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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters

Chapter 147 : Town of Shelburne

Subchapter 001 : Powers of the Town

(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 147, § 1.03)
  • § 1.3. Powers of the Town

    (a) The Town shall have all the powers granted to towns and municipal corporations by the Constitution and laws of this State together with all the implied powers necessary to carry into execution all the powers granted; it may enact ordinances not inconsistent with the Constitution and laws of the State of Vermont or with this charter, and impose civil or criminal penalties for violation thereof, together with the costs of civil or criminal prosecution, or imprisonment for not more than 60 days, or both.

    (b) The Town may acquire property within or without its corporate limits for any Town 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.

    (c) In this charter, mention of a particular power shall not be construed to be exclusive or to restrict the scope of the powers that the Town would have if the particular power were not mentioned. (Amended 2011, No. M-7, § 2, eff. May 17, 2011.)