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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters

Chapter 124 : TOWN OF JERICHO

(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 124, § 2)
  • § 124-2. General provisions

    (a) General law application: Except when changed, enlarged, or modified by the provisions of this charter, all provisions of the statutes of the State of Vermont relating to municipalities shall apply to the Town of Jericho.

    (b) Powers of the Town:

    (1) General: The Town of Jericho shall have all the powers granted to towns and municipal corporations by the Constitution and laws of the State of Vermont and this charter, together with all the implied powers necessary to carry into execution all the powers granted. The Town of Jericho may enact ordinances not inconsistent with the Constitution of the State of Vermont, laws of the State of Vermont, or this charter, and impose penalties for violation thereof.

    (2) Limitations: In this charter, any mention of a particular power shall not be construed to restrict the scope of the powers which the Town would have if the particular power were not mentioned, unless this charter otherwise provides.

    (3) Reservation of powers to the Town: Nothing in this charter shall be construed to in any way limit the powers and functions conferred on the Town of Jericho, the Selectboard of the Town, or its elected or appointed officers by general or special enactment of State statutes or regulations in force or effect or hereafter enacted, and the powers and functions conferred by this charter shall be cumulative and in addition to the provisions of the general or special enactment unless this charter otherwise provides.

    (4) Open meetings: Meetings of all Town boards and commissions shall be open and held in accordance with the general law of this State relating to public meetings. The records of all official proceedings shall be available for public inspection and copying as provided by the general law of this State. (Added 2005, No. M-9 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. Feb. 24, 2005.)