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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters

Chapter 131 : TOWN OF PLAINFIELD

Subchapter 002 : MUNICIPAL POWERS AND GOVERNMENT STRUCTURE

(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 131, § 202)
  • § 131-202. Powers of the Town

    (a) The Town of Plainfield shall have all the powers granted to towns, town school districts, and municipal corporations by the Constitution and laws of this State and this charter, together with all the implied powers necessary to carry into execution all the powers granted. The Town of Plainfield may enact ordinances not inconsistent with the Constitution and laws of the State of Vermont or with this charter, and impose penalties for violation thereof.

    (b) The Town may acquire real and personal property within or without its corporate limits necessary or convenient for any lawful purpose, in fee simple or any lesser interest or estate, by purchase, gift, devise, lease, or condemnation, consistent with the Constitution and laws of the State of Vermont, and may sell, lease, mortgage, hold, manage, and control such property as its interest may require consistent with the Constitution and laws of the State.

    (c) In this charter, no mention of a particular power shall be construed to be exclusive or to restrict the scope of the powers which the Town would have if the particular power were not mentioned, unless this charter otherwise provides.

    (d) The Seal of the Town of Plainfield, heretofore adopted, is declared to be the official seal of the Town, to be used as required by law and custom.

    (e) The Town may purchase, hold, and convey any real estate and erect and keep in repair any buildings necessary or convenient for its purposes; and may acquire, construct, and maintain such dams, aqueducts, reservoirs, sewage disposal facilities, and electrical distribution facilities as it may deem necessary for the benefit of the Town.