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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters

Chapter 123B : TOWN OF JAMAICA

(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 123B, § 12)
  • § 123B-12. Town Clerk; Treasurer; Collector of Delinquent Taxes

    (a) The Selectboard shall appoint a Town Clerk, a Treasurer, and a Delinquent Tax Collector in the manner set forth in subsection (b) of this section. The appointee shall be competent in the keeping of records, investments, and accounting and shall serve at the pleasure of the Selectboard.

    (b) Prior to appointing a new Town Clerk, a Treasurer, and a Delinquent Tax Collector, the Selectboard shall appoint a Committee composed of one member of the Selectboard, an auditor, a lister, and four residents of the Town of Jamaica to review and recommend to the Selectboard qualified candidates for the positions of Town Clerk, Treasurer, and Delinquent Tax Collector. The Committee shall have the authority to solicit candidates, to advertise notice of a vacancy in the Town Clerk's, the Treasurer's, and the Delinquent Tax Collector's positions, and to make an investigation of a candidate's credentials and background as the Committee deems appropriate. Upon completion of the investigation and interviewing of candidates, the Committee shall submit to the Selectboard the names of those candidates deemed qualified for the positions of Town Clerk, Treasurer, and Delinquent Tax Collector. The Selectboard shall appoint a Town Clerk, a Treasurer, and a Delinquent Tax Collector from among those deemed qualified by the Committee. In the event that the Committee does not submit at least three qualified candidates to the Selectboard, the Selectboard shall either appoint a Town Clerk, a Treasurer, or a Delinquent Tax Collector from among the qualified candidates or notify the Committee in writing that none of the candidates shall be appointed. The Committee shall then reconvene and submit the names of additional qualified candidates to the Selectboard.

    (c) No later than 30 days following submission of the names of candidates deemed qualified by the Committee, the Selectboard shall appoint a Town Clerk, a Treasurer, and a Delinquent Tax Collector or, if applicable, notify the Committee that none of the candidates shall be appointed.

    (d) Members of the Committee described in subsection (b) of this section shall serve until a Town Clerk, a Treasurer, and a Delinquent Tax Collector or an Interim Town Clerk, an Interim Treasurer, and an Interim Delinquent Tax Collector are appointed by the Selectboard. Meetings of the Committee shall be warned and conducted as public meetings in accordance with the requirements of Vermont statutes and this chapter, and the Committee shall be entitled to meet in executive session as authorized by Vermont statutes.

    (e) Until such time as a Town Clerk, a Treasurer, and a Delinquent Tax Collector are appointed pursuant to this section, the Selectboard shall appoint an Interim Town Clerk, an interim Treasurer, and an Interim Collector of Delinquent Taxes. (Added 2011, No. M-2, § 2, eff. Feb. 16, 2011.)