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Subchapter 003 : OFFICERS(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 143, § 302)
§ 143-302. Town officers
(a) The officers of the Town shall have their compensation fixed by the Selectboard.
(b) All elected officers, except as provided by law or as specifically provided in this charter, shall be chosen from the legally qualified voters of the Town and shall hold office for the term specified by law or in this charter or until their successors are elected. All elected officers shall be elected by Australian ballot.
(c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Town shall not have the following officers:
(1) Road Commissioner;
(2) Town Agent;
(3) Town Auditor;
(4) Town Grand Juror.
(d) When an elected officer resigns, makes another Town his or her residence, dies, or becomes incapacitated, the office shall become vacant and shall be filled by the Selectboard. Vacancies in elective offices shall be filled until the next annual meeting. In the case of a vacancy in an office which term does not expire at the next annual meeting, the vacancy shall be filled by the Selectboard until the next annual meeting. At the next annual meeting, the voters shall fill the vacancy by Australian ballot for the remainder of the unexpired term; provided, however, that if the vacancy occurs within the 60-day period prior to the next annual meeting, the vacancy shall be filled by the Selectboard until the annual meeting following the next annual meeting, at which the voters shall fill the vacancy by Australian ballot for the remainder, if any, of the unexpired term. (Amended 2005, No. M-10 (Adj. Sess.), § 9, eff. May 1, 2006.)