Town of Southampton, NY
Suffolk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Southampton as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Capital Program — See Ch. 10.
Publication of ordinances — See Ch. 54.
[Adopted as Ch. 8 of the 1979 Code]

§ 36-1 Public hearing and notice.

No local law shall be adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Southampton until a public hearing has been held thereon in its final form before such Town Board not less than three nor more than 30 days after public notice has been given of the time and place of the holding of such public hearing. Such notice shall be given by the Town Clerk by causing the same to be published once in the official newspapers of the Town. Such notice shall contain the title of the proposed local law and a brief explanatory statement thereof.

§ 36-2 Notices of hearing to be posted; copies of local law for inspection.

The Town Clerk shall cause to be printed or otherwise reproduced copies of such proposed local law and shall, not later than the day such notice is published, post one such copy, together with the notice of hearing, on the signboard at his office and shall also make copies of such proposed local law available at his office for inspection by and distribution to any interested person during business hours.

§ 36-3 Publication after adoption.

[Amended 6-28-2011 by L.L. No. 20-2011]
The Town Clerk shall forthwith, upon the adoption of a local law by the Town Board, post a copy thereof on the signboard at his/her office.

§ 36-4 Proof of posting and publication.

[Amended 6-28-2011 by L.L. No. 20-2011]
Proof of publication of the notice of public hearing required by § 36-1 hereof and proof of the posting required by § 36-3 hereof shall be filed in the office of the Town Clerk.

§ 36-5 Consecutive numbering; filing.

Each local law shall be numbered consecutively, beginning with Number 1 for each calendar year. When a local law is finally adopted and certified copies thereof, as required by Section 27 of the Municipal Home Rule Law, are filed in the offices of the Town Clerk, the State Comptroller and the Secretary of State, the Town Clerk shall accordingly assign to such local law its appropriate number.
[Adopted 3-24-1992 by L.L. No. 6-1992]

§ 36-6 Findings; purpose.

The actions of the Town Board in enacting local laws, ordinances and resolutions without prior review of fiscal impacts has resulted in deviations from adopted budgets which have had adverse tax impacts. The purpose of this Article is to require the preparation of fiscal impact statements before action by the Town Board so that the fiscal implications of proposed actions will be known in advance of decisionmaking.

§ 36-7 Fiscal impact statements.

A. 
No proposed local law, resolution or ordinance which has or which may tend to have a fiscal impact upon Southampton Town or any political subdivision may be enacted by the Town Board unless it shall have appended thereto a written statement as to the estimated annual fiscal impact of such legislation.
B. 
Local laws, resolutions or ordinances which have or which may tend to have a fiscal impact shall include but are not limited to those which:
(1) 
Mandate establishment of a new service or activity specifically provided by law.
(2) 
Modify the terms or conditions of employment for existing or future employees.
(3) 
Modify existing Town responsibility for any service or activity or modify existing responsibility of any other political subdivision in ways which could have a significant fiscal impact.
(4) 
Modify or amend the adopted Town operating or capital budget.
(5) 
Appropriate moneys for capital projects.
(6) 
Enact home rule messages.
(7) 
Precipitate any other direct or indirect fiscal impact.
C. 
Any Town Board member may request from the sponsor of any resolution, ordinance or local law which is subject to the provision of this subsection additional information regarding the fiscal impact statement.
(1) 
In cases in which the fiscal impact statement states that there would be no fiscal impact, a request may be made for a detailed justification for such conclusion.
(2) 
Requests made pursuant to the provisions of this Subsection C shall be in writing. Within 15 days of any request, the sponsor shall respond to the requesting party with such additional material or justification as may be needed to fully satisfy the request.
D. 
The Comptroller shall prepare the fiscal impact statement for all legislation.
E. 
Such statement of fiscal impact shall contain, but not be limited to, the following information:
(1) 
The total estimated financial cost or impact on the Town.
(2) 
The proposed source(s) of funding.
(3) 
The total estimated financial cost of impact over the five years on the Town or each political subdivision.
(4) 
The timing of the impact.