[Adopted 11-7-2016 by L.L. No. 8-2016]
It is hereby declared to be the public policy of the Town of Queensbury to limit to not more than 12 consecutive years the time elected officials can serve as Town Councilperson or Town Supervisor so that elected representatives are "citizen representatives" who are responsive to the needs of the people and are not career politicians. It is adopted pursuant to New York Municipal Home Rule Law § 10.
Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary contained in this Code, no person shall be eligible to be elected to or serve in the office of Town Councilperson or Town Supervisor if that person had previously held such office for 12 consecutive years, unless one full term or more has elapsed since that person last held such office. The service of 12 years in one of the two positions shall not prohibit immediate subsequent service in the other position. The calculation of such twelve-year limit on consecutive service shall begin with terms starting after the general election to be held in November 2017.