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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters

Chapter 162 : TOWN OF WOODFORD

(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 162, § 9)
  • § 162-9. Duties of elective officers

    (a) The Board of Listers shall perform duties established by law.

    (b) The auditors shall perform duties as established in 24 V.S.A. §§ 1681-1691.

    (c) The Town Moderator shall perform duties as prescribed by law and shall preside at all Town meetings, but in the Moderator's absence, the Town Clerk shall call the meeting to order, and the first order of business shall be the election of a Moderator Pro Tempore to preside for the duration of the meeting. The Moderator shall conduct every meeting according to this charter or the laws of the State of Vermont. The Moderator shall preserve order in the conduct of the business of the meeting and in all things shall preserve the principles of fairness and openness in Town government.

    (d)(1) The Town Clerk shall perform the duties of Town Clerk as required by State statutes, this charter, a written personnel policy, and job a description. He or she shall also:

    (A) receive fees for filing copies of records and other instruments and shall cause these to be paid to the General Fund of the Town and recorded into a ledger;

    (B) maintain a record of all action taken at special or annual Town meetings;

    (C) maintain all Town records and an index to those records;

    (D) maintain and file all reports required by law, this charter, or ordinances;

    (E) prepare and keep in the Town Clerk's office a book of ordinances which shall contain each Town ordinance together with a complete index of the ordinances according to subject manner; and

    (F) serve as the presiding officer at all Town elections by Australian (secret) ballot and shall cooperate with the Board of Civil Authority to assure that all the laws relating to elections are faithfully observed. While the polls are open, the Town Clerk may rule on all questions concerning the conduct of the election and shall not be disqualified from performing any duties by reason of his or her own candidacy for any office. In the Town Clerk's absence, the members of the Board of Civil Authority who are present may designate one of the members to perform the Town Clerk's duties under this section.

    (2) Before entering upon the duties of the office, the Town Clerk shall give bond conditioned for the faithful performance of the Clerk's duties. The bond shall be of a sum and with such surety as prescribed and approved by the Selectboard, and the premium shall be paid by the Town.

    (3) The Town Clerk shall be subject to this charter, a written comprehensive personnel policy, and a job description.

    (e)(1) The Town Treasurer shall perform the duties required by State statutes, this charter, and Woodford's written comprehensive personnel policy and job description. He or she shall:

    (A) receive taxes, assessments, charges, and levies and maintain a record of monies collected and uncollected;

    (B) serve in the capacity of Collector of Current Taxes;

    (C) pay orders drawn on the Treasurer by officials authorized to draw orders;

    (D) promptly deposit funds coming into the Treasurer's hands in such depositories as may be designated by the Selectboard;

    (E) invest Town funds coming into the Treasurer's hands in the manner designated by the Selectboard;

    (F) keep such books and accounts as may be required by the Selectboard;

    (G) provide detailed financial statements and reports as may be requested or required by the Selectboard; and

    (H) perform any other such duties required by State statute, this charter, Woodford's ordinances, Woodford's written comprehensive personnel policy and job description, and as the Selectboard may require.

    (2) Before entering upon the duties of the office, the Town Treasurer shall give bond conditioned for the faithful performance of the Treasurer's duties. The bond shall be a sum and with surety as prescribed and approved by the Selectboard and the premium shall be paid by the Town.

    (3) In addition to other defined duties, the Treasurer shall also be a member of the Trustees of Public Funds. (Added 2013, No. M-8, § 2, eff. May 23, 2013.)