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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters

Chapter 005 : CITY OF MONTPELIER

Subchapter 005 : CITY MEETINGS; NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF OFFICERS

(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 5, § 501)
  • § 5-501. City meetings

    (a)(1) On the first Tuesday of March in each year, a meeting of the voters of the City shall be held as designated on the warning for such meeting, at a place or places to be appointed by the City Council, and a warning shall be posted in accordance with State statute.

    (2) Any business or election required by this chapter or general law to be transacted at the annual meeting may also be transacted at a special meeting.

    (b) The warning for annual and special City meetings shall, by separate articles, specifically indicate the business to be transacted, including the offices and the questions to be voted upon. The warning also shall contain any legally binding article or articles requested by 10 percent of the registered voters of the City. The warning shall also include any nonlegally binding articles, including matters of State, national, or international importance requested by five percent of the voters. Petitions requesting that an article be placed on the warning shall be filed with the City Clerk not fewer than 40 days before the day of the meeting.

    (c) All budgets, elections, and public questions shall be considered by Australian ballot at annual and special meetings.

    (d) A vote taken at an annual or special meeting shall remain in effect unless rescinded or amended. (Amended 2011, No. M-15 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. May 7, 2012; 2013, No. M-19 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. May 20, 2014.)