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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters

Chapter 013 : City of South Burlington

Subchapter 001 : Power of the City

(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 13, § 104)
  • § 104. Ordinances; subjects

    The general grant of ordinance-promulgating authority in section 103 of this charter shall include the authority:

    (1) to adopt and enforce ordinances relating to making and installation of local improvements, including curbs, sidewalks, and storm drains; requiring the installation of curbs, sidewalks, and storm drains in a manner specified by the City as a condition precedent to the issuance of a building permit; apportioning part or all of the expenses of such improvements against property owners benefited thereby; providing for the collection of such assessments and penalties for nonpayment;

    (2) to adopt and enforce ordinances establishing systems or regulations for signs and billboards, including provisions for the termination of nonconforming signs and billboards through a schedule for removal that takes into consideration the interests of nonconforming sign and billboard owners in amortizing their investments, but such ordinances shall not permit the violation of the laws of this State or any City zoning ordinance or regulation;

    (3) to adopt and enforce police ordinances regulating and prohibiting the use of firearms, air rifles, and devices having a capacity to inflict personal injury and the parking, operation, and speed of motor vehicles upon town and State aid streets and highways;

    (4) to adopt and enforce ordinances relating to regulation, licensing, or prohibition of the storage and accumulation of garbage, ashes, rubbish, refuse, and waste materials; regulation of the removal and disposal of such materials; licensing for revenue and regulation or prohibition of the collection, removal, and disposal of such materials by persons; collection, removal of such materials by the City either by contract or by a City officer or department now existing or created for that purpose; establishment of service rates to be paid the City for such services;

    (5) to adopt and enforce ordinances relating to the operation, parking, soliciting, delivery, or fares in the taxi business within the City;

    (6) the specification of powers herein shall not be deemed to limit the general grant of ordinance-promulgating authority conferred by section 103 of this charter;

    (7) to adopt and enforce ordinances for the purpose of regulating and licensing the following activities, or other activities that the City has the power to regulate or license by virtue of the law of this State or this charter, and to fix reasonable and necessary license fees therefore; places or public resort or public amusement whether indoor or outdoor; places dispensing food and drink to the public, such as restaurants, bars, or inns; theaters; public dances; itinerant vendors; the exclusive occupancy of any specified portion of a public street or right-of-way; and the keeping of dogs or other pets.