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Subchapter 004 : Fiscal Affairs(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 417, § 39)
§ 39. Limitations of appropriations
Actions or resolutions of the Board of Supervisors for the annual appropriations of any year shall not cease to be operative at the end of the fiscal year for which they were adopted, except as otherwise provided by the laws of the State of Vermont. Appropriations made by the Board of Supervisors for the various estimates for the budget, as defined in section 34 of this chapter, shall be expended only for such estimates, but by majority vote of the Board of Supervisors, the budget may be amended to transfer funds between or among such estimates, except as otherwise limited in this chapter. At the end of the fiscal year, should actual revenues exceed actual expenditures, the Board of Supervisors may, by a vote of members present and representing two-thirds of all the votes entitled to be cast at a regular meeting or a special meeting called for that purpose, choose to reimburse member communities, add to a reserve fund, make capital purchases, make any improvements needed at that time, or refund members in the manner provided by law. At the end of a fiscal year, should actual expenditures exceed actual revenues, the Board of Supervisors, by a vote of members present and representing two-thirds of all the votes entitled to be cast at a regular meeting or a special meeting called for that purpose, will determine how to pay the deficit in future fiscal years. The amount of any deficit at the end of the fiscal year may be paid out of a reserve fund or may be included in and paid out of the operating budget and appropriations in the next fiscal year or may be resolved in any other manner by a two-thirds vote of the Board of Supervisors present and voting at a regular or special meeting thereof. For these actions, each member of the Board of Supervisors shall cast one vote. (Amended 2011, No. M-11 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. July 12, 2012.)