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NO. M-2. AN ACT RELATING TO CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF BARRE.

(H.47)

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 12, 1998.

Sec. 2. Section 12 of the Charter of the Town of Barre is amended to read:

Sec. 12. Auditor

Auditors shall be elected for terms of three (3) years, with one (1) elected each year. They shall be responsible for the proper financial accountability of the town, and for this purpose all town officials shall, within thirty (30) days after the close of the fiscal year, submit to the auditors such reports, records and materials as the auditors may require for the discharge of their duties. The auditors shall thereupon proceed to examine and adjust the accounts of all town officers and report their findings in writing, not later than *[seventy-five (75)]* one hundred (100) days after the close of the fiscal year. They shall cause their findings to be printed and made available to the voters. The auditors may employ the services of a certified public accountant at town expense, for such purposes as they shall deem proper. They shall also supervise the preparation, publication, and, within budgetary limitations, the distribution of the annual town report.

Sec. 3. EFFECTIVE DATE

This act shall take effect from passage.