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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters

Chapter 117 : TOWN OF ESSEX

Subchapter 001 : POWERS OF THE TOWN

(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 117, § 103)
  • § 117-103. Powers of the Town

    (a) The Town shall have all of the powers granted to towns and municipal corporations by the Constitution and laws of this State; it may enact ordinances, bylaws, and regulations not inconsistent with the Constitution and laws of the State of Vermont or with this charter, and impose penalties for the violation thereof.

    (b) The Town may acquire property within or without its corporate limits for any town purpose, in fee simple or any lesser interest or estate, by purchase, gift, devise or lease, and may sell, lease, mortgage, hold, manage, and control such property as its interests may acquire. The Town may further acquire property within its corporate limits by condemnation where granted to towns by the statutes of the State of Vermont.

    (c) The Town may establish and maintain departments or divisions, as deemed appropriate by the Board of Selectmen for the efficient maintenance and operation of Town affairs, to include, by way of illustration and not by way of limitation, police, fire, water, and public works departments.

    (d) The Town may establish and maintain an electric power system and regulate power line installations; provided, however, that the Town shall have no authority under this charter which conflicts with that authority granted to the Public Service Department or any other State regulatory agency.