[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Copake: Art. I, 8-10-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 8-10-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995]
This chapter is adopted pursuant to the provisions of the Municipal Home Rule Law of the State of New York.
The terms of office of the elected Town Supervisor, Town Clerk, Town Superintendent of Highways and Town Tax Collector shall be four years. Such four-year terms shall commence as of the first day of January 1996, and shall apply to the person elected to such office at the biennial town election to be held on November 7, 1995, and to those elected thereafter, provided that the proposition submitted pursuant to § 39-3 below is approved.
This chapter is adopted subject to a mandatory referendum and shall be submitted for approval of the qualified voters of the Town of Copake at the biennial town election to be held on November 7, 1995. A proposition shall be included on the ballot at such biennial town election, and the increased terms of office shall not take effect unless such proposition is approved by a majority vote of the qualified voters voting thereon.
This chapter shall supersede Town Law § 24 relating to the terms of office for the Town Supervisor, Town Clerk, Town Superintendent of Highways and Town Tax Collector of the Town of Copake.
This chapter shall become effective immediately upon being filed in the office of the Secretary of State after approval by the qualified voters.