The Vermont Statutes Online
Subchapter 002 : CHARTER PROVISIONS(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 106, § 206a)
§ 106-206a. Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners
(a) The supervision, management, control, and operation of the Village public water supply system, the Village public sewage system, and the Town water and sewage systems shall be vested in the Water and Sewer Department of the Town of Bradford, which shall be governed by a Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners consisting of five persons, each of whom shall be a ratepayer and a resident of the Town of Bradford.
(b) The initial Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners shall be the incumbent Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners in office upon the date of approval of this chapter by the General Assembly, each to serve the remainder of the respective term. Upon the expiration of the respective term of each initial Water and Sewer commissioner, successor commissioners shall be elected by Bradford resident ratepayers at the annual Town meeting for a term of five years each. Any vacancy among the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners shall be filled by appointment of the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners until the next annual Town meeting.
(c) To the fullest extent provided by law, the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners shall have authority over and responsibility for the public water supply system and the public sewer system, including the power to establish and impose rates and charges, to adopt rules and regulations regarding the operation and protection of such systems, and to allocate water and sewage treatment and disposal capacity.
(d) The Water and Sewer Department and the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners shall have the authority to collect taxes or impose fees in order to pay bond No. 1996, series 1, 81-0394-01-5. Taxes or fees paid to the Water and Sewer Department shall be used to meet the obligations incurred by the Village of Bradford under bond No. 1996, series 1, 81-0394-01-5 for the construction, repair, and upkeep of the public water system and public sewage system of the Village of Bradford.