) Except when changed, enlarged, or modified by the provisions of this chapter, all provisions of the statutes of the State relating to municipalities shall apply to the Town.

    (b) The Town shall have all the powers granted to towns and municipal corporations by the Constitution and laws of the State and this chapter, together with all the implied powers necessary to carry into execution all the power granted. The Town may enact ordinances not inconsistent with the Constitution of the State, laws of the State, or this chapter and impose penalties for violation thereof.

    (c) The powers and functions conferred upon the Town by this chapter shall be separate and in addition to the powers and functions conferred upon the Town by laws now in force or hereafter enacted. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as a limitation upon these previously specified powers and functions.

    (d) In this chapter, any mention of a particular power shall not be construed to restrict the powers and functions conferred on the Town, the Selectboard, or its elected or appointed officers by general or special enactment of State statutes or regulations in force or effect or hereafter enacted, and the powers and functions conferred by this chapter shall be cumulative and in addition to the provisions of the general or special enactment, unless this chapter otherwise provides. (Added 2015, No. M-17 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. May 17, 2016.)

  • [Section 3 repealed effective July 1, 2020.]

    § 110-3. Adoption of annual budget and budget related articles

    (a) The Town shall vote the budget amount for the Town and budget-related articles at the floor meeting of the annual meeting, which votes shall not become effective until the voters approve such budget and related articles by Australian ballot vote conducted in the manner set forth in this section.

    (b) The Selectboard shall set a date for and warn a special meeting to vote on the budget and budget-related articles by Australian ballot. The date of the vote shall be at least 20 days following the posting of the warning.

    (c) If a budget voted on by Australian ballot is rejected, the Selectboard shall prepare a revised budget. It shall establish a date for the vote on the revised budget and shall take appropriate steps to warn a public informational meeting on the budget and the vote. The date of the public informational meeting shall be at least five days following the public notice. The date of the vote shall be at least seven days following the public notice. The vote on the revised budget shall be by Australian ballot and shall take place in the same locations that the first vote was taken. The budget shall be established if a majority of all votes cast are in favor. If the revised budget is rejected, the Selectboard shall repeat the procedure in this subsection until a budget is adopted.

    (d) If a budget related article voted on by Australian ballot is rejected, the Selectboard may prepare a revised budget-related article and take appropriate steps to warn a public informational meeting on the budget-related article and the vote. If the Selectboard does proceed with a vote on a revised budget-related article, the date of the public informational meeting shall be at least five days following the public notice. The date of the vote shall be at least seven days following the public notice. The vote on the revised budget-related article shall be by Australian ballot and shall take place in the same locations that the first vote was taken. The budget-related article shall be established if a majority of all votes cast are in favor. If the revised budget-related article is rejected, the Selectboard may repeat the procedure in this subsection.

    (e) As used in this section, "budget-related article" means an article that proposes to raise funds by imposing a tax on property in the town grand list. "Budget-related article" does not mean articles that seek approval to incur indebtedness to fund public improvements and acquisition of capital assets as such terms are defined in the Vermont general laws applicable to municipal corporations. (Added 2015, No. M-17 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. May 17, 2016.)

  • [Section 4 repealed effective July 1, 2020.]

    § 110-4. Separability

    If any provision of this chapter is held invalid, the other provisions of this chapter shall not be affected thereby. If the application of this chapter or any of its provisions to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the application of this chapter and its provisions to other persons or circumstances shall not be affected thereby. (Added 2015, No. M-17 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. May 17, 2016.)

  • [Section 5 repealed effective July 1, 2020.]

    § 110-5. Amendment

    Amendment of this charter shall be as provided by Vermont law. (Added 2015, No. M-17 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. May 17, 2016.)