City of Plattsburgh, NY
Clinton County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Plattsburgh as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 12-27-1957 by L.L. No. 8-1957 (Ch. 80 of the 1989 Code)]
A. 
The weekly payroll period and/or workweek for all City departments and offices shall begin on Thursday and end on the following Wednesday.
B. 
Except as hereinafter provided, all City officials, department heads and employees shall be paid biweekly.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
C. 
In the case of labor-class, temporary, part-time or other hourly rate employees, payrolls for whom are audited by the Common Council at its regular weekly meeting, the payday shall be on the second Friday following the completion of the workweek.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
D. 
Notwithstanding the above provisions, members of the Civil Service Commission, the Director of Weights and Measures and the Civil Defense Director shall be paid once each month at the end of the month, and Aldermen and call firemen shall be paid monthly.
[Amended 10-5-1989 by L.L. No. 4-1989]
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
A. 
Payrolls, for which the City Chamberlain shall prescribe regulations, forms and practices not inconsistent with law, shall be filed electronically. Retirement reporting will be completed as required by New York State.
B. 
Payroll elapsed time shall be approved by department heads and/or the Mayor.
C. 
The Mayor and three Councilors approve the payroll dollars to be paid weekly. Civil Service certifies payroll once annually, in February of each year.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
A. 
Amounts of compensation for those personnel whose annual salaries shall have been fixed by the Common Council shall be 1/26 of the annual rate for which an employee shall be eligible. Payments for the first and last pay periods of each calendar year shall be adjusted, on the basis of the number of days respectively therein, but the total salary paid to each person during the year shall not exceed the annual amount fixed by the Common Council. Changes of annual salary rates established during a given year shall be valued, for that year, according to the number of working days elapsed and remaining. Calendar surplus days may cause overpayment every 14 years for salaried employees.
B. 
For fractions of weeks for new or separated personnel and in cases where salary increments or other increases become payable other than at the beginning of a pay period, the amount of compensation payable shall be computed on the basis of daily rates for the applicable period or periods.
C. 
Computed daily rates for annual salaried personnel paid weekly shall be determined by dividing 1/26 of the annual salary rate applicable by the number of days and fractions of days customarily worked during each weekly pay period by regular personnel in similar positions. For purposes of this computation, six days shall be presumed to be the work week of personnel of the Fire Department under present schedules and also for those personnel whose positions are generally regarded as part-time. Fire Department employees work 24-hour days twice weekly and once during the last week of their month.
D. 
Amounts of monthly compensation for monthly paid employees or Councilors shall be 1/12 of the prescribed annual rate for which the employee or Councilor shall be eligible.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
A. 
All payrolls shall first be audited and approved by resolution of the Common Council before payments shall be made.
B. 
All payments of salaries and wages for personal services shall be made by the City Chamberlain, and the Department of Finance shall maintain the records thereof. Such disbursements shall be only on the basis of properly authenticated payrolls prepared by or filed with his office, from appropriations established for such purpose by the Common Council.
C. 
For payrolls of each pay period, warrant checks or electronic transfers against the several funds and appropriation accounts properly chargeable therefor shall be drawn to the order of "City Chamberlain — City payroll account" for the total or gross amounts of such payrolls and shall require the signatures provided by the City Charter for disbursement of City moneys.
D. 
Such warrant checks or electronic transfers shall be deposited by the City Chamberlain to the credit of the City payroll account in the designated depositary for City moneys, which new account he is hereby authorized to establish.
E. 
The City Chamberlain is hereby authorized to make deductions on such payrolls for withholding taxes and retirement and social security purposes as are required by law and for such other purposes as group insurance premiums, etc., as may be authorized. Checks or electronic transfers drawn against the City payroll account for the total amounts of such deductions shall be deposited in the City Chamberlain's trust and agency funds account for subsequent payment by him to the proper respective recipients.
F. 
Payments of the net amounts due the several persons on such payrolls, after subtraction of all authorized payroll deductions, shall be by individual payroll check or electronic direct deposit for each person listed thereon, drawn against the City payroll account, which payroll check shall require the signature of the City Chamberlain.
G. 
Use of mechanical check-signing facilities is hereby authorized for such payroll checks to affix or imprint a facsimile of the signature of the City Chamberlain.[1]
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Editor's Note: Original § 80-5 of the 1989 Code, Transition authorization, which immediately followed this section, was repealed at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).