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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters

Chapter 117 : TOWN OF ESSEX

Subchapter 002 : OFFICERS

(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 117, § 203)
  • § 117-203. Organization

    (a) As soon as practicable after the first day of the month of the month following annual Town meeting, the selectmen shall organize and elect a Chairperson, Vice Chairperson and Clerk by a majority vote of the entire Board, and shall file a certificate of the election for record in the office of the Town Clerk.

    (b) The Chairperson of the Board of Selectmen or in the Chairperson's absence, the Vice Chairperson, shall preside at all meetings of the Board and shall be recognized as the head of the Town government for all ceremonial purposes.

    (c) In the event of death, resignation, or incapacity of any selectmen, the remaining members of the Board may appoint a person eligible to fill that position. At the next annual meeting, the vacancy shall be filled by serving the remaining balance of the term. Incapacity shall include the failure by any member of the Board to attend at least 50 per cent of the meetings of the Board in any calendar year. In the event the Board is unable to agree upon an interim replacement until the next annual Town meeting, a special election shall be held forthwith to fill the position.