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Subchapter 003 : CITY COUNCIL(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 5, § 322)
§ 5-322. Prohibitions and conflicts of interest
(a) Holding other office. Except where authorized by law, no member of the City Council shall hold any other City office or City employment during the term of election to the Council. However, a paid or unpaid volunteer member of the Fire Department, other than an officer or member of the Department appointed directly by the City Manager, may serve as a member of the City Council.
(b) Appointments and removals. Neither the Council nor any of its members shall in any manner dictate the appointment or removal of any City administrative officers or employees whom the City Manager or any of the Manager's subordinates are empowered to appoint.
(c) Interference with administration. Except for the purpose of inquiries and investigations under this chapter, the Council or its members shall deal with City officers and employees who are subject to the direction and supervision of the City Manager solely through the City Manager, and neither the Council nor its members shall give orders to any such officer or employee, either publicly or privately.
(d) Conflict of interest. By ordinance, resolution, or parliamentary rule of prohibition, the Council shall adopt measures relating to the definition, disclosure, and consequences of a conflict of interest or any perception thereof involving elected and appointed City officials. (Added 2013, No. M-19 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. May 20, 2014.)