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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters



(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 225, § 7)
  • § 225-7. Reconsideration of actions taken

    A question considered at any Village meeting or election may not be submitted to the voters for reconsideration or rescission except at a subsequent annual or special meeting or election, specifically warned for the purpose and called by the Trustees by resolution or by the Village Clerk pursuant to a petition requesting reconsideration or rescission except with the approval of the legislative body. The petition must be signed by not less than 10 percent of the voters and filed with the Village Clerk within 30 days following the date of the meeting or election at which the question was first considered. The Village Trustees shall call for a vote in accordance with the petition within 60 days of the date of filing. The manner of reconsideration shall be the same manner by which the question was originally considered. A question voted on or considered shall not be presented for reconsideration or rescission more than one time; provided, however, that after the passing of at least 12 months from the date of any such reconsideration or rescission, the same or a similar question may be newly submitted for consideration. Unless rescinded as provided in this section, any vote or action lawfully taken at a Village meeting or election shall remain in effect indefinitely. A reconsideration or rescission vote shall not be effective unless the number of votes cast in favor of reconsideration or rescission exceeds 65 percent of the number of votes cast for the prevailing side at the original meeting. (Added 1999, No. M-11 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. May 9, 2000.)