The Vermont Statutes Online
Subchapter 005 : SELECTBOARD; TOWN MANAGER(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 143, § 501)
§ 143-501. Selectboard; powers and duties; terms
(a) The members of the Selectboard shall constitute the legislative body of the Town of Richmond for all purposes required by law and except as otherwise specifically provided in this charter, and shall have all powers and authority given to, and perform all duties required of town legislative bodies or selectboards under the Constitution and general laws of the State of Vermont.
(b) The Selectboard shall consist of five persons, three of whom shall serve for three-year terms and two of whom shall serve for two-year terms. At each annual meeting, one Selectboard member shall be elected for a three-year term and one for a two-year term.
(c) In addition to all the eminent domain powers available under State statutes, the Town, by the Selectboard, shall have the power to take property, or interests therein, for the purpose of disposal or dispersement of stormwater from Town highways, Town highway culverts and ditches, and municipal parking lots. In any such taking, the procedures shall be the procedure provided by law for the taking of property, or interests therein, for highways; provided, however, that alternatively the Selectboard may follow any other procedure available by law. Any taking shall be of the minimum property or interest therein necessary for such disposal or dispersement. (Amended 2005, No. M-10 (Adj. Sess.), § 13, eff. May 1, 2006.)