[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Tully as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Residency requirements — See Ch. 73.
Article I Town Supervisor; Tax Collector; Highway Superintendent
[Adopted 12-11-2013 by L.L. No. 3-2013]
Editor's Note: This local law was subject to referendum and was approved by voters 11-4-2014.
The Town Board finds that the key elective positions within the Town of Tully would benefit from a longer term of office so as to provide for greater constancy, continuity and efficiency for the Town. These positions require a great amount of experience, skill and knowledge, and therefore, a longer term is needed. New York Municipal Home Rule Law § 10(1)(ii)(a)(1) permits local governments, including towns, to enact local laws regulating the terms of office of their officers and employees so long as those laws are consistent with the Constitution and general state law. It is the purpose of this article to expand the terms of office for the Town Supervisor, Town Tax Collector and Town Highway Superintendent from two years to four years.
The terms of office of the Town Supervisor, Town Tax Collector and Town Highway Superintendent are hereby increased from two years to four years commencing with the term which begins January 1, 2016.
All local laws or ordinances or parts of local laws or ordinances in conflict with any part of this article are hereby repealed. In particular, pursuant to Municipal Home Rule Law § 10(1)(ii)(d)(3), this article is intended to supersede that portion of New York Town Law § 24 which provides for a two-year term of office for the Town Supervisor, Town Tax Collector and Town Highway Superintendent.