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LOCAL LAWS: 

Since colonial times, citizens of New York State have looked to local governments for basic services.  Even now, citizens continue to rely on cities, counties, towns and villages for a great many of their needs.

The enactment of Article IX of the State Constitution, the Municipal Home Rule Law and the Statute of Local Governments have provided local governments the means to meet the challenges of our times.  Through the adoption of local laws, cities, counties, towns and villages may implement the policies as mandated by the demands of the people and the times.

The power to enact local laws is granted by the State Constitution.  The scope of this power and the procedures for implementing it are set out in the Municipal Home Rule Law.  A local law has the same status as an act of the State Legislature.  Accordingly, it is important that the legal procedures for the adoption of local laws be closely observed.

 

SUMMARY LIST OF LOCAL LAWS

1952-1 Increasing the Salary of the Commissioner of Public Welfare During His Term in Office

1956-1 Provide for Continuation of Worker's Compensation Mutual Plan, and the Conversion thereof to a County Self Insurance Plan, Pursuant to Workmen's Compensation Law, Article 5

1956-2 Enumerating Rules and Regulations for the Administration of the Orleans County Self Insurance Plan

1962-1 Establishing a County Tax Department

1962-2 Provide for the Continuity of Government of the County of Orleans, New York, in the Event of an Attack or Public Disaster

1968-1 Establishing a County Mental Health Board in the County of Orleans, New York

1969-1 Enable the County of Orleans to Assume the Liability to Save Harmless and Protect the Orleans County Clerk and Employees of His Office Pursuant to Section 533 of the County Law of the State of New York

1970-1 Increase the Salary of the County Clerk of the County of Orleans, New York to $9,500.00.

1972-1 Increase the Salary of the Orleans County Judge and Surrogate to $26,500.00

1972-2 Establishing Orleans County Department of Highways and Prescribing the Powers and Duties Thereof

1972-3 Establishing Salary for County Superintendent of Highways

1973-1 Increasing the Salary of the Orleans County Judge and Surrogate

1973-2 Increasing the Salary of the Orleans County Sheriff to $15,000.00.

1974-1 Amending the Orleans County Self-Insurance Plan, Pursuant to Workmen's Compensation Law, Being Local Law No. 2 of 1956

1975-1 Increasing the Salaries of Various Employees of the County of Orleans Appointed or Elected for a Definite Term

1976-1 Delegating to the Orleans County Sheriff the Powers Granted Under Section 209-m of the General Municipal Law to the Chief Executive Officer of the County of Orleans

1976-2 Creating the Orleans County Traffic Safety Board and Establishing its Functions

1976-3 County of Orleans Pursuant to Article 24 of the New York Environmental Conservation Law to Provide for the Protection, Preservation, and Conservation of the Freshwater Wetlands Within its Boundaries

1977-1 Increasing the Salaries of Various Employees of the County of Orleans Appointed or Elected for a Definite Term

1977-2 Regulation and Licensing of Mass Gatherings Involving Gatherings or Assembly of Persons Calculated to or Likely to Attract 2500 or More Persons: Establishing Licensing Procedures and Fees Therefore: And Prescribing Offenses and Penalties

1977-3 Providing For Written Notification of Any County Street, Highway, Bridge, Culvert, Sidewalk, or Crosswalk or any County Building or County Facility Being Out of Repair, Unsafe, Dangerous, or Obstructed

1978-1 Increasing the Salaries of Various Employees of the County of Orleans Appointed or Elected for a Definite Term

1978-2 Providing For the County of Orleans to Claim Against Fire Insurance Proceed for Unpaid Taxes

1979-1 Increasing the Salaries of Various Employees of the County of Orleans Appointed or Elected for a Definite Term

1979-2 Governing Medical Examinations of Employees of the County of Orleans and Repealing Section 3 of Local Law No. 1 for the County of Orleans for the Year 1974

1980-1 Increasing the Salaries of Various Employees of the County of Orleans Appointed or Elected for a Definite Term

1980-2 To Provide For the Filling of Vacancies in the Orleans County Legislature

1980-3 Providing for the Filling of Vacancies in Elective County Offices in the County of Orleans

1980-4 To Change the Term of Orleans County Treasurer to Four Years

1981-1 Concerning the Eligibility of Certain Elected Officials to Hold the Position of County Legislator

1981-2 Increasing the Salaries of Various Employees of the County of Orleans Appointed or Elected for a Definite Term

1982-1 Increasing the Salaries of Various Employees of the County of Orleans Appointed or Elected for a Definite Term

1982-2 Providing for Continuation of 7 Member Legislature with Residency Requirements

1983-1 Increasing the Salaries of Various Employees of the County of Orleans Appointed or Elected for a Definite Term

1984-1 Increasing the Salaries of Various Employees of the County of Orleans Appointed or Elected for a Definite Term

1984-2 Amending Local Law No. 2 of 1956 Which Enumerated Rules and Regulations for the Administration of the Orleans County Self-Insurance Program

1984-3 Regarding the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code

1985-1 Providing for Veterans Exemptions From Real Property Taxes

1985-2 Increasing the Salaries of Various Employees of the County of Orleans Appointed or Elected for a Definite Term

1985-3 To Adopt a Retirement Incentive Program

1985-4 Establishing an Orleans County Nursing Home Department

1986-1 Increasing the Salaries of Various Employees of the County of Orleans Appointed or Elected for a Definite Term

1987-1 Increasing the Salaries of Various Employees of the County of Orleans Appointed or Elected for a Definite Term

1988-1 Increasing the Salaries of Various Employees of the County of Orleans Appointed or Elected for a Definite Term

1988-2 Increasing the Salary of County Coroners

1988-3 To Administer and Enforce the Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code in Orleans County

1989-1 Increasing the Salaries of Various Employees of the County of Orleans Appointed or Elected for a Definite Term

1989-2 Speed Limits on County Property

1990-1 Increasing the Salaries of Various Employees of the County of Orleans Appointed or Elected for a Definite Term

1990-2 Establishing an E-911 Surcharge in Orleans County, New York

1991-1 Increasing the Salaries of Various Employees of the County of Orleans Appointed or Elected for a Definite Term

1991-2 Solid Waste Disposal and Sanitary Landfill Law of the County of Orleans

1991-3 Establishing Mandatory Recycling

1991-4 Establishing Charges for Solid Waste Collection

1991-5 Electing a Retirement Incentive Program as Authorized by Chapter 178 Laws of 1991 For the Eligible Employees of the County of Orleans

1992-1 Establishing Residency Requirements For Social Service Applicants Who Enter Into the County of Orleans, State of New York From Some Other State, Territory, Dominion, or Country

1992-2 Bringing Within the Civil Service of the State of New York all Employees of the Orleans County Sheriff's Office Exempt By Reason of the Authority of Flaherty v. Milliken 193 N.Y. 564

1992-3 Increasing the Salaries of Various Employees of the County of Orleans Appointed or Elected For a Definite Term

1992-4 Authorizing the Orleans County Probation Department, When Ordered, to Conduct an Investigation Under the Family Court Act, to be Entitled to a Fee of Not Less Than $50 and Not More Than $500 From the Parties in Such Proceeding

1992-5 Requiring Individuals Currently Serving or Who Shall be Sentenced to a Period of Probation Upon Conviction of Any Crime Under Article 31 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law, to Pay to the Orleans County Probation Department an Administrative Fee

1992-6 Electing a Retirement Incentive Program as Authorized By Chapter 643 Laws of 1992 For the Eligible Employees of the County of Orleans

1993-1 Increasing the Salaries of Various Employees of the County of Orleans Appointed or Elected For a Definite Term

1993-2 Amending Local Law No. 3 of 1991 - Establishing Recycling Materials

1993-3 Banning Possession of Firearms and Other Dangerous Weapons in Orleans County Buildings

1993-4 Amending Local Law No. 3 of the Year 1993 (RE:Surrender of Weapons)

1994-1 Increasing the Salaries of Various Employees of the County of Orleans Appointed or Elected For a Definite Term

1994-2 Increasing the Salary of the Orleans County District Attorney

1994-3 Repealing Local Law No. 2 of 1979 Governing Medical Examinations of Employees of the County of Orleans

1994-4 Amending Local Law No. 2 of 1956 Which Enumerated Rules and Regulations For the Administration of the Orleans County Self-Insurance Plan

1994-5 Increasing the Redemption Period for All Property with Regard to Taxes Becoming Liens During 1995 and 1996 in the Matter of the Enforcement of Collection of Delinquent Real Property Taxes Pursuant to Article 11 of the Real Property Tax Law

1995-1 Establishment of the County of Orleans "Adopt-A-Highway Program" to Assist in the Reduction and Removal of Litter From Areas Adjacent To and Surrounding County Roads

1995-2 Increasing the Salaries of Various Employees of the County of Orleans Appointed or Elected For a Definite Term

1995-3 Electing a Retirement Incentive Program as Authorized by Chapter 12, Law of 1995 for the Eligible Employees of the County of Orleans

1996-1 Increasing the Salaries of Various Employees of the County of Orleans Appointed or Elected for a Definite Term

1996-2 Designating the Office of Orleans County District Attorney as a Full-Time Position and Establishing the Compensation for a Full-Time Orleans County District Attorney

1996-3 Electing a Retirement Incentive Program as Authorized by Chapter 30, Laws of 1996 for the Eligible Employees of the County of Orleans

1997-1 Increasing the Salaries of Various Employees of the County of Orleans Appointed or Elected for a Definite Term

1997-2 Amending Local Law No. 2 of 1956 Which Enumerated Rules and Regulations for the Administration of the Orleans County Self-Insurance Plan

1997-3 Electing a Retirement Incentive Program as Authorized by Chapter 41, Laws of 1997 for the Eligible Employees of the County of Orleans

1997-4 Providing for the Collection of Certain Delinquent Village Taxes by the County of Orleans

1997-5 Extend the Redemption Period for Residential and Farm Properties Pursuant to Section 1111 of the Real Property Tax Law

1998-1 Increasing the Salaries of Various Employees of the County of Orleans Appointed or Elected for a Definite Term

1998-2 Electing a Retirement Incentive Program as Authorized by Chapter 47, Laws of 1998 for the Eligible Employees of the County of Orleans

1999-1 Increasing the Salaries of Various Employees of the County of Orleans Appointed or Elected for a Definite Term

1999-2 Electing a Retirement Incentive Program as Authorized by Chapter 70, Laws of 1999 for the Eligible Employees of the County of Orleans

2000-1 Increasing the Salaries of Various Employees of the County of Orleans Appointed or Elected for a Definite Term

2001-1 Increasing the Salaries of Various Employees of the County of Orleans Appointed or Elected for a Definite Term

2001-2 Providing for the Mandatory Routing of All Wireless 911 Calls

2002-1 Increasing the Salaries of Various Employees of the County of Orleans Appointed or Elected for a Definite Term

2002-2 Authorizing Application for Designation of an Empire Zone within Orleans County

2003-1 Authorize the Submission of a Request to Revise the Boundaries of an Empire Zone

2003-2 Increasing the Salaries of Various Employees of the County of Orleans Appointed or Elected for a Definite Term

2003-3 Superseding Section 214 (2) of the County Law to Authorize Abstract Publication of Local Law

2003-4 Authorize the Imposition of an Orleans County Hotel and Motel Room Occupancy Tax

2003-5 Establish a Motor Vehicle Tax

2004-1 Increasing the Salaries of Various Employees of the County of Orleans Appointed or Elected for a Definite Term

2004-2 Amending Local Law No. 1 of 2003 Regarding Revisions of Boundaries of an Empire Zone

2004-3 Increasing the Maximum Income Eligibility Level for the Senior Citizen Tax Exemption Under Section 467 of the Real Property Tax Law

2005-1 Increasing the Salaries of Various Employees of the County of Orleans Appointed or Elected for a Definite Term

2005-2 Authorizing Application for Redesignation of Certain Areas within the County of Orleans as an Empire Zone

2006-1 Increasing the Salaries of Various Employees of the County of Orleans Appointed or Elected for a Definite Term

2006-2 Enabling the County of Orleans to Designate Western New York Energy as a Regionally Significant Project

2006-3 Extending the Term of Office of the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Legislature

2006-4 Authorizing the County of Orleans to Make Application for Redesignation of Certain Areas in Area 2 of the County of Orleans as an Empire Zone

2006-5 Amending Local Law #4 of the Year 2003 Imposing a Hotel and Motel Room Occupancy Tax in the County of Orleans with Respect to the Expiration Date Thereof

2007-1 Increasing the Salaries of Various Employees of the County of Orleans Appointed or Elected for a Definite Term

2007-1-Intro Increase the Terms of Orleans County Legislators from Two (2) Years to Four (4) Years and to Provide for Staggered Terms

2007-2 Imposing a Surcharge Upon Wireless Communication Devices

2007-3 Amending Local Law No. 3 of the Year 2004 Increasing Senior Citizens Tax Exemption

2007-4 Providing a Partial Exemption from Real Property Taxes to Persons with Disabilities and Limited Incomes Under sec. 459-c of the Real Property Law

2008-1 Increasing the Salaries of Various Employees of the County of Orleans Appointed or Elected for a Definite Term

2008-2 Providing for Cash Payments in Lieu of Health Insurance

2008-3 Establishment of the Orleans County Ethics Board

2008-3 Providing for a County Board of Ethics

2008-4 Enacting a Real Property Tax Exemption for Cold War Veterans

2008-5 Enacting a Real Property Tax Exemption for Capital Improvements to Residential Buildings

2008-6 Enacting a Real Property Tax Exemption for Historic Property

2008-7 Enhanced Personal Privacy Protection for Recorded Documents Law and Authorizing an Increase of Fees Collected by the County Clerk

2009-1 Increasing the Salaries of Various Employees of the County of Orleans Appointed or Elected for a Definite Term

2009-2-Intro Amending Local Law #4 of the Year 2003 Imposing a Hotel and Motel Room Occupancy Tax in the County of Orleans with Respect to the Expiration Date Thereof

2010-1 Increasing the Salaries of Various Employees of the County of Orleans Appointed or Elected for a Definite Term

2010-2 To Establish a Boat Launch Fee at the Oak Orchard State Boat Launch

2010-3 Authorizing County Relevy and Reimbursement for Local Remediation Expenses

2011-1 Increasing the Salaries of Various Employees of the County of Orleans Appointed or Elected for a Definite Term

2011-2 Change the Number of Coroners for the County of Orleans

2011-3 Amending Section 3 C. of Local Law No. 2 of the Year 1982 to Reapportion Legislative Districts

2011-4 Authorizing Separate Listings On Each Real Property Tax Statement Setting Forth The Amounts Attributable To New York State Imposed Mandates, The County Nursing Home and General County Services

2011-5 A To Overide the Tax Levy Limit Established in General Municipal Law 3-c for Fiscal Year 2012

2011-6 Amending Local Law No. 4 of the Year 2003 Imposing a Hotel and Motel Room Occupancy Tax in the County of Orleans With Respect to the Expiration Date Thereof

2012-1 Increasing the Salaries of Various Employees of the County of Orleans Appointed or Elected for a Definite Term

2012-2 To Overide the Tax Levy Limit Established in General Municipal Law 3-c for Fiscal Year 2013

2013-1 Inceasing the Salaries of Various Employees of the County of Orleans Appointed or Elected for a Definite Term

2013-2 Permitting Members of the Community Service Board and its Sub-Committees to Serve for More than Two Terms Consecutively

2013-3 Requiring Prisoners of County Jail Who Require Medical or Dental Services to Pay for Such Services of Insured Under a Health Insurance Policy

2013-4 To Override the Tax Levy Limit Established by General Municipal Law 3-c for fiscal year 2014

2013-5 Amending Local Law No. 4 of theYear 2003 Imposing a Hotel and Motel Room Occupancy Tax in the County of Orleans with Respect to the Expiration Date Thereof

2014-1 Inceasing the Salaries of Various Employees of the County of Orleans Appointed or Elected for a Definite Term

2014-2 Authorizing the Use of Best Value for Awarding Purchase Contracts

2014-3 Repealing Local Law No. 4 of 2011 Authorizing Separate Listings on Each Property Tax Statement Setting Forth the Amounts Attributable to New York State Imposed Mandates, The County Nursing Home and General County Services

2014-4 Amending Local Law No. 3 of 2007 and Increasing the Maximum Income Eligibility Level for the Senior Citizen Tax Exemption Under Section 467 of the Real Property Tax Law

2014-5I Increasing the Salaries of the Various Employees of the County of Orleans Appointed or Elected For a Definite Term