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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters

Chapter 153 : TOWN OF STOWE

Subchapter 002 : GENERAL POWERS OF THE TOWN

(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 153, § 203)
  • § 153-203. 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:

    (1) to adopt and enforce ordinances relating to the making and installation of 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) to adopt and enforce police ordinances regulating the parking, operation, and speed of motor vehicles upon Town and State aid streets and highways;

    (3) to adopt and enforce ordinances relating to regulations, licensing, or prohibition of the storage and accumulation of garbage, ashes, rubbish, refuse, and waste materials; regulation of the removal and disposal of such materials; licensing for revenue and regulation or prohibition of the collection, removal, and disposal of such material; collection and removal of such materials by the Town either by contract or by a Town officer or department now existing or created for that purpose; and establishment of service rates to be paid the Town for such services;

    (4) to establish and maintain a police department and to adopt ordinances pertaining thereto;

    (5) to establish and maintain a fire department and to adopt ordinances pertaining thereto;

    (6) to establish and maintain a water department and to adopt ordinances pertaining thereto;

    (7) to establish and maintain an electric power system and to regulate power line installations, provided, however, that the Town shall have no authority under this charter which conflicts with that authority granted to the Public Utility Commission or any other State governmental agency. It shall have power to adopt ordinances pertaining thereto;

    (8) to establish and maintain a sewer department and to adopt ordinances pertaining thereto;

    (9) to compel the demolition, completion, and/or repair of any premises in such condition as to be substantially injurious or dangerous to persons or to other property in the vicinity and to adopt ordinances pertaining thereto;

    (10) to establish and maintain an ambulance service and to adopt ordinances pertaining thereto;

    (11) to establish and maintain a highway department and to adopt ordinances pertaining thereto;

    (12) to regulate or prohibit the moving of buildings in the streets or public highways of the Town;

    (13) to regulate the holding of public meetings in the streets, highways, or on public property of the Town;

    (14) to prevent riots, noises, disturbances, and disorderly assembly;

    (15) to establish and enforce an ordinance to control dogs; and

    (16) to adopt and enforce ordinances establishing building codes. (Amended 2013, No. M-4, § 2, eff. May 8, 2013.)