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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters

Chapter 124 : TOWN OF JERICHO

(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 124, § 5)
  • § 124-5. Appointed officers

    (a) In addition to all other offices which may be filled by appointment by the Selectboard, pursuant to State law, or this charter, the Selectboard shall appoint the following Town officers, who shall serve for such terms as the Selectboard may establish in its act of appointment or until the office otherwise becomes vacant.

    (1) a Town Treasurer who shall not simultaneously hold any elective office within Town government;

    (2) a Delinquent Tax Collector;

    (3) three Town listers.

    (b) The Selectboard shall adopt, and revise from time to time, a general statement of the qualifications and job descriptions necessary to perform the duties and responsibilities of each of the appointed Town offices. The Selectboard shall appoint the candidate who, in its judgment, best meets the qualifications for each office, giving due consideration to individuals who have expressed a commitment to serving the best interests of the Town. Appointed officers shall exercise all the powers and duties necessary to carry out the provisions of this charter as well as those provided by State law generally.

    (c) The Selectboard may adopt a job description for the position of Town Administrator and may appoint a Town Administrator, who shall not simultaneously hold an elective office within the Town.

    (d) The Selectboard shall advertise notice of a vacancy in any appointed Town office, which shall include posting in the office of the Town Clerk and in two or more public places within the Town and publication in a newspaper of general circulation. The notice shall also include a description of the qualifications necessary to be considered for appointment.

    (e) All appointed officers shall be employees of the Town of Jericho, subject to all personnel and employment rules, regulations, and policies of the Town. Any appointed official is eligible to apply for reappointment at the expiration of his or her term of office, but failure by the Selectboard to make such reappointment shall not be construed as discharge from employment. (Added 2005, No. M-9 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. Feb. 24, 2005.)