City of Glens Falls, NY
Warren County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Glens Falls as Ch. 75 of the 1967 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 23-1 Notice of hearing.

[Amended 12-18-1997 by L.L. No. 8-1997]
Upon the acceptance and approval of the content and final form of a proposed local law by a majority of the Common Council present and voting at any meeting at which a quorum shall be present, the Mayor shall forthwith fix a day for a public hearing concerning such local law and cause public notice of the time and place of such hearing to be given.

§ 23-2 Publication of notice.

Such notice shall be given by publication for two successive days in the official papers published in the city, such papers to be designated by the Common Council.

§ 23-3 Time limit for holding hearing.

Such hearing shall be held not earlier than five days after the day of the last publication of such notice.

§ 23-4 Form of notice.

Such notice shall contain the title of the local law and an explanatory statement concerning the same.

§ 23-5 Conduct of hearing.

[Amended 12-18-1997 by L.L. No. 8-1997]
The Mayor and the Common Council shall attend, at the time and place appointed, such hearing and shall afford an opportunity for a public hearing concerning such local law.

§ 23-6 Adjournment of hearing.

[Amended 12-18-1997 by L.L. No. 8-1997]
Such hearing may be adjourned from time to time, but an adjournment shall not operate to extend the time of the Mayor to approve such local law or return it to the Common Council with his objection, pursuant to the Municipal Home Rule Law.

§ 23-7 Final passage.

[Added 12-18-1997 by L.L. No. 8-1997]
Following a public hearing as set forth herein, the Common Council shall confirm final passage of such local law. In line with the requirement herein that the proposed local law be in its final form prior to a public hearing upon it, should the Common Council change the content of such law, it shall repeat the notice and public hearing process provided for herein prior to final passage.

§ 23-8 Approval by Mayor.

[Added 12-18-1997 by L.L. No. 8-1997]
Every local law shall be certified by the Clerk after its passage by the Common Council and shall be presented to the Mayor for approval by him. If the Mayor approves it, he shall sign it and return it to such Clerk and it shall then be deemed to have been adopted. If he disapproves it he shall, within 10 days after receipt thereof by him, return it to the Clerk with his objections stated in writing and the Clerk shall present the same with such objections to the Common Council at its next regular meeting and such objections shall be entered in its record of proceedings. The Common Council within 30 days thereafter may reconsider the same. If after such reconsideration such local law is repassed by a vote of at least 2/3 of the total voting power of the Common Council, exclusive of the Mayor, it shall be deemed adopted, notwithstanding the objections of the Mayor. Only one vote shall be had upon such reconsideration. The vote shall be taken by ayes and noes, and the names of the members of the Common Council present and their votes shall be entered in the record of the proceedings. If within 30 days after a local law shall have been presented to him the Mayor shall neither approve it nor return it to the Clerk with his objections, it shall be deemed to be adopted in like manner as if he had signed it. At any time prior to such adoption or to the return of a local law by the Mayor, the Common Council may recall the same and reconsider its action thereon.