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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters


(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 285, § 30)
  • § 285-30. Village bylaw and ordinance fines, penalties, and forfeitures

    (a) Fines, penalties, and forfeitures up to and including $200.00, for each breach of an ordinance or bylaw, may be established by the trustees or by a properly warned Village meeting.

    (b) These fines, penalties, and forfeitures may be recovered in an action of tort brought in the name of the Village, and in any such action a general complaint relying on the ordinance or the bylaw shall be sufficient.

    (c) The process may issue either against the body or the property of the defendant, and if the defendant is found guilty, and if it is found by the court that the cause of action arose from the defendant's willful or malicious act or neglect, it shall so adjudge, and shall further adjudge that the defendant be confined in close jail, and may issue execution against the defendant's body with a certificate of such findings endorsed thereon; and such execution with such certificate, thereon shall have the same effect as an execution issued on a judgment founded upon tort having a like certificate endorsed thereon.

    (d) Any person refusing to comply with any Village ordinance or bylaw relating to the person's business may be enjoined by a proper action in chancery brought in the name of the Village from continuing such business in violation of such ordinance or bylaw, and in any such action a bill relying on the ordinance or bylaw shall be sufficient.

    (e) Nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent the Village from having and exercising such other powers as may be proper to enforce obedience to its ordinances and bylaws and to punish violations thereof. (Added 1937, No. 301, § 30.)