Town of Wappinger, NY
Dutchess County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Wappinger 2-25-2002 by L.L. No. 4-2002. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 55-1 Legislative authority; order of succession.

A. 
Pursuant to the authority conferred by Article 2-B, § 27, of the Executive Law of the State of New York, the following succession of authority is hereby established in the event that the Supervisor is absent from the Town or is otherwise unable or incapable to discharge the powers and duties of his/her office, authorized and provided under § 24 of the Executive Law, and those powers and duties shall devolve upon the next person available on the following list until such time as the person acting under the authority conferred hereby is relieved by a person higher on the list.
B. 
Order of succession:
(1) 
Supervisor;
(2) 
Deputy Supervisor;
(3) 
Any Town Board member, sequentially in order of seniority;
(4) 
Fire Inspector/Disaster Coordinator;
(5) 
Highway Superintendent;
(6) 
Chiefs of the Fire Company within the jurisdiction in which the emergency is occurring or has occurred;
(7) 
Deputy Chiefs of the Fire Company within the jurisdiction in which the emergency is occurring or has occurred;
(8) 
Director of Town Vandalism Control.