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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters

Chapter 123A : TOWN OF HARTFORD

(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 123A, § 102)
  • § 123A-102. General powers

    (a) All provisions of the Constitution and laws of the State of Vermont relating to towns and town school cistricts shall apply to the Town and the School District, except as otherwise provided by this chapter.

    (b) The Town and School District shall have and enjoy the rights, immunities, powers, and privileges conferred by the Constitution and laws of the State of Vermont and shall also have all implied, necessary, and incidental powers for the discharge of their respective purposes.

    (c) The powers and functions of the Town and School District set forth in this chapter shall be in addition to the powers and functions otherwise conferred by the Constitution and laws of the State of Vermont. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as a limitation upon these previously specified powers and functions.

    (d) The Town or School District may acquire real property for any Town or School District purpose, in fee simple or lesser interest or estate, by purchase, gift, devise, or lease, and may sell, lease, hold, manage, and control real property as its interests may require. The Town or School District may further acquire property by condemnation where that authority is granted to towns or school districts by State statutes.

    (e) In this chapter, no mention of a particular power shall be construed to be exclusive or to restrict the scope of the powers that the Town or School District would have if the particular power were not mentioned. The Selectboard and the School Board shall operate as separate and independent entities. Nothing in this chapter shall be interpreted as allowing either one to exercise, inhibit, or infringe upon the rights, powers, or privileges of the other. (Added 2009, No. M-5, § 2, eff. April 29, 2009; amended 2011, No. M-16 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. May 7, 2012)