The Vermont Statutes Online
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§ 51. Withdrawal of member municipality
A member municipality may vote to withdraw from the District if one year has elapsed since the District became a body politic and corporate, and if the District has not voted to bond for construction and improvements or to authorize a long-term contract pursuant to this chapter. If a majority of the voters of a member municipality present and voting at a meeting of the municipality duly warned for the purpose vote to withdraw from the District, the vote shall be certified by the clerk of that municipality to the Board of Supervisors of the District. Thereafter, the Board of Supervisors shall give notice to the remaining member municipalities of the vote to withdraw and shall hold a meeting to determine if it is in the best interest of the District to continue to exist. Representatives of the member municipalities shall be given an opportunity to be heard at the meeting together with any other interested persons. After the meeting, the Board of Supervisors may declare the District dissolved immediately or as soon thereafter as the financial obligations of the District and of each member municipality on account thereof have been satisfied, or it may declare that the District shall continue to exist despite the withdrawal of the member municipality. The membership of the withdrawing municipality shall terminate as of one year following the vote to withdraw or as soon after the one year period as the financial obligations of the withdrawing municipality have been paid to the District. A vote of withdrawal taken after the District becomes a body politic and corporate but less than one year after that date shall be null and void. A vote of withdrawal taken after the District has voted to bond itself for construction and improvements or to authorize a long term contract shall likewise be null and void. (Added 2005, No. M-8, § 2.)