Village of Thomaston, NY
Nassau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Thomaston 8-16-1993 by L.L. No. 3-1993 (Ch. 19 of the 1980 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
A. 
Section 3-300, Subdivision 2, of the Village Law of the State of New York is hereby repealed in its application to the Village of Thomaston.
B. 
Except as otherwise provided in this section, no person shall be eligible to be appointed to or to hold any appointed village office unless such person is a citizen of the United States; is at least 18 years of age; is a resident of the Village of Thomaston; and, if eligibility to or holding of such office is subject to regulation under the Civil Service Law of the State of New York or any other law, meets the requirements of such law or laws.
C. 
Notwithstanding the provisions of Subsection B hereof, with the consent of the Board of Trustees, the Village Clerk-Treasurer and the Deputy Village Clerk-Treasurer need not be residents of the Village of Thomaston, but must be residents of the County of Nassau or a county adjoining Nassau County.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection D, regarding residency of the Acting Village Justice, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 5-21-2008 by L.L. No. 4-2008.
[Added 3-9-1998 by L.L. No. 1-1998[1]]
A. 
Subdivisions 3 and 4 of § 3-302 of the Village Law of the State of New York are hereby repealed in their application to the Village of Thomaston.
B. 
The elected officers of the Village of Thomaston shall be one Mayor and four Trustees, and the term of office of the Mayor and each Trustee shall be two official years. Except as otherwise provided by law, the term of office of every other Village officer shall be indefinite, and such persons shall serve at the pleasure of the Mayor; provided, however, that any officer permanently appointed to an office classified in the competitive class of the civil service shall hold such office for an indeterminate term subject to the provisions of the Civil Service Law.
[Amended 5-21-2008 by L.L. No. 4-2008[2]]
[2]
Editor's Note: This local law also provided that it would take effect 4-6-2009 at 12:00 noon.
[1]
Editor's Note: This local law also provided that the title of this chapter be changed to include elected officers. Local Law No. 1-1998 further provided that it would apply to all terms of office commencing 4-1-1998.
[Added 12-13-2004 by L.L. No. 6-2004]
A. 
Section 3-301(1)(c) of the Village Law of the State of New York is hereby amended in its application to the Village of Thomaston, to read as follows: "c. a clerk, or a village administrator."
B. 
Section 3-301(1)(d) of the Village Law of the State of New York is hereby amended in its application to the Village of Thomaston, to read as follows: "d. a treasurer, except where the village has elected to have a village administrator, in which case the power and authority of the treasurer shall be vested in the administrator."
C. 
The Board of Trustees may from time to time establish or abolish the office of Village Administrator, in lieu of the offices of Village Clerk and Village Treasurer.
D. 
The Village Administrator shall have the powers and duties of the Village Clerk and the Village Treasurer, as may be provided in the Village Law or any other statute, law, rule or regulation of the State of New York or as may be provided by this Code. Any reference in any statute, law, rule or regulation or Code to the Village Clerk, Treasurer, or Clerk-Treasurer shall be deemed to be a reference to the Village Administrator. The Village Administrator also shall have such other powers and duties as may be designated or assigned from time to time by the Mayor, with the consent of the Board of Trustees, in the manner authorized by law, including the functions of one or more other positions duly authorized by law.
E. 
Where the Board of Trustees has authorized the position of Village Administrator, the Village Administrator shall be appointed by the Mayor, subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees, to serve at the pleasure of the Mayor. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, with the consent of the Board of Trustees, the Village Administrator shall not be required to be a resident of the Village of Thomaston, but shall be a resident of the County of Nassau or a county which adjoins the County of Nassau.
F. 
Section 3-302(3) and (4) of the Village Law of the State of New York are hereby expressly superseded by this section, to the extent that any provisions of the Village Law may be inconsistent with the provisions of this section.
[Added 5-21-2008 by L.L. No. 4-2008]
A. 
Legislative intent. It is the intent of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Thomaston to abolish and terminate the Village of Thomaston Village Justice Court and the positions of Village Justice and Acting Village Justice, and the support system for such court, pursuant to the Board's authority granted by Village Law §§ 3-301, 3-302 and 3-303. Accordingly, the Village Justice Court of the Village of Thomaston would cease to exist, and the positions of Village Justice, Acting Village Justice, Village Court Clerk and all supportive services for the Village Justice Court would terminate.
B. 
Abolition of positions.
(1) 
The position of Village Justice of the Village of Thomaston is hereby abolished.
(2) 
The position of Acting Village Justice of the Village of Thomaston is hereby abolished.
(3) 
The position of Village Justice Court Clerk in the Village of Thomaston is hereby abolished.
(4) 
The position of Village Justice Court Clerk, part-time, in the Village of Thomaston is hereby abolished.
C. 
Transfer of cases to Nassau County District Court. Upon the effective date of this legislation, all matters then pending or returnable in, and all proceedings with respect to any matters previously within the jurisdiction of, the Village Justice Court of the Village of Thomaston shall be transferred to, and heard and determined in, the Nassau County District Court.