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H.862

AN ACT RELATING TO APPROVAL OF AMENDMENTS TO THE CHARTER OF THE VILLAGE OF WATERBURY

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

Sec. 1.  CHARTER APPROVAL

The general assembly approves the amendments to the charter of the village of Waterbury as provided in this act.  Proposals of amendment were approved by the voters on January 23, 2008.

Sec. 2.  24 V.S.A. App. chapter 283, § 2 is amended to read:

§ 2.  Elections of officers

At the first annual meeting and at each annual meeting thereafter said corporation shall elect from among the legal voters of such village a president of the village, clerk, treasurer, and collector of taxes, chief engineer, first assistant engineer, second assistant engineer and four fire wardens.  There shall also be elected at the first annual meeting two trustees, one of whom shall be elected for one year and one for two years and at each annual meeting thereafter one trustee shall be elected for the term of two years, to take the place of the trustee whose term then expires, three auditors, one of whom shall be elected for one year, one for two years, and one for three years, and at each annual meeting thereafter one auditor shall be elected for the term of three years to take the place of the auditor whose term then expires.  There shall also be elected at such meeting a board of three water commissioners, who shall have the care, custody and management of the village water works and carry into effect all of the by-laws of said village which may be adopted with respect thereto, one of said commissioners being elected for one year, one for two years and one for three years and at each annual meeting thereafter one commissioner shall be elected for the term of three years to take the place of the commissioner whose term then expires.  The election of any of the above officers shall be by ballot if called for.  All other officers of the village of Waterbury shall be appointed and commissioned by the trustees, except that in connection with the water department such officers shall be appointed and commissioned by the water commissioners.  The term of office of all elective officers shall commence as soon as they are elected and qualified, unless otherwise provided, and shall continue until their successors are duly elected and qualified.

Sec. 3.  24 V.S.A. App. chapter 283, § 10(7) is amended to read:

(7)  To establish, equip, maintain and regulate a fire department for the protection of the lives and property of its citizens.  [Repealed.]

Sec. 4.  REPEAL

24 V.S.A. App. chapter 283, §§ 22 (creation and duties of board of fire wardens of village of Waterbury) and 23 (authority of board of fire wardens of the village of Waterbury to make bylaws) are repealed.

Sec. 5.  EFFECTIVE DATE

This act shall take effect upon passage.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


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