The Vermont Statutes Online
Subchapter 010 : City Manager(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 5, § 1009)
§ 5-1009. Noninterference by City Council
(a) Neither the City Council as a body nor any of its members shall dictate or attempt to dictate the appointment of any person to office or employment, nor the removal of any person from office or employment by the City Manager. The City Manager may seek the advice of the City Council or its members in matters of appointment or employment, but shall be free to exercise the City Manager's own judgment.
(b) In addition, neither the City Council nor any of its members shall collectively or individually give orders either publicly or privately to any department head or employee of the City under the jurisdiction of the City Manager but shall deal solely through the City Manager, except for purposes of inquiry. (Amended 2013, No. M-19 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. May 20, 2014.)