The Vermont Statutes Online
Subchapter 001 : Power of the City(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 13, § 106)
§ 13-106. Introduction; first and second readings; public hearing
(a) Every ordinance shall be introduced in writing. The enacting clause of all ordinances shall be "The Council of the City of South Burlington hereby ordains . . .". If the Council passes the proposed ordinance upon first reading, it shall cause a short and concise one-paragraph description of the effects of the proposed ordinance to be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the City, at least once, together with a notice of the time and place where and when there shall be a public hearing to consider the same for final passage. Such publication shall include reference to a place within the City where copies of the entire text of the proposed ordinance may be examined. The first such publication shall be at least one week prior to the date of said public hearing.
(b) At the time and place so advertised, or at any time and place to which such hearing may from time to time be adjourned, such ordinance shall be read in full, except that by vote of a majority of the Council the ordinance may be read by title, and after such reading, all persons interested shall be given an opportunity to be heard.