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Subchapter 002 : MUNICIPAL POWERS(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 111, § 201)
§ 111-201. Town powers
The Town of Chester may exercise the following powers and functions in addition to those already or otherwise conferred upon it by law:
(a) To establish and maintain a Police Department, to provide for the appointment of police officers, who shall be sworn and who shall have the same powers as constables in the service of civil and criminal process and such further special authority as may be provided in any bylaws or ordinances of said Town enacted under authority of law.
(b) To acquire by gift or purchase, sell, convey, lease, assign, maintain, and service real and personal property as may be necessary or incidental to the exercise of its municipal powers, duties, and functions and to exercise in connection therewith any incidental powers as may be necessary to preserve and maintain the value of any such property once lawfully acquired.
(c) To establish and maintain a Fire Department.
(d) To establish, maintain, and keep in repair systems of sewers and drainage and to apportion and assess the expenses thereof against property benefited thereby as hereinafter provided.
(e) To light its highways and bridges and to lay dust on said highways and bridges by sprinkling or otherwise, and to assess by vote of the Town such portion as may be voted to the cost of sprinkling or otherwise laying the dust on the highways and bridges against abutting land owners.
(f) To establish, maintain, and keep in repair the water system heretofore owned by the Village of Chester and to provide the government and control of the same as hereinafter is specifically provided.
(g) To provide for the collection and disposition of garbage, waste, and other refuse material.