The Vermont Statutes Online
Subchapter 005 : CITY MEETINGS(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 13, § 506)
§ 13-506. Petition for enactment of ordinance; special meeting
(a) Subject to the provisions of section 505 of this charter, voters of the City may at any time petition in the same manner as in section 505 for the enactment of any proposed lawful ordinance by filing such petition, including the text of such ordinance, with the City Clerk. The Council shall call a special City meeting to be held within 45 days of the date of such filing, unless prior to such meeting such ordinance shall be enacted by the Council. The warning for such meeting shall include a short, concise one-paragraph description of the effects of the proposed ordinance and shall provide for an aye and nay vote as to its enactment. The warning shall also include reference to a place within the City where copies of the entire text of the proposed ordinance may be examined. Such ordinance shall take effect on the 10th day after the conclusion of such meeting provided that the electors as qualified in section 505, constituting a majority of those voting thereon, shall have voted in the affirmative.
(b) Any such proposed ordinance shall be examined by the City Attorney before being submitted to the special City meeting. The City Attorney is authorized subject to the approval of the Council, to correct such ordinance so as to avoid repetitions, illegalities, and unconstitutional provisions and to insure accuracy in its text and references and clearness and preciseness in its phraseology, but he or she shall not materially change its meaning and effect.
(c) The provisions of this section shall not apply to any appointments of officers, members of commissions, or boards made by the Council or to the appointment of designation or councilmen, or to rules governing the procedure of the Council.