The Vermont Statutes Online
Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters
Chapter 003 : CITY OF BURLINGTON
Subchapter 003 : CITY COUNCIL WITH MAYOR PRESIDING AND CITY COUNCIL(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 3, § 70)
§ 70. Excess expenditures prohibited; assessments for street improvements credited to Streets Division of the Public Works Department
(a) No superintendent, board, or commission member or corresponding executive officer of any City department, with the exception of the Health, Police, and Fire Departments, and then only in case of an emergency, shall expend any money or incur any obligation, unless there is an available appropriation from which the same may be paid and to which it may be charged, and shall not at any time expend any money or incur any obligation in excess of such appropriation. In case any such superintendent, board, or commission member or corresponding executive officer of any City department violates this provision, the City Chief Administrative Officer shall report such occurrence to the Mayor and to the City Council. The Mayor shall advise the City Council as to whether there was appropriate justification for such violation and if the Mayor and City Council agree that such violation was unjustified, the Mayor may recommend and the City Council may determine that the office shall thereupon become vacant and shall be forthwith filled for the unexpired term by the officials authorized to make the original appointment in such case. Nothing in this section shall be construed to authorize the City Council to remove a duly-elected school commissioner or the Superintendent of Schools.
(b) Except as otherwise provided by resolution of the City Council, all assessments for street improvements shall be credited to the Streets Division of the Public Works Department and be available to said Division as an appropriation for its use only when and as collected and paid to the Chief Administrative Officer. (Amended 1999, No. M-7, § 6, eff. May 19, 1999.)