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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters


Subchapter 003 : SELECT BOARD

(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 103, § 303)
  • § 103-303. Further powers of Select Board members

    In addition to powers otherwise conferred by law, the Select Board members shall also have the power to:

    (1) organize and from time to time reorganize, the Fire Department under the supervision of a coordinating committee formed by the Select Board from its members; such Department shall be a volunteer department and the Select Board shall have authority to continue any existing contract with a volunteer fire department or to enter on behalf of the Town into contracts with other volunteer fire departments to provide additional fire protection to the inhabitants;

    (2) create departments not now existing for the performance of municipal services;

    (3) create commissions and committees not now existing and appoint the members thereof;

    (4) provide for and shall provide on an annual basis an independent audit of all Town financial records by a certified public accountant;

    (5) inquire into the conduct of any officer, commission, or department and investigate any and all municipal affairs;

    (6) discharge all duties heretofore devolving on the Town Agent by general law and hire attorneys on behalf of the Town;

    (7) establish an adequate number of polling places within the Town as required for the convenience of the Town voters and without regard to election district boundaries, to the end that election expenses may be lessened and confusion among the voters as to the proper place for them to vote may be avoided; however, one such polling place shall be in North Bennington and the central polling place shall be within the boundaries of the former Village of Bennington.