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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters
Chapter 703 : CHAMPLAIN WATER DISTRICT(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 703, § 17)
§ 17. Changes in membership; inclusion of additional towns
(a) When a majority of voters of a Town present and voting at a meeting duly warned for that purpose shall vote to apply to the District for admission as a member of the District, such vote shall thereupon be certified by the clerk of the town to the Clerk of the District and to the Secretary of State. Such vote and certification, if accepted by the District within two years after the date of said vote shall be binding on said town without the subsequent vote in the town contemplated in subsection (c) of this section.
(b) When it appears to the Board of Water Commissioners that the boundaries of the District should be changed to include another town, they may insert an article fully describing the proposed change in the warning for a regular or special meeting of the District, which proposed change shall state the number of additional members to be added to the Board of Water Commissioners if such change is approved.
(c) When a majority of the voters voting at such meeting vote to include an additional town within the boundaries of the District as a member thereof, the Board of Water Commissioners shall notify the legislative body of such additional town of such vote. Thereupon the legislative body of the additional town proposed to be included shall duly warn a meeting thereof, setting forth in such warning the vote of the District and the proposed change in its boundaries. If a majority of the voters voting at the meeting of the additional town vote to be included within the District, the result of such vote and the result of the vote already taken by the District shall be certified to the Secretary of State. A certificate of such record shall immediately be filed by the Secretary of State in the office of the Clerk of the District and of any additional Town to be included therein as a member thereof, which filing shall be notice to all parties of such addition to the District.
(d) The District as so enlarged shall thereupon have all the powers and responsibilities given it by this chapter. Any vacancy on the Board of Water Commissioners created as a result of the increase in the number thereof shall be filled as provided in 24 V.S.A. § 3343. The additional member town shall share in all existing expenses, including bonded indebtedness, in the proportion provided in this chapter for other members. (Added 1971, No. 135, § 17.)