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Subchapter 007 : GENERAL PROVISIONS(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 157, § 39)
§ 157-39. Amendment or repeal
(a) No section of this charter may be amended or repealed without such amendment or repeal making specific reference to this charter and to the sections or provisions to be amended or repealed. Any proposed amendment or repeal to this charter must be submitted to the voters for their approval and, upon such approval, submitted as provided by Vermont statute. Amendments or repeal may be placed on the ballot by the Selectboard, a duly authorized Charter Review Commission appointed by the Selectboard, or upon petition filed with the Town Clerk by 10 percent of the voters. The petition must clearly state the proposed amendment or repeal and must be filed at least 45 days before any annual or special Town meeting, but the Town shall not be required to hold a special Town meeting solely or primarily for the purpose of considering a proposed charter amendment.
(b) The Selectboard shall hold at least two public hearings prior to the vote on the proposed charter amendments. The first public hearing shall be held at least 30 days before the annual or special Town meeting. Notice of the hearings shall be given in the same way and time as for Selectboard meetings.
(c) An official copy of the proposed charter amendments shall be filed as a public record in the Town Clerk's office at least 10 days prior to the first public hearing. (Amended 1999, No. M-12 (Adj. Sess.), § 22, eff. May 9, 2000; 2005, No. M-13 (Adj. Sess.), § 17, eff. May 17, 2006.)