[Adopted 12-5-1972 by L.L. No. 10-1972]
This article shall be known as the "Town of Oyster Bay Office of the Comptroller Law."
Whenever used in the context of the law, words used in the singular include the plural and vice versa.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- The head of the Department of the Town of Oyster Bay Office of the Comptroller.
- DEPUTY COMPTROLLER
- Deputy Comptrollers of the Town of Oyster Bay who shall act generally for and in place of the Comptroller.
- The Town of Oyster Bay Office of the Comptroller, a Department of the Town of Oyster Bay.
There shall be in the Town of Oyster Bay a Department designated as the "Office of the Comptroller" in compliance with Subdivision 3(b) of § 20 of the Town Law of the State of New York. The principal executive officer and administrative head of such Department shall be the Comptroller, who shall be the accounting officer of the Town and who shall be appointed by the Town Board for the term fixed by law at such salary as may from time to time be determined by said Town Board. The Comptroller shall be appointed upon the basis of his administrative experience and qualifications for the duties of such office and such additional standards as may be required by the Town Board. The Comptroller shall be the head of the Department with power and authority to appoint and remove officers and employees under his jurisdiction in accordance with the Civil Service Law and other applicable laws.
The Comptroller is empowered herein to appoint two Deputies who shall generally act for and in his behalf and who shall perform such duties as are vested in and imposed upon that Office by the provisions of this article, by statute or by other lawful authority. The Comptroller shall file in the office of the Town Clerk a designation of successorship with respect to said Deputies.
Before entering upon the duties of his office, the Comptroller shall execute and file an official undertaking, if the same be required by the Town Board, in such sum as prescribed by the Town Board and in such form as approved by the Town Attorney.
[Amended 3-12-1991 by L.L. No. 1-1991]
The Comptroller shall have such powers as shall be necessary for the administration of the Department consistent with applicable provisions of law. Until such time as the same may be either amended or modified, the Department shall be divided into the following divisions:
The powers and duties of such divisions as delegated to them under the law of the State of New York or by the Town Board shall be under the administration, direction and control of the Comptroller, and each of said divisions shall be supervised by a division head who shall be designated as superintendent.
The Comptroller may, with the approval of the Town Board, establish, consolidate or abolish any divisions now existing or hereafter created in said Department: and may establish, consolidate or abolish any bureau or subdivision now existing or hereafter created in any such division.
[Amended 3-12-1991 by L.L. No. 1-1991]
Division of Payroll. Administers, manages and prepares all Town payrolls and any function or duty related thereto.
Division of Accounting. Administers, manages and assembles and maintains all financial accounts, records, books and documents necessary to reflect and record all transactions of the Town of Oyster Bay affecting its assets and financial interests; periodically prepares financial reports and submits the same to state, county and Town agencies.
Division of Accounts Payable. Administers, manages, prepares and maintains accounts, records and documents of all disbursements of the Town of Oyster Bay and, upon proper audit and verification of all charges, claims and demands against the Town, makes payment of all claims and indebtedness of the Town of Oyster Bay.
Division of Internal Audit. Administers and makes timely review of Town departments receiving income or responsible for custody of Town assets, and recommends proper internal control procedures. Submits recommendations for improvements in departmental internal control procedures to the Supervisor. Reviews the operations, accounts and fiscal affairs of Town departments, pursuant to prevailing law, rules or regulations, to assure sufficiency and accuracy of the same. Periodically prepares financial reports as required.
Division of Information Technology. Administers, maintains and manages the Town's central information technology capability.
[Amended 8-5-2008 by L.L. No. 9-2008]
The Comptroller, acting by and through any of said existing or hereafter named divisions, shall be empowered to perform such other duties and functions that are prescribed to be performed by him in any law, ordinance or resolution of the Town Board or lawful directive of the Supervisor; however, the Comptroller may delegate any of his powers to or direct any of his duties to be performed to a Deputy Comptroller or head of a division.
All costs and expenses incurred by the Department or its officers or employees on behalf of a special improvement district or special Town project shall be charged against such district or project and paid from the funds duly appropriated for the purpose of such district or project.
Nothing herein contained shall be construed to delegate or transfer any power of the Town Supervisor contained in §§ 29, 52 and 125 of the Town Law of the State of New York or any other powers which may be lawfully exercised by said Supervisor.