|BILL AS INTRODUCED||2007-2008|
Introduced by Representative Branagan of Georgia
Subject: Municipal government; selectboards; gifts and grants
Statement of purpose: This bill proposes to permit town selectboards to spend gifts and grants above those which are approved in the town budget.
AN ACT RELATING TO PERMITTING SELECTBOARDS TO SPEND GIFTS AND GRANTS
It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Sec. 1. 17 V.S.A. § 2664 is amended to read:
§ 2664. BUDGET
town shall vote such sums of money as it deems necessary for the interest of
its inhabitants and for the prosecution and defense of the common rights.
It shall express in its vote the specific amounts, or the rate on a
dollar of the grand list, to be appropriated for laying out and repairing
highways and for other necessary town expenses. If a town votes specific
amounts in lieu of a rate on a dollar of the grand list, the
shall, after the grand list book has been computed and lodged in the office of
the town clerk, set the tax rate necessary to raise the specific amounts voted.
The selectboard may apply for grants and may accept and expend grants
or gifts above those which are approved in the town budget. The
selectboard shall include, in its annual report, a description of all grants or
gifts accepted during the year and associated expenditures.
The Vermont General Assembly
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