Village of Massena, NY
St. Lawrence County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Massena 4-27-1970 by L.L. No. 1-1970. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It is hereby declared the purpose of the Village of Massena, State of New York, to create and provide for the appointment of a Village Narcotic Guidance Council for the development of a program of community participation in the control and use of narcotics at the local level for the accomplishment of the following purposes:
A. 
Educating the community and especially its youth in the field of drug use.
B. 
Creating a climate which will encourage those in need of assistance to combat narcotic problems and, without embarrassment, seek such assistance from authorized and knowledgeable persons and agencies.
C. 
Send forth from authorized agencies persons into the community who can disseminate necessary information on the subject matter.
D. 
Cooperate with other narcotic guidance councils and the Massena Police Department Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Program for a total alleviation of the vexatious problem.
[Amended 9-4-2001 by L.L. No. 2-2001]
[Amended 10-5-1971 by L.L. No. 2-1971]
The Council shall be known as the Village of Massena Narcotic Guidance Council and shall be composed of seven members, who shall be appointed by the Village Board of the Village of Massena for a term not exceeding three years, and shall include at least one clergyman, one attorney and one physician.
The presiding officer or Chairman of the Council shall be designated by the Village Board from among the members so appointed to the Council. The Village Board shall have authority to remove any member of said Council so appointed for cause, after a public hearing, if requested. A vacancy shall be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner as an original appointment.
The members of the Village of Massena Narcotic Guidance Council shall serve without compensation. The Village Board, however, may appropriate in the annual budget of the Village a sum of money for the purpose of providing to the Narcotic Guidance Council funds to defray the costs and expenses incurred by it in the performance of its duties set forth hereafter, such appropriation to be a charge upon the taxable property of that part of the Village of Massena inside the incorporated Village.
It shall be the duty of the Narcotic Guidance Council to accomplish the following:
A. 
Make immediately available to the community basic knowledge acquired in the field of drug use, especially by youth.
B. 
Create a climate in which persons seeking assistance in coping with narcotics problems can meet, without embarrassment, with responsible individuals or agencies in a position to render assistance.
C. 
Authorize persons approved by the Council to contact and counsel persons within the community suspected of using narcotics or those persons allegedly having knowledge of such usage.
D. 
Cooperate with other narcotic guidance councils and the Massena Police Department Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Program for a total alleviation of the vexatious problem.
[Amended 9-4-2001 by L.L. No. 2-2001]