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City of Burlington

This act approves a variety of amendments to the charter of the City of Burlington. These amendments include: an increase in the city’s borrowing authority; revisions to the city’s retirement system; an increase in the exemption threshold for personal property taxes; transfer of the responsibility for delinquent tax collection from the city constable to the city treasurer; provisions relating to the police and fire departments which bring the charter into conformity with practice; clarification of the prohibition on political activity by police and fire department officers; provisions conforming Burlington’s election law to state law; and provisions making the board of public workscommissioners, rather than the Board of Water resources, the agency responsible for authorizing waterworks or wastewater system bonds.

Effective Date: May 5, 1997