Hi Sandi 

The statutory citation is 24 V.S.A.  4448.  Appointment and powers of
administrative officer

(a) An administrative officer, who may hold any other office in the
municipality other than membership in the board of adjustment or development
review board, shall be nominated by the planning commission and appointed by
the legislative body for a term of three years promptly after the adoption
of the first bylaws or when a vacancy exists. The compensation of the
administrative officer shall be fixed under sections 932 and 933 of this
title, and the officer shall be subject to the personnel rules of the
municipality adopted under sections 1121 and 1122 of this title. The
administrative officer shall administer the bylaws literally and shall not
have the power to permit any land development that is not in conformance
with those bylaws. An administrative officer may be removed for cause at any
time by the legislative body after consultation with the planning

(b) The planning commission may nominate and the legislative body may
appoint an acting administrative officer who shall have the same duties and
responsibilities as the administrative officer in the administrative
officer's absence. If an acting administrative officer position is
established, or, for municipalities that establish the position of assistant
administrative officer, there shall be clear policies regarding the
authority of the administrative officer in relation to the acting or
assistant officer.


Sharon Murray

Front Porch Community Planning & Design



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Subject: Zoning Admin Resignation



What is the relative state statute related to filling the zoning
administrator vacancy upon resignation?

Is a Town required to advertise in a newspaper?

Does the Planning Commission recommend and the Selectboard appoint?



Sandi Switzer

Wallingford Town Administrator

75 School Street

Wallingford, VT 05773



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