The Vermont Statutes Online
§ 7-40. City Manager
The Council may, when the City so votes at any annual meeting, appoint a City Manager who shall be the administrative head of the municipal government under the direction and supervision of the Council, and who shall hold office at the pleasure of the Council. The duties of the City Manager shall be: (a) to see that the laws and ordinances are faithfully executed; (b) to attend all meetings of the Council at which his or her attendance may be required by that body; (c) to recommend for adoption to the Council such measures as he or she may deem necessary or expedient; (d) to appoint, excepting as otherwise provided for by this act, all officers and employees of the municipality, and to perform the duties of such officers and employees as the Council may designate; (e) to prepare and submit to the Council such reports as may be required by that body, or as he or she may deem advisable to submit; (f) to keep the Council fully advised of the financial condition of the municipality and its future needs; (g) to prepare and submit to the Council a tentative budget for the next fiscal year; (h) and to perform such other duties as the Council may determine by ordinance or resolution. The City Manager shall receive such salary as may be fixed by the Council. Before entering upon the duties of his or her office, he or she shall take the official oath required of other officers by this act and shall execute a bond in favor of the municipality for the faithful performance of his or her duties in such sum as may be fixed by the Council. The City Manager need not be a voter in or a resident of the City.