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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters


Subchapter 004 : FIRE PROTECTION

(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 219, § 9)
  • § 219-9. Corporate powers

    The corporation may purchase, hold, and convey any real estate, and erect and keep in repair any building necessary for their purposes; may construct, maintain, or purchase such aqueducts and reservoirs as they may judge best; may make bylaws regulating zoning and development; may adopt municipal ordinances for the erection of dwelling houses and other buildings; may make such bylaws and regulations as they shall deem proper to restrain all nuisances, or abate the same; direct the clearing, repairing, and improvement of streets, highways, commons, or walks, and protect the same from injury, light the same, keep a watch, restrain cattle, horses, sheep, swine, geese, and other creatures from running at large, or permit the same to run at large under such restrictions as they may provide; provide for the planting and preservation of shade and other trees, lay out, grade, fence, and otherwise improve all public parks and commons, and may impose any fine not exceeding $500.00 for a breach of any bylaws, which fines, and all others prosecuted within six months from the time they accrue, in the name of the corporation, may be recovered in the District Court of the State, in an action of debt, declaring generally for a breach of the bylaws or of this charter. (Added 1886, No. 195, § 9; amended 1908, No. 267, § 1; 1961, No. 312, § 1; 1989, No. M-26 (Adj. Sess.), § 4; 2007, No. M-22 (Adj. Sess.), § 5, eff. May 19, 2008.)