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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters

Chapter 142 : TOWN OF RICHFORD

Subchapter 002 : GENERAL PROVISIONS

(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 142, § 208)
  • § 142-208. Special districts

    (a) The Selectboard may designate areas apart from the rest of the Town as a special service district and may provide that said area of the voters therein shall be provided with special services not common to all the voters of the Town, provided that the majority of the voters residing in the respective designated area and present and voting at the Town meeting on the subject shall have approved such resolution.

    (b) Such area shall be reasonable geographically, taking into account the areas and persons actually benefited, the type and types of services to be provided, and the fact that the efficiency of providing multiple services in a single special service district might outweigh the fact that the areas and voters benefiting from the respective services might not coincide exactly.

    (c) All costs required to support a given special service shall be paid for by the taxpayers receiving said service in such manner as the Selectboard may determine. If the costs are to be paid by a tax on the grand list in the special service district involved, such tax shall be paid and collected in the same manner as other taxes and such tax assessed on any part of the grand list shall be a lien thereon. All funds of any special services shall be kept in a special fund, no part of which may be used for any other purpose.

    (d) The warning for each annual or special town meeting may contain appropriate articles under which the legal voters residing in any special service district may separately vote. (Added 1997, No. M-11 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1999.)