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Subchapter 002 : CHARTER PROVISIONS(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 106, § 206)
§ 206. Special districts
(a) The Selectboard may designate areas apart from the rest of the Town as special service districts and may provide the voters therein with special services not common to all the voters of the Town, provided that the majority of the voters residing in the respective designated areas and present and voting at the district meeting on the subject shall have approved of such resolution.
(b) Such area shall be reasonable geographically, taking into account the areas and persons actually benefited, the types of services to be provided, and the fact that the efficiency of providing multiple services in a single special service district might outweigh the fact that the areas and voters benefiting from the respective services might not coincide exactly. All costs required to support a given special service shall be paid for by the taxpayers receiving said service, by a tax on the grand list in the special service district involved to be assessed annually by the Selectboard, or in such other manner as the Selectboard determines. If the costs are to be paid by a tax, such tax shall be paid and collected in the same manner as other taxes, and such tax assessed on any part of the grand list shall be a lien thereon.
(c) All funds of any special service shall be kept in a special fund, no part of which may be used for any other purpose.
(d) The warning for each annual or special Town meeting may contain appropriate articles under which the legal voters residing in any special district may separately vote.
(e) The Selectboard shall designate the Village of Bradford as a special district for the purpose of collecting taxes to pay bond No. 1996, series 1, 81-0394-01-5. Taxes paid to the Village special district shall be used to meet the obligations incurred by the Village under bond No. 1996, series 1, 81-0394-01-5 for the repair and maintenance of roads and highways. When the bond is completely paid, the Village special district shall cease to exist. The Village special district shall be defined by the geographic limits of the Village set forth in the Village zoning map recorded in the land records of the Town of Bradford.