The Vermont Statutes Online
Subchapter 006 : CITY PROPERTY; ACQUISITION AND SALE(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 9, § 6.01)
§ 9-6.1. Sequestration
(a) In taking lands, springs, streams, and water rights and diverting waters from natural channels into its water supply, for the purpose of establishing, maintaining, and repairing reservoirs, aqueducts, water pipes, pipe lines, and other necessary apparatus for and in connection with its water supply and for the purposes of increasing and making additions to its water supply, and for the preservation, protection, maintenance, and operation of the same, the Board of Civil Authority shall proceed in the same manner in which selectmen of towns are authorized to proceed in the taking of lands for highways. Any person owning or interested in such lands, springs, streams, and water rights and waters, who is dissatisfied with the decision of the Board of Civil Authority taking the same or in awarding him or her damages therefore, may have the same right of appeal to the county court and the same proceedings in respect thereto which shall be conducted in the same manner and have the same effect as in the case of lands taken by the selectmen in any towns in this State for the purpose of laying out, altering, or resurveying a highway in said town; but if such proceedings are instituted only in respect to the appraisal of damages for lands, springs, streams, water rights, and water, so taken by the Board of Civil Authority, such proceedings shall not prevent said City from establishing, increasing, maintaining and repairing reservoirs, aqueducts, water pipes, pipe lines, hydrants, and other apparatus necessary for such purposes on the lands so taken, and from taking springs, streams, water rights, and water, as if no such proceedings had been instituted.
(b) In giving notice to all persons owning or interested in any lands, streams, springs, water rights, or water, to be taken for such purposes, set forth above, the Board of Civil Authority shall issue its citation, signed by the Mayor or its Clerk; which shall be served in the same manner and the several officers shall perform the same duties in respect thereto, as provided in this act for citations issued by the Board of Highway Commissioners.