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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters

Chapter 011 : CITY OF ST. ALBANS

(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 11, § 6)
  • § 6. City meetings

    (a) Annually on the first Tuesday of March, a meeting of the legal voters of the City, and of the several wards therein, shall be held for the election of officials, the voting of budgets, and any other business included in the warnings for the meeting, which shall be by Australian ballot, and a plurality of votes shall be sufficient to elect. The ballot boxes shall be open for a minimum of nine consecutive hours at times and a location to be determined and warned by the City Council.

    (b) Notice of such meetings shall be posted in at least three public places within the limits of the City at least 14 days prior to the meeting, and shall also be published prior to the meeting on the same day of two successive calendar weeks in a locally distributed newspaper, which notices shall be signed by the City Clerk, or in case of his or her failure, by the Mayor; provided, however, that if the annual meeting shall fail to be held for want of such notice, or for any other cause, the City and the several wards thereof shall not thereby be prejudiced, and the several officials hereinafter named may at any time thereafter be elected at a special meeting called for that purpose as herein provided.

    (c) The Clerk of the City shall at any time when directed by the City Council, or when petitioned in writing by at least five percent of the registered voters of the City and filed with the City Clerk no less than 40 days before the day of such meeting, call a special meeting of the legal voters of the City, for any legal purpose, in the same manner as is provided for the annual meeting, except as is hereinafter provided:

    (1) Whenever a petition is brought for a meeting to rescind or reconsider the action taken at a previously held City meeting, the number of names required shall be 10 percent of the legal voters, and the petition shall be filed with the City Clerk within 30 days following the date of that meeting.

    (2) Whenever one such meeting has been held to rescind or reconsider, the City Clerk or the Mayor shall not be required to call another meeting for the same purpose, and further petitions notwithstanding; in case of the failure of the Clerk to call the meeting as aforesaid, that duty shall be performed by the Mayor. (Amended 2009, No. M-23 (Adj. Sess.), § 7, eff. May 20, 2010.)