[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Cazenovia as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Officers and employees — See Ch. 28.
[Adopted 5-4-2019 by L.L. No. 2-2019]
The Village Board of Trustees recognizes, and hereby determines, that it is beneficial to the Village to employ Village police officers that are part of the Village community in their daily lives. The Board of Trustees finds that having police officers that reside in the Village or in close proximity helps to preserve and protect the health, safety and general welfare of the Village residents. Through adoption of this article, the Village Board hereby makes a legislative determination that those who are residents of the greater Cazenovia community take a greater interest in promoting the public safety, health and welfare of this community than do nonresidents whose families reside in areas unaffected by Village services. The Village Board further declares that such a quality is desirable for its employed full time police officers, and that establishing a residency requirement for its full-time police officers will help assure the most effective delivery of essential public services. The Village Board determines that the public need is sufficient to grant full-time Village police officer employment and promotion preferences to residents of the Cazenovia School District.
In the event there is a vacancy or promotional opportunity in a new or existing full-time police officer position, the Village will give preference to qualified applicants who are residents of the Cazenovia School District.
In accordance with the Civil Service Law, in the event there is a vacancy in a new or existing full-time police officer position and a current eligible list exists, the Village will fill the vacancy by selection from the eligible list certified by the Madison County Civil Service Department of persons who have taken the appropriate civil service examination. In the event the list contains a sufficient number of qualified applicants who are residents of the Cazenovia School District, the Village will canvass those residents and select one of the top three available candidates on the list who are residents of the Cazenovia School District to fill the position. In the event the Village determines, in its sole discretion, that there are an insufficient number of qualified applicants on an eligible list who are residents of the Cazenovia School District, the Village may fill the vacancy by selection from all candidates on the list.
This article shall supersede any inconsistent provisions of the Public Officers Law § 3, the Public Officers Law § 30 and Village Law § 3-300.
If any clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, section or part of this article shall be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, such judgment shall not affect, impair or invalidate the remainder thereof but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, section or part thereof directly involved in the controversy in which such judgment is rendered.
This article shall take effect immediately upon filing in the office of the Secretary of State, or on March 8, 2019, whichever date is later.
[Adopted 7-6-2009 by L.L. No. 3-2009]
Pursuant to the authority provided in § 3-300(2)(b) of the New York State Village Law, the Village Justice of the Village of Cazenovia need not be a resident of the Village of Cazenovia, but must be a resident of the County of Madison.