[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Evans as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 7-20-2011 by L.L. No. 4-2011]
The title of this article shall be the "Term Limits Law."
It is the intent of the Town Board of the Town of Evans to expand participation in the electoral process and to bring new ideas to the governance of the Town of Evans. To these ends, the Town Board of the Town of Evans adopts this article to limit the terms of office for Supervisor and Councilman under the authority of the Municipal Home Rule Law.
The number of terms that a Supervisor may serve shall be limited to two consecutive terms of four years each in the same public office.
The number of terms that a Councilman may serve shall be limited to two consecutive terms of four years each in the same public office.
For the purposes of this article, "same public office" shall mean any and all public offices that are the same as the office that the aforesaid elective public officer last held.
Any terms of office held prior to the November 2011 general election shall not be counted for term limitation purposes.
Nothing contained herein shall prohibit an elective public officer in the Town of Evans from holding either an elective or appointive partial term in the same elective public office immediately prior to election to that elective public office for a full term. In that event, the partial term shall not be counted for the purposes of the term limitation imposed by this article.
Nothing contained in this article shall prohibit a Supervisor or Councilman from seeking, being elected to, or holding another and different elective public office in the Town of Evans at the conclusion of a term of public office as set forth in this article.