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Town of Kinderhook, NY
Columbia County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Kinderhook as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 7-9-1990 by L.L. No. 5-1990 (Ch. 22, Art. I, of the 1978 Code)]
The terms of office of the positions of Town Clerk and Town Tax Collector shall be changed and extended from two years to four years commencing with the term following the next biennial election of 1991.
This article shall take effect upon the receipt of the affirmative vote of a majority of qualified electors at the general election to be held on November 6, 1990,[1] and the submission to the office of the Secretary of State of the State of New York.
Editor's Note: This article was approved at referendum held on November 6, 1990.
[Adopted 4-11-2005 by L.L. No. 2-2005]
Notwithstanding the provisions of § 24 of the Town Law of the State of New York or any general law, and at least 90 days prior to any biennial Town election, the Town Board of the Town of Kinderhook may adopt a resolution to provide that the term of office of each or any elective Town official thereafter elected shall be four years, and such resolution shall be submitted to the qualified electors of the Town of Kinderhook for their approval or disapproval at the next biennial Town election. No such resolution shall become effective until approved by the majority of the qualified electors of the Town of Kinderhook voting on such proposition. The submission of such proposition shall be as provided in Article 7 of the New York State Town Law for a referendum thereunder, in like manner as if a petition therefor had been filed in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 62 of the New York State Town Law, except that such proposition shall be submitted only at a biennial Town election as hereinafter provided. If the Town Board of the Town of Kinderhook shall have adopted such a resolution, and if a majority of the votes cast on any such proposition when submitted as herein provided shall be in the affirmative, the terms of office of those Town officers included in such proposition and elected at the biennial Town election at which the proposition was approved shall be for a period of four years. Thereafter, the term of each elective officer which was extended from two to four years as aforesaid shall continue to be four years. (Pursuant to the provisions of § 10 of the New York State Municipal Home Rule Law, § 24-a, Subdivision 1, of the New York State Town Law is hereby superseded.)