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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters

Chapter 103 : TOWN OF BENNINGTON

Subchapter 008 : MISCELLANEOUS

(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 103, § 803)
  • § 103-803. Method of adoption; time; voting

    (a) A majority of the qualified voters of the Village of Old Bennington voting by ballot at a meeting duly warned for the purpose, may at any time vote to surrender the charter of said Village and merge with the Town of Bennington under the terms of this charter by voting in the affirmative on an article substantially as follows:

    "To determine by ballot whether the Village of Old Bennington will surrender its existing charter and merge with the Town of Bennington under the provisions of No. 83 of the Acts of 1966 entitled an Act to Provide a Charter for the Town of Bennington.". (b) A majority of the qualified voters of the Village of North Bennington voting by ballot at a meeting duly warned for the purpose may at any time vote  to surrender the charter of said Village and merge with the Town of Bennington under the terms of this act by voting in the affirmative on an article substantially as follows: "To determine by ballot whether the Village of North Bennington will surrender  its existing charter and merge with the Town of Bennington under the provisions of No. 83 of the Acts of 1966 entitled An Act to Provide a Charter for the Town of Bennington.". (c) A majority of the qualified voters of the Bennington Fire District No. 1, voting by ballot at a meeting duly warned for the purpose may at any time vote  to dissolve said Fire District and merge with the Town of Bennington under the terms of this charter by voting in the affirmative on an article substantially as follows: "To determine by ballot whether the Bennington Fire District No. 1 will dissolve and merge with the Town of Bennington under the provisions of No. 83 of the Acts of 1966 entitled An Act to Provide a Charter for the Town of Bennington.". (d) A meeting to consider an affirmative vote under any of the foregoing sections shall be held only upon petition of not less than five percent of the  qualified voters of the municipality filed with the legislative body thereof within 20 days after such affirmative vote requesting a meeting to vote on an article substantially as follows: "To determine by ballot whether the (insert municipality) will confirm its vote of (insert date) in favor of No. 83 of the Acts of 1966 entitled An Act to Provide a Charter for the Town of Bennington."

    (e) If any municipality votes under subsection (d) of this section to reconsider an affirmative vote, such municipality may at any time thereafter hold a meeting in accordance with subsections (a), (b), and (c) of this section to vote again on this charter.

    (f) An affirmative vote by any municipality shall become final and conclusive when a petition to reconsider is not filed in accordance with subsection (d) of this section or when a meeting to reconsider is held under subsection (d) of this section and the vote at such a meeting confirms the affirmative vote.

    (g) Early Voter Absentee Balloting. Voting by early absentee ballot shall be permitted at any meeting held under this section.