[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of New Hartford 8-19-1964 by L.L. No. 2-1964. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Pursuant to § 85 of the Town Law, the Board of Elections of the County of Oneida is hereby authorized and directed to divide the Town of New Hartford into four wards and to fix the boundaries thereof. In so dividing the Town of New Hartford into wards, no town election district shall be divided, and no election district thereafter created under the Election Law shall contain parts of two or more wards. So far as possible the division shall be made so that the number of voters in each ward shall be approximately equal. When said Board of Elections shall have finally determined the boundaries of such wards, it shall cause a map of the Town of New Hartford to be prepared showing in detail the location of each ward and the boundaries thereof. The original map so made shall be filed in the office of the Town Clerk of the Town of New Hartford, and copies thereof shall be filed in the offices of the Clerk of the County of Oneida and the Board of Elections of the County of Oneida. The ward system shall be deemed established after such filing is complete.
The term of office of every Town Councilman shall terminate on the 31st day of December next succeeding the first biennial town election held not less than 120 days after the establishment of such ward system.
Following the establishment of such ward system, party nominations may be made for a Councilman from each ward and designating petitions filed, and at the first biennial election held at least 120 days after the establishment of such ward system, one Councilman from each ward, who shall be a resident elector of his ward, shall be elected by the resident electors of each ward for the following terms:
At each biennial election thereafter, one resident elector of the ward shall be elected as Councilman therefrom by the resident electors thereof for a term of four years in each ward whose Councilman's term of office shall expire on the 31st day of December next succeeding such biennial election.
The terms of office of all such Councilmen shall begin on the first day of January next succeeding the date of their election.
All provisions of § 85 of the Town Law inconsistent with the provisions hereof are hereby superseded.