[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Haverstraw 2-13-1990 as L.L. No. 3-1990 (Ch. 39 of the 1966 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The legislative body of the Town of Haverstraw finds that:
The Town Board of the Town of Haverstraw must periodically amend, modify or supplement the various chapters of the Town Code of the Town of Haverstraw.
Current New York State law (§§ 264 and 265 and other sections of the Town Law) requires that after a local law is adopted, the entire law must be published in the official periodical of the municipality for said law to be valid.
The New York State Municipal Home Rule Law § 1 et seq. permits a municipality to adopt a law which legislates that an abstract or summary of the law be published rather than the entire law, provided that the same gives adequate notice to the public.
The Town Board believes that an abstract or summary will provide proper legal notice to the public, while at the same time reducing unnecessary expenditures by the town.
Pursuant to New York State Municipal Home Rule Law, the Town Board hereby legislates that at any and all times in which it adopts a local law, only an abstract of said new local law shall be published in the official periodical of the Town of Haverstraw.
Said abstract shall provide to the public a detailed description of the purpose of the local law. In addition, the abstract shall set forth the provisions of the law in sufficient language to enable the public to be informed as to the nature of the law.
This law does not prohibit the Town Board from publishing the local law in its entirety if it believes, in its absolute legislative discretion, that such publication is necessary or beneficial to the public.