[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of New Castle 1-8-1985 by L.L. No. 1-1985. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Town Board of the Town of New Castle hereby establishes a Drug Abuse Prevention Council in accordance with § 239-u of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York. Said Council shall develop programs for community participation regarding the control of the use of narcotics and dangerous drugs within the Town of New Castle and shall direct itself towards accomplishing the goals and objectives as set forth in § 239-u of the General Municipal Law.
The Chairman of the Drug Abuse Prevention Council shall be designated by the Town Board from among the Council members. The Board shall have the authority to remove any member of the Council for cause, after a public hearing, if requested. A vacancy shall be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner as an original appointment.
The Town Board may provide for compensation to be paid to members of the Council and shall make such appropriations as it may deem fit for expenses incurred by the Council.
The Council may appoint such clerks and other employees as it may from time to time require with the approval of the Town Board of the Town of New Castle.
[Amended 1-13-1998 by L.L. No. 1-1998]
The New Castle Drug Abuse Prevention Council shall consist of 15 members and shall be appointed by the Town Board of the Town of New Castle for terms not exceeding three years.
Editor's Note: This local law also noted that it is the intention of this local law to supersede any inconsistent provisions of General Municipal Law § 239-u.
Upon the effective date of this chapter, the previously constituted Drug Abuse Prevention Council and appointments are hereby rescinded.