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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters


Subchapter 004 : BUDGETS AND FINANCE

(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 149, § 47)
  • § 149-47. Citizen input; citizen participation in the budget process

    Citizen participation plan; public notice:

    (1) Timetable: Before the sixth month of a fiscal year, the Board of Selectmen shall draft and adopt a citizen participation plan, which shall provide for a committee of not more than 18 citizens, for the upcoming budget cycle.

    (2) Contents:

    (A) The citizen participation plan shall outline, in specific terms, the manner by which the Board of Selectmen intends to provide for citizen input and public notice of the budget and its contents.

    (B) The citizen participation plan must provide for, but shall not be limited to formal budget workshops before Town meeting; along with the publication of a budget summary in the Town report indicating budgeted and actual expenditures for the current year and proposed expenditures for the coming year.

    (C) The citizen participation plan shall make proper allowances for review of all special appropriations.