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Town of Cazenovia, NY
Madison County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Cazenovia 6-10-2013 by L.L. No. 6-2013. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Residency requirements — See Ch. 36.
Terms of office — See Ch. 47.
The Town Clerk for the Town of Cazenovia is now and always has been an elective office. The Town Board of the Town of Cazenovia has determined that it would be desirable to change the office of Town Clerk in the Town of Cazenovia from an elective position to an appointive position. The purpose of this chapter is to effect such change. Said change would be subject to a mandatory referendum. Therefore, an additional purpose of this chapter is to place on the November 5, 2013, general election ballot a referendum item which allows the electors of the Town of Cazenovia to decide if they wish to have an appointed, rather than an elected, Town Clerk, who would serve at the pleasure of the Town Board.
Pursuant to Municipal Home Rule Law § 10(1)(ii)(a)(1), towns are permitted to adopt local laws relating to the mode of selection and term of office of its officers and employees.
Effective January 1, 2016, the elective office of Town Clerk in the Town of Cazenovia is hereby abolished.
Effective January 1, 2016, the Town Clerk in the Town of Cazenovia shall be appointed by the Town Board.
The appointed Town Clerk in the Town of Cazenovia shall serve at the pleasure of the Town Board.
Pursuant to §§ 10(1)(ii)(a)(1) and 10(1)(ii)(d)(3) of the Municipal Home Rule Law, this chapter shall supercede Town Law § 20(1)(b) with respect to the mode of selection of the Town Clerk in the Town of Cazenovia and shall also supercede Town Law § 24 with respect to the term of office of the Town Clerk of the Town of Cazenovia.
Pursuant to Municipal Home Rule Law § 23(2)(e), this chapter shall be submitted for approval to the electors of the Town of Cazenovia at the next general Town election to be held on November 5, 2013.[1]
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Editor's Note: This legislation was passed by a majority of the qualified electors at the biennial election held 11-5-2013.