A LOCAL LAW INCREASING TERM OF OFFICE OF TOWN
CLERK FROM TWO YEARS TO FOUR YEARS
Be it enacted by the Hancock Town Board as follows:
Section 1. Intent, Authority – The purpose of this Local Law is to
permit the Town of Hancock to increase the term of office of the
Town Clerk from two years to four years. It is adopted pursuant
to New York Municipal Home Rule Law Section 10.
Section 2. Increase of term of office – The term of office of the
Town Clerk is hereby increased from two years to four years
commencing with the term which begins January 1, 2016.
Section 3.Repealer; Supersession – All Local Laws or
Ordinances or parts of Local Laws or Ordinances in conflict with
any part of this Local law are hereby repealed. In addition, this
Local Law is intended to supersede that portion of New York
Town Law Section 24 which provides for a two year term of office
for the Town Clerk .
Section 4. Severability – If any section or subsection, paragraph,
clause, phrase, or provision of this local law shall be adjudged
invalid for any reason or shall be deleted or subsequently
repealed, the same shall not affect the validity of this local law as
a whole or any part or provision hereof other than the part so
adjudged to be invalid and/or deleted and/or subsequently
The determination by any court of competent jurisdiction that any
provisions of the within local law are unenforceable, invalid,
void, unconstitutional or in conflict with federal or state law shall
not in any way affect the enforceability or validity of any other
provision contained herein.
Section 5. Effective Date – This Local Law shall be subject to
mandatory referendum at a general election and, if approved,
shall take effect upon filing in the office of the New York Secretary