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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters

Chapter 413 : NORTHWEST VERMONT SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

Subchapter 001 : CREATION AND POWERS

(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 413, § 105)
  • § 413-105. Powers

    Except as otherwise provided or limited herein, the District shall have the following powers:

    (1) To operate, cause to be operated, and/or contract for the operation of any and all facilities for the collection, transportation, resource recovery, recycling, and disposal of solid waste, and to determine and make proper charges for such services.

    (2) To engage in public education aimed at recycling and reducing the volume of solid waste. Such education may include cooperation with school districts in the formation of appropriate curriculum.

    (3) To engage in or sponsor, or both, innovative projects for the purpose of disposing of solid waste in an environmentally sound manner.

    (4) To purchase, sell, lease, own, acquire, convey, mortgage, improve, and use real and personal property in connection with the purpose of the District.

    (5) To hire and fix the compensation of employees.

    (6) To sue and be sued.

    (7) To enter into contracts for any term or duration.

    (8) To contract with architects, engineers, financial and legal consultants, and other experts for services.

    (9) To contract with individuals, corporations, associations, authorities, and agencies for services.

    (10) To provide solid waste disposal services for the member municipalities, the inhabitants thereof, and the businesses therein, and for such others as its facilities and obligations may allow.

    (11) To contract to pay for solid waste disposal services on the basis of guaranteed amounts, whether delivered for disposal and accepted for disposal or not, of solid waste, with payments based on such guaranteed amounts, whether actually disposed of or not, which payments may be variable and may be determined by formulae expressed in such contracts.

    (12) To contract with the State of Vermont, the United States of America, or any subdivision or agency thereof for services.

    (13) To contract with any member municipality for the services of any officers or employees of that municipality useful to it.

    (14) To promote cooperative arrangements and coordinated action among its member municipalities.

    (15) To make recommendations for review and action to its member municipalities and other public agencies which perform functions within the region in which its member municipalities are located.

    (16) To exercise any other powers which are necessary or desirable for dealing with solid waste problems of mutual concern and which are exercised or are capable of exercise by any of its member municipalities.

    (17) To exercise the power of eminent domain.

    (18) To borrow money and issue evidence of indebtedness as provided by 24 V.S.A. chapter 53 or other provisions of law authorizing general obligations or revenue debt, including 10 V.S.A. chapter 12 and 24 V.S.A. chapter 119.

    (19) To establish a budget and assess member municipalities in accordance therewith.

    (20) To appropriate and expend monies.

    (21) To establish sinking funds for the retirement of bonded or other indebtedness.

    (22) To establish capital reserve funds for public improvements in furtherance of its purpose.

    (23) To regulate the collection, transportation, resource recovery, recycling, and disposal of solid waste within the District and may require that acceptable solid wastes generated within the District and any member municipality therein shall be disposed of only in and upon facilities operated by or on behalf of the District.

    (24) To enact and enforce any and all necessary or desirable regulations for the orderly conduct of the government and for carrying out the purpose of the District.

    (25) To accept and administer gifts, grants, and bequests in trust or otherwise for the purpose of the District.

    (26) To exercise all powers incident to a public corporation.