[Adopted 3-10-1987 by L.L. No. 2-1987]
This Article shall be known as a "local law to amend the Town Law in relation to the time of holding an election upon proposition in the Town of Oyster Bay" and shall go into effect immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State.
Section 81 of the Town Law, Subdivision 4, first paragraph, as amended, is hereby amended in its application to the Town of Oyster Bay, New York, to read as follows:
§ 81. Election upon proposition.
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Such petition shall be subscribed and authenticated no earlier than 150 days prior to the filing of said petition with the Town Clerk in the manner provided by the Election Law for the subscription and authentication of nominating petitions by qualified electors of the town, registered to vote therein, in number equal to at least 5% of the total votes cast for governor in said town at the last general election held for the election of state officers, but such number shall not be less than 100. If such a petition be filed in the office of the Town Clerk in a calendar year that a biennial town election is scheduled, but not less than 120 days prior to such election, the proposition shall be submitted at such biennial election. If a petition be presented at any other time, a special election shall be called to be held not less than 120 days, nor more than one 180 days after the filing of such petition.
[Adopted 3-10-1987 by L.L. No. 3-1987]
This Article shall be known as a "local law to amend the Town Law in relation to the ward system for the election of Councilmen in the Town of Oyster Bay" and shall go into effect immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State.
Subdivision 1 of § 85 of the Town Law is hereby amended in its application to the Town of Oyster Bay, New York, to read as follows:
§ 85. Ward system for election of Councilmen.
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Whenever a proposition shall have been adopted in the town for the establishment of the ward system and the election thereafter of one Councilman from each ward, the Town Board shall divide the town into six wards and fix the boundaries thereof. The division shall be so made that the number of inhabitants in each ward, based upon the last regular federal census, shall be substantially equal, with wards composed of convenient and contiguous territory in as compact form as practicable. No election district heretofore or hereinafter created under the Election Law shall contain parts of two or more wards. The Town Board shall make appropriate revisions of the boundaries of the wards so that they shall contain substantially equal number of inhabitants not later than six months after the publication of the results of a regular federal census which indicates the districts do not contain substantially equal number of inhabitants. When the Town Board shall have finally determined the boundaries of the ward, it shall cause a map of the town to be prepared showing in detail the location of each ward and the boundaries thereof. The original map so made shall be filed in the office of the Town Clerk and copies thereof shall be filed in the offices of the County Clerk and the Board of Elections of Nassau County. The ward system shall be deemed established after such filing is complete. At the first biennial town election held not less than 120 days after a ward system shall have been so established, successors to the Town Councilmen whose terms are expiring shall be elected at large for terms of two years each, and the term of office of every Town Councilman shall terminate on the 31st day of December next succeeding the second biennial town election held not less than 120 days after the establishment of such ward system, and at such second biennial town election, one resident elector from each odd-numbered ward shall be elected as Councilman therefrom for a term of two years and one resident elector from each even-numbered ward shall be elected as Councilman therefrom for a term of four years, each such term to begin on the first day of January next succeeding such election, and thereafter at each biennial town election there shall be elected successors to the Town Councilmen whose terms are expiring for a term of four years each to begin on the first day of January next succeeding such election.