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Title 24 Appendix: Municipal Charters


  • Subchapter 001: POWERS OF THE TOWN
  • § 155-1. Corporate existence retained

    The inhabitants of the Town of Underhill, within the corporate limits as now established, shall continue to be a municipal corporation by the name of the Town of Underhill. All existing property of the Town shall remain vested in it and all its existing debts and obligations shall remain obligatory upon it under this charter.

  • § 155-2. General law; application

    Except when changed, enlarged, or modified by the provisions of this charter, all provisions of the statutes of this State relating to municipalities shall apply to the Town of Underhill.

  • § 155-3. Powers of the Town

    The Town shall have all the powers granted to towns and municipal corporations by the constitution and laws of this State together with all the implied powers necessary to carry into execution all the powers granted. Any mention of specific powers in this charter shall not be construed as limiting in any way the general powers stated in this charter, the Constitution, or the laws of this State.

  • Subchapter 002: TAXATION
  • § 155-21. Property taxes

    Real and personal property taxes shall be paid in four installments to the Town Treasurer for each tax year on dates and months set by the Selectboard.

  • § 155-22. Tax collections

    The Town Treasurer shall collect real and personal property taxes and penalty and interest charges. The Town shall not elect other collectors of current or delinquent taxes. The Town Treasurer shall deposit all taxes, penalties, and interest charges in the Town accounts for the benefit of the Town of Underhill.

  • § 155-23. Penalty

    All taxes due or payable and not paid within the time specified in section 21 of this charter shall be deemed delinquent and shall bear interest at the maximum rate allowable by State statute on the amount delinquent. In addition, a collection fee of the maximum amount allowable by State statutes on the amount delinquent shall be charged.

  • Subchapter 003: BUDGET
  • § 155-31. Fiscal year

    The fiscal year of the Town shall begin on the first day of July and end on the last day of June of the next calendar year.

  • § 155-32. [Transitional provision omitted]

  • Subchapter 004: AUDITING AND REPORTING
  • § 155-41. Auditors

    The auditors shall meet within 30 days of the close of the fiscal year, examine and adjust the accounts of the Town and Town School District, and otherwise follow the auditing provisions of Title 24.

  • § 155-42. Reporting

    The auditors shall report their findings in writing and cause the same to be printed and distributed to the legal voters of the Town prior to the annual Town meeting. They shall, at the same time, deliver to the Town Clerk the copies required under the provisions of Title 24 and shall place all surplus copies in the custody of the Town Clerk.

  • Subchapter 005: MISCELLANEOUS
  • § 155-51. Australian ballot

    Except as otherwise specifically provided by law or by a vote of the citizens of the Town at an annual or special meeting, the Selectboard may determine the articles to be voted upon by Australian ballot at a special or annual Town meeting and shall indicate such in the warning.

  • § 155-52. Ordinances and regulations

    All ordinances and other Town legislation now in effect shall remain in effect until altered or repealed, except where contrary intent appears in this charter.

  • § 155-53. Separability

    The sections of this charter and the parts thereof are separate. If any portion of this charter or its application to any person or circumstances shall be held invalid, the remainder thereof or the application of such invalid portions to other persons or circumstances shall not thereby be affected.