The Vermont Statutes Online
Subchapter 007 : TOWN MANAGER(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 153, § 703)
§ 153-703. Powers and duties
(a) The Town Manager shall be the chief executive officer and the head of the administrative branch of the Town government, and shall be responsible to the Selectboard for the efficient administration of the municipal affairs of the Town.
(b) The Town Manager shall attend all meetings of the Selectboard, except when the Town Manager's removal or discipline is being considered; shall keep the Selectboard informed of the financial condition and future needs of the Town; and shall make reports as may be required by law, this charter, or ordinance, or which may be requested by the Selectboard. The Town Manager shall make other reports and recommendations as he or she may deem advisable. The Town Manager shall perform other duties as may be prescribed by this charter, or required of the Town Manager by law, ordinance, or resolution of the Selectboard not inconsistent with this charter.
(c) The Town Manager shall be an ex-officio member of all standing committees of the Town but shall not have or cast a vote.
(d) The Town Manager shall prepare and submit a recommended annual budget to the Selectboard and be responsible for the administration of the budget after adoption.
(e) The Town Manager shall be the general purchasing agent of the Town and purchase all supplies for every department of the Town, except the Electric Department.
(f) The Town Manager shall perform any other duties assigned by State law not in conflict with this charter.
(g) The Town Manager shall be responsible for the operation of all departments of the Town, not otherwise provided for in this charter.
(h) The Town Manager shall have authority to hire, appoint, fix the salary of, discipline, suspend, and remove the Zoning Administrator, Town Clerk, Town Treasurer, Assistant Town Clerk(s), Assistant Treasurer(s), and all other employees of the Town not hired or appointed by the Selectboard, subject to the provisions of this charter or personnel rules adopted pursuant to this charter. The Town Manager may authorize any department head subject to the Town Manager's direction and supervision to exercise these powers with respect to that department head's subordinates. Prior to hiring a department head, the Town Manager shall notify the Selectboard of the intent to hire a department head, and the Selectboard may take action within seven days of receipt of that notice that overrides the Town Manager's authority to hire that department head. Thereafter, the Town Manager shall select and submit notification to the Selectboard of an alternate choice for that department head.
(i) The Town Manager may, when advisable or proper, delegate to subordinate officers and employees of the Town any duties conferred upon the Town Manager by this charter or by action of the Selectboard.
(j) The Town Manager shall be responsible for the enforcement of all Town ordinances.
(k) Where final authority for policy formulation and adoption rests with the Selectboard, the Town Manager shall play an integral role in developing and analyzing policies and alternatives for the Selectboard's consideration and be responsible for implementation of policies approved by the Selectboard. (Added 2007, No. M-1, § 7, eff. Jan. 20, 2007; amended 2009, No. M-18 (Adj. Sess.), § 9, eff. May 5, 2010; 2013, No. M-4, § 2, eff. May 8, 2013.)