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2018 legislative session.
Subchapter 001 : INCORPORATION AND GRANT OF POWERS(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 5, § 103)
§ 5-103. Form of government
(a) The municipal government provided by this chapter shall be known as council-manager form of government. Pursuant to its provisions and subject only to the limitations imposed by the State Constitution and by this chapter, all powers of the City shall be vested in an elective City Council which shall enact ordinances, codes, and regulations; adopt budgets; determine policies; and appoint the City Manager, who shall enforce the laws and ordinances and administer the government of the City. All powers of the City shall be exercised in the manner prescribed by this chapter or prescribed by ordinance.
(b) The Mayor and Council members shall be sworn to the faithful performance of their respective duties. The Mayor and Council members in their joint capacity shall constitute the City Council. The City Council shall have all the powers of selectboards, as well as additional powers granted by this chapter. (Amended 2013, No. M-19 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. May 20, 2014.)