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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters

Chapter 007 : CITY OF NEWPORT

(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 7, § 14)
  • § 7-14. City Treasurer

    The City Treasurer shall have the same powers and be subject to the same liabilities as are prescribed by law for town treasurers. The City Clerk shall be eligible to hold the office of City Treasurer. It shall be the duty of said Treasurer, upon the receipt of any rate bill as hereinafter provided for, to post notices in at least three public places in said City, and to publish the same for one week in a newspaper published in said City, calling upon the taxpayers to pay their respective taxes within 90 days from the date of said notice. There shall be deducted from the taxes paid during the 90 days specified, four per cent of the amount thereof. At the expiration of said 90 days the said Treasurer shall issue his or her warrant against the delinquent taxpayers to the amount of their taxes, returnable in 60 days from the date thereof, and deliver the same to the Collector of Taxes of said City, but if the City Council direct, the issuing of said warrant shall be delayed 60 days from the expiration of said 90 day period. There shall be allowed said Treasurer the sum of five cents for each name on the warrant issued by him or her, which shall be taxed against the delinquent taxpayer. Upon the return of any warrant so issued by the City Treasurer, if any taxes included in such warrant remain uncollected, the City Treasurer may reissue such warrant to the Collector for the collection of such unpaid taxes, returnable in 60 days from the date of such reissue. In reissuing said warrant, it shall only be necessary for the City Treasurer to write upon the same "Reissued to the Collector, returnable in 60 days from this date," dating and signing the same, and the reissue of such warrant shall in no manner affect any act or proceeding of the Collector made on such warrant previous to its reissue. It shall be the duty of the City Treasurer to collect all water rates that may be or shall hereafter become due to said City for the use of the City water under such regulations and ordinances as shall be prescribed by the City Council, but no compensation shall be allowed said Treasurer for the performance of this duty. The City Treasurer shall keep a separate account of all moneys appropriated for the use of schools, which moneys shall consist of the income of all school funds of whatsoever nature, the income of any money or other property donated by any person to said City for the use of schools, and all money appropriated by the City Council for that purpose. The City Treasurer shall pay out of any moneys mentioned in this paragraph, all warrants drawn by the school trustees for the use of schools.