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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters

Chapter 123 : TOWN OF HARDWICK

Subchapter 007 : TOWN MANAGER

(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 123, § 704)
  • § 123-704. Duties of manager

    (a) The Manager shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the Town and shall carry out the policies established by the Board of Selectmen, to whom the Manager shall be responsible.

    (b) The Manager shall attend all meetings of the Board of Selectmen, except when compensation or removal of the Town Manager is being considered, or the Board of Selectmen allows such absence. The Manager shall keep the selectmen informed of the financial condition and further needs of the Town and shall make such other reports as may be required by law, requested by the selectmen, or deemed by the Town Manager to be advisable.

    (c) The Manager has the right to attend all meetings of standing committees, boards, and agencies appointed by the Board of Selectmen.

    (d) The Manager shall be an ex-officio member of all standing committees, but may not vote.

    (e) The Manager shall perform all other duties prescribed by this charter, required by laws of this State, or resolution of the selectmen.

    (f) The Manager shall prepare an annual budget, submit it to the selectmen, and be responsible for its administration after adoption by the voters of the Town.

    (g) The Manager shall compile for general distribution at the end of each fiscal year a complete report on the finances and administrative activities of the Town of the year.

    (h) The Manager shall furnish a monthly financial statement to the selectmen, with the assistance and cooperation of the Town Treasurer, who shall furnish whatever financial data are necessary to enable the Town Manager to fulfill his or her budgetary and financial responsibilities.

    (i) The Manager shall be responsible for the operation of all departments as designated by the selectmen.

    (j) The Manager shall be the general purchasing agent for the Town and its departments, agencies, and commissions.

    (k) The Manager shall be responsible for the administration of a system of accounts.

    (l) The Manager shall have the authority to appoint, fix the salary of, within the salary ranges established by the selectmen, suspend, and remove all employees of the Town appointed by him or her, subject to the provisions of the charter and any Personnel Regulations as approved by the Board of Selectmen.

    (m) The Manager may, when advisable or proper, and with the approval of the selectmen, delegate to subordinate officers and employees of the Town, any duties conferred upon him or her.

    (n) The Manager, with the department heads, shall prepare annually for the Selectmen a three-year Capital Improvement Plan.

    (o) The Manager shall serve as Collector of Delinquent Taxes unless otherwise provided for by the Town at an annual or special meeting.