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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters


(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 114E, § 114E-8)
  • § 8 Selection Committee

    (a) Prior to appointing a Town Treasurer or Town Clerk and no more than 45 days after either of these positions is vacated, the Selectboard shall appoint a committee to review and recommend to the Selectboard a qualified candidate for the vacant position.

    (b)(1) The Committee shall be composed of seven persons:

    (A) one Selectboard member;

    (B) three other Town officers whose positions work closely with the position being filled; and

    (C) three other persons.

    (2) For the position of Town Treasurer, a certified public accountant shall be on the Committee. All except the certified public accountant and any nonresident officers shall be residents of the Town.

    (c) The Selectboard shall solicit candidates and advertise notice of the vacant position. The Committee shall have the responsibility to investigate a candidate’s credentials and background as the Committee deems appropriate. Upon completion of the investigation and interviewing of candidates, the Committee shall submit to the Selectboard the names of those candidates deemed qualified for the position.

    (d) No later than 30 days following the submission of the names of candidates deemed qualified by the Committee, the Selectboard shall appoint a Town Treasurer or Town Clerk from the candidates recommended by the Committee or, if applicable, notify the Committee that none of the candidates shall be appointed and direct the Committee to renew its search.

    (e) Members of the Committee described in subsection (b) of this section shall serve until any vacancy is filled by appointment by the Selectboard. Meetings of the Committee shall be warned and conducted as public meetings in accordance with the requirements of Vermont law and this charter, and the Committee shall be entitled to meet in executive session as authorized in 1 V.S.A. § 313. (Added 2017, No. M-12, § 2, eff. June 5, 2017.)