The Vermont Statutes Online
Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters
Chapter 003 : CITY OF BURLINGTON
Subchapter 002 : ELECTIONS AND CITY MEETINGS; CITY ELECTIONS(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 3, § 6)
§ 6. Requirements generally
(a) All warnings for meetings for the election of City or ward officers, and for general meetings of all the legal voters of said City, for any purpose, shall be issued by the Mayor and published in the manner and for the length of time designated in 17 V.S.A. chapter 55 relating to local elections as the same may be amended from time to time.
(b) Upon request of the City Council by resolution or upon petition signed by five percent of the legal voters, filed with the Chief Administrative Officer, the Mayor shall insert in the warning for the annual City meeting any special article for any legal purpose beyond the jurisdiction of the City Council, the purpose to be set forth in said article as stated in such resolution or petition and the Chief Administrative Officer shall prepare suitable ballots in sufficient quantities for the vote upon the article. For the City annual meeting in March of each year, the resolution or petition must be filed with the Chief Administrative Officer not later than the deadline established in 17 V.S.A. chapter 55 as the same may be amended from time to time, and for any special elections, the resolution or petition must be filed with the Chief Administrative Officer not later than 60 days prior to the election; provided, however, that any petition for the insertion of any article calling for the resubmission, reconsideration, or recision of any question previously submitted to the legal voters of the City shall be filed not later than the deadline established for requesting reconsideration or recision of a prior vote as specified in 17 V.S.A. § 2661 as the same may be amended from time to time; and provided further, that no question previously submitted to the legal voters of the City shall be more than once resubmitted or presented for reconsideration or recision except upon request of the City Council by resolution. Each page of a petition filed under this section shall bear the full text of the petition, each signature to the petition shall be witnessed, each signer of such petition shall set after his or her signature his or her legal address within the City, and any part of the petition not conforming to these requirements shall be invalid. (Amended 1997, No. M-18 (Adj. Sess.), § 26, eff. April 23, 1998; 2019, No. M-12 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. Oct. 8, 2020.)