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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters


Subchapter 004 : VILLAGE BYLAWS

(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 203, § 401)
  • § 203-401. Authority to adopt bylaws

    Said Village may establish, alter, and repeal bylaws on the following subject matters:

    First. Relating to its streets, sidewalks, parks, and public grounds; the cleaning, repairing, and improving of the same, and to compel persons to remove from the sidewalks and gutters adjacent to the premises owned by them, snow, ice, dirt, and garbage and other obstructions, and to keep such sidewalks and gutters clean.

    Second. Relating to a watch and lighting of the streets.

    Third. Relating to slaughterhouses and nuisances generally, and to compel the owner or occupant of an unwholesome, noisome, or offensive house or place to cleanse the same from time to time as may be necessary for the health or comfort of the inhabitants of said Village.

    Fourth. Relating to sewers.

    Fifth. Relating to a water supply for the protection of the Village against fire and for other purposes.

    Sixth. To restrain animals from running at large in said Village.

    Seventh. To establish and regulate markets.

    Eighth. To erect and regulate location of hay scales.

    Ninth. To suppress disorderly and gaming houses of all description of gaming, and for the destruction of instruments and devices used for that purpose.

    Tenth. To prevent immoderate driving in the streets, and cruelty to animals.

    Eleventh. To regulate the erection of buildings and to regulate the use of buildings in crowded localities for hazardous purposes.

    Twelfth. To regulate the making, alteration, and repair of stovepipes, fireplaces, and other things from which damage by fire may be apprehended, and in general to provide for the preservation of buildings from fire by precautionary measures and inspections.

    Thirteenth. To regulate the manufacture and keeping of gunpowder and all other combustibles and dangerous materials.

    Fourteenth. To regulate and restrain the use and sale of rockets, squibs, firecrackers, toy pistols, or other fireworks within the Village.

    Fifteenth. To establish and regulate a fire department and fire and hook and ladder company or companies when necessary.

    Sixteenth. To regulate the exhibitions of shows not interdicted by law.

    Seventeenth. To license innkeepers and victualers, keepers of billiard and other saloons; peddlers, itinerant vendors, and auctioneers under regulations prescribed by the Village. Moneys received for such licenses shall be paid into the Village treasury.

    Eighteenth. To prohibit and punish wilful injury to trees planted for shade or ornament, convenience, or use, public or private, and to prevent and punish trespassers or wilful injuries to or upon public buildings, squares, commons,  cemeteries, or other property or properties. And such Village may establish, alter, or repeal other bylaws which it may deem necessary for the well-being of said Village, and for the proper regulation of the officers thereof, and not repugnant to the laws of the State.