Village of Southampton, NY
Suffolk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Southampton 10-11-1996 as L.L. No. 5-1996. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby created in the Village of Southampton the Ambulance Department of the Village of Southampton.
The function of the Ambulance Department shall be to provide a municipal volunteer general ambulance service in the village.
A. 
The initial volunteer members of the Ambulance Department shall be appointed by the Village Board of Trustees.
B. 
Thereafter, the Ambulance Department may elect other eligible persons as volunteer members, subject to the approval of the Village Board of Trustees. Such election shall be by a two-thirds vote of the members of the Ambulance Department present at a regular or special meeting thereof. The membership of any person so elected shall become effective upon approval thereof by the Village Board of Trustees.
A. 
The officers of the Ambulance Department shall consist of a Chief, First Assistant Chief, Second Assistant Chief, Secretary and such other officers, if any, as may be provided for in the bylaws of the Ambulance Department.
B. 
The officers of the Ambulance Department shall be elected annually by the members of the Ambulance Department, for a calendar-year term of office, subject to the approval of the Village Board of Trustees. An annual meeting of the Ambulance Department shall be held on a date in December of each year (such date to be fixed in the bylaws of the Ambulance Department or by resolution of the Village Board of Trustees) for the purpose of electing officers for the calendar-year term of office commencing on January 1 of the following year. The election as officers of persons so elected shall become effective upon approval thereof by the Village Board of Trustees.
A. 
The officers of the Ambulance Department shall constitute the Council of the Ambulance Department.
B. 
Subject to the direction and control of the Village Board of Trustees, the Council shall be responsible for the proper management of the function of the Ambulance Department.
C. 
Bylaws.
(1) 
Subject to the approval of the Village Board of Trustees, the Council may from time to time adopt bylaws with respect to the following Ambulance Department matters:
(a) 
The powers and duties of the officers.
(b) 
The operating procedures and duties of the members.
(c) 
The admission, suspension, removal and discipline of the members and officers.
(d) 
Such other matters as may from time to time be authorized or approved by resolution of the Village Board of Trustees.
(2) 
Such bylaws shall become effective upon approval thereof by the Village Board of Trustees.
A. 
The proper management of the function of the Ambulance Department shall be subject to the direction and control of the Village Board of Trustees.
B. 
The Village Board of Trustees may from time to time by resolution adopt rules and regulations governing Ambulance Department matters, including but not limited to matters referred to in Subsection C of § 4-5.
C. 
In the event of any conflict between a bylaw established pursuant to Subsection C of § 4-5 and a rule or regulation adopted pursuant to Subsection B of § 4-6, the matter shall be controlled and governed by the rule or regulation adopted pursuant to Subsection B of § 4-6.