senate Bill S4297

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Authorizes a town board to establish a hamlet district to provide village services in a village that dissolves itself

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to local government
Mar 28, 2011 referred to local government

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S4297 - Details

Law Section:
Town Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง203-a, Town L

S4297 - Summary

Authorizes a town board to establish a hamlet district to provide village services in a village that dissolves itself.

S4297 - Sponsor Memo

S4297 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4297

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 28, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. CARLUCCI, KLEIN -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government

AN ACT to amend the town law, in relation to the establishment and oper-
  ation of a hamlet district to continue  to  provide  village  services
  upon the dissolution of a village

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The town law is amended by adding a new  section  203-a  to
read as follows:
  S  203-A.  HAMLET  DISTRICT.  1. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF THIS
ARTICLE TO THE CONTRARY, THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN IN WHICH  A  VILLAGE
DISSOLVES  ITSELF  PURSUANT TO TITLE THREE OF ARTICLE SEVENTEEN-A OF THE
GENERAL MUNICIPAL LAW, MAY ELECT  TO  ESTABLISH  A  HAMLET  DISTRICT  TO
PROVIDE ALL SERVICES TO THE RESIDENTS OF THE DISSOLVED VILLAGE, PRIOR TO
THE  DISSOLUTION, PURSUANT TO ARTICLES EIGHT, TEN, ELEVEN, TWELVE, THIR-
TEEN, FOURTEEN, FIFTEEN AND TWENTY-TWO OF THE VILLAGE LAW.
  2. ALL DEBTS, LIABILITIES AND OBLIGATIONS  RELATING  TO  THE  SERVICES
FORMERLY  PROVIDED BY THE DISSOLVED VILLAGE SHALL BE ASSUMED BY THE TOWN
PURSUANT TO SECTION SEVEN HUNDRED NINETY OF THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL LAW.
  3. UPON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A HAMLET DISTRICT,  SUCH  DISTRICT  SHALL
ASSUME THE DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF THE DISSOLVED VILLAGE AND CONTINUE TO
PROVIDE  THE  SERVICES THERETOFORE PROVIDED BY SUCH VILLAGE. THE COST OF
SUCH SERVICES SHALL BE A CHARGE UPON THE  TAXABLE  PROPERTY  WITHIN  THE
DISSOLVED VILLAGE.
  4.  DURING THE FIRST YEAR OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE HAMLET DISTRICT,
SUCH DISTRICT SHALL BE GOVERNED BY A BOARD CONSISTING OF THE  MAYOR  AND
TWO TRUSTEES OF THE DISSOLVED VILLAGE, AND TWO MEMBERS OF THE TOWN BOARD
OF  THE  TOWN.  DURING  THE  SECOND  YEAR AFTER THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE
HAMLET DISTRICT, SUCH DISTRICT SHALL BE GOVERNED BY A  BOARD  CONSISTING
OF  TWO  TRUSTEES  OF  THE DISSOLVED VILLAGE, AND THE SUPERVISOR AND TWO
TOWN BOARD MEMBERS OF THE TOWN. THEREAFTER THE HAMLET DISTRICT SHALL  BE
GOVERNED BY THE TOWN BOARD.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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