[Adopted 6-21-1999 by L.L. No. 2-1999]
The Town Board of the Town of Monroe recognizes that, from time to time, the Town Supervisor may be unable to exercise the powers and duties of that office due to the Town Supervisor's absence from the Town or as the result of illness. The Town Board believes that it is important to the citizens of the Town of Monroe to have the work of the Town continue when the Town Supervisor is unavailable due to absence or illness. Further, the Town Board believes that, as the duly elected officials of the Town, the responsibility for the administration of the Town's affairs rests with the Town Board and that the duties of the Town Supervisor should be performed by a member of the Town Board so designated by the Board when the Town Supervisor is unable to perform his/her duties. Thus, it is the intent of this article to provide for the designation of a member of the Town Board to act in place of, and in lieu of, the Town Supervisor when the Town Supervisor is unable to perform his/her duties due to absence from the Town or illness.
It is the intention of the Town Board, through the enactment of this article and pursuant to the authority of §§ 10 and 22 of the Municipal Home Rule Law, to supercede the provisions of § 42 of the Town Law with regard to the appointment of a deputy supervisor.
[Amended 12-17-2012 by L.L. No. 4-2012]
The Town Board of the Town of Monroe is hereby authorized to designate one of its members as the Acting Supervisor of the Town whose duties shall include all of the powers and duties of the Town Supervisor as contained in § 29 of the Town Law of the State of New York. The Acting Supervisor shall be appointed by a majority vote of the total membership of the Town Board at the Board's initial meeting in January of each year or as soon thereafter as is reasonably practicable. The Town Board member designated as Acting Supervisor shall receive such compensation as the Town Board shall authorize. The Town Board may also, by resolution, direct the person holding the office of Acting Supervisor to perform such duties as the Board shall determine. If compensation is provided to the person serving as Acting Supervisor for such service, the Acting Supervisor shall detail the number of hours biweekly he or she performs the duties required by this section and by any such resolution(s) of the Town Board. Such statement of hours shall be filed with the Town Clerk. No such resolution of the Town Board directing the performance of any particular duty or duties shall abolish, transfer, or curtail any power of an elective officer. Nothing shall preclude, however, the adoption of a local law to so abolish, transfer, or curtail such power pursuant to the provisions of law, including but not limited to § 23(2)(f) of the Municipal Home Rule Law.