The Vermont Statutes Online
Subchapter 002 : PUBLIC UTILITIES(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 245, § 23)
§ 245-23. Construction of subchapter
This section is remedial in nature, and the powers hereby granted shall be liberally construed to effectuate the purposes hereof, and to this end the Village shall have power to do all things necessary or convenient to carry out the purposes hereof in addition to the powers expressly conferred in this subchapter. Any proceedings heretofore taken by the Village relating to the subject matters of this subchapter, whether or not commenced under any other law, may, at the option of the Village trustees, be discontinued, and new proceedings instituted under this subchapter. It is hereby declared that the sections, clauses, sentences, and parts of this subchapter are severable, are not matters of mutual essential inducement, and any of them shall be deemed individually excised if this subchapter would otherwise be unconstitutional or ineffective. It is the intention to confer upon the Village the whole or any part of the powers in this subchapter provided for, and if any one or more sections, clauses, sentences, and parts of this subchapter shall for any reason be questioned in any court or administrative tribunal, and shall be adjudged unconstitutional or invalid, such judgment shall not affect, impair, or invalidate the remaining provisions thereof, but shall be confined in its operation to the specific provision or provisions so held unconstitutional or invalid, and the inapplicability or invalidity of any section, clause, sentence, or part of this subchapter in any one or more instances shall not be taken to affect or prejudice in any way its applicability or validity in any other instance.