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Title 20 : Internal Security and Public Safety

Chapter 171 : FIRE DISTRICTS

Subchapter 001 : GENERAL PROVISIONS

(Cite as: 20 V.S.A. § 2489)
  • § 2489. Fire districts; two or more towns

    (a) Where the limits of a proposed fire district include two or more towns, or portions of two or more towns, irrespective of whether the towns are situated in different counties, the application set forth in section 2481 of this title shall be made to the selectmen of each such town and the selectmen of each town as provided in section 2481 of this title may establish the proposed fire district and define its limits. The selectmen of each town shall file a certificate of their doings for record in the office of their respective town clerks and, if the proposed district extends into more than one county, in the office of the clerk of each such county. The selectmen may change the limits of the fire district upon a similar application subject to the approval of the fire district as provided in this chapter.

    (b) The first meeting of the fire district shall be called by the combined membership of the boards of selectmen of the several towns in the manner provided for warning fire district meetings. The combined membership shall elect from its members a chairman to preside at the first meeting. Where a vacancy in the prudential committee arises, the vacancy in the committee may be filled by the combined vote of the selectmen of each town. The fire district shall have all the same rights, duties, obligations, and responsibilities, and be governed by all of the provisions relating to fire districts located wholly within the limits of one town. (Added 1971, No. 62, § 1, eff. April 14, 1971.)