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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters

Chapter 011 : CITY OF ST. ALBANS

(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 11, § 10)
  • § 11-10. The City Council

    (a) There shall be elected six members of the City Council, one from each ward, who shall be a legal voter in, and elected by the voters of the ward he or she represents. At each annual meeting, two members of City Council shall be elected for three years to succeed those whose term shall expire in the year in which the election is held. All of the members of the City Council shall hold office until their successors are duly elected.

    (b) The Mayor and members of City Council sitting in their joint capacity shall be called the City Council.

    (c) The administration of all fiscal, prudential, and municipal affairs of the City, except as otherwise delegated herein, and the government thereof, shall be vested in the City Council. The City Council shall be composed of a Council member for each ward as aforesaid and the Mayor. The City Council shall elect one of their number President of the City Council. The City Council shall be sworn to the faithful performance of their duties respectively.

    (d) The City Council shall have all the powers of selectboard members. The City Council shall hold a meeting on the second Monday of each month, and more often at the call of the Mayor or at the call of the majority of the City Council; the presence of a majority of the City Council shall be necessary to transact business at any meeting, but a smaller number may adjourn from time to time and may compel the attendance of absent members in a manner as may be prescribed by ordinance.

    (e) The City Council shall establish rates to be paid for the use of water and wastewater services supplied by the City Water and Wastewater Departments, which shall be called service rates, and shall be collected by the City Treasurer; the city water and wastewater services may, at the option of the City Council, be furnished outside the limits of the City of St. Albans. (Amended 2003, No. M-1 § 3; 2009, No. M-23 (Adj. Sess.), § 11, eff. May 20, 2010.)