Town of Fort Edward, NY
Washington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Fort Edward: Art. I, 1-23-1989 as L.L. No. 12-1989; Art. II, 3-26-1990 as L.L. No. 3-1990. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 1-23-89 as L.L. No. 12-1989]

§ 19-1 Establishment of term.

In conformity with and pursuant to the authority existing herein by the enactment of the Municipal Home Rule Law of the State of New York and notwithstanding any rule, law or ordinance to the contrary, the term of office of the Town Clerk, hereafter to be elected, be and it hereby is designated as four (4) years instead of its current term of two (2) years, as now provided for by the pertinent provisions of the Town Law of the State of New York.

§ 19-2 Referendum.

The adoption of the within Article is subject to a mandatory referendum to be submitted for the approval of the electors of the Town of Fort Edward at the next general election to be held on November 6, 1989.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: This local law was passed at a referendum held on November 6, 1989.

§ 19-3 When effective.

This Article shall take effect immediately upon compliance with § 27 of the Municipal Home Rule Law of the State of New York.
[Adopted 3-26-1990 as L.L. No. 3-1990]

§ 19-4 Title.

This Article shall be known as the "Animal Control Officer Law of 1990 of the Town of Fort Edward."

§ 19-5 Intent.

The Town Board of the Town of Fort Edward hereby determines that there is a need of an Animal Control Officer to carry out the provisions of the Agriculture and Markets Law and local municipal laws dealing with the control of small animals, including their seizure, impoundment and disposition.

§ 19-6 Statutory authority.

This Article is hereby enacted pursuant to the authority granted by § 10 of the New York State Municipal Home Rule Law.

§ 19-7 Duties.

The duties of an Animal Control Officer shall only exist in an emergency situation and shall be as follows:
A. 
Investigate complaints as related to small animal annoyances.
B. 
Report sick or injured animals to a veterinarian for corrective action.
C. 
Maintain records of work performed.
D. 
Enforce local laws and orders applicable to small animals.