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Subchapter 008 : BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 5, § 803)
§ 5-803. Board of Civil Authority
(a) The City Council, City Clerk, and the justices of the peace resident in the City shall constitute the Board of Civil Authority which shall perform all the duties imposed by law upon such boards in towns, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.
(b) All meetings of the Board of Civil Authority shall be called by the Mayor who shall request the City Clerk to notify the members of the Board of the time and place of such meeting, either personally or by written notice duly mailed to each member at least five days before such time appointed. If the Mayor fails to call a meeting of the Board of Civil Authority when such meeting is required by law, the City Clerk shall call such meeting and shall notify the members.
(c)(1) A minimum of one-third of the members shall constitute a quorum. Annually, at the first meeting of the Board of Civil Authority after the annual City meeting, the members of the Board shall elect one of their members as Chair of the Board to serve until after the next City election. The Chair shall preside at each meeting of the Board. The City Clerk shall preside at each meeting until the presiding officer is chosen.
(2) The Board of Civil Authority shall meet before all annual or special meetings and State and national elections, and before City party caucus dates for the purpose of adding and purging the voter checklist. (Amended 2013, No. M-19 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. May 20, 2014.)