[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Dobbs Ferry 2-1-1966 as Art. A-6 of the 1966 Dobbs Ferry Village Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fire prevention — See Ch. 180.
Each of the several companies whose members constitute the Fire Department of the Village shall hold an annual meeting on the first Tuesday in April in each year. At such meeting, the members of each company shall elect by ballot from their own number a Captain and a Lieutenant or Lieutenants and one Warden, who must be approved by the Board of Trustees. The terms of office of the Captain and Lieutenant or Lieutenants shall be one year, and of the Warden, two years, and any vacancies occurring in any such offices shall be filled by election in like manner within 30 days. At the first regular meeting, two Wardens shall be elected, the Wardens to serve for one and two years, respectively.
The members of the several companies constituting the Dobbs Ferry Fire Department shall meet in a general convention thereof, at such place as the Council may direct in the Village of Dobbs Ferry, on the Thursday following the first Tuesday in April in each year at 7:30 p.m. in the evening and nominate by a vote, by ballot, of the duly qualified members, a Chief Engineer, a First Assistant Engineer, a Second Assistant Engineer, a Secretary and a Treasurer, who shall each be a member of the Fire Department and an elector of said Village. Also the annual meeting of the Dobbs Ferry Fire Department shall be held at this time.
Editor's Note: The term "Council," as used herein, refers to the "Council of the Fire Department." See § 10-1014 of the Village Law.
The person acting as Secretary of such convention shall forthwith file in the office of the Village Clerk a certificate of such election for submission to the Board of Trustees of the Village for approval.
If any office becomes vacant, it shall be filled in like manner at a special meeting called for that purpose. This special meeting shall be held within 30 days of such vacancy. Such nominations shall be submitted to the Board of Trustees, as aforesaid, for its approval, etc., unless the Board of Trustees shall otherwise provide.
A majority of the members of the Council shall constitute a quorum at a Council meeting and may make and prescribe bylaws for the proper management of the affairs and disposition of the funds of the Fire Department, subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees. The Chief Engineer may call meetings of the members and designate one or more days in each year for public exercise, inspection and review. The Chief Engineer shall choose from the Council a Finance Committee of three members (but the Treasurer shall not be a member of this Committee), whose duty it shall be to examine the Treasurer's accounts and to audit all bills. The Council shall meet at least once in every month.
This chapter shall change or supersede §§ 204, 205, 206, 207 and 208 of Chapter 64 of the Laws of 1909, entitled "An Act Relating to Villages, Constituting Chapter Sixty-Four of the Consolidated Laws," as amended, to the extent that the provisions thereof conflict with or are contrary to the provisions of this chapter.
Editor's Note: For current provisions, see §§ 10-1010, 10-1012, 10-1014, 10-1016 and 10-1018 of the Village Law.
[Added 1-6-1987 by L.L. No. 1-1987]
The Chief Engineer shall administer and enforce the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code and all general and local laws, ordinances, rules and regulations pertaining to fire prevention and firesafety. The term "Chief Engineer," as used in this chapter, shall be deemed to include designated representatives authorized by resolution of the Board of Trustees.
[Added 1-6-1987 by L.L. No. 1-1987]
Pursuant to § 10 of the Municipal Home Rule Law, the following powers are hereby delegated to the Chief Engineer:
To promulgate rules and regulations and to amend the same from time to time, specifying the procedures, forms and process of the Fire Department in the administration and enforcement of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code and all general and local laws and ordinances pertaining to fire prevention and firesafety. Such rules and regulations shall in no event become effective earlier than the 10th day after the complete text thereof shall have been filed in the office of the Village Clerk.
To issue and serve appearance tickets and to file informations and misdemeanor complaints, pursuant to Article 150 of the Criminal Procedure Law, in all cases of violation of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code or of any general or local law, ordinance, rule or regulation pertaining to fire prevention or firesafety.