[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of West Bloomfield as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 9-22-2000 by L.L. No. 1-2000]
Editor's Note: This local law passed at referendum 11-7-2000.
This article is enacted pursuant to the authority of Chapter 365 of the Laws of 1976 which added a new Subparagraph (3) to Paragraph d of Subdivision 1 of § 10 of the Municipal Home Rule Law, authorizing a town to adopt a local law which amends or supersedes any provision of the Town Law in relation to the property, affairs or government of the Town or in relation to any of the other enumerated subject matters in such § 10, unless there is a state legislative restriction on such amendment or supersession.
The purpose of this article is to permit the Town Board to increase two-year terms of elected officials to four-year terms, to provide for more efficient and continuous government representation, and to further provide for such referendum at an annual election of any year, rather than at any biennial Town election.
Section 24-a of the Town Law is hereby amended and superseded in its application to the Town of West Bloomfield, County of Ontario and State of New York, by adding a new Subparagraph 2 to § 24-a providing as follows:
If any part of this article or the application thereof to any particular office or to any person or circumstance be adjudged invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, such judgment shall be confined in its operation to the part or provision or application directly involved in the controversy in which such judgment shall have been rendered and shall not affect or impair the remainder of this article or the application thereof to other persons or circumstances, and the Town Board of the Town of West Bloomfield hereby declares that it would have passed this article or the remainder thereof had such invalid application or invalid provision been apparent.