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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters


(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 291, § 9)
  • § 291-9. Fire wardens

    The fire wardens of the Village of Woodstock, and such persons as shall, pursuant to the bylaws of the Village, be elected fire wardens, and having with them some distinguishing badge of their office, designated by such bylaws, may, in times of fire, demand and require assistance from any of the inhabitants of the Village to extinguish and prevent the spreading of such fire, and remove goods and effects from any building or other place endangered by fire; and a majority of the fire wardens may cause to be pulled down, blown up, or removed, such dwellings or the buildings as they may deem necessary to prevent the spreading or progress of such fire; and the fire wardens may require and demand assistance from any of the inhabitants of the Village, to pull down and remove any building, whenever it shall be judged necessary by a majority of the fire wardens present; and the fire wardens may suppress any disorder or tumults and direct the labors of all persons present during such fire; and if any resident of the Village, so present as aforesaid, shall refuse to obey the orders of any fire wardens in any manner authorized by this act, the offender shall, on conviction thereof, before any justice proper to try the same, forfeit and pay a fine not exceeding seven dollars to the Treasurer of the Village. Provided, that the offender be prosecuted by action of debt, brought by any wardens, in the name of the Treasurer, within 90 days from the time of committing the offence.