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Title 24 Appendix: Municipal Charters

Chapter 705: EDWARD FARRAR UTILITY DISTRICT

  • § 705-1. Establishment

    There is hereby established a body politic and corporate known as the Edward Farrar Utility District (District) whose inhabitants shall be those of the Village of Waterbury. (Added 2017, No. M-19 (Adj. Sess.), § 3.)

  • § 705-2. Purpose

    The District is established for the purpose of providing water and sewer services as provided by 24 V.S.A. chapters 89 (waterworks), 97 (sewage system), and 101 (sewage disposal system); and holding, maintaining, and administering any property, assets, and liabilities that it shall acquire from the Village of Waterbury. (Added 2017, No. M-19 (Adj. Sess.), § 3.)

  • § 705-3. Boundaries

    The boundaries of the District are coextensive with the current boundaries of the Village of Waterbury. (Added 2017, No. M-19 (Adj. Sess.), § 3.)

  • § 705-4. Voters; grand list

    (a) Voters. The checklist of legal voters of the Town of Waterbury residing within the District shall be the checklist of legal voters of the District.

    (b) Grand list. The grand list of the District shall be the grand list of the Town of Waterbury property within the District. (Added 2017, No. M-19 (Adj. Sess.), § 3.)

  • § 705-5. Board of Utility Commissioners

    (a) The legislative body of the District shall be the Board of Utility Commissioners consisting of five persons.

    (b) Commissioners shall be elected by Australian ballot from among the legal voters of the District.

    (c) Commissioners' terms shall be staggered and commence upon election, and the length of Commissioners' terms shall be as follows:

    (1) three Commissioners shall serve a term of three years; and

    (2) two Commissioners shall serve a term of one year. (Added 2017, No. M-19 (Adj. Sess.), § 3.)

  • § 705-6. Powers

    (a) The District shall have the power and authority to:

    (1) own, operate, maintain, improve, and extend:

    (A) public water supply systems as provided by 24 V.S.A. chapter 89; and

    (B) sewerage collection, treatment, and disposal systems as provided by 24 V.S.A. chapters 97 and 101;

    (2) establish rates, charges, and fees for water service pursuant to 24 V.S.A. chapter 89, and for sewer service pursuant to 24 V.S.A. chapters 97 and 101.

    (3) levy taxes upon its grand list and impose such assessments as allowed by law for any purpose for which it is authorized under this charter;

    (4) hold, manage, purchase, and sell real estate, deposits, accounts, contract rights, investments, reserve funds, loan funds, and loan programs as it shall acquire from the Village of Waterbury or may otherwise acquire; and

    (5) incur debt in the manner provided by general law for the purposes authorized under this charter.

    (b) Extraterritorial water and sewer service may be provided under such terms as the Board of Utility Commissioners deems advisable. (Added 2017, No. M-19 (Adj. Sess.), § 3.)

  • § 705-7. District officers

    (a) At the discretion of the Board of Utility Commissioners, the District may engage and employ a manager and such additional personnel as it deems necessary.

    (b) The Board of Utility Commissioners shall appoint a district clerk and district treasurer, who shall serve at the pleasure of the Board. (Added 2017, No. M-19 (Adj. Sess.), § 3.)

  • § 705-8. Annual meeting

    (a) Until changed in the manner provided by general law, the annual meeting of the District shall be held on the second Wednesday of May, commencing on May 8, 2019. The annual and special meetings shall be warned in the same manner as for annual and special town meetings.

    (b) Unless provided for otherwise by vote of the District, the general laws of the State shall control in all matters relating to the call, notice, and conduct of annual and special District meetings.

    (c) The Board of Civil Authority shall be the Board of Utility Commissioners, the District Clerk, and the Town of Waterbury justices of the peace residing within the District, all of whom shall constitute election officials for all District purposes. (Added 2017, No. M-19 (Adj. Sess.), § 3.)