[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Oyster Bay 6-12-1979 by L.L. No. 4-1979. Sections 8-1 and 8-2 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
Pursuant to the authority vested in the Town Board by Subdivision 4(a) of § 10 of the Municipal Home Rule Law of the State of New York, as amended, the Town Board of the Town of Oyster Bay is hereby empowered to appoint, designate, assign and commission, by resolution, any employee or employees of the Town of Oyster Bay under its jurisdiction to issue summonses or appearance tickets in accordance with Article 150 of the Criminal Procedure Law of the State of New York, as amended, against any person, persons, parties or entities relating to the enforcement of any statute, local law, ordinance, resolution, rule or regulation of the Town of Oyster Bay, and to remove or replace any such personnel, and to promulgate rules and regulations prescribing their activities thereunder, subject, nevertheless, to the written approval thereof of the Supervisor of the Town of Oyster Bay or his designee.
Notwithstanding any other provision herein, the Animal Control Officer appointed by the Commissioner of Public Works in accordance with lawful procedures thereon shall be responsible for the enforcement of the provisions of Article 7 of the Agriculture and Markets Law of the State of New York, as amended, and for the enforcement of any other law, rule or regulation pertaining to the control of dogs in the Town of Oyster Bay or in any other area or region authorized thereby by the Town Board.
The public employees so designated hereunder for the service of summonses or appearance tickets shall be identified, in writing, by name and job title, and a record thereof shall be maintained for public purposes in the office of the Town Clerk of the Town of Oyster Bay.
The summons or appearance ticket issued pursuant to this chapter shall be returnable in the District Court of the County of Nassau, Fourth District, Hicksville, New York, and shall be in a form prescribed in accordance with the provisions of the Criminal Procedure Law of the State of New York relating to accusatory instruments.