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BILL AS INTRODUCED 2007-2008

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H.19

Introduced by Representatives Keenan of St. Albans City and Fitzgerald of
St. Albans City

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Municipal government; municipal charters; city of St. Albans

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to approve an amendment to the charter of the city of St. Albans which allows a vacancy on the board of school commissioners to be filled by the remaining commissioners until the next annual meeting.

AN ACT RELATING TO APPROVAL OF AMENDMENT TO THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF ST. ALBANS

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

Sec. 1.  CHARTER APPROVAL

The general assembly approves the amendment to the charter of the City of St. Albans as provided in this act.  Proposals of amendment were approved by the voters on November 7, 2006.

Sec. 2.  24 V.S.A. App. chapter 11, § 7(c) is amended to read:

(c)  In case of a vacancy in the office of mayor, the council shall direct the clerk to call a city meeting for the election of a mayor, and, in case of a vacancy in the office of alderperson, of the legal voters of the ward in which such vacancy occurs, to fill such vacancy for an unexpired term.  However, if a vacancy occurs in the office of alderperson during the last year of the alderperson's term and after the annual meeting of the city in that year, the vacancy shall be filled by the city council.  If a vacancy occurs in the office of school commissioner after the annual meeting of the city in that year, the vacancy shall be filled by the city council with the advice of the remaining board of school commissioners.  The newly appointed alderperson or school commissioner shall then serve until the next annual city meeting.



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