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Subchapter 007 : Commissions and Appointments(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 131, § 702)
§ 702. Water and sewer commissioners
(a) Upon the effective date of this charter, the Selectboard shall appoint three water and sewer commissioners whose duties, powers, and authority with respect to the municipal water and sewer system shall be as established by the law of this State and as specifically provided for in this charter. One commissioner shall serve for a term of three years, one shall serve for a term of two years, and one shall serve for a term of one year. Thereafter, at the first meeting of the Selectboard following each annual Town meeting, the Selectboard shall appoint one commissioner for a term of three years. The Selectboard shall appoint residents of that part of the Town served by municipal water and sewer systems as water and sewer commissioners.
(b) In addition to those powers, duties, and responsibilities imposed by law, water and sewer commissioners shall:
(1) establish, regulate, control, and determine assessments for the benefit of property located within and without the Town that is provided street lighting;
(2) exercise control over, administer, manage, and operate the municipal water and sewage disposal systems of the Town as presently constituted or as may be enlarged hereafter; and
(3) establish rates and charges for water and sewage disposal services provided by the Town.