Who has ordinance jurisdiction?

In the merger booklet, at the bottom of page 21, it says that the Selectboard can only enact ordinances outside of the Village. This is totally incorrect. The Selectboard has jurisdiction over the entire Town, including the Village. Any ordinance the Selectboard ordains applies the to entire Town unless the Trustees enact their own ordinance that covers only the Village. In the firearms discharge example cited in the booklet, if the Village ordinance didn’t exist, you still couldn’t discharge a firearm within the Village since the Village is included in the no discharge zone of the Town ordinance. The Village ordinance does, however, apply additional restrictions that the Town ordinance does not. The Village ordinance also limits bow and arrow and air guns which are not prohibited by Town ordinance. In another example, the Selectboard is the Liquor Control Board for the entire Town, including the Village. There are some Town liquor license ordinances that apply to the entire Town including the Village. The Village Trustees have no jurisdiction over liquor licenses issued by the Town Selectboard. So, the statement that the Selectboard can only enact ordinances outside of the Village is incorrect.

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