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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters

Chapter 245 : VILLAGE OF MORRISVILLE

Subchapter 001 : GENERAL PROVISIONS

(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 245, § 7)
  • § 245-7. Board of Trustees; powers; meetings

    (a) The members of the Board of Trustees shall constitute the legislative body of the Village of Morrisville for all purposes required by statute, and, except as otherwise specifically provided, shall have all powers and authority given to, and perform all duties required of, incorporated villages or boards of trustees under the laws of the State of Vermont.

    (b) The Board of Trustees shall have the general care and management of the prudential interests and affairs of the corporation, shall direct the expenditure of all monies belonging to the corporation, draw orders upon the Treasurer, and generally perform all the duties legally enjoined upon them by the corporation, and shall submit their accounts and vouchers to the Auditor at least 30 days before the annual meeting.

    (c) The trustees shall prepare a budget for the oncoming year to be included in the annual report of the Village of Morrisville, and to be voted upon by the legal voters of the Village at the annual meeting.

    (d) The trustees shall have the power to abate taxes laid and assessed by virtue of this Charter for the same causes and subject to the same limitations as boards of civil authority have in the matter of town taxes.

    (e) The trustees may, by resolution, create, change, and abolish boards as in its judgment are required or necessary and convenient to, or as are now or hereinafter provided by law, and may grant to them such power and duties as are consistent with the provisions of this charter. The trustees shall be ex officio members of all boards.

    (f) All powers vested in the trustees shall be exercised by a majority of the Board.

    (g) Forthwith, after an election and qualification, the Trustees shall organize and elect a Chairperson, and file a certificate of such election for record in the office of the Village Clerk. As soon as possible after an election of a Chairperson, the Board of Trustees shall fix the time and place of its regular meetings, and such meetings shall be held at least once a month. The Clerk shall attend all meetings of the Board of Trustees. The Board shall determine its own rules and order of business.

    (h) All meetings of the Board of Trustees shall be open to the public, unless, by an affirmative vote of a majority present, the Board shall vote that any particular session shall be an executive session in accordance with 1 V.S.A. § 313 or any amendments thereto.