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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters

Chapter 103 : TOWN OF BENNINGTON

Subchapter 004 : TOWN MANAGER

(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 103, § 404)
  • § 103-404. Duties for Manager

    (a) The Manager shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the Town and shall carry out the policies established by the Select Board, to whom the Manager shall be responsible.

    (b) The Manager shall attend all meetings of the Select Board, except when his or her compensation or removal is being considered, shall keep the Select Board members informed of the financial condition and future needs of the Town, and shall make such other reports as may be required by law, requested by the Select Board members, or deemed by him or her to be advisable.

    (c) He or she shall perform all other duties prescribed by this charter, required by law, or resolution of the Select Board members.

    (d) The Manager shall be an ex-officio member of all standing committees except the Zoning Board, but may not vote.

    (e) The Manager shall prepare an annual budget, submit it to the Select Board members, and be responsible for its administration after adoption.

    (f) The Manager shall compile for general distribution at the end of each fiscal year a complete report on the finances and administrative activities of the Town for the year.

    (g) The Manager shall provide to the Select Board a monthly financial statement, with a copy to the Town Treasurer.

    (h) The Manager shall perform all duties now conferred by law on the Road Commissioner within all areas of the Town, except within such villages as may vote not to surrender their charters under this charter, notwithstanding the provisions of 24 V.S.A. § 1236(5).

    (i) The Manager shall perform all duties now conferred by law on the Collector of Delinquent Taxes.

    (j) The Manager, under policies approved by the Select Board members, shall be the General Purchasing Agent of the Town and purchase all equipment and supplies and contract for services for every department.

    (k) The Manager shall be responsible for the system of accounts.

    (l) The Manager shall be responsible for the operation of all departments, including by specification the Police and Fire Departments.

    (m) The Manager, under policies approved by the Select Board members, shall have exclusive authority to appoint, fix the salaries of, suspend, and remove, all officers and employees except those who are elected or who are appointed by Select Board members. When the managership is vacant, this authority shall be exercised by the Select Board.

    (n) The Manager may, when advisable or proper, delegate to subordinate officers and employees of the Town, any duties conferred upon him or her.