[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Central Square as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 3-7-1983 by L.L. No. 1-1983 as Ch. 2 of the 1983 Code]
This article shall be known and may be cited as the "Village Justice Law of the Village of Central Square, New York."
The purpose of this article is to create in the Village of Central Square the position of Village Justice.
The position of Village Justice is hereby established pursuant to Village Law, which position shall be elective.
The term of such Village Justice shall commence at the start of the official year in which he or she is elected, and the duration of his or her term shall be four official years.
The jurisdiction and powers of such Village Justice shall be then prescribed by the State of New York.
Editor's Note: Former Art. II, Village Clerk, adopted 5-17-1993 by L.L. No. 3-1993, which article immediately followed this section, was repealed 4-7-2003 by L.L. No. 1-2003. This local law provided that the term of the Village Clerk shall be governed by New York State Village Law § 3-302.
[Adopted 10-9-2007 by L.L. No. 4-2007; amended in its entirety 11-24-2008 by L.L. No. 2-2008]
Editor's Note: The Planning Commission was repealed 1-8-2007 by L.L. No. 2-2007 and replaced by the Planning Board.
This is an article creating the office of Village Constable, providing for the appointment of Constables and defining their powers and duties.
This article is enacted for the purpose of clarifying Local Law No. 4 of 2007 creating the Office of Village Constable in the Village of Central Square. This article hereby supersedes and replaces Local Law No. 4 of 2007.
For the purposes of this article, Constables hired by the Village of Central Square shall be residents of the Village of Central Square or the Town of Hastings and otherwise qualify for such employment pursuant to the provisions of the New York State Public Officers Law and the New York State Civil Service Law, as applicable.
The Mayor, with the consent of the Board of Trustees, may appoint as many Constables as he shall determine to be necessary and may designate one of such Constables to be the Chief Constable of the Village. Such Constables may be organized as a Village Constable Force, as shall be determined by the Village Board of Trustees. The term of office of each Constable shall be one year.
All Constables shall be peace officers as defined in the Criminal Procedures Law of New York and are authorized, in addition to all other powers, rights, duties and responsibilities incumbent upon such office, to issue appearance tickets relating to enforcement of any statute, local law, ordinance, rule or regulation affecting the public health, safety and welfare.
The Mayor is authorized to make rules and regulation as may be required for the efficient administration of such Constable force and shall also provide, within the limits of any appropriation, and subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees;
A training program for Constables which may or may not be in cooperation with any police agency or the Sheriff's office;
Liability insurance for such Constables which shall protect the Constable and Village from acts of liability that may arise during the performance of duties as Constable;
Worker's compensation; accidental injury insurance; disability insurance or life insurance as shall be agreed between the Constables and the Village;
For the payment of Constables for services rendered upon an hourly basis and provide for the assignment of Constables to duty;
Uniforms and equipment for Constables as may be necessary or desirable to carry out the duties of the office;
Authorization for the carrying of firearms only when trained to the minimum standard required of police officers; and
An annual physical examination, the passage of which shall be successful prior to any appointment or reappointment.