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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters

Chapter 157 : TOWN OF WINDSOR

Subchapter 003 : ELECTED OFFICERS

(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 157, § 11)
  • § 157-11. Elected officers

    (a) The following officers shall be elected by the voters of the Town of Windsor, and voting for all such officers shall be by Australian ballot:

    (1) five Selectboard members;

    (2) one Town Clerk;

    (3) one Town Treasurer;

    (4) one Moderator;

    (5) three listers;

    (6) [Repealed.]

    (7) three trustees of public funds.

    (b) Only a voter of the Town of Windsor may seek election to or hold a Town elected office.

    (c) Any officer elected under this charter may be removed from office as follows: A petition signed by not less than 15 percent of the registered voters shall be filed with the Selectboard requesting a vote on whether the elected officer shall be removed from office. The Selectboard shall call a special Town meeting to vote by Australian ballot on whether the elected officer shall be removed. The official shall be removed only if at least one-third of the registered voters of the Town vote, and a majority of those voting vote for removal. If the Town voters vote for removal of an elected officer, the office shall thereupon become vacant. The Selectboard shall call a special Town meeting to fill the vacancy until the term of the officer so removed expires. The votes for removal and to fill the vacancy shall be by Australian ballot. The Selectboard may fill such vacancy by appointment until a new member is duly elected.

    (d) The vote to fill any vacancy shall be by Australian ballot. The Selectboard, or its remaining members, may fill any vacancy by appointment until a new member is duly elected. If only one member remains, that Selectboard member may sign the orders.

    (e) A member of the Selectboard shall not be a lister or an employee of the Town. A Town administrator shall not hold any elected office in the Town government. (Amended 1999, No. M-12 (Adj. Sess.), § 5, May 9, 2000; 2005, No. M-13 (Adj. Sess.), § 5, eff. May 17, 2006; 2011, No. M-18 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. May 9, 2012.)