[Amended 7-1-1991 by L.L. No. 5-1991]
This Charter shall replace the previous City Charter in its entirety.
Nothing in this Charter, except as otherwise specifically provided, shall affect or impair the rights or privileges of persons who are city officers or employees at the time of its adoption.
All elected officials shall continue to hold their respective offices until January 1, 1992, and shall perform the duties of their respective offices as prescribed herein.
Appointed officials whose offices are continued pursuant to this Charter shall continue to hold their respective offices until the expiration of the term for which they were originally appointed and shall perform the duties of their respective offices as prescribed herein and shall be subject to removal only as originally provided at the time of their appointment.
[Amended 3-16-1992 by L.L. No. 2-1992]
Continuation of powers and duties. Any powers which are conferred and duties which are imposed upon an officer, board, commission or department under any laws of the State of New York or by any ordinance or local law in force at the time this Charter takes effect shall be retained and exercised by the officer, board, commission or department except as amended by the provisions of this Charter.
Continuation of status and classification. All officers and employees of the city who shall hold office or be employed subject to Civil Service Law and Rules when this Charter shall take effect shall continue in their respective positions and employment and in their respective civil service classifications and status as officers or employees of the city, consistent with the provisions of this Charter.
Pursuant to the provisions of this Charter, any functions, powers or duties heretofore exercised by an officer, department, board, commission or agency, including the officers and employees in the classified civil service, who are engaged in the performance of such functions, powers or duties at the time this Charter takes effect shall be transferred to the office, department, board, commission or agency to which such functions, powers or duties are assigned by this Charter without examination and without affecting existing compensation, pension or retirement rights, privileges or obligations of such officers and employees.
All records, property and equipment whatsoever of any office, department, board, commission or agency the powers and duties of which are assigned to any other office, department, board, commission or agency by this Charter shall be transferred and delivered to the office, department, board, commission or agency to which such powers and duties are assigned.
If a city department, office or agency is abolished by this Charter, the powers and duties given it by law shall be transferred to the city department, office or agency designated in this Charter or, if the Charter makes no provision, designated by the City Council.
If any provision of this Charter is held invalid, the other provisions of the Charter shall not be affected thereby. If the application of the Charter or any of its provisions to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the application of the Charter and its provisions to other persons or circumstances shall not be affected thereby.
[Amended 3-16-1992 by L.L. No. 2-1992]
All existing city ordinances, resolutions, orders and regulations shall continue to be in full force and effect after the effective date of this Charter, except as to those matters which are expressly and specifically addressed by this Charter. All local laws previously enacted shall remain in full force and effect.
All existing city ordinances, resolutions, orders and regulations which are in force when this Charter becomes fully effective are hereby repealed only to the extent to which they are directly repealed or annulled by this Charter. Otherwise, all such existing city ordinances, resolutions, orders and regulations adopted pursuant thereto shall continue to be in full force and effect after the adoption and effective date of this Charter.
Upon the adoption of this Charter at the referendum or election held in 1989, it shall thereupon become effective insofar as and to the extent that it governs and controls the election of the Mayor, Council members, City Judge and county legislators in the primary and general elections of 1991. In all other respects this Charter shall become effective on the first day of January 1992.
Upon adoption of this Charter, the City Council shall appoint, within ninety (90) days thereafter, a task force to review the administrative codes and local laws of the City of Beacon for consistency with this Charter and to make written recommendations to the City Council to prepare the existing government for the transition to the new form of government adopted under this Charter.