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Title 24 Appendix: Municipal Charters

Chapter 504: BOLTON FIRE DISTRICT NO. 1

  • § 504-1. Boundaries

    The boundaries of the Bolton Fire District No. 1 shall be as recorded in the Town of Bolton land records. (Added 2003, No. M-18 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. May 20, 2004.)

  • § 504-2. Purpose

    Bolton Fire District No. 1 is a fire district incorporated to purchase and operate water and wastewater systems for residents of the District. (Added 2003, No. M-18 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. May 20, 2004.)

  • § 504-3. Powers

    Bolton Fire District No. 1 shall have all powers granted to a fire district pursuant to 20 V.S.A. chapter 171, and the fire district shall have the authority to:

    (1) Bill all users of water and wastewater services provided by the District for their pro rata share of the expense of providing, operating, and maintaining the service.

    (2) Expend such sums for acquiring, constructing, and maintaining the water and wastewater works, companies, and all equipment and real estate used in connection therewith, including reservoirs and dams.

    (3) Use and occupy such portions of the highways within Bolton Fire District No. 1 as may be necessary for constructing and maintaining the water and wastewater works and water and wastewater mains. (Added 2003, No. M-18 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. May 20, 2004.)

  • § 504-4. Annual and special Fire District meetings

    (a) The annual meeting of Bolton Fire District No. 1 shall be warned and held as provided by law and this charter.

    (b) Special meetings of Bolton Fire District No. 1 shall be called by the District Clerk of the Prudential Committee as provided by law and this charter.

    (c) Notice of annual and special Fire District meetings shall be given by recording the warning in the Town of Bolton Office and thereafter posting the same in at least two public places within the Fire District. Notice of annual and special Fire District meetings shall be provided to each member of the Prudential Committee and each member of the advisory committee no more than 40 days and no less than 30 days before the date of the meeting. (Added 2003, No. M-18 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. May 20, 2004.)

  • § 504-5. Officers

    (a) Prudential Committee. The Prudential Committee shall consist of five members. The members of the Prudential Committee shall be elected to staggered terms so that only two members shall be elected annually, unless a vacancy has occurred and an election is necessary to fill the vacancy. Vacancies on the Prudential Committee shall be filled by appointment by the Prudential Committee. Each appointee shall reside within the boundaries of the Fire District. Each appointee shall serve until the next annual meeting of the Fire District, at which time an election shall be held to fill the unexpired portion of the term.

    (b) District Clerk. The District Clerk shall keep minutes of all Fire District and Prudential Committee meetings and votes.

    (c) District Treasurer. The duties of the District Treasurer shall include:

    (1) Accepting payment of current accounts on behalf of the Fire District.

    (2) Keeping accurate records of all payments made to the District.

    (3) Alerting the Prudential Committee of any past due accounts.

    (4) Keeping accurate records of all financial transactions made by the District.

    (d) District Tax Collector. The District Tax Collector shall have the same power in assessing, levying, and collecting all past due accounts, interest on those accounts, and penalties as town officers have in assessing and collecting town taxes. (Added 2003, No. M-18 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. May 20, 2004.)

  • § 504-6. Prudential Committee

    The Prudential Committee shall be the administrative body of the Fire District and shall be responsible for the control and management of the affairs, property, and interests of the Fire District. The Prudential Committee may exercise all powers of the Fire District and its officers unless otherwise provided in 20 V.S.A. chapter 171 or this chapter. These powers shall include the execution of contracts, the authority to purchase insurance on behalf of the Fire District, the commencement of actions in the name of the Fire District, defending actions brought against the Fire District, and the settlement of claims on behalf of the Fire District. (Added 2003, No. M-18 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. May 20, 2004.)

  • § 504-7. Rates

    The Prudential Committee shall establish rates and fees for water and wastewater services, including capital improvements, provided by the Fire District, and all rates and fees shall be paid to the District Treasurer. (Added 2003, No. M-18 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. May 20, 2004.)

  • § 504-8. Rules

    The Prudential Committee shall adopt rules that govern the administration, operation, and maintenance of the water and wastewater systems. Rules adopted by the Committee shall become effective upon a majority vote of those residents of the Fire District present and voting at an annual or special meeting of the Fire District. (Added 2003, No. M-18 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. May 20, 2004.)

  • § 504-9. Amendment of charter

    This charter shall be amended by a majority vote of those residents of the Fire District present and voting at an annual or special Fire District meeting, provided that notice of the meeting containing the full text of the amendment shall be given according to subsection 4(a) of this charter. (Added 2003, No. M-18 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. May 20, 2004.)