Local Law no. 6 2011 AMEND ARTICLE 4, SECTION 4.01 OF THE PUTNAM COUNTY CHARTER ENTITLED “DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE; COMMISSIONER”

County of Putnam
Local Law #6 of 2011
(Passed at the Year End Meeting December 27, 2010)
LOCAL LAW/AMEND ARTICLE 4, SECTION 4.01 OF THE PUTNAM COUNTY CHARTER
ENTITLED “DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE; COMMISSIONER”
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the County of Putnam as follows:
Section 1.
Article 4, Section 4.01 of the Putnam County Charter is hereby amended to read as
follows:
§ 4.01 Department of Finance; Commissioner (Amended 12-20-2007 by L.L. No. 1-2008)
(a) There shall be a Department of Finance, headed by a Commissioner of Finance
who shall be appointed by the County Executive, subject to a majority
confirmation by the County Legislature. The Commissioner of Finance shall be
deemed qualified for the position provided he/she has one of the following:
licensure as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), certification as a Certified Public
Finance Officer (CPFO), or a Master Business Administration (MBA) degree. The
Commissioner of Finance shall be appointed on the basis of his or her knowledge
of accounting and financial matters and his or her experience in financial
administration. He or she shall serve at the pleasure of the County Executive and
have the authority to appoint the staff that will be employed in this department.
(b) The Commissioner of Finance and all full-time managerial employees in the
department shall serve on a full-time basis and shall not engage in any private
practice nor be employed in their field of expertise with the County by any private
or other governmental entity.
Section 2.
This Local Law shall take effect forty-five days after its adoption, subject to referendum
on petition in accordance with the provisions of Section 24 of the New York State
Municipal Home Rule Law.

Local Law no. 3 2011 A LOCAL LAW ESTABLISHING THE 2011 SALARIES OF CERTAIN APPOINTED OFFICERS SERVING FOR FIXED TERMS

County of Putnam
Local Law #3 of 2011
(Passed at the December 7, 2010 Full Legislature Meeting)
A LOCAL LAW ESTABLISHING THE 2011 SALARIES OF CERTAIN APPOINTED
OFFICERS SERVING FOR FIXED TERMS
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the County of Putnam as follows:
Section 1.
Section 201 of the County Law and Municipal Home Rule Law, Section 23, requires that
certain salary increases of fixed term officers be established by Local Law, subject to
permissive referendum.
Section 2.
The annual salaries of the hereinafter designated County Officers appointed for a fixed
term are hereby set at the following amounts effective January 1, 2011:
Paul Eldridge ……………………………………………………… $ 123,132
Personnel Director
George Michaud ………………………………………………….. $ 91,655
Director of Real Property Tax Services
Michael Piazza ……………………………………………………. $ 131,263
Commissioner of Social Services/Mental Health
Michele Alfano-Sharkey ………………………………………… $ 99,957
County Auditor
Clem Van Ross…………………………………………………….. $ 84,162
Legislative Counsel
Anthony Scannapieco …………………………………………… $ 47,477
Commissioner of Board of Elections
Robert Bennett …………………………………………………… $ 47,477
Commissioner of Board of Elections
Section 3.
THIS LOCAL LAW SHALL TAKE EFFECT FORTY-FIVE DAYS AFTER ITS PASSAGE AND
IS SUBJECT TO PERMISSIVE REFERENDUM.

Local Law no. 5 of 2011 APPROVAL/LOCAL LAW/AMEND ARTICLE 2, SECTION 2.09/PUTNAM COUNTY CHARTER/ENTITLED “AUDITS”

County of Putnam
Local Law #5 of 2011
(Passed at the December 7, 2010)
APPROVAL/LOCAL LAW/AMEND ARTICLE 2, SECTION 2.09/PUTNAM COUNTY
CHARTER/ENTITLED “AUDITS”
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the County of Putnam as follows:
Section.
Article 2, Section 2.09 of the Putnam County Charter is hereby amended to read as
follows:
The County Legislature shall, on an annual basis, provide that an independent audit be
performed of the accounts of the County and of every County department, office and
agency. Where appropriate, a single audit or audits may be commissioned by the
Legislature as required by law. The audit shall be made by a qualified accountant or
accounting firm, so designated by the Legislature, which has no personal or professional
conflict of interest with respect to the affairs of the County or of any of its departments,
offices or agencies.
Section 2.
This local law shall take effect forty-five (45) days after its adoption subject to
referendum on petition in accordance with the provisions of Section 24 of the New York
State Municipal Home Rule Law.

Local Law no. 4 2011 APPROVAL/LOCAL/LAW/AMEND ARTICLE 6/PUTNAM COUNTY CHARTER/ENTITLED “DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL”

County of Putnam
Local Law #4 of 2011
Passed at the December 7, 2010
APPROVAL/LOCAL/LAW/AMEND ARTICLE 6/PUTNAM COUNTY CHARTER/ENTITLED
“DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL”
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the County of Putnam as follows:
Section 1. Article 6 of the Putnam County Charter is hereby amended to read as follows:
Article 6
Department of Personnel
§6.01. Department of Personnel; Personnel Officer
There shall be a Department of Personnel under the direction of a Personnel Officer who
shall be appointed by the County Executive subject to confirmation by the County
Legislature. The Personnel Officer shall be appointed for a six year term in accordance
with Section 15 of the New York State Civil Services Law. He or she shall hold at
minimum a Bachelor’s Degree and demonstrate at least five (5) years of experience in
public personnel administration. He or she shall be appointed on the basis of his or her
training and experience in personnel administration and other qualifications for the
responsibilities of his or her office. The Personnel Officer shall have the power, with
budgetary appropriations and in accordance with County policy or as may be otherwise
required by law to appoint and remove such staff as may be necessary.
Except as otherwise provided in this Charter the Personnel Officer shall have the power
to:
(a) Exercise all the powers an perform all the duties of a personnel officer as
provided by the New York State Civil Service law;
(b) Prepare and administer personnel rules for County officers and employees
subject to approval by the County Executive and as otherwise provided by law;
(c) Assist the County Executive in negotiations and administration on behalf of the
County for personnel contract agreements with recognized employee
representatives;
(d) Be responsible for a comprehensive salary pal for the County, job training and
development for employees and labor relations with County employees through
the bargaining units in the County;
(e) Be responsible for administration and coordination of all benefit programs and
plans for all current County employees and eligible retired employees, as
appropriate;
(f) Administer civil service laws, rules and regulations for all Putnam County
departments, towns, villages, school districts, public libraries and special
districts;
(g) Provide certification for payroll by reviewing County officer’s and employee’s
appointments and confirming that the appointments are in compliance the law,
rules and regulations;
(h) Perform such other and related duties as may be required by the County
Executive; and
(i) Perform all the duties now or hereafter conferred or imposed by law.
Section 2.
This local law shall take effect forty five (45) days after its adoption, subject to
referendum on petition in accordance with the provisions of Section 24 of the New York
State Municipal Home Rule Law.

Local Law no. 2 2011 APPROVAL/LOCAL LAW/ESTABLISHING THE 2011 SALARY OF THE PUTNAM COUNTY EXECUTIVE

County of Putnam
Local Law #2 of 2011
(Passed at the December 7, 2010)
APPROVAL/LOCAL LAW/ESTABLISHING THE 2011 SALARY OF THE PUTNAM COUNTY
EXECUTIVE
BE IT ENACTED BY THE PUTNAM COUNTY LEGISLATURE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1.
Section 3.01 of the Putnam County Charter requires that the County Executive’s salary
be fixed annually by Local Law.
Section 2.
The salary of the County Executive is hereby set at the following amount effective
January 1, 2011:
Putnam County Executive …………………………………………………………. $148,635.00
Section 3.
THIS LOCAL LAW SHALL TAKE EFFECT FORTY-FIVE DAYS AFTER ITS PASSAGE AND
IS SUBJECT TO PERMISSIVE REFERENDUM.

Local Law no. 1 2011 APPROVAL/LOCAL LAW TO AMEND CHAPTER 55, SECTION 55-12 OF THE PUTNAM COUNTY CODE ENTITLED “BOARD OF ETHICS ESTABLISHMENT; QUALIFICATIONS OF MEMBERS; APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS; TERM OF OFFICE”.

County of Putnam
Local Law #1 of 2011
(Passed at the December 7, 2010 Full Legislature Meeting)
APPROVAL/ LOCAL LAW TO AMEND CHAPTER 55, SECTION 55-12 OF THE
PUTNAM COUNTY CODE ENTITLED “BOARD OF ETHICS ESTABLISHMENT;
QUALIFICATIONS OF MEMBERS; APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS; TERM OF
OFFICE”.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the County of Putnam as follows:
Section 1.
Chapter 55, Section 55-12 of the Putnam County Code is hereby amended to read as
follows:
§ 55-12 Board of Ethics establishment; qualifications of members; appointment of
members; term of office.
A. There is hereby established, a Board of Ethics consisting of five members
appointed by the County Executive, subject to confirmation by a simple majority
of the Legislature.
B. The members of the Board of Ethics shall reside in the County of Putnam.
C. No more than one member of the Board of Ethics may be an appointed officer or
employee of the County.
D. No Board of Ethics member shall hold office in a political party or be
employed or act as a lobbyist or hold elective office in the County.
E. The term of office of Board of Ethics members shall be three years and shall run
from January 1 through December 31, except that of the members holding office on
the effective date of this chapter, one member shall serve until December 31 of
that year, two shall serve until the next December 31, and two shall serve until the
third December 31.
F. A Board of Ethics member shall serve until his or her successor has been
appointed.
G. The members of the Board of Ethics shall not receive compensation but shall be
reimbursed for reasonable expenses incurred in the performance of their
official duties.
Section 2.
This Local Law shall take effect immediately.