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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters

Chapter 003 : City of Burlington

Subchapter 001 : Incorporation; City and Ward Boundaries

(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 3, § 1)
  • § 1. Boundaries defined; powers

    The inhabitants of that portion of the former Town of Burlington which is embraced in the following limits, viz:

    Beginning at the east shore of Lake Champlain, at the northwest corner of 100 acre lot number 163, thence easterly in the north line of said lot to the northeast corner thereof; thence northerly in the west line of 100 acre lot number 155, to the northwest corner of said lot number 155; thence running easterly in the north line of said lot number 155 to the east line of the stage road from Burlington to Shelburne; thence northerly in the east line of said stage road to the northwest corner of 100 acre lot number 165; thence easterly in the north line of 100 acre lots number 165 and 183, to a point 200 feet west of the west line of the highway called Spear Street; then northerly in a line parallel to, and 200 feet west of, the west line of the highway called Spear Street, to the south line of Williston Turnpike; thence easterly in the southerly line of said turnpike to a point opposite the angle formed by the north line of said turnpike and the east line of the road leading northerly from said turnpike to Colchester Avenue, easterly of the Mary Fletcher Hospital; thence crossing said turnpike northerly to said angle; thence from said angle in a straight line to the center of Winooski River, at the northern termination of the east line of 100 acre lot number 18; thence in the center of Winooski River down said river to Lake Champlain; thence southerly on the lake shore at low water mark, to the most western point of Appletree Point, thence in a straight line southerly to the place of beginning—are hereby continued to be incorporated and a body corporate and politic under the name of the City of Burlington; and by that name may sue and be sued, prosecute and defend in any court; may have a common seal and alter it at pleasure; may take, hold, purchase, and convey such property as the purposes of the corporation may require; may borrow money on the credit of the City, in the mode and under the restrictions hereinafter provided; may elect a representative to the General Assembly of the State, and the same number of justices of the peace as a town of equal population; and generally shall have, exercise, and enjoy all such rights, immunities, powers, and privileges as are conferred upon or incident to towns in this State; and shall be subject to like duties, liabilities, and obligations, except as is otherwise provided in this charter.