TOWN OF RIVERHEAD
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held before the Town Board of the Town of Riverhead at Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, New York on the 21st day of August at 7:20 o’clock p.m. to consider a proposed local law entitled, “Local Law to Change the Term of Office of Town Supervisor from Two (2) Years to Four (4) Years” and amend Chapter 103 of the Town Code as follows:
SAMPLE LOCAL LAW
TOWN OF RIVERHEAD
Local Law No. ______, the year 2018
A Local Law Increasing the Term of Office of Town Supervisor from Two Years to Four Years.
Be it enacted by the Town Board of the Town of Riverhead as follows:
Section 1. TITLE: This local law shall be known as the “Local Law to Change the Term of Office of Town Supervisor from Two (2) Years to Four (4) Years” in the Town of Riverhead, Suffolk County, New York.
Section 2. PURPOSE: The purpose of this local law is to extend the term of the office for the Town Supervisor from two (2) years to four (4) years. The Town Board believes an extended term would bring greater continuity to the office and believes the extended term is in the public’s best interest.
Section 3. STATUTORY AUTHORITY: This local law is adopted pursuant to Section 10(1)(ii)(a) and Section 23(2)(e) of the Municipal Home Rule Law of the State of New York.
Section 4. APPLICATION OF FOUR YEAR TERM OF OFFICE: This local law shall extend the term of office of the elected Town Supervisor from two years to four years. Such four-year term shall commence as of the first day of January following the first biennial town election after the effective date of this local law and shall apply to the person elected to such office at the biennial town election held on November 5, 2019 and those elected thereafter.
Section 3. MANDATORY REFERENDUM: This local law is adopted subject to a mandatory referendum and shall be submitted for approval of the qualified electors of the Town of Riverhead at the general election to be held November 6, 2018. A proposition in the following form shall be included on the ballot at such general election, and the increased term of office shall not take effect unless such proposition is approved by a majority vote of the qualified electors of the Town of Riverhead voting thereon:
“Shall Local Law No. _________ of the year 2018, entitled a Local Law
Increasing the Term of Office of the Town Supervisor from
Two to Four Years be approved?”
Section 4. SUPERSESSION: This local law shall supersede Town Law §24 relating to the terms of office of Town Supervisor of the Town of Riverhead.
Section 5. EFFECTIVE DATE: This local law, if approved as set forth above by the qualified electors, shall become effective immediately upon being filed in the Office of Secretary of State.
Dated: Riverhead, New York
August 7, 2018
BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD
OF THE TOWN OF RIVERHEAD
DIANE M. WILHELM, TOWN CLERK