NO. M-7.  AN ACT RELATING TO THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF BENNINGTON.

(H.463)

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  CHARTER APPROVAL

The general assembly approves the Town of Bennington charter amendment as provided in this act.  Proposals of amendment were approved by the voters on March 4, 2003.

Sec. 2.  24 App. V.S.A. chapter 103, § 201 is amended to read:

§ 201.  ELECTIVE OFFICERS

(a)  The elective officers of the town shall be

(1)  Seven seven Select Board Members elected from the Town town at large at a duly warned Annual Town Meeting, each for a three year term to commence as follows: three Select Board Members as of March, 1986; four Select Board Members as of March 1987 with two Select Board Members serving for a three year term and two Select Board Members serving for a one year term; commencing in 1988 and thereafter, all Select Board Members shall hold office for three years or until their successors are qualified;

(2)  a town clerk;

(3)  a treasurer; and

(4)  a moderator.

(b)  All elective officers other than Select Board Members shall hold office for three years or until their successors are qualified a three-year term.  The term shall expire the first day of April following the annual town meeting.

Approved:  May 21, 2003