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NO. M-9. AN ACT RELATING TO THE ALTERATION OF THE TOWN LINE BETWEEN THE CITY OF RUTLAND AND THE TOWN OF RUTLAND.

(H.497)

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

Sec. 1. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND PURPOSE

(a) The general assembly finds that it is vested with the authority to establish town lines under the Constitution of the State of Vermont, and that it has established a procedure under the law for petitions for alteration of town and county lines codified in section 17 of Title 2 of the Vermont Statutes Annotated.

(b) Pursuant to that statute, the Town of Rutland, acting by and through its selectboard, and the City of Rutland, acting by and through its alderboard, have petitioned the general assembly for alteration of the boundary line between the Town of Rutland and the City of Rutland.

(c) The petitioning municipalities request that the boundary line be established according to a joint resolution signed by the legislative bodies of both municipalities. The joint resolution proposes that a portion of Campbell Road shall be removed from the corporate boundaries of the City of Rutland and made part of the Town of Rutland, as specifically provided in Sec. 2 of this act.

(d) The general assembly finds that the Town of Rutland and the City of Rutland have substantially and satisfactorily complied with the procedures outlined in section 17 of Title 2.

Sec. 2. 24 App. V.S.A. 9-1.2 is amended to read:

9-1.2. DESCRIPTION OF BOUNDARIES

The municipal corporation known as the City of Rutland shall include inhabitants within the following boundaries:

(a) Beginning at the point in the east line of what was formerly School District No. 3 where the south line of the James M. Fisk farm extended easterly intersects said east line, thence westerly on the said south line of the James M. Fisk farm and extension thereof to the east line of Main Street; thence northerly on the east line of Main Street to the north line of said School District No. 3; thence westerly on the said north line of School District No. 3 to the "Quarter Line," so called, on the top of Pine Hill; thence southerly on said "Quarter Line" to Evergreen Cemetery; thence westerly and southerly on the lines of said cemetery to the southerly end of the extreme westerly boundary in 1892; thence easterly and southerly along what was the boundary of said cemetery in 1892 to the north line of West Street; thence across West Street at an angle of 90 degrees therewith to the southerly line thereof; thence easterly on the south line of West Street to its intersection with the west line of the Ripley Road; thence southerly on the west line of the Ripley Road to its intersection with the center line of Otter Creek; thence westerly in the said center line of said creek to its intersection with a straight line run from the point of intersection of the said extreme westerly boundary of Evergreen Cemetery produced southerly and the north line of West Street to the original northwest corner of Percival W. Clement's homestead lot on the south side of the highway; thence southerly on said straight line as above described to the said original northwest corner of said Clement's homestead lot, thence south westerly on the original westerly line of said Clement's land, and an extension thereof to the west line of the highway known as the "Campbell Road"; thence southerly and easterly on the *[westerly]* easterly and *[southerly]* northerly line of said highway to its intersection with the easterly line of Quarterline Road projected northerly; thence southerly along the projection of said easterly line of Quarterline Road to the southerly line of Campbell Road; thence southerly and easterly on the westerly and southerly line of said highway and on the westerly line of the highway known as the "River Road", if necessary, to a point due west of what was formerly the southwest corner of the Mussey farm, so called, thence in a straight line due east, magnetic bearing in 1892, through the said southwest corner of the Mussey farm which was also the northwest corner of the house lot of the Ruel Todd estate to its intersection with what was formerly the east line of the Rutland Graded School District, produced southerly; thence northerly on said production of said east line of the Rutland Graded School District and on said east line itself to the northeast corner thereof; thence westerly on the north line of said Graded School District to the said east line of School District No. 3; thence northerly on the said east line of said District No. 3 to the place of beginning, meaning hereby to describe the boundaries as contained in the original Act of Incorporation, No. 110 Acts of 1892, together with that portion of Rutland Town as was cut out and annexed to the City of Rutland by No. 219 of the Acts of 1923 described as follows: That part of Evergreen Cemetery now situated within the limits of the town of Rutland known as the Beaman place and being the land conveyed to the Evergreen Cemetery Association by G. H. Beaman and others by deed dated December 8, 1894, and recorded in the land records of the Town of Rutland in Book 1A, Page 174; and by John B. Beaman by deed dated January 25, 1896, and recorded in said records in Book 1A, Page 287 (excepting the strip of land conveyed by said Evergreen Cemetery Association to Patrick C. Hulihan by deed dated April 23, 1896, and recorded in said records in Book 1A, Page 288) excepting thereout that portion included in such boundaries as was cut out and annexed to the Town of Rutland by 190 of the Acts of 1894.

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Sec. 3. SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

Upon passage of this act, copies of the documents supporting the petition shall be filed in the office of the secretary of state.

Sec. 4. EFFECTIVE DATE

This act shall take effect upon passage.

Approved: May 21, 2001