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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters


(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 261, § 44)
  • § 261-44. Power of Village in acquiring land for public parks

    (a) Said Village may take, purchase, hold, and use any lands for the purpose of public parks and commons within said Village, on making compensation for the land so taken, and the trustees shall proceed in the same manner as is by law prescribed for selectboards in taking lands for public highways, and in awarding damages therefor, and the said trustees shall make a return of their doings to the office of the Clerk of said Village who shall record the same. When any person shall be dissatisfied with the decision of said trustees in the award for damages of land taken as aforesaid he or she may proceed in the manner provided in section 20 of this charter, when land is taken for a sewer or drain.

    (b) Said Village may lay out, grade, and otherwise improve or ornament said public parks or common, and may make such bylaws and negotiations concerning the same as may be necessary and proper; and may in providing for the payment of the expenses of the same lay a tax as provided in section 20 of this charter, and may also vote to borrow money for the same and issue its notes or bonds in the manner provided in sections 25 and 37 of this charter. (Added 1892, No. 114, § 44.)