The Vermont Statutes Online
The statutes were updated in November, 2018, and contain all actions of the
2018 legislative session.
§ 19-305. Prohibitions; conflict of interest
(a) Holding other office. Except where authorized by law, no councilor shall hold any other City office or City employment during the term of election to the Council. Notwithstanding any charter provision to the contrary, a paid or unpaid volunteer member of the Fire Department, other than an officer or member of the Department appointed directly by the City Manager, may serve as a member of the City Council.
(b) Appointments and removals. Neither the Council nor any of its members shall in any manner dictate the appointment or removal of any City administrative officers or employees whom the Manager or any of the Manager's subordinates are empowered to appoint, but the Council may express its views and fully and freely discuss with the Manager anything pertaining to the appointment and removal of such officers and employees.
(c) Interference with administration. Except for the purpose of inquiries and investigations under this charter, the Council or its members shall deal with City officers and employees who are subject to the direction and supervision of the Manager solely through the Manager, and neither the Council nor its members shall give orders to any such officer or employee, either publicly or privately.
(d) Conflict of interest. By ordinance, resolution, parliamentary rule, or prohibition, the Council shall adopt measures relating to the definition, disclosure, and consequences of a conflict of interest involving elected and appointed City officials. (Added 2013, No. M-9, § 3, eff. June 4, 2013.)