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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters

Chapter 123A : TOWN OF HARTFORD

(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 123A, § 103)
  • § 123A-103. Particular powers

    In addition to powers otherwise conferred upon it by law, the Town is, for the purpose of promoting the public health, safety, welfare, and convenience, authorized to adopt and enforce ordinances, rules, and regulations concerning any matter or activity permitted by general law, including:

    (1) Making and installing local improvements, including curbs, sidewalks, and storm drains in a manner specified by the Town as a condition precedent to the issuance of a building permit.

    (2) Regulating the parking, operation, and speed of motor vehicles upon Town and Vermont State aid streets and highways.

    (3) Regulating or providing for the storage, accumulation, collection, removal, and disposal of garbage, ashes, rubbish, refuse, and other waste materials, including contracting with third parties for any or all of those services and establishing service rates for those services.

    (4) Establishing and maintaining a Police Department and adopt policies pertaining to that Department.

    (5) Establishing and maintaining a Fire Department and adopt policies pertaining to that Department.

    (6) Establishing and maintaining an ambulance service and adopt policies pertaining to that service.

    (7) Establishing and maintaining a Water Department financed by an enterprise fund and adopt policies pertaining to that Department.

    (8) Establishing and maintaining a Wastewater Department financed by an enterprise fund and adopt policies pertaining to that Department.

    (9) Establishing and maintaining a Highway Department and adopt policies pertaining to that Department.

    (10) Regulating the moving of buildings in the streets or public highways of the Town.

    (11) Regulating the holding of public meetings in the streets, highways, or on public property of the Town.

    (12) Regulating riots, noises, disturbances, and disorderly assembly and adopt pertinent policies.

    (13) Establishing and maintaining control of domestic animals within the Town and adopt pertinent policies.

    (14) Establishing and maintaining a Financial Services Department.

    (15) Establishing and maintaining a Planning and Development Department.

    (16) Establishing and maintaining a Park and Recreation Department.

    (17) Establishing and maintaining any other proper and lawful Town departments or services as deemed necessary, including the establishment of enterprise funds. (Added 2009, No. M-5, § 2, eff. April 29, 2009; amended 2011, No. M-16 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. May 7, 2012; 2017, No. M-4, § 2, eff. May 17, 2017.)