City of Rensselaer, NY
Rensselaer County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Laws of 1915, c. 69, as amended.]
TITLE I Title; City and Ward Boundaries; Corporate Powers; Definitions

§ 1 Short title; public act.

§ 2 City boundaries.

§ 3 Ward boundaries.

§ 4 (Reserved)

§ 5 Corporate name and powers.

§ 6 Definitions.

§ 7 through § 10. (Reserved)

TITLE II Officers; General Powers and Duties; Election and Appointment

§ 11 Eligibility of city officers; residency requirement.

§ 12 Elective city officers enumerated; compensation.

§ 13 Annual city election.

§ 14 Canvass of votes at annual city election.

§ 15 Removal of elective officers.

§ 16 Appointive officers enumerated; appointments.

§ 17 Notice of appointment.

§ 18 Terms of office of appointive officers.

§ 19 Suspension and removal of appointive officers.

§ 20 Compensation of appointive officers.

§ 21 (Reserved)

§ 22 Holding over.

§ 23 Vacancies.

§ 24 Resignations.

§ 25 Additional fees or compensation not to be paid.

§ 26 Removal of employees.

§ 27 Removed officer not eligible for re-election or appointment.

§ 28 Appointee to be a member of the same political party as predecessor.

§ 29 General powers and duties of officers and commissions.

§ 30 Oath of city officers.

§ 31 Bonding of city officers.

§ 32 Officers and employees not to be interested in contracts.

§ 33 Officers to be trustees of public property.

§ 34 Office hours of City Clerk and City Treasurer.

§ 35 City officers authorized to administer oaths and take acknowledgments.

§ 36 (Reserved)

§ 37 Annual reports of departments.

§ 38 Granting and revocation of licenses.

§ 39 (Reserved)

§ 40 through § 44. (Reserved)

TITLE III General Powers and Duties of City Officers

§ 45 General powers and duties of Mayor.

§ 46 Acting Mayor.

§ 47 General powers and duties of City Clerk.

§ 48 General powers and duties of City Treasurer.

§ 49 Bond of City Treasurer.

§ 50 through § 51. (Reserved)

§ 52 General powers and duties of President of the Common Council and Aldermen.

§ 53 General powers and duties of Sealer of Weights and Measures.

§ 54 General powers and duties of Marshals.

§ 55 (Reserved)

§ 56 General powers and duties of Health Officer.

§ 57 through § 59. (Reserved)

§ 60 General powers and duties of Commissioners of Deeds.

§ 61 Powers and duties of other city officers.

§ 62 through § 65. (Reserved)

TITLE IV Common Council

§ 66 Organization and procedure.

§ 67 Mayor's approval and veto.

§ 68 Amount of annual city tax levy.

§ 69 Annual report and estimate by beards and officers to Mayor.

§ 70 Determination of amount of annual city tax levy.

§ 71 Payment of money to be made from and into general city fund when not otherwise provided.

§ 72 (Reserved)

§ 73 Subdivision of funds and transfer of moneys from one fund to another.

§ 74 General legislative powers; funds from which expenditures are payable.

§ 75 Awarding of contracts.

§ 76 Emergency repairs and expenditures.

§ 77 Auditing of claims by Common Council and payment thereof.

§ 78 Liability of city in certain actions.

§ 79 Powers and duties of Common Council for improvements and removal of nuisances.

§ 80 General legislative powers.

§ 81 Violation of ordinances.

§ 82 When resolutions and ordinances to be effective.

§ 83 (Reserved)

§ 84 Record of ordinances.

§ 85 Ordinances and resolutions as evidence.

§ 86 Licensing occupations.

§ 87 Money for the observance of Memorial Day.

§ 88 Disposition of real estate or franchises.

§ 89 Official newspaper.

§ 90 Discontinuance of streets.

§ 91 Acceptance of streets; sale of lots.

§ 92 Streets by prescription; power to change grade.

§ 93 Purchase of real estate.

§ 94 Sale of personal property.

§ 95 Payment of salaries of officers and employees.

§ 96 Control of finances and property.

§ 97 (Reserved)

§ 98 Examining committees.

§ 99 Power to summon witnesses.

§ 100 Witnesses not to be excused from testifying.

§ 101 Penalties.

§ 102 through § 106. (Reserved)

TITLE V Improvements; Streets and Sidewalks; Sewers

§ 107 Common Council to be deemed Highway Commissioners.

§ 108 Improvements payable wholly or partially by general or local assessments.

§ 109 Declaration of intention to make local improvement.

§ 110 District of assessment.

§ 111 Special provisions as to sewers.

§ 112 Notice of proposed improvement.

§ 113 Objections to improvements and decisions thereon.

§ 114 Assessment of cost of improvement upon completion.

§ 115 Assessment roll.

§ 116 Appeal from assessment.

§ 117 Unpaid local assessment to be inserted in annual city tax roll.

§ 118 Assessment for acquiring land for city purposes.

§ 119 Local assessments payable in installments.

§ 120 Collection of local assessment.

§ 121 Guardians ad item for infants and dependents.

§ 122 Rebates and deficiencies.

§ 123 Right to review assessment for local improvement limited.

§ 124 Review procedure.

§ 125 Consolidation of separate proceedings.

§ 126 Errors and irregularities may be corrected.

§ 127 State lands.

§ 128 Street cleaning and repairing.

§ 129 Maintenance of sidewalks and curbs.

§ 130 Construction and relaying of sidewalks and curbstones.

§ 131 Changing name of street.

§ 132 Designation of street numbers.

§ 133 Gas mains.

§ 134 Sewer connections.

§ 135 through § 150. (Reserved)

TITLE VI City Obligations and General Financial Provisions

§ 151 No expenditure without appropriation.

§ 152 through § 155. (Reserved)

TITLE VII Assessment and Levy of Taxes

§ 156 Tax district; Board of Assessors.

§ 157 Real property defined.

§ 158 General powers and duties of Assessors.

§ 159 Description of premises.

§ 160 Tax Map.

§ 161 Taxable status date.

§ 162 Assessment of county and city taxes.

§ 163 Warrant for the collection of county and state taxes.

§ 164 Levying of city taxes and warrant for the collection thereof.

§ 165 Correction of tax and assessment error; reassessment.

§ 166 Taxes as personal debt liens.

§ 167 Assessment not invalidated by irregularity.

§ 168 Limitations of liens.

§ 169 Apportionment of taxes and assessments.

§ 170 through § 173. (Reserved)

TITLE VIII Collection of Taxes and Local Assessments

§ 174 Bond of Treasurer for collection of state and county taxes.

§ 175 through § 177. (Reserved)

§ 178 Notice of receiving taxes.

§ 179 Penalties and interest for nonpayment of taxes.

§ 180 Notice of unpaid taxes; demand of payment.

§ 181 Payment of taxes and local assessments.

§ 182 Receipts.

§ 183 through § 185. (Reserved)

§ 186 Notice of confirmation and time of payment of local assessments.

§ 187 Interest on local assessments.

§ 188 through § 191. (Reserved)

TITLE IX Sale of Real Property to Satisfy Tax Liens

§ 192 Annual sale of real property to satisfy tax liens.

§ 193 Notice of sale.

§ 194 Payment of amount of tax lien.

§ 195 Conduct of sale.

§ 196 Purchase by city.

§ 197 Certificate of sale.

§ 198 Disposition of proceeds of sale.

§ 199 Redemption.

§ 200 Notice of redemption.

§ 201 Disposition of redemption money.

§ 202 Conveyance.

§ 203 Possession of real property sold.

§ 204 Treasurer's record of sales, redemption and proceedings.

§ 205 Invalid sales.

§ 206  

§ 207 through § 210. (Reserved)

TITLE X Arrears Sale

§ 211 Authority for sale.

§ 212 Time of sale.

§ 213 (Reserved)

§ 214 Notice of sale; sale of parcel.

§ 215 Completion of purchases and certificates.

§ 216 Redemption.

§ 217 Surrender of certificates and execution of deeds.

§ 218 Effect of nonredemption.

§ 219 Possession of real property sold.

§ 220 Tax sale titles to be included in arrears sale.

§ 221 Disposition of moneys received on arrears sale.

§ 222 Compromise of special assessments held by city against property sold on arrears sale.

§ 223 through § 227. (Reserved)

TITLE XI Board of Public Safety

§ 228 Control of Departments vested in Board.

§ 229 Constitution of Board.

§ 230 Organization of Board.

§ 231 Meetings of Board.

§ 232 (Reserved)

§ 233 Rules, orders and regulations.

§ 234 Constitution of Police and Fire Departments.

§ 235 Salaries.

§ 236 Membership.

§ 237 Exemptions.

§ 238 Chief of Police; Deputy Chief of Police.

§ 239 Powers and duties of Police Department.

§ 239-A Fire police.

§ 240 Service of process.

§ 241 Additional powers of Chief of Police.

§ 242 Political activity prohibited.

§ 243 Terms of office.

§ 244 Discipline; rehearing; reinstatement.

§ 245 (Reserved)

§ 246 Present volunteer fire companies to constitute Fire Department.

§ 247 (Reserved)

§ 248 Board to have powers of board of health.

§ 249 Appeals from orders of Health Officer.

§ 250 through § 251. (Reserved)

§ 252 Extra and special policemen.

§ 253 Badges and uniforms.

§ 254 Gratuities.

§ 255 Investigation of origin of fires.

§ 256 Right of entry upon private property.

§ 257 through § 262. (Reserved)

TITLE XII Law Department

§ 263 Corporation Counsel and Assistant Corporation Counsel.

§ 264 General powers and duties of Corporation Counsel.

§ 265 Employment of counsel.

§ 266 Appeal.

§ 267 Compensation; costs and allowances.

§ 268 Approval of contracts.

§ 269 Satisfaction and assignment of judgments.

§ 270 Verification of pleadings or petitions.

§ 271 Police to aid Corporation Counsel.

§ 272 No security required by city.

§ 273 Judgments against city.

§ 274 Compromise of claims.

§ 275 Place of trial.

§ 276 through § 289. (Reserved)

TITLE XIII Department of Public Instruction

§ 290 Appointment of Public Library Commission.

§ 291 Powers and duties of Public Library Commission.

§ 292 through § 296. (Reserved)

TITLE XIV Municipal Civil Service Commission

§ 297 Constitution; President.

§ 298 Secretary; subordinate.

§ 299 through § 302. (Reserved)

TITLE XV City Court

§ 303 City Court; City Judge.

§ 304 Official oaths.

§ 305 Acting City Judge.

§ 306 Expenses of City Court.

§ 307 through § 345. (Reserved)

§ 346 Chief Clerk.

§ 347 through § 349. (Reserved)

TITLE XVI Miscellaneous

§ 350 Reading of Charter in evidence.

§ 351 Inhabitants not Incompetent.

§ 352 Ordinances and regulations continued.

§ 353 Offices continued.

§ 354 through § 355. (Reserved)

§ 356 Construal of Act.

§ 357 (Reserved)

§ 358 Acts repealed.

§ 359 Effect of repeal.

§ 360 Time when Act takes effect.

TITLE XVII Department of Water

§ 361 Creation; Commissioner of Water; Deputy Commissioner of Water.

§ 362 Powers and duties of Commissioner of Water.

§ 363 Application for water.

§ 364 Water Fund.

§ 365 Accounts in arrears added to tax roll.

§ 366 Users of water liable to city.

§ 367 City Treasurer to report financial condition of Water Department.

§ 368 City Treasurer to keep account of receipts and expenses.

TITLE XVIII Department of Public Works

§ 369 Creation; Commissioner of Public Works; Deputy Commissioner of Public Works.

§ 370 Powers and duties of Commissioner of Public Works.

§ 371 Oath and official bond.