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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters

Chapter 157 : TOWN OF WINDSOR

Subchapter 001 : TOWN OFFICERS RESPONSIBLE TO CITIZENS: TOWN MEETINGS

(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 157, § 7)
  • § 157-7. Reconsideration of actions taken

    A question considered at any Town meeting or election may not be submitted to the voters for reconsideration or rescission except at a subsequent annual or special meeting or election, specifically warned for the purpose and called by the Selectboard by resolution or by the Town Clerk pursuant to a petition requesting reconsideration or rescission. The petition must be signed by not less than 10 percent of the voters and filed with the Town Clerk within 30 days following the date of the meeting or election at which the question was first considered. The Clerk shall call for a vote in accordance with the petition within 60 days of the date of filing. The manner of reconsideration shall be the same manner by which the question was originally considered. A question voted on or considered shall not be presented for reconsideration or rescission more than one time; provided, however, that after the passing of at least eight months from the date of any such reconsideration or rescission, the same or a similar question may be newly submitted for consideration. Unless rescinded as provided in this section, any vote or action lawfully taken at a Town meeting or election shall remain in effect indefinitely. A vote to reconsider or rescind shall not be effective unless the number of votes cast in favor of reconsideration or rescission exceeds 90 percent of the number of votes cast for the prevailing side at the original meeting.