Village of Chittenango, NY
Madison County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Chittenango 12-27-2011 by L.L. No. 1-2012. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Village Administrator — See Ch. 4.
Code of Ethics — See Ch. 9.
Terms of office; general election — See Ch. 33.
In order to provide economical and efficient control of the day-to-day administrative activities of the Village of Chittenango, to maximize the capabilities of Village employees, to reduce the instances of delays which occur when directions for tasks have to be coordinated between two or more people, or when functions cannot be accomplished due to the absence of either the Clerk or the Treasurer, it is deemed necessary that the positions of Clerk and Treasurer be consolidated by the creation of the office of Clerk-Treasurer. Further, to avoid disruption of Village business during periods of temporary absences or temporary disability of the Village Clerk-Treasurer, the position of Deputy Clerk-Treasurer is hereby deemed necessary and appropriate.
This chapter is enacted pursuant to the authority granted in § 10(1)(ii)(a) of the Municipal Home Rule Law (MHRL) and § 4-412(a) of the Village Law (VL). Section 10(1)(ii)(a) of the MHRL grants authority to the Board of Trustees to pass local laws to establish or abolish officers, boards and committees. Section 4-412(a) of the VL grants the Board of Trustees authority to control local governmental administration, as well as to establish or abolish offices of a village.
Pursuant to Municipal Home Rule Law § 10 and Village Law § 4-412, and upon a determination that the best interests of the Village would be served thereby, the office of Clerk-Treasurer is hereby created.
The separate offices of Village Clerk and Village Treasurer are hereby abolished. All powers, duties and responsibilities set forth in the Village Law for the former Village Clerk and Village Treasurer are consolidated in the office of Village Clerk-Treasurer.
Pursuant to Municipal Home Rule Law § 10 and Village Law § 4-412, and upon a determination that the best interests of the Village would be served thereby, the position of Deputy Clerk-Treasurer is hereby created.
The Village Clerk-Treasurer shall be appointed by the Mayor, subject to approval by the Board of Trustees. A Village Clerk-Treasurer shall serve a term of four years, to coincide with the term of the Mayor, during whose term the Clerk-Treasurer is appointed. The Board of Trustees shall fix the compensation, hours of work and work conditions of the Clerk-Treasurer.
The Village Deputy Clerk-Treasurer shall be appointed by the Mayor, subject to approval by the Board of Trustees. The Deputy Clerk-Treasurer shall serve a term of four years, to coincide with the term of the Mayor, during whose terms the Deputy Clerk-Treasurer is appointed. The compensation, work hours and work conditions of the Deputy Clerk-Treasurer shall be fixed annually by the Board of Trustees.
Each person designated as Clerk-Treasurer and Deputy Clerk-Treasurer must be, or become within four months of taking office, a legal resident of the Village of Chittenango. The positions shall be exempt, unclassified and noncompetitive. In the case of vacancy in these offices, and upon direction to fill the vacancy by the Board of Trustees, the Mayor shall appoint a qualified person to fulfill the remaining term of the Clerk-Treasurer or Deputy Clerk-Treasurer [Village Law § 3-312(3)(a)].
The Village Clerk-Treasurer shall report to, and be under the supervision of, the Mayor and shall be ultimately responsible to the Board of Trustees. The Clerk-Treasurer shall have the combined powers and responsibilities set forth in Village Law § 4-402 for the "Clerk" and set forth in Village Law § 4-408 for the "Treasurer."
During the temporary absence or disability of the Village Clerk-Treasurer, the Deputy Clerk-Treasurer shall have the temporary authority, responsibility and accountability of the office of Village Clerk-Treasurer, to act during the period of the absence or disability of the Clerk-Treasurer. At all other times, the Deputy Clerk-Treasurer shall perform such tasks as designated by the Clerk-Treasurer, the Mayor and/or the Board of Trustees.