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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters

Chapter 003 : CITY OF BURLINGTON

Subchapter 006 : EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS

(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 3, § 228)
  • § 3-228. Powers of City

    (a) The City shall have power to purchase, hire, construct, or otherwise acquire, or acquire an interest in, to maintain, operate, and to sell, lease, or otherwise dispose of any plant or system, located within or outside the State, for the production, distribution, purchase, or sale of electricity, to extend, enlarge, or improve the same and for that purpose to purchase, hire, construct, or otherwise acquire any real or personal property. These powers may be exercised through a taking by eminent domain in the manner prescribed by law except that the City shall have no power to acquire timberlands or other fuel sources by eminent domain. The City shall also have the power to purchase, sell, and otherwise acquire and dispose of electricity including sale to electric distribution companies, cooperative, municipal, and privately owned, within or without the State and to make all agreements, conveyances, and regulations necessary or convenient in connection therewith; all of the foregoing powers to be in addition to and not in substitution for or in limitation of any other power conferred by law. Such plant or system may include facilities described in No. 298 of the Acts of 1953 as amended.

    (b) The City Council shall exercise the powers of the City with respect to its electric plant. The City Council may by resolution delegate any of its powers relating to the electric plant, improvements thereto, or electric service to the Board of Light Commissioners.