The Vermont Statutes Online
Subchapter 005 : Officers(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 3, § 122)
§ 3-122. Enumerated
(a) On the first Monday in June 1998, the Mayor shall appoint a City Assessor and a Director of the Human Resources Department for a one-year term commencing July 1, 1998. Commencing on the first Monday in June 1999, and biannually thereafter, the Mayor shall appoint such City Assessor and Human Resources Director for a term of two years commencing on the first day of July following the appointment, and until their successors have been appointed and qualified. The Mayor shall appoint on the first Monday of June, 1998 and annually thereafter, and whenever a vacancy occurs, a Chief Administrative Officer, a City Attorney and one or more assistant City attorneys, a City Constable and a Second, Third, and Fourth Constable, a City Engineer and Surveyor, a City Grand Juror and Assistant City Grand Juror, a Harbor Master, a Poundkeeper or a firm or corporation to provide the services of such, a Director of the Community and Economic Development Office, a Director of Burlington City Arts, and Civil Defense Director. All of the above-referenced appointments shall require the approval of a majority of the City Council. Additionally, commencing on the first Monday in June 2002, and whenever a vacancy occurs, the Mayor shall appoint a Director of Aviation, a Cemetery Superintendent, an Executive Director of the Church Street Marketplace District, a General Manager/Superintendent of the Electric Department, a Chief Engineer of the Fire Department, a librarian(s) of the Fletcher Free Library, a Superintendent of the Parks and Recreation Department, a Police Chief, and a Superintendent/Director of the Public Works Department. The Mayor shall also appoint a Director of Permitting and Inspections, a Zoning Administrative Officer, and a Director of Planning. The first two appointments of an individual to serve in any such position shall be for one-year terms. After an individual has served in a position for two successive years, the Mayor may thereafter appoint such person to serve terms of not more than three years, except that in no case shall an appointment be valid for more than 15 months following the election of a new Mayor. In all cases, such appointments shall continue until their successors have been appointed and qualified. The Mayor shall also have the authority to appoint the superintendent/director of any City department that may hereafter be created by the City Council.
(b) The appointments described in subsection (a) of this section shall require the approval of a majority of the whole number of the City Council. In cases where the Mayor appoints an individual for a term longer than one year, the City Council must also approve the duration of such term. (Amended 2019, No. M-6, § 2, eff. May 23, 2019.)