|BILL AS INTRODUCED||2007-2008|
Introduced by Representatives Clark of Vergennes and Oxholm of Vergennes
Subject: Municipal government; municipal charters; city of Vergennes
Statement of purpose: This bill proposes to approve an amendment to the charter of the city of Vergennes which requires voter approval prior to an allocation of wastewater treatment capacity for, or use of wastewater distribution mains of the city by, any property outside the territorial limits of the city.
AN ACT RELATING TO APPROVAL OF AMENDMENT TO THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF VERGENNES
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 Vergennes as provided in this act. The proposal of amendment was approved by the voters on March 6, 2007.
Sec. 2. 24 V.S.A. App. chapter 15, § 26 is amended to read:
§ 26. Sales, etc.
(a) All sales, leases, or grants of any real estate, belonging to said city shall be signed by the mayor thereof, and sealed with the city seal, and any conveyance so executed, if approved by a meeting of the citizens of the said city legally assembled, and recorded in the records of the town where the lands so sold, leased, or granted lie, shall be good and effectual in law to convey the estate intended to be conveyed by such sale, lease, or grant.
(b) Any allocation of wastewater treatment capacity of the wastewater treatment plant of the city and any use of any wastewater distribution mains of the city connected to the plant serving any property outside the territorial limits of the city shall require a written agreement setting forth the specific terms and conditions of the allocation of wastewater capacity or use of wastewater distribution mains of the city connected to the plant. Any written agreement allocating wastewater treatment capacity shall be approved at an annual or special meeting of the voters of the city legally assembled and, once signed by the city council, or its authorized representative, shall be recorded in the land records of the municipality where the lands are located and benefited by the allocation of wastewater treatment capacity or use of wastewater distribution mains of the city connected to the plant.
Sec. 3. EFFECTIVE DATE
This act shall take effect upon passage.
The Vermont General Assembly
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