[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Village Public Officers; Residency
Article II Meeting Attendance Requirements for Appointed Board Members
[Adopted 4-30-1984 by L.L. No. 3-1984; amended in its entirety 7-27-2009 by L.L. No. 3-2009]
[Amended 7-18-2011 by L.L. No. 1-2011]
Village public officers. The Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson designates the following positions to be public offices of the Village and the individuals appointed to said positions to be public officers of the Village:
Mayor and trustees;
Planning Board members;
Zoning Board of Appeals members; and
Such other offices as may be designated public offices by New York State statute.
Departments, department heads, superintendents and supervisors. No other employees of the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson are public officers. Specifically, the Department of Public Works Superintendent and the Water Superintendent are not public officers of the Village.
Certain individuals to reside within county or adjoining counties. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, individuals, otherwise qualified, appointed to hold the following public offices of the Village, shall not be required to reside within the corporate limits of the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson; such public officers, however, must both 1) reside within the County of Orange or an adjoining county within the State of New York and 2) reside within 30 linear miles of the nearest boundary of the Village: Clerk, Deputy Clerk, Treasurer, Deputy Treasurer and Code Enforcement Officer.
This article shall supersede any inconsistent provision of Public Officers Law § 3, Public Officers Law § 30, and Village Law § 3-300.
[Adopted 10-21-1996 by L.L. No. 5-1996]
The Board of Trustees finds that regular meeting attendance by all appointed board members will advance the public interest. This Board determines that regular attendance by appointed board members at their respective meetings is critical to the proper function of such boards and to timely and reasoned action on applications submitted to the boards. This Board further determines that regular meeting attendance is a condition of the appointment of each board member.
This article shall apply to all members of the following boards:
The following is hereby established as the minimum meeting attendance requirements:
No board member shall be absent from more than three successive meetings or more than four meetings in any one calendar year. As used herein, the word "meeting" applies to any regular or special meeting of the member's board. A member shall not be deemed absent from a meeting if he or she has a legitimate excuse for medical reasons and communicates that excuse to the Chairman or Secretary of the board prior to the meeting.
The Mayor shall have the power, subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees, to remove, after the opportunity for a hearing, any board member for noncompliance with the minimum requirements established herein.