City of Lackawanna, NY
Erie County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Lackawanna by L.L. No. 3-1963[1]; amended in its entirety 1985. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
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Editor's Note: Approved by the electorate at a special election held June 11, 1963.
CHAPTER 1 General Provisions

§ 1.1 Title.

§ 1.2 Incorporation and name.

§ 1.3 Definitions.

§ 1.4 Construction.

§ 1.5 Boundaries.

§ 1.6 Wards.

CHAPTER 2 Organization and Powers Generally

§ 2.1 Officers; elective and appointive.

§ 2.4 Elections.

§ 2.5 City powers generally.

§ 2.6 City powers; legislative.

§ 2.7 City powers; auxiliary.

§ 2.8 Delegation or joint action.

§ 2.9 Official newspaper.

CHAPTER 3 The Council

§ 3.1 Composition and power generally.

§ 3.2 Vacancies.

§ 3.3 Councilmen; compensation.

§ 3.4 Continuing body.

§ 3.5 Council; presiding officer.

§ 3.6 Clerk of the Council.

§ 3.7 Meetings of the Council.

§ 3.8 Quorum of Council; voting.

§ 3.9 Local legislation: enacting clause.

§ 3.10 Ordinances, local laws; generally; effective date.

§ 3.11 Mandatory referenda.

§ 3.12 Records of Council; local laws and ordinances.

§ 3.13 Departmental rules and regulations.

CHAPTER 4 The Mayor

§ 4.1 Mayor; election, term and compensation.

§ 4.2 Mayor; vacancy; temporary disability or absence.

§ 4.3 Mayor; powers and duties generally.

§ 4.4 Veto power.

§ 4.5 Administration generally.

§ 4.6 Department heads generally.

CHAPTER 5 The City Clerk

§ 5.1 City Clerk.

§ 5.2 General powers.

§ 5.3 Licenses and permits.

§ 5.4 Additional duties.

CHAPTER 6 Department of Law

§ 6.1 City Attorney; appointment.

§ 6.2 City Attorney generally.

§ 6.3 Assistant City Attorney; special counsel.

§ 6.4 City Attorney; powers and duties.

CHAPTER 7 Department of Administration and Finance

§ 7.1 Department, generally.

§ 7.2 Bureau of Personnel.

§ 7.3 Bureau of Purchasing.

§ 7.4 Division of Accounts and Control.

§ 7.5 Division of Assessments.

§ 7.6 Board of Assessment Review.

§ 7.7 Division of Treasury.

§ 7.8 Financial procedures.

CHAPTER 8 Department of Development

§ 8.1 Creation of Department; Director.

§ 8.2 Department; powers and duties generally.

§ 8.3 Planning and Development Board.

§ 8.4 Official Map.

§ 8.5 Master plan; capital improvement program.

§ 8.6 Housing and neighborhood conservation.

§ 8.7 Urban renewal and redevelopment.

CHAPTER 9 Public Works

§ 9.1 Department generally.

§ 9.2 Street services; sanitation and public property within the Department of Public Works.

§ 9.3 Street services.

§ 9.4 Sanitation.

§ 9.5 Public property.

CHAPTER 10 Public Safety

§ 10.1 Department.

§ 10.2 Division of Police.

§ 10.3 Division personnel.

§ 10.4 Discipline.

§ 10.5 Fire Division.

§ 10.6 Fire Division personnel.

§ 10.7 Discipline.

§ 10.8 Bureau of Communications.

§ 10.9 Weights and measures.

§ 10.10 Dog Control Officer.

§ 10.11 Disaster preparedness.

CHAPTER 11 Parks and Recreation

§ 11.1 Department.

§ 11.2 Advisory Committee; program.

§ 11.3 Department functions.

§ 11.4 Regulations.

CHAPTER 12 Budget and Expenditures

§ 12.1 Fiscal year.

§ 12.2 Budget.

§ 12.3 Budget preparation.

§ 12.4 Budget document.

§ 12.5 Current expense budget.

§ 12.6 Capital budget.

§ 12.7 Capital outlay defined.

§ 12.8 (Reserved)

§ 12.9 Capital budget preparation.

§ 12.10 Council action; appropriation and tax levy.

§ 12.11 Expenditures.

§ 12.12 Budget administration.

§ 12.13 Capital reserves.

§ 12.14 Emergency appropriation.

§ 12.15 Commitments and disbursements.

§ 12.16 Purchasing procedure.

§ 12.17 Purchase controls.

§ 12.18 Standards and tests.

§ 12.19 Independent post audit.

CHAPTER 13 Taxation

§ 13.1 Powers and limits.

§ 13.2 Taxable status date.

§ 13.3 Tax roll.

§ 13.4 Board of Assessment Review; grievance procedure.

§ 13.5 Final completion and filing.

§ 13.6 Omitted property, errors, maps, etc.

§ 13.7 Judicial review.

§ 13.8 Warrant to apportion and extend tax.

§ 13.9 Due date; collection.

§ 13.10 Lien.

§ 13.11 Enforcement of collection of delinquent taxes.

§ 13.12 Alternative procedures; foreclosure of tax lien.

§ 13.13 Accounting by the City Treasurer.

§ 13.14 Local improvements.

§ 13.14.1 Residential-commercial urban tax exemption.

§ 13.15 Other charges on real property.

§ 13.16 Other tax warrants.

CHAPTER 14 Officers and Employees

§ 14.1 Dual office holding.

§ 14.2 Surety bonds.

§ 14.3 Vacancies generally.

§ 14.4 Board of Ethics.

§ 14.5 Conflicts of interest.

§ 14.6 Code of Ethics.

§ 14.7 Custody and delivery of papers, etc.

§ 14.8 Gratuities; false reports, etc.

§ 14.9 Conviction of a crime.

CHAPTER 15 Claims Against the City

§ 15.1 Prior written notice required.

§ 15.2 Notice of claim; procedure.

CHAPTER 16 Transitional Provisions

§ 16.1 Effect of Charter; local laws, ordinances and resolutions saved from repeal.

§ 16.2 Administrative rules and regulations.

§ 16.3 Officers and employees.

§ 16.4 Transfer of personnel with functions.

§ 16.5 Offices, etc., abolished.

§ 16.6 Continuation of powers and duties.

§ 16.7 Transfer of records and property.

§ 16.8 Pending actions and proceedings.

§ 16.9 First fiscal year.

§ 16.10 Salary, Mayor and Council.

§ 16.11 Repealer.

§ 16.12 Effective date.