ARTICLE IFilling of Vacancies (§ 45-1)
ARTICLE IITerm Limits (§ 45-2 — § 45-4)
§ 45-1Procedure for filling vacancies.
Hereafter, in the event that any vacancy occurs in Town Board membership, including the Supervisor, from whatever cause, the remaining members on the Town Board shall, within 20 days after receipt of a list of nominees as hereinafter provided, appoint an individual to fill the vacant office until such time as a duly elected successor takes office as a result of a special or general election for the office held on the first Tuesday of November. Said appointment shall be made by a majority vote of the remaining Town Board members from a list of two or more nominees of qualified residents, which list shall be provided by the applicable ward or Town committee of the major political party that endorsed the Town Board member whose seat has become vacant. If the vacancy occurred in a Town Board position for which neither major political party gave its endorsement, then the appointment may be made by a majority of the remaining Town members without regard to any list of nominees.
§ 45-2Term limits of Councilpersons;
legislative authority; effective date.
§ 45-3Purpose of term limit for Town
§ 45-4Term of Town Supervisor; limits.
Pursuant to Municipal Home Rule and the Suburban Town Law, this article shall limit the number of consecutive terms that a Councilperson may serve to five terms or a total of 10 years. This article shall take effect January 1, 2000.
The purpose of the term limit for the Town Supervisor is to limit to three the number of consecutive terms the Town Supervisor can serve, for a maximum of 12 consecutive years.
The Town Supervisor shall serve a four-year term. No person shall serve as Town Supervisor for more than three consecutive terms. If a person fills a vacancy in the office of Town Supervisor and more than two years remain in that term, such person shall be eligible to serve two additional four-year terms; if less than two years remain in that term, such person shall be eligible to serve three additional four-year terms. Any person who has served as Town Supervisor for three consecutive terms or the equivalent, as prescribed above, shall thereafter be disqualified to serve as Town Supervisor for a period of four years.