The Vermont Statutes Online
Subchapter 004 : VILLAGE MANAGER(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 221, § 4.03)
§ 221-4.03. Hearing process
(a) The Board of Trustees may remove the Manager from office for cause in accordance with the following procedures:
(1) The Board of Trustees shall adopt by affirmative vote of a majority of all its members a preliminary resolution which must state the reasons for removal and may suspend the Manager from duty for a period not to exceed 45 days. A copy of the resolution shall be delivered within three days to the Manager.
(2) Within five days after a copy of the resolution is delivered to the Manager, he or she may file with the trustees a written request for a hearing. Said hearing to be in a public or executive session by choice of the Manager. This hearing shall be held at a special trustees meeting not earlier than 15 days nor later than 30 days after the request is filed. The Manager may file with the trustees a written reply not later than five days before the hearing.
(3) The trustees may adopt a final resolution of removal, which may be made effective immediately, by affirmative vote of a majority of all its members at any time after five days from the date when a copy of the preliminary resolution was delivered to the Manager, if he or she has not requested a public hearing, or at any time after the public hearing if he or she has requested one.
(b) The Manager shall continue to receive his or her salary until the effective date of a final resolution of removal. (Amended 2013, No. M-6, § 2, eff. May 20, 2013.)