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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters

Chapter 114E : TOWN OF EAST MONTPELIER

(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 114E, § 1)
  • § 114E-1. Statement of purpose

    (a) Under the authority granted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont, this chapter modifies the organization and functioning of local Town government in the Town of East Montpelier, Vermont.

    (b) Except when changed by the provisions of this chapter, all provisions of the statutes of the State of Vermont relating to municipalities shall apply to the Town of East Montpelier.

    (c) In this chapter, no mention of a particular power shall be construed to be exclusive or to restrict the scope of the powers which the Town would have if the particular powers were not mentioned, unless this chapter otherwise provides.

    (d) The modifications are intended to accomplish the following goals:

    (1) to help the Selectboard more effectively exercise its ultimate responsibility for Town affairs;

    (2) to solve problems that the Town currently has, has had in the past, or might have in the future;

    (3) to be consistent with democratic control, particularly observing the principle of checks and balances; and

    (4) to avoid or minimize unintended consequences from the modification. (Added 2013, No. M-13 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. May 2, 2014; amended 2017, No. M-12, § 2, eff. June 5, 2017.)