Town Manager

  • Article 36. What does it mean?
  • Town of Castleton

The Town Manager is responsible for the general supervision of the affairs of the town. He or she is the administrative head of all departments and is responsible for all duties not otherwise conferred upon another town officer, 24 V.S.A. §§ 1235, 1236(1), to include Emergency Management Director, Road Commissioner, 24 V.S.A. § 1236(5). The Manager is in charge of all town buildings and supervises their maintenance and repairs, 24 V.S.A. § 1236(4). Tax Collection, 24 V.S.A. § 1236(10). In addition, the manager must assist the Selectboard and may perform all duties committed to the Selectboard except for the following (24 V.S.A. § 1236(2)): 

  • Preparing the tax bill.
  • Signing orders on the general fund of the town other than orders for poor relief.
  • Calling special or annual town meetings.
  • Laying out highways.
  • Establishing and laying out public parks.
  • Making assessments.
  • Awarding damages.
  • Acting as a member of the board of civil authority.
  • Filling vacancies of elected offcials, those required by State Statutes, or positions otherwise requiring Selectboard appointment.

The Town Manager does not supervise independently elected officers, such as the Town Clerk, Treasurer, Moderator or the School District.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Karen Stewart Office Manager & Operations Assistant (802) 468-5319 ext. 202 or
Michael Jones Town Manager/Emergency Management Director