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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters

Chapter 007 : CITY OF NEWPORT

(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 7, § 15)
  • § 7-15. Constable

    The Constable shall have the same powers and be under the same duties and liabilities as are prescribed by law for the constables of towns, except for the collection of taxes, and said Constable and all special police officers shall have the same powers as sheriffs in suppressing riots and all unlawful assemblages, and of arresting without warrant all persons disturbing the peace, and may bring them before any competent court forthwith. The City Constable shall be Collector of Taxes and shall have the same powers and be subject to the same liabilities in and for the City as collectors of town taxes in the State have by law and are subject to, and shall proceed in the performance of his or her duties as such collectors of town taxes are required to proceed. It shall be the duty of the Collector of Taxes of said City to execute such warrant as shall be issued by the City Treasurer under the provisions of section 14 of this act, and return the same to the said Treasurer and the amount thereon collected, with the return of his or her doings thereon within the time therein named; provided, however, that if the said Treasurer shall make an affidavit that any person, whose name appears on the rate-bill as a taxpayer, is about to remove or abscond from the State, and shall file the same with the City Council, the Treasurer may thereupon issue a warrant against such taxpayer for the amount of his or her tax, although the 90 days hereinbefore mentioned shall not have then expired, and it shall be the duty of the said Collector to execute the warrant. The City Council may award such Tax Collector additional compensation for the collection of taxes beyond that now fixed by statute.