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Title 24 Appendix: Municipal Charters

Chapter 129F: TOWN OF PANTON

  • § 129F-1. Corporate existence retained

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

    (b) The inhabitants of the Town of Panton, within the geographical limits as now established, shall continue to be a municipal corporation by the name of Panton, Vermont. (Added 2013, No. M-12 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. May 2, 2014.)

  • § 129F-2. General provisions

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

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

    (c) In this chapter, any mention of a particular power shall not be construed to restrict the scope of the powers which the Town would have if the particular power were not mentioned, unless this chapter otherwise provides.

    (d) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to in any way limit the powers and functions conferred on the Town of Panton, the Selectboard of the Town, 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 2013, No. M-12 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. May 2, 2014.)

  • § 129F-3. Appointed officers

    (a) In addition to all other offices which may be filled by appointment by the Selectboard pursuant to State law or this chapter, the Selectboard shall appoint the following Town officers, who shall serve for such terms as the Selectboard may establish in its act of appointment or until the office otherwise becomes vacant:

    (1) A Town Treasurer who shall not simultaneously hold any elective office within Town government. The Town Treasurer shall be responsible for the collection of current taxes. The Town Treasurer shall be paid an hourly wage.

    (2) A Town Clerk who shall not simultaneously hold any elective office within Town government. The Town Clerk shall be paid an hourly wage.

    (3) A Collector of Delinquent Taxes. Unless the Town shall vote under 24 V.S.A. § 1530 to pay the Collector of Delinquent Taxes a salary in lieu of fees and commissions, the Collector shall be compensated by the eight percent commission on delinquent taxes set forth in 32 V.S.A. § 1674(2), or such other percentage as may be set by a majority of voters present and voting at an annual or special meeting in accordance with 32 V.S.A. § 1674(3).

    (b) The Selectboard shall adopt, and revise from time to time, a general statement of the qualifications necessary to perform the duties and responsibilities of each of these appointed town offices and a job description of those offices. These appointed officers shall exercise all the powers and duties necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter as well as those provided by State law generally.

    (c) These appointed officers shall be employees of the Town of Panton, subject to all personnel and employment rules, regulations, and policies of the Town. An officer appointed hereunder shall be eligible to apply for reappointment at the expiration of his or her term of office but failure by the Selectboard to make such reappointment shall not be construed as discharge from employment.

    (d) Persons appointed to the positions of Clerk, Treasurer, or Collector of Delinquent Taxes need not be a resident or voter of the Town of Panton. (Added 2013, No. M-12 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. May 2, 2014.)

  • § 129F-4. Separability

    If any provision of this chapter is held invalid, the other provisions of the chapter shall not be affected thereby. (Added 2013, No. M-12 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. May 2, 2014.)