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Subchapter 005 : Bylaws(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 215, § 501)
§ 501. Power to adopt bylaws
The Village may make, alter, and repeal bylaws of the following subject matters:
First.— Relating to their streets, sidewalks, alleys, public highways, commons, parks, and public grounds, the cleaning, repairing, and improving the same; to prevent the encumbering of the same with firewood, coal, ashes, lumber, carriages, boxes, and other things; and to compel persons to remove from the sidewalks and gutters adjacent to the premises owned or occupied by them snow, dirt, and garbage, and to keep such sidewalks and gutters clean.
Second.— Relating to a watch and lighting the streets.
Third.— Relating to slaughter-houses and nuisances generally and to compel the owner or occupant of an unwholesome or offensive house or place to remove or cleanse the same from time to time as may be necessary for the health and comfort of the inhabitants of the Village.
Fourth.— Relating to sewers.
Fifth.— Relating to water supply for the protection of the Village and its inhabitants against fires and for other purposes and to regulate the use of the same.
Sixth.— To restrain animals from running at large in the Village.
Seventh.— To establish and regulate markets.
Eighth.— To establish and maintain hay scales.
Ninth.— To suppress disorderly and gambling houses, and all descriptions of gaming, and for the destruction of instruments used for that purpose.
Tenth.— To prevent immoderate driving in the streets and cruelty to animals.
Eleventh.— To regulate the erection of buildings and the materials to be used for the erection of buildings, and the use and occupancy of buildings in crowded localities for special hazardous purposes.
Twelfth.— To regulate the manufacture and keeping of gunpowder and all other combustibles or dangerous materials.
Thirteenth.— To regulate the making, altering, and repairing of stove pipes, furnaces, fire places, depositories for ashes and other things, from which loss or damage from fire may be apprehended, and in general to provide for the preservation of buildings from fires, by precautionary measures and inspections.
Fourteenth.— To establish, regulate, and maintain a Fire Department and fire, hose, and hook and ladder companies.
Fifteenth.— To regulate or restrain the use and sale of rockets, squibs, fire-crackers, toy pistols, or other fireworks, within the Village.
Sixteenth.— To regulate the exhibition of shows not interdicted by law.
Seventeenth.— To license inn-keepers and victualers, peddlers, itinerant vendors, and auctioneers, and license and suppress pool and billiard tables, bowling alleys, skating rinks, and other places of amusement.
Eighteenth.— To regulate the length and width of sidewalks, and the construction of sidewalks, and protect the same.
Nineteenth.— To prohibit and punish willful injury to trees planted for shade, ornament, convenience, or use, public or private, and to prevent and punish trespass or willful injuries to or upon public buildings, squares, commons, cemeteries, or other property within the Village. And the Village may establish, alter, or repeal other bylaws and ordinances that it may deem necessary for the well-being of the Village, and for the proper regulation of the officers of the Village, not repugnant to the laws of the State. (Amended 2023, No. 6, § 302, eff. July 1, 2023.)