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NO. M-13. AN ACT RELATING TO THE BARRE TOWN CHARTER.

(H.547)

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

Sec. 1. APPROVAL OF CHARTER AMENDMENT

The charter of the Town of Barre is amended as provided in this act. Proposals of amendment were approved by the voters on May 13, 1997.

Sec. 2. Sec. 31 of the Charter is amended to read:

Section 31 Purchasing Policy

The town manager may expend an amount determined by the *[selectmen]* selectboard; and the *[selectmen]* selectboard may expend *[five]* ten thousand dollars *[($5,000.00)]* ($10,000.00) for an established program without requesting competitive bids. Any expenditures other than those specified above shall be open to competitive bidding, except if the *[selectmen]* selectboard shall find that bidding would be of no advantage to the town. In such case, they shall then detail in their minutes the reasons for such findings and no bidding shall be required for that particular expenditure.

Sec. 3. EFFECTIVE DATE

This act shall take effect from passage.

Approved: April 1, 1998