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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters

Chapter 110 : TOWN OF CHARLOTTE

(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 110, § 3)
  • [Section 3 repealed effective July 1, 2020.]

    § 110-3. Adoption of annual budget and budget related articles

    (a) The Town shall vote the budget amount for the Town and budget-related articles at the floor meeting of the annual meeting, which votes shall not become effective until the voters approve such budget and related articles by Australian ballot vote conducted in the manner set forth in this section.

    (b) The Selectboard shall set a date for and warn a special meeting to vote on the budget and budget-related articles by Australian ballot. The date of the vote shall be at least 20 days following the posting of the warning.

    (c) If a budget voted on by Australian ballot is rejected, the Selectboard shall prepare a revised budget. It shall establish a date for the vote on the revised budget and shall take appropriate steps to warn a public informational meeting on the budget and the vote. The date of the public informational meeting shall be at least five days following the public notice. The date of the vote shall be at least seven days following the public notice. The vote on the revised budget shall be by Australian ballot and shall take place in the same locations that the first vote was taken. The budget shall be established if a majority of all votes cast are in favor. If the revised budget is rejected, the Selectboard shall repeat the procedure in this subsection until a budget is adopted.

    (d) If a budget related article voted on by Australian ballot is rejected, the Selectboard may prepare a revised budget-related article and take appropriate steps to warn a public informational meeting on the budget-related article and the vote. If the Selectboard does proceed with a vote on a revised budget-related article, the date of the public informational meeting shall be at least five days following the public notice. The date of the vote shall be at least seven days following the public notice. The vote on the revised budget-related article shall be by Australian ballot and shall take place in the same locations that the first vote was taken. The budget-related article shall be established if a majority of all votes cast are in favor. If the revised budget-related article is rejected, the Selectboard may repeat the procedure in this subsection.

    (e) As used in this section, "budget-related article" means an article that proposes to raise funds by imposing a tax on property in the town grand list. "Budget-related article" does not mean articles that seek approval to incur indebtedness to fund public improvements and acquisition of capital assets as such terms are defined in the Vermont general laws applicable to municipal corporations. (Added 2015, No. M-17 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. May 17, 2016.)