County of Putnam
Local Law #8 of 2011
(Passed at the Organizational Meeting January 4, 2011)
APPROVAL/LOCAL LAW/AMEND ARTICLE 3, SECTION 3.01/PUTNAM COUNTY
CHARTER/ENTITLED “CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER: ELECTION; TERM;
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the County of Putnam as follows:
Article 3, Section 3.01 of the Putnam County Charter is hereby amended to read as
§ 3.01 Chief Executive Officer; election; term; qualifications.
The County Executive shall be elected from the County at large in an even numbered
year for a term of four (4) years commencing on the first day of January immediately
following his or her election. He or she shall serve a maximum two (2) consecutive full
terms. At the time of nomination and election, the County Executive shall be, and he or
she shall remain, a qualified elector of Putnam County. He or she shall hold no other
elected public or elected political office during his or her term and shall devote his or her
full working time to the duties of the office. He or she shall be the highest paid salaried
County employee with the exception of those County employees required to be duly
licensed to practice medicine in the State of New York as a qualification of employment,
the District Attorney or any other employee whose salary is partially or fully set by state
law. The compensation of the County Executive shall not be decreased during his or her
term of office.
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.
County of Putnam