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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters


Subchapter 007 : TOWN MANAGER

(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 127, § 704)
  • § 127-704. Duties of Manager

    (a) The Manager shall be the chief executive officer of the Town and shall carry out the policies established by the Selectboard, to whom the Manager shall be responsible.

    (b) The Manager shall attend all meetings of the Selectboard, except when his or her compensation or removal is being considered or the Selectboard allows his or her absence. The Manager shall keep the Selectboard informed of the financial condition and future needs of the Town and shall make such other reports as may be required by law, requested by the Selectboard, or deemed by him or her to be advisable.

    (c) The Manager has the right to attend all meetings of standing committees, boards, and agencies appointed by the Selectboard.

    (d) The Manager shall be an ex-officio member of all standing committees, but may not vote.

    (e) The Manager shall perform all other duties prescribed by this charter, required by laws of the State, or resolution of the Selectboard.

    (f) The Manager shall prepare an annual budget, submit it to the Selectboard, and be responsible for its administration after adoption.

    (g) The Manager shall compile for general distribution at the end of each fiscal year a complete report on the finances and administrative activities of the Town for the year.

    (h) The Manager shall furnish a monthly financial statement to the Selectboard, with the assistance and cooperation of the Town Treasurer, who shall furnish whatever financial data are necessary to enable the Town Manager to fulfill his or her budgetary and financial responsibilities.

    (i) The Manager shall be responsible for the operation of all departments.

    (j) The Manager shall be the general purchasing agent for the whole Town.

    (k) The Manager shall be responsible for the administration of a system of accounts.

    (l) The Manager shall have authority to appoint, fix the salary of, suspend, and remove all employees of the Town appointed by him or her, subject to the provisions of this charter and any personnel regulations as approved by the Selectboard. He or she shall obtain approval from the Selectboard before appointing, removing, or suspending the head of any department.

    (m) The Manager may, when advisable or proper, and with the approval of the Selectboard, delegate to subordinate officers and employees of the Town, any duties conferred upon him or her.

    (n) The Manager, with the department heads, shall prepare annually for the Selectboard a five-year capital improvement plan.