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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters

Chapter 105 : TOWN OF BERLIN

Subchapter 004 : OFFICERS

(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 105, § 49)
  • § 105-49. Treasurer; Collector of Delinquent Taxes

    (a) The Selectboard shall appoint a Treasurer, in the manner set forth in subsection (b) of this section, who shall also serve as the Collector of Delinquent Taxes. The appointee shall be competent in the keeping of records, investments, and accounting, and shall serve at the pleasure of the Selectboard.

    (b) Prior to appointing a Treasurer, the Selectboard shall appoint a Committee, composed of three members of the Selectboard and four residents of the Town of Berlin, to review and recommend to the Selectboard qualified candidates for the position of Treasurer. The Committee shall have the authority to solicit candidates, to advertise notice of a vacancy in the Treasurer's position, and to make an investigation of a candidate's credentials and background as the Committee deems appropriate. Upon completion of the investigation and interviewing of candidates, the Committee shall submit to the Selectboard the names of those candidates deemed qualified for the position of Treasurer. The Selectboard shall appoint a Treasurer from among those deemed qualified by the Committee. In the event that the Committee does not submit at least three qualified candidates to the Selectboard, the Selectboard shall either appoint a Treasurer from among the qualified candidates or notify the Committee, in writing, that none of the candidates shall be appointed. The Committee shall then reconvene and submit the names of additional qualified candidates to the Selectboard.

    (c) The Selectboard shall appoint a Treasurer or, if applicable, notify the Committee that none of the candidates shall be appointed, no later than 30 days  following submission of the names of candidates deemed qualified by the Committee.

    (d) Members of the Committee described in subsection (b) of this section shall serve until a Treasurer is appointed by the Selectboard. Meetings of the Committee shall be warned and conducted as public meetings in accordance with the requirements of Vermont statutes and this charter, and the Committee shall be entitled to meet in executive session as authorized by Vermont statutes.

    (e) Until such time as a Treasurer is appointed pursuant to this section, the Selectboard shall appoint an Interim Treasurer and Collector of Delinquent Taxes.