[Adopted 2-26-1974 by L.L. No. 2-1974; amended 6-7-1988 by L.L. No. 2-1988]
This article shall be known as the "Town of Oyster Bay Community and Youth Services Law."
Whenever used in this article, 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 Commissioner of Community Services who shall be the chief executive officer of the Department.
- The Town of Oyster Bay Department of Community and Youth Services which shall perform a major function of Town government.
- DEPUTY COMMISSIONER
- The Deputy Commissioner of the Town of Oyster Bay Department of Community and Youth Services, and shall act generally for and in place of the Commissioner.
There shall be in the Town of Oyster Bay a Department of Community and Youth Services. The principal executive officer and administrative head of such Department shall be the Commissioner and shall be appointed by the Town Board for the term fixed by law at such salary as may from time to time be fixed by said Town Board. The Commissioner shall be appointed on 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 Commissioner 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 Commissioner is empowered herein to appoint a Deputy 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.
Before entering upon the duties of his office, the Commissioner shall execute and file with the Town Clerk 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.
The Commissioner shall have such powers as shall be necessary for the proper 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:
[Amended 3-12-1991 by L.L. No. 1-1991]
The powers and duties of such divisions therein shall be under the administration, direction and control of the Commissioner, and each of said divisions shall be supervised by a division head who shall be designated as coordinator. The Commissioner may, with the approval of the Town Board, establish, consolidate or abolish any divisions or subdivisions now existing or hereafter created in the Department.
Division of Cultural and Performing Arts. To administer, manage and provide for cultural development and activities in the Town of Oyster Bay; to encourage participation in and appreciation of the arts; to develop related programs, projects and plans for public availability thereon; and to join with, cooperate with and aid other persons, groups, municipalities or subdivisions thereof in any joint or separate effort for the mutual attainment of said cultural interests.
Division of Drug and Alcohol Control. To administer, manage, survey and provide for programs, projects and plans which conduce or influence public or individual awareness of the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol; which contemplate or induce the control, deterrence or eradication of the abuses thereof; and to join, cooperate or associate with other persons, groups, municipalities or subdivisions thereof in similar or related efforts in aid of individuals and communities of the Town of Oyster Bay affected thereby.
Division of Senior Citizens Services. To administer, manage and provide for programs, projects and plans in order to meet the special needs and interests of retired persons residing in the Town of Oyster Bay; to encourage their fuller participation in society; to stimulate community interest and assistance; to foster and promote appropriate recreational activities; and to join and associate with other persons, groups, municipalities and subdivisions in similar or related efforts. The coordinator or his designee herein shall be the executive secretary of the Senior Citizens' Advisory Council established pursuant to Resolution No. 892-71, dated October 19, 1971. The rights, powers, duties and obligations of said Council delineated in the foresaid resolution or in any other related resolution, ordinance or local law of the Town of Oyster Bay are herein assumed, transferred and deemed duly assigned herein. The coordinator shall not have the right to vote in any official deliberation of the Council. He shall administer to the needs and requirements of the Council in the fulfillment of its lawful duties.
[Amended 3-12-1991 by L.L. No. 1-1991]
Division of Handicapped Services. To administer, manage and provide for, solely or in cooperation with the individuals, groups or municipalities, programs, projects and activities specially adaptable for handicapped individuals and groups, and which stimulate, promote, encourage and advance the moral, physical, mental and social well-being of such persons in the Town of Oyster Bay. The coordinator shall be the executive secretary of the Handicapped Services Advisory Board when so created and constituted by resolution of the Town Board of the Town of Oyster Bay. The coordinator shall not be empowered to vote in the official deliberations of said Board, but shall administer to its needs and requirements in the fulfillment of its lawful duties.
[Amended 3-12-1991 by L.L. No. 1-1991]
Division of Youth Bureau. The powers and duties of the Youth Bureau shall be as set forth in § 71-2 of this Code.
[Added 3-12-1991 by L.L. No. 1-1991]
Division of Veterans Services. To administer, manage and provide assistance in the delivery of services for the special needs and benefits accorded to resident veterans and their families; to coordinate the activities of all Town agencies in the provision of these services; to make recommendations to the Town Board to improve benefits to veterans and their families; to encourage and assist in the development of plans for occupational reorientation of resident veterans; to inform veterans of educational, training, retraining, employment and other services such as health, medical and rehabilitation services.
[Added 11-9-2004 by L.L. No. 17-2004]
The Commissioner, 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 Commissioner may delegate any of his powers to or direct any of his duties to be performed to a Deputy Commissioner or head of a division.
All cost 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.
The Commissioner may establish, subject to Town Board approval, a schedule of fees to be collected by him for services rendered in connection with the work of his Department and for which he deems it necessary to charge and to collect a fee therefor.