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NO. M-1. AN ACT RELATING TO TOWN OF ESSEX CHARTER.

(H.20)

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 Essex is amended as provided in this act. Proposals of amendments were approved by the voters on November 3, 1998.

Sec. 2. 24 App. V.S.A. chapter 117, § 201 of the Charter is amended to read:

§ 201. Officers Generally

The elected officers of the Town of Essex shall be: selectmen*[, town clerk,]* and moderator *[and treasurer]*. These officers shall have all the powers and duties necessary to carry out the provisions of this charter as well as those provided by law. The terms of the officers shall commence on the first day of the month following the month of election.

Sec. 3. 24 App. V.S.A. chapter 117, § 602 of the Charter is amended to read:

§ 602. Officials Appointed by Manager

The town manager shall appoint with the approval of the selectmen: town clerk, town treasurer, assistant town clerk, constables, grand juror, director of public works, police chief, a town agent if the town attorney is not a resident of the Town of Essex, cemetery commissioners, health officer, fire wardens, zoning administrator, and if needed, the town manager may appoint fence viewers, inspector of lumber and shingles, and any other officer which the selectmen of a town are authorized to appoint if the selectmen have not filled the office. The terms of the appointed officials shall commence on the first day of April following appointment. Appointments to fill a vacancy in an office shall be effective at the time of appointment and shall run for the unexpired period of the term.

Sec. 4. EFFECTIVE DATE

This act shall take effect from passage.