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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters

Chapter 113 : TOWN OF COLCHESTER

Subchapter 004 : TOWN MANAGER

(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 113, § 404)
  • § 113-404. Powers and duties

    (a) The Town Manager shall carry out the policies laid down by the Selectboard and to that end the Town Manager shall be the Chief Executive Officer and the head of the administrative branch of the Town government and shall be responsible to the Selectboard for the efficient administration thereof.

    (b) Unless otherwise excused by the Selectboard, the Town Manager or his or her designee shall attend all meetings of the Selectboard and the Town Manager or his or her designee shall keep the Selectboard informed of the financial condition and future needs of the Town and shall make such reports as may be required by law, or ordinance, or which may be requested by the Selectboard. The Town Manager shall make such other reports and recommendations as the Town Manager may deem advisable, but shall not vote. The Town Manager shall perform such other duties as may be prescribed by this chapter, or required of the Town Manager by law, ordinance, or resolution of the Selectboard not inconsistent with this chapter.

    (c) The Town Manager shall be an ex-officio member of all standing committees but shall not vote.

    (d) The Town Manager shall prepare the annual budget and submit it to the Selectboard and be responsible for its administration after adoption.

    (e) The Town Manager shall compile for general distribution at the end of each fiscal year a complete report on the finances and administrative activities of the Town for the year.

    (f) The Town Manager shall provide to the Selectboard a monthly financial statement, with a copy to the Town Treasurer.

    (g) The Town Manager shall be the general purchasing agent of the Town and purchase all supplies for every department thereof.

    (h) The Town Manager shall be responsible for the system of accounts except where otherwise delegated under this chapter.

    (i) The Town Manager shall perform any other duties assigned by State law not in conflict with this chapter.

    (j) The Town Manager shall be responsible for the operation of all departments of the Town, not otherwise provided for in this chapter.

    (k) The Town Manager shall have authority to appoint, fix the salary of, suspend, and remove all employees of the Town, subject to the provisions of this chapter. The Town Manager shall obtain the advice and consent of a majority of the Selectboard before appointing or fixing the salary of the head of any department.

    (l) The Town Manager may, when advisable or proper, delegate to subordinate officers and employees of the Town any duties conferred upon the Town Manager by this chapter or by action of the Selectboard, including the enforcement of Town ordinances, and hold them responsible for the faithful discharge of such duties.

    (m) The Town Manager shall be responsible for the enforcement of all Town laws and ordinances.

    (n) The Town Manager or his or her designee shall be responsible for the Town cemeteries and will manage, maintain, and operate them with the advice and assistance of a Cemetery Advisory Committee, appointed by the Selectboard. The duties and responsibilities of this Committee are established by the Town Manager and approved by the Selectboard. (Amended 2015, No. M-1, § 2, eff. Jan. 27, 2015; 2017, No. M-5, § 2, eff. May 17, 2017.)