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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters

Chapter 503 : ST. GEORGE FIRE DISTRICT NO. 1

(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 503, § 7)
  • § 503-7. Prudential Committee

    (a) The Prudential Committee shall be the administrative body of the Fire District and shall be responsible for the control and management of the affairs, property, and interests of the Fire District. The Prudential Committee may exercise all powers of the Fire District unless otherwise provided in 20 V.S.A. chapter 171 or this chapter. These powers shall include the execution of contracts, the commencement of actions in the name of the Fire District, defending actions brought against the Fire District, and the settlement of claims on behalf of the Fire District. The Prudential Committee may appoint an Assistant Clerk and an Assistant Treasurer as it deems necessary.

    (b) The Prudential Committee shall meet on the first Wednesday of each month. The Prudential Committee may alter the date of regular meetings upon a majority vote of the members present and voting. Meetings of the Prudential Committee shall be warned by the District Clerk, and the warning shall contain the purpose of the meeting and the time and place of the meeting. The notice shall be posted in at least two public places in the District at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.

    (c) At the first regular meeting of the Prudential Committee following an annual meeting, the members of the Prudential Committee shall elect a Chair and Vice Chair from their membership. At all meetings of the Prudential Committee and Fire District, the Chair of the Prudential Committee shall preside. In the absence of the Chair, the Vice Chair shall preside.

    (d) A majority of the members of the Prudential Committee present at a regular or special meeting of the Prudential Committee shall constitute a quorum. Each member of the Prudential Committee shall have one vote, and the act of a majority of the Prudential Committee present and voting shall be an act of the Prudential Committee.

    (e) Any member of the Prudential Committee may resign at any time by giving written notice to the Chair of the Prudential Committee. Unless otherwise stated in the resignation, the resignation is effective upon receipt and acceptance by the Chair is not necessary to make the resignation effective.

    (f) A member of the Prudential Committee may be removed, with or without cause, at a special meeting of the Fire District called for that purpose, upon a majority vote of the members of the District present and voting. A member of the Prudential Committee may be removed for cause upon a majority vote of the members of the Prudential Committee present and voting.

    (g) Any vacancy on the Prudential Committee may be filled by the Selectboard of the Town of St. George. The appointee shall be a registered voter of the Town of St. George and reside within the boundaries of the Fire District. The appointee shall serve until the next annual meeting of the Fire District, at which time an election shall be held to fill the unexpired portion of the term. (Added 2003, No. M-9, § 2.)