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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters

Chapter 207 : VILLAGE OF BELLOWS FALLS

(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 207, § 23)
  • § 207-23. Streets and sidewalks

    (a) Lighting and the regulation of the highways, streets, and sidewalks located within the corporate limits of said corporation shall be within the control of the Board of Trustees and the corporation shall have the right to use said highways, streets, and sidewalks for sewer and water purposes and for other municipal purposes, all as provided elsewhere in this charter and as may be amended from time to time.

    (b) The trustees shall have no power to control or direct the expenditure of funds for the purpose of maintaining the highways, bridges, and culverts located within the corporate limits. The trustees may, on behalf of the corporation, petition the selectmen of the Town of Rockingham to make repairs to highways, bridges, and culverts within the corporate limits, or to lay out, alter, or discontinue highways within said limits. Upon receipt of such a petition, the selectmen shall take appropriate action thereon as if the petition had been submitted in accordance with Title 19, chapter 7 of the Vermont Statutes Annotated and the trustees may appeal the actions of the selectmen and exercise any other rights of an interested person with respect to said petition.

    (c) The Board of Trustees of said corporation shall have the power to regulate, improve, beautify, light, repair, or sustain the parks and commons of said corporation. Said Board of Trustees may cause to be trimmed or removed any tree, obstruction, or vegetation in any street, sidewalk, or right-of-way in said corporation when said trustees shall deem the same to be necessary to the free use and occupancy of the streets and sidewalks, or to the proper lighting of the same.