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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters


(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 114E, § 3)
  • § 114E-3. Town Treasurer

    (a) The Selectboard shall appoint a Town Treasurer in the manner set forth in this section. The appointee shall be competent in the keeping of records, investments, and accounting, and shall serve at the pleasure of the Selectboard. The person chosen need not be a resident or qualified voter of East Montpelier.

    (b)(1) Prior to appointing a Town Treasurer and no more than 45 days after the Treasurer position is vacated, the Selectboard shall appoint a committee to review and recommend to the Selectboard qualified candidates for the position of Treasurer.

    (2) The committee shall be composed of two residents, a certified public accountant, and the following town officers: two members of the Selectboard, an auditor, and the Town Clerk. All except the certified public accountant shall be residents of the Town of East Montpelier.

    (3) The committee shall have the authority to solicit candidates, advertise notice of a vacancy in the Treasurer's position, and to make an investigation of a candidate's credentials and background as the committee deems appropriate. Upon completion of the investigation and interviewing of candidates, the committee shall submit to the Selectboard the names of those candidates deemed qualified for the position.

    (c) No later than 30 days following the submission of the names of candidates deemed qualified by the committee, the Selectboard shall appoint a Treasurer from the candidates recommended by the committee or, if applicable, notify the committee that none of the candidates shall be appointed.

    (d) Members of the committee described in subsection (b) of this section shall serve until a Treasurer is appointed by the Selectboard. Meetings of the committee shall be warned and conducted as public meetings in accordance with the requirements of Vermont statutes and this chapter and the committee shall be entitled to meet in executive session as authorized by 1 V.S.A. § 313.

    (e) Until such time as a Treasurer is appointed pursuant to this section, the Selectboard shall appoint an interim treasurer. (Added 2013, No. M-13 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. May 2, 2014.)