The Vermont Statutes Online
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§ 2691. Aid to social services for town residents
At a meeting duly warned for that purpose, a town or incorporated village may appropriate such sums of money as it deems necessary for the support of social service programs and facilities within that town for its residents. Social service programs, for which a town or incorporated village may appropriate sums of money, include: transportation, nutrition, medical, child care, and other rehabilitative services for persons with low incomes, elders, children, persons with disabilities, persons with a substance use disorder, and persons requiring employment to eliminate their need for public assistance. The authority herein granted is not in derogation of other local powers to allocate funds. (Added 1973, No. 177 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; amended 2005, No. 174 (Adj. Sess.), § 56; 2013, No. 96 (Adj. Sess.), § 152.)
§ 2692. Contract with service provider
The legislative body of a municipality making an appropriation, as provided in section 2691 of this title, may make a contract with public or private agencies or persons concerning the provision of those certain social services. (Added 1973, No. 177 (Adj. Sess.), § 2.)
§ 2693. Joint action by municipalities
A municipality may secure the provision of social services jointly with adjacent municipalities if such joint action is warranted to provide more effective and efficient social services for its residents. (Added 1973, No. 177 (Adj. Sess.), § 2.)
§ 2694. Establishment of homes
A town may build, purchase, or lease home to provide housing for elders or persons entitled to receive aid and assistance under this title. It may purchase land and appropriate funds for those purposes. (Amended 1967, No. 147, § 42a, eff. Oct. 1, 1968; 2013, No. 96 (Adj. Sess.), § 153.)
§ 2695. Administration of home
In town meeting, a town which provides such home may appoint proper officers for the government of such home, and make necessary rules and regulations for governing such persons as are admitted thereto. (Amended 1967, No. 147, § 42b, eff. Oct. 1, 1968.)
§ 2696. Associated town home
Any number of towns may unite for the purpose of supporting a town home. For this purpose, they may enter into an agreement under chapter 121 of this title. (Amended 1967, No. 147, § 42c, eff. Oct. 1, 1968; 2017, No. 74, § 102.)