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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, § 12)
  • § 157-12. Selectboard

    (a) Except as otherwise provided in this charter, all the powers of the Town shall be entrusted to and exercised by a Selectboard consisting of five members chosen by the voters of the Town of Windsor. Three members shall be elected for terms of three years, and two members shall be elected for terms of two years. The Board shall discharge all the duties conferred or imposed upon selectboards by law, including the duties of water and sewer commissioners, Board of Liquor Commissioners, and any similar ex-officio duties; and when sitting in such official capacity, it shall not be necessary to convene in a separate capacity.

    (b) The Selectboard shall meet within three business days after the annual election to elect a Chair and a Vice Chair and to designate a Clerk of the Board. At the same meeting the Board shall adopt rules of order and fix the time and place of its regular meetings, which shall be held at least twice a month, except for once a month during the months of June, July, and August. Special meetings of the Board may be called at any time by the Chair, or in the Chair's absence, the Vice Chair, or by a majority of the Board in writing to the Chair.

    (c) No action of the Board, except on purely procedural matters, shall be valid or binding unless approved by a majority of the full Board, except that in the case of a passage of an emergency ordinance, at least four affirmative votes shall be required. Voting on all matters, except procedural matters, shall be by roll call unless in the case of unanimous agreement.

    (d) Upon due notice and hearing, the Board may remove one of its members from office for failure to attend four consecutive, regular meetings of the Board without prior approval of the Chair. Such removal shall be done only upon the affirmative vote of all four remaining members.

    (e) The Selectboard shall, at its organizational meeting, designate an Acting Town Administrator who shall have all the powers and duties of the Town Administrator in the event of the latter's absence or disability. The name of the Acting Town Administrator shall be on file in the Town Clerk's office at all times. (Amended 1999, No. M-12 (Adj. Sess.), § 6, eff. May 9, 2000.)