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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters


Subchapter 003 : Officers

(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 13, § 303)
  • § 13-303. Organization

    (a) Forthwith after their election and qualification, the Council shall organize and elect a Chairman, a Vice Chairman and a Clerk by a majority vote of the entire Council and file a certificate of such election for record in the office of the City Clerk.

    (b) The Chairman of the Council or in his or her absence, the Vice Chairman shall preside at all meetings of the Council and shall be recognized as the head of the City government for all ceremonial purposes.

    (c) Agenda for regular meetings:

    (1) The Chairman of the Council or in his or her absence the Vice Chairman, with the City Manager shall prepare a written agenda for each regular meeting of the Council. The Chairman may, and upon written petition of 15 voters shall, add to the agenda any items requested by persons not members of the Council subject to the time limitations of subdivision (2) of this subsection.

    (2) The agenda shall be posted in at least three public places in the City, and shall be related to the local news media, at least 24 hours prior to the time of the meeting.

    (3) Any member of the Council may add times of business to the written agenda upon commencement of the meeting, provided that all of the councilmen present at such meeting vote to add such items to the agenda.

    (4) Any irregularities or defects in the notice for, or conduct of any meeting of the Council may be cured at any subsequent regular meeting of the Council by resolution for that purpose adopted by majority vote of all its members, provided that such resolution is included in the agenda for such subsequent meeting.

    (d) Special meetings of the Council may be called at any time by the Chairman, or in his or her absence, the Vice Chairman. Notice of special meetings shall be served on the members of the Council, unless service thereof shall be waived in writing by all councilmen, by delivering to each member at least 24 hours previous to the time of the meeting a written notice of such meeting stating the time, place, and purpose thereof, or by leaving such notice 24 hours prior to the meeting at the place of his or her usual abode. Notice of the special meeting shall be released to the local news media.