[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of New Paltz as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 10-20-2011 by L.L. No. 4-2011]
This local law was originally adopted as Ch. 128 but was renumbered under Part I, Administrative Legislation, to maintain the organizational structure of the Code.
The purpose of this article is to provide that all monies paid by the Town of New Paltz as and for wages and salaries, so far as is reasonably possible, be paid to residents of the Town of New Paltz and that qualified residents of the Town of New Paltz shall have priority over all others to fill positions created by said Town, so long as qualified residents of the Town of New Paltz are ready, willing and able to fill said positions.
For the purposes of this article, the following words and terms shall have the meaning ascribed to them in this section:
- Any person performing services for the Town of New Paltz in return for wages or salaries, including full-time, part-time, permanent or temporary positions; however, the word "employee" shall not mean any person elected or appointed by the Town of New Paltz whose residency qualifications are defined by statute.
- The actual principal domicile of an individual, where he or she normally eats or sleeps and maintains usual personal and household effects.
- A person who has established residency within the geographical boundaries of the Town.
- The Town of New Paltz, County of Ulster, State of New York.
Every person, at the commencement of his or her employment and throughout said employment, shall be a resident of the Town of New Paltz, except:
If no qualified resident of the Town of New Paltz is ready, willing and able to fill the position within a reasonable time of its first being available; or
If no qualified nonresident of the Town of New Paltz is ready, willing and able to accept the position and to relocate his or her residence to the Town of New Paltz prior to or within 60 days next following the commencement of his or her employment.
Except for nonresidents of the Town of New Paltz who secure employment with said Town under the provisions described in § 39-3 of this article, the Town of New Paltz may accept applications for Town employment from nonresidents with the requirement that any person receiving said employment physically move to the Town prior to or within 60 days next following the commencement of his or her employment.
This article shall apply prospectively and only to those persons commencing employment on and after the effective date of this article.