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Title 24 : Municipal and County Government


(Cite as: 24 V.S.A. § 5001)
  • § 5001. Legislative findings

    The general assembly finds:

    (1) There exist in the various municipalities numerous dwellings and dwelling premises which are substandard due to dilapidation, deterioration and disrepair, structural defects, uncleanliness, lack of adequate ventilation, light, sanitary, heating and hot water facilities, overcrowding of dwellings, occupancy of unfit dwellings and other conditions and defects which increase the hazards of illness, disease, fire, accidents and other calamities;

    (2) These conditions, singly or in combination, endanger the health, safety, morals and general welfare of the people of the various municipalities and give impetus to the development, continuation, extension and aggravation of blighted and substandard housing conditions;

    (3) The establishment and maintenance of minimum standards for dwellings is necessary to the protection of the public health, safety, morals and general welfare. (Added 1969, No. 270 (Adj. Sess.))