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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters

Chapter 219 : VILLAGE OF ENOSBURG FALLS

Subchapter 009 : WATER AND SEWERS

(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 219, § 15)
  • § 219-15. Water supply; takings

    When the Village shall vote, in a meeting duly warned for that purpose, to provide itself with a water supply, the trustees of the Village shall proceed to acquire the same, and if the owner of any pond, spring, stream, water source, water right, land, or easement in or over lands necessary for the public use and benefit in connection with the water supply refuses to convey the same to the Village at a reasonable price, or refuses to convey to the Village the right to damage or affect lands to such extent as may be needed in the acquirement, use, or enjoyment of the water supply, also for a reasonable price, the Village trustees may petition the Selectboard of the Town of Enosburgh, setting forth that the taking of the pond, spring, stream, water source, water right, land, or easement in or over lands is necessary for public use and benefit in connection with the water supply; whereupon the Selectboard shall appoint a time and place for hearing and give at least 10 days' notice thereof in writing to all persons interested, either personally or by the written notice left at the residence of the owner or occupant of the lands, and, on hearing, shall determine the necessity for the taking and shall ascertain the damages sustained by any interested persons, and the damages agreed upon or assessed by the Selectboard, pursuant to the hearing, shall be paid or tendered to the persons before possession is taken by the Village. (Added 1890, No. 87, § 2; amended 1923, No. 197, § 2.)