[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Aurora as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Residency and Other Requirements
[Adopted 7-9-2007 by L.L. No. 1-2007
On and after the effective date of this article, it shall be the duty of each employee of the Town of Aurora, during the period of his or her employment by the Town, to maintain his or her residence or dwelling within the corporate limits of the Town. The provisions of this section shall not apply to any employee during a leave of absence duly granted nor to an employee principally engaged in Town activities outside the corporate limits of the Town. The provisions of this policy shall not apply to any employee hired prior to October 1, 2000, whose principal place of residence is not within the corporate limits of said Town.
Any employee who, on the effective date of this article, does not maintain his or her residence or dwelling within the corporate limits of the Town shall, within the period of one year from the effective date, maintain a residence or dwelling within the corporate limits of the Town.
This provision shall apply to all positions identified within the New York Civil Service Law, except those positions funded primarily through intergovernmental cooperation agreements.
In the event that there are no qualified applicants who are residents in or agree to move into the Town of Aurora, the Town reserves the right to exempt the applicant from the requirements of this section.
If the Aurora Town Board, after investigation, determines that enforcement of the provisions of this article works an undue hardship upon any employee, it may grant relief to such employee as the Board, in its sole judgment and discretion, deems just and proper.
Failure of any employee to comply with any of the provisions of this article shall constitute misconduct and shall be cause for removal in the manner provided by law and pursuant to the Town of Aurora Town Policy.
[Amended 11-13-2007 by L.L. No. 4-2007]
A selected applicant for full-time employment shall receive an offer of employment conditioned upon the employee policy in effect at the time of the offer in regard to a physical examination.
All original appointments to vacancies occurring at the entry level pertaining to positions in the competitive service in accordance with this article shall be based upon merit and fitness as determined by competitive examination.
Application for Town employment shall be made in the manner prescribed by the Civil Service Commission and the Town. Information may be required of the applicant as deemed necessary in order to judge the applicant's qualifications.
All examinations for positions in the Town service shall be publicized in accordance with the provisions of the New York Civil Service Law or notice determined by the Town for exempt positions.
The required announcements shall specify the information as determined by the Civil Service Commission, including but not limited to the title and salary range of the class for which the examination is announced, the time, the place, the manner of making applications and qualification requirements.
Candidates meeting the qualifications for the original appointment for positions in the competitive service as prescribed by the Civil Service Commission shall be placed on an eligible list in rank order from highest to lowest. Such rank order is determined by the final rating obtained in the competitive examination.
Original appointments within the competitive service shall be made from the eligible list certified by the Civil Service Commission. The Commission shall certify for each existing vacancy from the eligible list the names of three persons thereon who have received the highest average. The Town Board shall thereupon, with sole reference to the merits and fitness of the candidates, make an appointment from the three names certified; as each subsequent vacancy occurs in the same or another position, precisely the same procedure will be followed. The eligible lists and names appearing thereon shall remain in effect for a period of 18 months, except that any list that has fewer than three names may be abolished by the Civil Service Commission at the request of the Town.
The provisions of this article shall not apply to elected officials or other employees whose residence requirements are established by law.