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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters


Subchapter 001 : POWERS OF THE TOWN

(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 113, § 103)
  • § 103. Powers of the Town

    (a) The Town shall have all the powers granted to towns by the Constitution and laws of the State together with all the implied powers necessary to carry into execution the powers granted; it may enact ordinances consistent with the Constitution and laws of the State of Vermont or with this charter, and impose penalties for violations thereof not in excess of a fine of $100.00, together with the costs of prosecution, or imprisonment for not more than 60 days, or both.

    (b) The Town of Colchester may adopt, amend, enforce, and repeal ordinances relating to any aspect of municipal concern for the peace, order, health, safety, comfort, protection, morality, and general welfare of the Town and of its citizens.

    (c) The Town may acquire real property within its corporate limits for any Town purpose, in fee simple or any lesser interest or estate, by purchase, gift, devise, lease, or condemnation, or without its corporate limits by purchase, gift, devise, lease, with approval of the voters, consistent with the Constitution and laws of the State of Vermont, and may sell, lease, mortgage, hold, manage, and control such property as its interests may require.

    (d) In this charter, no mention of a particular power shall be construed to be exclusive or to restrict the scope of the powers that the Town would have if the particular power were not mentioned.

    (e) The Town may merge with political subdivisions within its boundary after approval of the voters in elections to be held by both the Town and political subdivision involved.