County of Putnam
Local Law #7 of 2015
(Passed at Regular Full Meeting April 8, 2015)
A LOCAL LAW TO AMEND THE PUTNAM COUNTY CHARTER TO PROVIDE PROCEDURE
FOR INCORPORATING THE SALARIES SET FOR ELECTION WORKERS PURSUANT TO
SECTION 3-300 OF THE NEW YORK STATE ELECTION LAW
Be it Enacted by the County Legislature of the County of Putnam as follows:
Section 2.04(g) of the Putnam County Charter is hereby amended to read as follows:
(g) To fix by resolution the compensation of all officers and employees paid from
County funds except members of the judiciary and employees whose salary is set by the
Board of Elections pursuant to Section 3-300 of the Election Law; also except that the
compensation of any elected official paid from County funds shall not be decreased
during his or her term of office.
A new subsection (d) is hereby added to Putnam County Charter Section 7.04(A)(5) to
read as follows:
(d) The tentative budget shall contain such line items appropriations requested
by the Board of Elections pursuant to Section 3-300 of the New York State Election Law.
These requests must be submitted to the County Legislature by the 15th day of August
with a copy to the Commissioner of Finance. The County Executive may make
recommendations to the Legislature as to whether these requests should be adjusted.
Subsection (9) of Section 7.04 is hereby amended to read as follows:
9. Appropriations Resolution. Upon adoption of the final annual operating
budget, the County Legislature shall adopt an appropriations resolution to provide for
the conduct of County government for the ensuing year. The resolution shall specify the
appropriations to provide for Board of Elections personnel, the appropriations to provide
for Board of Elections overtime, and the appropriations to provide for Board of Elections
Section 12.01 of the Putnam County Charter is hereby amended to read as follows:
1. There shall be a Putnam County Board of Elections constituted according to state
law. The Commissioners of Elections shall be appointed by the County
Legislature in accordance with the State Election Law, and shall have and
exercise all powers and duties now or hereafter conferred or imposed by
applicable law. The certificate of party recommendation required by § 3-204 of the
Election Law shall be filed with the Clerk of the Legislature at least 30 days but no
more than 60 days before the 1st day of January in any year in which a
Commissioner of Elections must be appointed.
2. The Board of Elections shall file with the Commissioner of Finance and the
County Legislature by the 15th of November of each year the salaries set for
election workers for the upcoming year pursuant to Section 3-300 of the New York
State Election Law.
This Local Law shall take effect forty-five days after its passage and is subject to a