[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of New Lebanon 12-11-2000. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Police Department — See Ch. 36.
There is hereby established the part-time position of Constable in the Town of New Lebanon.
The constable shall be appointed annually by the Town Board and the annual salary for the office shall be determined by the Town Board.
His duties shall be as outlined in this chapter.
Editor's Note: This local law was originally adopted as Ch. 37, but was redesignated to maintain the style of the Code.
To be eligible to hold the position of Constable a person must have been a resident of the Town of New Lebanon for a minimum of two years prior to appointment. The person must have no felony convictions and must be a minimum of 21 years of age at the time of appointment.
Applicants for the position of Constable shall submit to the Town Board a completed application form provided by the town. All applicants will be fingerprinted and will be subject to a criminal background check.
The Constable shall be authorized to issue appearance tickets of the Code of the Town of New Lebanon and for nonmoving violations of the Vehicle and Traffic Law. The Constable shall also be authorized to perform traffic control functions and to maintain order in the town court. A Constable shall not be a peace officer as defined in the Criminal Procedure Law. The Constable shall attend any training courses required in the performance of his duties.
The Town Board may remove the Constable from office for cause after notice and a hearing.