Town of Babylon, NY
Suffolk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Babylon 4-7-1976 by L.L. No. 16-1976. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 27-1 Definitions and word usage.

Whenever used in this chapter, the following words used in the singular include the plural and shall have the following definitions:
COMMISSIONER
The Commissioner of the Department of General Services, who shall be the principal executive officer of the Department.
DEPARTMENT
The Town of Babylon Department of General Services, which performs a major function of Town government.
DEPUTY COMMISSIONER
The Deputy Commissioner of the Department of General Services, who shall act generally for and in the place of the Commissioner of the Department.

§ 27-2 Department established.

There shall be in the Town of Babylon a Department of General Services. The principal executive officer and administrative head of the Department shall be the Commissioner, who shall be appointed by the Town Board for a term fixed by law at such salary as may from time to time be fixed by the said Town Board. The Commissioner shall be appointed on the basis of his administrative experience and qualifications for the duties of such office and such additional qualifications as may be required by the Town Board. The Commissioner shall be the head of the Department with the authority to appoint and remove officers and employees under his jurisdiction and in accordance with the Civil Service Law and other applicable laws.

§ 27-3 Deputy Commissioner.

The Commissioner is empowered herein to appoint a Deputy Commissioner who shall act generally for and in the place of the Commissioner and perform such duties as are vested in that office by the provisions of this chapter, statute or other lawful authority.

§ 27-4 Administration of Department.

The Commissioner shall have such powers as shall be necessary for the proper administration of the Department consistent with applicable provisions of law.

§ 27-5 Organization.

[Amended 9-7-1994 by L.L. No. 20-1994]
Until such time as the same may be either amended or modified, the Department shall be divided into the following Divisions:
A. 
General Services.
B. 
Purchasing.
C. 
Information Technology.
[Amended 8-13-2002 by L.L. No. 22-2002]
D. 
Personnel.

§ 27-6 Powers and duties of Commissioner.

A. 
The powers and duties of such Divisions therein shall be under the administration, direction and control of the Commissioner. Each of the Divisions of the Department shall be supervised by a division head designated a Division Supervisor.
B. 
The Commissioner may, with the approval of the Town Board, establish, consolidate or abolish any Divisions or subdivisions now existing or hereafter created in the Department.

§ 27-7 Division of General Services.

[Amended 9-7-1994 by L.L. No. 20-1994]
The Division of General Services shall administer, supervise and manage the printing, messenger, telephone, mail and supply support for the Town offices and provide custodial services in the Town buildings.

§ 27-8 Division of Purchasing.

The Division of Purchasing shall administer and manage purchasing of whatever kind for each and every Town department, board or agency for which the Town may in any event be liable and for any special district in the town, in accordance with § 41-a of the Town Law, other applicable law and such regulations as may establish uniform purchasing practices for the town; standardize supply, material and equipment needs therefor; and conduct the sale or lease of any surplus, excess or obsolete property in accordance with any regulations established by the Town Board. The Division Supervisor shall prepare, review and examine all contracts and specifications relative to competitive bidding pursuant to the General Municipal Law, other applicable law and regulations.

§ 27-9 Division of Information Technology.

[Amended 9-7-1994 by L.L. No. 20-1994;[1]8-13-2002 by L.L. No. 22-2002]
The Division of Information Technology manages, operates and supports Town government by the use of electronic data processing systems.
[1]
Editor's Note: This local law effectively repealed former § 27-9, Division of Vehicle Services, and renumbered former §§ 27-10 through 27-13 as 27-9 through 27-12, respectively.

§ 27-10 (Reserved) [1]

[1]
Editor’s Note: Former § 27-10, Division of Personnel, as amended, was repealed 2-19-2013 by L.L. No. 8-2013. See now § 13-14.1.

§ 27-11 Payment of certain expenses.

[Amended 9-7-1994 by L.L. No. 20-1994]
All costs and expenses incurred by the Department or its officers or employees on behalf of a special improvement district or a special Town project shall be charged against the same and paid from the funds duly appropriated for the purpose of such district or project.

§ 27-12 Effect on powers of Town Supervisor.

[Amended 9-7-1994 by L.L. No. 20-1994]
Nothing herein contained shall be construed to delegate or transfer any power of the Town Supervisor contained in §§ 29, 52 or 125 of the Town Law or any other powers which may be lawfully exercised by said Supervisor.