Town of Orchard Park, NY
Erie County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Orchard Park 3-6-1968. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 4-18-2018 by L.L. No. 6-2018]
Regular sessions of the Town Board shall be held on the first and third Wednesday of each month. All meetings shall start at 7:00 p.m. When a legal holiday occurs on either of the above-named days, the meeting shall be held the following Wednesday. The Board, by resolution, may reschedule a regular meeting to another night for good and sufficient reason.
All items to be placed on the agenda to come before the Town Board shall be filed in the office of the Town Clerk not later than 12:00 noon of the Monday preceding a Board meeting. All items will be considered in the order of their receipt.
[Amended 4-18-2018 by L.L. No. 6-2018]
A copy of the agenda to come before the Town Board for the current meeting shall be posted on the official bulletin board at entrance to the Board Room or on the Town's website not later than 12:00 noon of the day preceding the meetings.
The presiding officer shall be responsible for the enforcement of the rules and regulations governing the meetings of the Town Board.
[Amended 4-18-2018 by L.L. No. 6-2018]
A. 
The agenda of the Town Board shall consist substantially of the following items in the order noted:
(1) 
Call to order.
(2) 
Approval of minutes.
(3) 
Public hearings and/or bid openings.
(4) 
Public comment on old business.
(5) 
Old business.
(6) 
Public comment on new business.
(7) 
New business.
(8) 
Business from the floor.
(9) 
Elected officials/department managers:
(a) 
Supervisor.
(b) 
Councilmembers.
(c) 
Town Clerk.
(d) 
Town Attorney.
(e) 
Building Inspector.
(f) 
Police Department (Chief).
(g) 
Superintendent of Highways.
(h) 
Town Engineer.
(10) 
Approval of warrants.
(11) 
Communications.
(12) 
Reports.
(13) 
Adjournment.
B. 
When committee reports are called for by action of the Board or at the direction of the Supervisor, such reports shall appear on the agenda under Subsection A(9)(b) above and shall be presented by the Chairman of that committee.
[Amended 4-18-2018 by L.L. No. 6-2018]
A. 
Under the agenda item "Public comment on old business" [§ A147-5A(4)], "Public comment on new business" [§ A147-5A(6)] and "Business from the floor" [§ A147-5A(8)], a person desiring to present business to the Board will so indicate by rising. When recognized by the presiding officer, such person shall state his name and address to the Town Clerk and then address his remarks to the Board. The speaker will be allowed four minutes to speak.
B. 
All items presented to the Town Board under Subsection A above shall be noted in the minutes, referred to committee and placed on the agenda for the next meeting.
The Town Board will limit its discussion to those items on the agenda.
The Town Board, upon request of a member or members, may suspend, at its own discretion, any or all rules governing its meetings.