[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Amityville as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 12-14-2009 by L.L. No. 13-2009]
Editor's Note: This local law provided that it shall take effect on January 2, 2010, subject to acceptance and filing by the Secretary of State.
The Board of Trustees finds that it is in the public interest to provide information to Village residents as to the official activities of Village government, including but not limited to notices of public meetings, information as to the structure and function of Village government, names and official phone numbers of Village officers, schedules for Village activities, summaries of official actions taken or contemplated, and financial reports. The Board further finds that such information can be effectively disseminated over the Internet by establishment and use of a website for the Village and by a periodic newsletter mailed to Village residents, and that the reasonable and actual costs thereof are a proper public expense and should be included in the annual Village budget.
The Board of Trustees hereby authorizes the establishment of an Internet website to be known as amityville.com and the publication of a Village newsletter from time to time to be mailed to the homes of all residents of the Village of Amityville without charge pursuant to § 4-412(1) of the Village Law.
Said website and such newsletter shall be used solely to provide information of public interest to Village residents including notices of meetings of various official Village boards and departments, contact information for elected officials, appointed officers and department heads, reports on actions taken or contemplated by Village officials, notices of events of general interest to Village residents, and financial reports. Such website and said newsletter shall not be used for any matter which primarily promotes private, partisan or political purposes or undertakings.
The reasonable and actual costs to establish, maintain and update such website and to publish and mail said newsletter to Village residents shall be a public charge and shall be included in the annual budget for the Village.