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Title 17 : Elections



(Cite as: 17 V.S.A. § 2651e)
  • § 2651e. Municipal clerk; appointment; removal

    (a)(1) A municipality may vote at an annual meeting to authorize the legislative body to appoint the municipal clerk.

    (2) A municipal clerk so appointed may be removed by the legislative body for just cause after notice and hearing.

    (b) A vote to authorize the legislative body to appoint the municipal clerk shall remain in effect until rescinded by the majority vote of the registered voters present and voting at an annual or special meeting, duly warned for that purpose.

    (c) The term of office of a municipal clerk in office on the date a municipality votes to allow the legislative body to appoint a municipal clerk shall expire 45 calendar days after the vote or on the date upon which the legislative body appoints a municipal clerk under this section, whichever occurs first, unless a petition for reconsideration or rescission is filed in accordance with section 2661 of this title.

    (d) The authority to authorize the legislative body to appoint the municipal clerk as provided in this section shall extend to all municipalities except those that have a charter that specifically provides for the election or appointment of the office of municipal clerk. (Added 2017, No. 27, § 2, eff. May 10, 2017; amended 2017, No. 130 (Adj. Sess.), § 5.)