The Vermont Statutes Online
Conservation and Development
STATE LAND USE AND DEVELOPMENT PLANS
6021. Board; vacancy, removal
(a) A Natural
Resources Board is created.
(1) The Board
shall consist of five members appointed by the Governor, with the advice and
consent of the Senate, so that one appointment expires in each year. In making
these appointments, the Governor and the Senate shall give consideration to
experience, expertise, or skills relating to the environment or land use.
(A) The Governor
shall appoint a Chair of the Board, a position that shall be a full-time
initial appointments, the members, except for the Chair, shall be appointed for
terms of four years.
(2) The Governor
shall appoint up to five persons, with preference given to former Environmental
Board, Natural Resources Board, or District Commission members, with the advice
and consent of the Senate, to serve as alternates for Board members.
shall be appointed for terms of four years, with initial appointments being
(B) The Chair of
the Board may assign alternates to sit on specific matters before the Board, in
situations where fewer than five members are available to serve.
(b) Any vacancy
occurring in the membership of the Board shall be filled by the Governor for
the unexpired portion of the term.
Notwithstanding the provisions of 3 V.S.A. § 2004, members shall be removable
for cause only, except the Chair, who shall serve at the pleasure of the
(d) The Chair of
the Board, upon request of the Chair of a District Commission, may appoint and
assign former Commission members to sit on specific Commission cases when some
or all of the regular members and alternates of the District Commission are
disqualified or otherwise unable to serve. (Added 1969, No. 250 (Adj. Sess.), §
3, eff. April 4, 1970; amended 1989, No. 234 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 1991. No. 111, §
1, eff. June 28, 1991; 1993, No. 82, § 1; 1993, No. 232 (Adj. Sess.), § 26,
eff. March 15, 1995; 2003, No. 115 (Adj. Sess.), § 48, eff. Jan. 31, 2005;
2013, No. 11, § 9.)