The Vermont Statutes Online
Subchapter 002 : THE BOARD(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 409, § 203)
§ 409-203. Selection of supervisors
(a) Initial Board. The initial Board shall be appointed by the legislative body of each member. Appointments shall be made within 30 days of the effective date of this agreement and certified by the clerk of each member to the Clerk of the District.
(b) Subsequent Boards. For subsequent Boards, the voters of each member shall decide the method by which its supervisor(s) shall be chosen. Unless the voters of a member decide at a regular or special meeting warned for that purpose to have their supervisor(s) appointed by the legislative body of the member, their supervisor(s) shall be elected at their annual meeting for the term specified in this section.
(c) Terms. Supervisors on the initial Board shall serve for a term ending with the appointment or election of the Board in 1990. In order to stagger the terms of the supervisors on the second Board, the initial Board at their organizational meeting shall draw by lot the terms which the supervisors from their respective municipalities shall hold upon election or appointment to the second Board. At least half the supervisors of the second Board shall serve two-year terms, and the remainder shall serve one-year terms. Thereafter, all terms shall be for two years.
(d) Elections. Elections for supervisor(s) shall take place biennially (except for the election following a one-year term of a supervisor to the second Board) at the annual meeting of each member in the same manner as elections for the legislative body of the member. Results of the election shall be certified by the clerk of each member to the Clerk of the District.
(e) Appointments. If a member chooses to have its legislative body appoint its supervisor(s) to the District, the legislative body shall make its appointment by the end of March in the year in which the term of the preceding supervisor for that member expires. The clerk of each member shall certify its appointment to the Clerk of the District.
(f) Oath of office. All supervisor(s) shall take an oath of office similar to that taken by members of legislative bodies of municipalities, as in 24 V.S.A. § 831. The oath shall be administered by the clerk of the supervisor's municipality.