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Title 24 : Municipal and County Government

Chapter 105 : CONSOLIDATED SEWER DISTRICTS

(Cite as: 24 V.S.A. § 3673)
  • § 3673. Organization and operation-Establishment of consolidated sewer district

    (a) When a majority of the voters of each town of a proposed consolidated sewer district present and voting in each case by Australian ballot at a town meeting duly warned for that purpose for the same day and during the same hours which shall be at least eight consecutive hours shall vote to join with one or more neighboring towns as specified in the warning for the purpose of forming a consolidated sewer district as herein provided, such vote shall thereupon be certified by the clerk of each town to the secretary of state; and when all towns proposed as members of the consolidated sewer district as specified in such vote shall have so affirmatively voted and the results thereon shall have been certified to the secretary of state, the secretary of state shall thereupon file the same in his or her office and shall send a written notice to the clerk of each town to be included in the consolidated sewer district that the requirements of this section have been met by each town in the said district. Upon the filing of such records in the office of the secretary of state, such consolidated sewer district shall become a body politic and corporate with the powers incident to a public corporation and such records shall be notice to all parties of the establishment of such consolidated sewer district with all the powers incident to such a district as herein provided; and such filing shall be prima facie evidence that the requirements for the creation of a consolidated sewer district as herein set forth have been fully complied with. A consolidated sewer district may sue and be sued and may hold and convey real estate and personal estate for the use of the district and shall have and may exercise the powers and be subject to the duties and obligations of a municipal corporation provided for in chapter 55 of Title 10 and chapters 97 and 101 of this title so far as the same may be applicable and except as otherwise provided in this chapter.

    (b) A consolidated sewer district may enter into agreements with the state or federal government or any agency of either or any corporation, commission or board authorized by the state or federal government to grant or loan money to or otherwise assist in the financing of projects which a consolidated sewer district is authorized to carry out, and to accept grants and borrow money from any such agency, corporation, commission, or board, as may be necessary or desirable to carry out the purposes of this chapter. (1967, No. 318 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. March 22, 1968; amended 1971, No. 97, § 1, eff. April 22, 1971.)