The Vermont Statutes Online
The statutes were updated in November, 2018, and contain all actions of the
2018 legislative session.
§ 19-306. Vacancies; forfeiture of office; filling of vacancies
(a) Vacancies. The office of a councilor shall become vacant upon the death, resignation, removal from office in any manner authorized by law, or forfeiture of office.
(b) Forfeiture of office. A councilor shall forfeit office if at any time during the term of office, the councilor:
(1) lacks any qualification for the office prescribed by this charter or by law;
(2) violates any express prohibition of this charter;
(3) is convicted of any felony or a misdemeanor involving the affairs or property of the City;
(4) fails to attend three consecutive regular meetings of the Council without being excused by the Council; or
(5) violates an express conflict of interest prohibition.
(c) Filling vacancies. A vacancy in the office of councilor shall be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term, if any, at the next regular election following not less than 60 days upon the occurrence of the vacancy, but the Council by a majority vote of all its remaining members shall appoint a qualified person to fill the vacancy until the person elected to serve the remainder of the unexpired term takes office. If the Council fails to appoint within 30 days following the occurrence of the vacancy, the City Clerk shall call a special election to fill the vacancy, to be held not sooner than 90 days and not later than 120 days following the occurrence of the vacancy and to be otherwise governed by the provisions of Article 2 of this charter. Should the City Clerk fail to call a special election as aforesaid, this duty shall be performed by the Mayor. (Added 2013, No. M-9, § 3, eff. June 4, 2013.)