City of Watervliet, NY
Albany County
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Editor's Note: Adopted by the Laws of 1914, Chapter 444, as amended.
Article I TITLE

Sec. 1 Title.

Article II CORPORATE NAME, BOUNDARIES, CIVIL DIVISIONS

Sec. 2 Municipal corporation continued.

Sec. 3 Boundaries described.

Sec. 4 Wards.

Sec. 5 Title to lands underlying the Hudson River.

Article III CITY OFFICERS, QUALIFICATIONS, TERMS OF OFFICE, ELECTIONS, SALARIES

Sec. 6 Elective officers enumerated.

Sec. 7 Appointive officers enumerated; general duties of the general manager.

Sec. 8 Power of appointment delegated to general manager.

Sec. 9 Deputies and assistants; combining offices.

Sec. 10 Residence requirements for officers.

Sec. 11 Term of office of judge and supervisors.

Sec. 12 Filling vacancies.

Sec. 13 Manner of taking office.

Sec. 14 Resignations.

Sec. 15 Compensation.

Sec. 16 Additional powers and duties.

Sec. 17 Fire department treasurer; powers and duties.

Sec. 18 through Sec. 22. (Reserved.)

Article IV GENERAL CITY POWERS; POWERS OF THE COUNCIL

Sec. 23 City powers generally.

Sec. 24 City powers to be vested in the council.

Sec. 25 Powers of the mayor with respect to the council.

Sec. 26 City clerk.

Sec. 27 Meetings of the council.

Sec. 28 Council procedures.

Sec. 29 Appropriations.

Sec. 30 Sale or lease of city real estate; franchises.

Sec. 31 Ordinances to be recorded; investigation of officers.

Sec. 32 Penalty for violation of ordinances.

Sec. 33 Official newspaper; publication of records.

Sec. 34 Ultra vire acts by members of the council.

Sec. 35 (Reserved.)

Sec. 36 Commissioners of deeds.

Sec. 37 through Sec. 43. (Reserved.)

Article V MAYOR

Sec. 44 Powers generally.

Sec. 45 Appointment and removal of officers.

Sec. 46 Acting mayor.

Sec. 47 Public emergencies; special police.

Sec. 48 Execution of documents.

Article VI BOARD OF ESTIMATE AND CONTRACT

Sec. 49 Composition; organization.

Sec. 50 Reserved.

Sec. 51 Proposals.

Sec. 52 Repairs, materials and supplies not in excess of two hundred fifty dollars.

Sec. 53 Contracts for paving.

Sec. 54 Power to purchase and contract limited.

Sec. 55 Bid deposit.

Article VII DEPARTMENT OF LAW

Sec. 56 Corporation counsel to be department head; duties generally.

Sec. 57 Approval of contracts.

Sec. 58 Settlement of claims against the city.

Sec. 59 Employing assistants.

Sec. 60 Civil actions against the city.

Sec. 61 Payment of judgments against the city.

Sec. 62 Certain persons not ineligible to act as judge or juror.

Sec. 63 Condemnation proceedings.

Article VIII DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Sec. 64 through Sec. 66. (Reserved.)

Article IX DEPARTMENT OF JUDICIARY; CITY COURT

Sec. 67 Court established; judge.

Sec. 68 Jurisdiction of civil actions and proceedings.

Sec. 69 Not to take cognizance of certain actions.

Sec. 70 Process, practice; appeals from judgment.

Sec. 71 Form of summons.

Sec. 72 Form of transcripts of judgment.

Sec. 73 Form of execution.

Sec. 74 Opening and vacating judgments.

Sec. 75 Evidentiary value of documents certified by the commissioner of accounts.

Sec. 76 Costs and fees.

Sec. 77 Appeals.

Sec. 78 Jurisdiction of the city judge in criminal cases.

Sec. 79 Account of fees; account of criminal business; docket.

Sec. 80 Acting city judge; designation of, compensation.

Sec. 81 Rules.

Sec. 82 Time for transaction of court business.

Sec. 83 Authority of the city judge to perform marriage ceremonies.

Sec. 84 Effect of judgments.

Sec. 85 Prohibition relating to interposal of counterclaims.

Sec. 86 When counterclaim exceeds five hundred dollars.

Sec. 87 Counterclaim against personal representative.

Sec. 88 When total of accounts exceeds one thousand dollars.

Sec. 89 Pleadings.

Sec. 90 Contempt proceedings.

Sec. 91 Power to take bail.

Sec. 92 Trial by jury.

Sec. 93 Drawing of juries.

Article X DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

Sec. 94 Authorization of issuance of obligations; redemption of water supply obligations.

Sec. 95 [Reserved].

Sec. 96 Duties of the director of finance.

Sec. 96.A Depositories may deposit securities to secure city deposits.

Sec. 97 Claims against the city.

Sec. 98 Custody and management of sinking fund.

Sec. 99 Duties of the commissioner of accounts.

Sec. 100 Annual financial statement.

Sec. 101 Chamberlain.

Sec. 102 Deposits and accounts.

Sec. 103 Fiscal year; department estimates.

Sec. 104 Annual estimate.

Sec. 105 Contents of annual estimate.

Sec. 106 Annual appropriations.

Sec. 107 Tax budget.

Sec. 108 [Reserved].

Sec. 109 [Reserved].

Sec. 110 Amendments to Adopted Tax Budget.

Sec. 111 Penalties for violation of preceding section.

Sec. 112 through Sec. 113. Reserved.

Article XI ASSESSMENT AND TAXATION

Sec. 114 Preparation of Assessment Roll.

Sec. 115 Review of the Assessment Roll.

Sec. 116 Equalization and levy for state and county taxes.

Sec. 117 Levy of taxes by council; tax roll.

Sec. 118 Issue of tax roll and warrants to chamberlain.

Sec. 119 Notice of receiving taxes; time for paying taxes; tax receipts.

Sec. 120 Water rents.

Sec. 121 Proceedings for collection of delinquent taxes, sewer rents and water rents.

Sec. 122 Settlement by director of finance for taxes collected.

Sec. 123 through Sec. 128. Reserved.

Article XII WATER DISTRIBUTION

Sec. 129 Watervliet Water Board.

Sec. 130 Supervision of waterworks.

Sec. 131 Installation of water meters.

Sec. 132 Permits.

Sec. 133 Collection of water rents.

Sec. 134 Preparation of water rent rolls.

Sec. 135 Notice of assessment.

Sec. 136 Filing list or roll of water rents.

Sec. 137 Notice of receiving water rents; time of payment.

Sec. 138 Water rents may be included on tax bill.

Sec. 139 The cost of public use of water.

Sec. 140 Additional powers generally.

Article XIII DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

Sec. 141 Commissioner of public safety; appointees.

Sec. 141.1 Department of Police.

Sec. 141.2 Department of Police.

Sec. 141.3 Department of Fire.

Sec. 142 Duties of commissioner.

Sec. 143 Rules, orders and regulations.

Sec. 144 Constitution of police and fire departments.

Sec. 145 Membership.

Sec. 146 Terms of office.

Sec. 147 Discipline.

Sec. 148 Appeal from determination of commissioner.

Sec. 149 Exemptions.

Sec. 150 Chief of police.

Sec. 151 Powers and duties of members of police department.

Sec. 152 Service of process.

Sec. 153 Political activity prohibited.

Sec. 154 Supervision of jail; expenses.

Article XIV DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

Sec. 155 Commissioner of public works.

Sec. 156 Powers and duties of commissioner.

Sec. 157 Repair of sidewalks; removal of snow and ice.

Sec. 158 Performance of public work to be certified.

Sec. 159 Duties of the city engineer.

Sec. 160 Alteration of grades and names of streets.

Sec. 161 Apportionment of city's expense of improvement.

Sec. 162 Discontinuance of streets.

Sec. 163 Streets by prescription.

Sec. 164 Acquisition of lands.

Article XV (RESERVED)

Sec. 165 through Sec. 169. (Reserved)

Article XVI LOCAL ASSESSMENTS

Sec. 170 Power of council as to local improvements.

Sec. 171 Opening, altering or extending streets or public grounds and assessments of benefits and payment.

Sec. 172 Declaration of intention to make local improvements.

Sec. 173 Special provisions as to sewers.

Sec. 174 Proceedings to obtain right-of-way.

Sec. 175 Costs and expenses.

Sec. 176 Paving, repaving or macadamizing.

Sec. 177 Assessments payable in installments.

Sec. 178 Public works improvement fund.

Sec. 179 Macadamizing or slagging without petition.

Sec. 180 Change of grade of streets.

Sec. 181 Curbs and gutters.

Sec. 182 Cleaning sidewalks and gutters of snow and ice.

Sec. 183 Work may be done by contract.

Sec. 184 Guardian ad litem for infant defendants.

Sec. 185 Description of premises.

Sec. 186 Rebates and deficiencies.

Sec. 187 Assessment not invalidated by irregularities.

Sec. 188 Right to review assessment or tax for local improvement limited.

Sec. 189 Procedure on review.

Sec. 190 Consolidation of separate proceedings.

Sec. 191 State lands.

Sec. 192 Taxpayers to vote on extraordinary expenditures.

Sec. 193 Reserved.

Article XVII DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Sec. 194 Established; health officer to be head of the department.

Sec. 195 Powers and duties of the health officer generally.

Sec. 196 Office hours; registrar of vital statistics.

Sec. 197 Appeals from action of the health officer.

Sec. 198 Approval of plumbing and sewerage plans.

Sec. 199 Plumbing and sanitary inspector.

Sec. 200 When approval of plumbing plans required.

Sec. 201 Examining board of plumbers.

Article XVIII MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

Sec. 202 Existing ordinances and regulations.

Sec. 203 Venue of action against the city.

Sec. 204 Service of process in actions against the city.

Sec. 205 Perjury.

Sec. 205.A Vacations and sick leave for city personnel.

Sec. 206 Repealer.

Sec. 207 Effective date.