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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters

Chapter 113 : TOWN OF COLCHESTER

Subchapter 002 : OFFICERS

(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 113, § 203)
  • § 113-203. Recall

    (a) Any officer elected under section 202 of this chapter may be removed from office as follows: A petition signed by not less than 15 percent of the registered voters shall be filed with the Selectboard, requesting a vote on whether the elected officer shall be removed from office. The Selectboard shall call a special Town meeting, to be held within 45 days of receiving the petition, to vote on whether the elected officer shall be removed. The official shall be removed only if at least as many registered voters of the Town vote as voted in the election wherein the officer was elected, or at least one-third of the registered voters of the Town vote, whichever is greater, and a majority of that number vote for removal.

    (b) If the Town votes for removal of an elected officer, the office shall thereupon become vacant, and the Selectboard shall call a special meeting, to be held within 45 days of the vote for removal, to fill the vacancy until the term of the officer so removed expires. (Amended 2015, No. M-1, § 2, eff. Jan. 27, 2015.)