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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters


Subchapter 007 : POWERS OF THE VILLAGE

(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 249, § 701)
  • § 249-701. Powers of the Village

    Said corporation shall have power to make, amend or repeal by-laws not repugnant to the Constitution or laws of this State or of the United States, for the following purposes:

    1. To establish and regulate a market.

    2. To suppress and restrain disorderly and gaming houses, billiard and pool tables, and all descriptions of gaming, and for the destruction of all instruments and devices used for that purpose.

    3. To regulate exhibitions of common show persons, and of shows of every kind not interdicted by law.

    4. To abate and remove all public and private nuisances.

    5. To compel the owner or occupant of any unwholesome, noisesome, or offensive house or place to remove or cleanse the same from time to time, as may be necessary for the health and comfort of the inhabitants of said Village.

    6. To direct the location and management of all slaughter houses, meat markets, steam mills, blacksmith shops, and sewers.

    7. To prevent immoderate riding or driving in the streets, and cruelty to animals, and may enforce the statutes of the State relating to use of automobiles.

    8. To regulate the erection of buildings, and to regulate entrances and exits to public halls and theatres until proper exits are provided, to prevent the encumbering of the streets, sidewalks, and public alleys with fire-wood, lumber, carriages, boxes, and other things, and provide for the care, preservation, and improvement of public grounds.

    9. To restrain all cattle, horses, sheep, swine, and fowls from running at large in the streets of said Village.

    10. To provide a supply of water for the protection of the Village against fire, and for other purposes, and to regulate the use of the same.

    11. To compel all persons to remove from the sidewalks and gutters adjacent to the premises owned or occupied by them all snow, ice, dirt, and garbage, and to keep such sidewalks and gutters clean.

    12. To license inn-keepers, keepers of saloons or victualing houses, peddlers, itinerant vendors, and auctioneers, under such regulations and for such sums of money as shall be prescribed therefor.

    13. To restrain the use of rockets, squibs, firecrackers, or other fireworks in the streets or commons, and to prevent the practicing therein of any amusements having a tendency to injure or annoy persons passing thereon or to endanger the security of property.

    14. To regulate the grade of streets and the grade and width of sidewalks and the construction thereof and protect the same.

    15. To provide for lighting the Village.

    16. To prohibit and punish willful injury to trees, regulate  the posting of notices and advertisements, and to prevent and punish trespasses or willful injuries to or upon the common, public buildings, and other property.

    17. To establish and maintain a public library and reading room.