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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters

Chapter 601 : Rutland County Recreational District

(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 601, § 5)
  • § 5. Powers

    Except as otherwise provided or limited by this chapter, the District shall have the following powers:

    (1) to operate, cause to be operated, or contract for the operation of any and all facilities to fulfill the purposes set forth in Article 1, section 2 of this chapter;

    (2) to purchase, sell, lease, own, acquire, convey, mortgage, improve, and use real and personal property in connection with the purposes of the District;

    (3) to hire and fix compensation of employees;

    (4) to sue and be sued;

    (5) to enter into contracts for any term or duration;

    (6) to contract with architects, engineers, financial and legal consultants, and other experts for services;

    (7) to contract with individuals, corporations, associations, authorities, and agencies for services, including contracts to operate all or a portion of facilities;

    (8) to contract with the State of Vermont or the United States of America, or any agency, department, or subdivision thereof for services;

    (9) to contract with any member or municipality for the services of any officer or employee of that municipality useful to it;

    (10) to promote cooperative arrangements and coordinated action among its member municipalities;

    (11) to make recommendations for review and action by its member municipalities and other public agencies that perform functions within the municipalities or where their facilities exist;

    (12) to exercise any other powers that are exercised or are capable of exercise by any of its member municipalities and that are necessary or desirable;

    (13) to exercise the power of eminent domain;

    (14) to borrow money and issue evidence of indebtedness as provided by 24 V.S.A. chapter 53 or other provisions of law authorizing general obligations or revenue debt;

    (15) to establish a budget and assess member municipalities for the expenses of the District;

    (16) to appropriate and expend money;

    (17) to establish sinking funds for the retirement of bonded or other indebtedness;

    (18) to establish capital reserve funds for public improvements in furtherance of its purpose;

    (19) to enact and enforce any and all necessary or desirable regulations for the orderly conduct of the District and for carrying out the purposes of the District;

    (20) to accept and administer gifts, grants, and bequests in trust or otherwise for the purpose of the District;

    (21) to exercise all powers incident to a public corporation;

    (22) to develop a clear operational philosophy and a definite policy of priority for the use of the facilities;

    (23) to prepare, evaluate, and change, as need and time require:

    (A) business plans or other operational plans for the operation of the facilities; and

    (B) accurate estimates and measurements of cost for providing services and fee structures that relate to actual program cost;

    (24) to address service delivery and methods for the timely correction of service quality. (Added 2005, No. M-8, § 2.)