The Vermont Statutes Online
§ 1 Statement of purpose
(a) Under the authority granted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont, this charter modifies the organization and functioning of local Town government in the Town of East Montpelier, Vermont.
(b) Except when changed by the provisions of this charter, all provisions of the statutes of the State of Vermont relating to municipalities shall apply to the Town of East Montpelier.
(c) 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 powers were not mentioned, unless this charter otherwise provides.
(d) The modifications are intended to accomplish the following goals:
(1) to help the Selectboard more effectively exercise its ultimate responsibility for Town affairs;
(2) to solve problems that the Town currently has, has had in the past, or might have in the future;
(3) to be consistent with democratic control, particularly observing the principle of checks and balances; and
(4) to avoid or minimize unintended consequences from the modification. (Added 2013, No. M-13 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. May 2, 2014; amended 2017, No. M-12, § 2, eff. June 5, 2017.)