Town of Clarence, NY
Erie County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Clarence as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Taxation — See Ch. 199.
[Adopted 8-27-2003 by L.L. No. 7-2003]

§ 52-1 Purpose.

The purpose of this article is to authorize the Town Clerk to enclose with the tax bills certain notices, circulars, cards, handbills or other enclosures allowed by law concerning matters of public interest but excluding matters of a political nature, entailing propaganda, or advertisements. Section 1826 of the Tax Law of New York State forbids a municipality from mailing or delivering with tax bills any notices, circulars, pamphlets, cards, or similar printed materials until and unless the municipality has passed local legislation allowing for that practice, so long as neither the legislation nor the practice provide for the dissemination of political or propaganda materials. The Town of Clarence desires to create by this article this authority.

§ 52-2 Statutory authority.

This article is adopted pursuant to New York Municipal Home Rule Law § 10.

§ 52-3 Supersession of statute.

This article supersedes the provisions of New York State Tax Law § 1826.

§ 52-4 Inclusion of enclosures.

By resolution adopted by the Town Board by unanimous vote, the Town Board shall be authorized to instruct the Town Clerk to enclose notices, circulars, pamphlets, cards, handbills and other enclosures allowed by law concerning matters of public concern.
A. 
Such enclosures shall exclude any and all matter of a political nature, entailing propaganda or any type of advertisement.
B. 
Said enclosures will be included in the county/Town tax bills only.