Calais Charter and Town Ordinances

municipal charter allows a municipality to adapt its relationship with state law. Townspeople vote on the language of the charter, and then the charter must pass through the Vermont legislature. The Calais charter was signed into law in the Vermont State House in 2017.

 

An ordinance is a legislative act from the Selectboard that affecting the conduct of its citizens. It carries the state's authority and has the same effect within a town's borders as a state statute. 

  • The Curb Cut Ordinance regulates not only how curb cut applications are processed but also the requirements for the curb cuts to be safe and aligned with Calais Land Use & Development Regulations. 
    Calais Curb Cut Ordinance
  • The Curtis Pond Island Ordinance lists the rules and regulations for use of the Curtis Pond Island, including the process for reserving the Island as an overnight camping spot. 
    Curtis Pond Island Ordinance
  • The Curtis Pond Recreation Area Ordinance lists appropriate behaviors and uses of the Curtis Pond Recreation Area. 
    Curtis Pond Recreation Area Ordinance
  • The Dog and Wolf-Hybrids Ordinance delineates the measures a dog owner is expected to take with regard to control and behavior of their dog. It also outlines the repercussions for dog owners whose dogs are not in compliance with these standards. 
    Dog and Wolf-Hybrids Ordinance
  • The Fireworks Ordinance requires that fireworks may not be used within Calais without the proper permitting, and it outlines the process for permit application as well as the repercussions of noncompliance. 
    Fireworks Ordinance
  • The Ordinance for the Establishment of the Historic Preservation Commission outlines the guidelines for membership and the purpose of the Commission.
    Ordinance for the Establishment of the Historic Preservation Commission
  • The Town Highway #63 (GAR Road) Parking Ordinance prohibits any parking within the right-of-way of that road.
    Town Highway #63 (GAR Road) Parking Ordinance
  • The Ordinance to Regulate Livestock Running at Large outlines the repercussions of townspeople allowing their livestock off their property and out of control of their owners or an agent of their owners. 
    Ordinance to Regulate Livestock Running at Large
  • The Snow Removal and Parking Ordinance describes locations along roads in Calais where no vehicle may be parked at any time. It also states that no one shall move snow from their private property into a public highway.
    Snow Removal and Parking Ordinance
  • The Town Highway Right-of-Way Ordinance is intended to promote and protect the safety of the traveling public in Calais by regulating building and planting in the Town right-of-way. It outlines the permit application process for any augmenting of the Town right-of-way and the consequences for those who are noncompliant.
    Town Highway Right-of-Way Ordinance
  • The Vermont Route 14 Ordinance defines the speed limit along Vermont Route 14 within the bounds of Calais.
    Vermont Route 14 Ordinance 
  • The Calais Traffic Ordinance defines the speed limits of all Calais public highways with the exception of Vermont Route 14. 
    Calais Traffic Ordinance