[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Kent 9-16-2014 by L.L. No. 1-2015. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The title of this chapter shall be the "Term Limits Law."
It is the intent of the Town Board of the Town of Kent to expand participation in the electoral process and to bring new ideas to governance of the Town of Kent. To these ends, the Town Board of the Town of Kent adopts this chapter to limit terms of office for elected officials in the Town of Kent.
No Supervisor of the Town of Kent shall have more than four terms of two years each.
No Town Councilman of the Town of Kent shall have more than two terms of four years each.
In the event that any terms of office held prior to the November 2014 general election will bar an elective public officer from serving any further terms in that office, this Term Limits Law will not prevent such elective public officer from having one additional term.
Nothing contained herein shall prohibit an elective public officer in the Town of Kent from holding either an elective or appointive partial term in the same elective public office, immediately prior to election to that elective public office for a full term. In that event, the partial term shall not be counted for purposes of the term limitation imposed by this chapter.
Nothing contained in this chapter shall prohibit an elective public officer from seeking, being elected to, or holding another and different elective public office in the Town of Kent at the conclusion of a term of public office as required by this chapter.
Nothing contained in this chapter shall apply to the office of Town Justice of the Town of Kent, the office of Tax Receiver of the Town of Kent, the office of Clerk of the Town of Kent or the office of Highway Department of the Town of Kent.
This chapter is enacted pursuant to § 10(1)(ii)(a) of the Municipal Home Rule Law of the State of New York which authorizes towns to adopt local laws concerning the mode of selection and terms of office of elected officials.