The Vermont Statutes Online
Subchapter 003 : HIGHWAY TAXES(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 219, § 5)
§ 219-5. Highway taxes; expenditure
(a) The trustees of the corporation shall have power to direct the expenditure of all the highway taxes assessed upon the grand list of the inhabitants of the Village, and upon the ratable estate belonging to nonresidents, situated within the bounds of the Village, and the Village limits shall constitute a highway district of itself. It shall be the duty of the trustees of the Village to appoint a Director of Public Works and supporting staff as they may deem necessary who shall manage the construction and maintenance of all Village highways and streets within the Village Road District, subject to the laws of the State regarding those duties and subject to the direction of the trustees of the Village.
(b) In the event that the Town of Enosburgh does not approve the adoption of a charter that would create a separate road district consisting of all Town roads lying outside the Village Road District, and as a result, the Village residents are assessed taxes for the maintenance of Town roads, the trustees of the Village shall have the authority, at their discretion, to dissolve the Village Road District and notify the Selectboard of the Town that it will be obligated to maintain the roads within the Village as Town highways. In this event, the trustees of the Village shall also have the authority to negotiate and enter into agreements as they deem proper for the equitable reimbursement from the Town of taxes assessed on Village residents and attributable to the Town highway budget. In this event, the trustees of the Village shall also have the authority to prepare and present to the Selectboard of the Town a statement of the operating costs incurred by the Village Road District and request reimbursement of those expenses from the Town General Fund. In the event that the Town of Enosburgh accepts responsibility for the maintenance of highways within the Village, subsection (a) of this section shall not apply. (Added 1886, No. 196, § 5; amended 1908, No. 266, § 1; 1931, No. 224, § 1; 2007, No. M-22 (Adj. Sess.), § 5, eff. May 19, 2008.)