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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters

Chapter 005 : CITY OF MONTPELIER

Subchapter 004 : MAYOR

(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 5, § 402)
  • § 5-402. Powers and duties of Mayor

    (a) The Mayor shall be the chief executive officer of the City subject to provisions in this chapter related to the City Manager. The Mayor shall use the Mayor's best efforts to see that the laws and the City ordinances are enforced, and that the duties of all subordinate officers are faithfully performed. The Mayor shall take care that the finances of the City are properly managed, and shall bring before the City Council public issues relevant to the affairs of the City. The Mayor shall preside at all City Council meetings with the powers of moderator and shall have a voice and vote in City Council meetings in accordance with Council rules and procedures.

    (b) The Mayor may veto any action passed by the City Council, provided it is done before the next regular Council meeting and the Mayor provides a written explanation for the veto. Any veto by the Mayor can be overridden by a vote of five or more Council members at the next regular City Council meeting. (Amended 2013, No. M-19 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. May 20, 2014.)