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Article 16 - Other County Boards, Offices, Institutions and Functions - Code


Section 16.01 Board of elections.
  16.02 Erie county medical center; board of managers; chief executive officer; treasurer.
  16.03 REPEALED.
  16.04 REPEALED.
  16.05 REPEALED.
  16.06 Probation department; director.
  16.07 Other boards.
  16.08 Additional appointments by county executive.
  16.09 Miscellaneous administrative functions.

Section 16.01 Board of elections.

  1. The board of elections shall have and exercise all the powers and duties conferred or imposed upon it by the election law or any other applicable law.
  2. The appointment of the members of such board shall be provided by the election law.
  3. Any person who shall become a candidate for elective public office shall be disqualified during the period of his candidacy from appointment or continued employment as an employee of the board of elections. The period of his candidacy shall be deemed to commence with the filing with the board of elections of a nominating or designating petition in furtherance of his candidacy unless he shall promptly file with the board a written declination of candidacy. The term "elective public office" shall not be deemed to include any political party office or position. The term "employment" shall include periods of leave of absence and sick time, and shall not encompass periods of paid vacation or compensatory time where the employee has submitted his resignation effective as the last day of such paid vacation or compensatory time or combination thereof.
  4. The board of elections shall have the power, without public advertisement for bids, to make all purchases of and contracts for all primary or election supplies and services necessary for the operation of its office and the performance of its duties.

NEW subsection d. Added by Local Law No. 9 1973.Former subsection d. REPEALED by Local Law No. 9 1973.

Section 16.02Erie County Medical Center; Board of Managers; Chief Executive Officer; Treasurer. The Erie County Medical Center board of managers shall have and exercise all the powers and duties of a board of managers of a public general hospital under New York statutes not inconsistent with the provisions of Section 1602 of the Erie County Charter, and shall also have and exercise those powers and duties conferred or imposed by the county charter, this code and subsequent local law of the county legislature. The Erie County Medical Center chief executive officer shall have and exercise all powers and duties of a hospital superintendent of a public general hospital under New York statutes not inconsistent with the provisions of Section 1602 of the Erie County Charter, and shall also have and exercise those powers and duties conferred or imposed by the county charter, this code and by subsequent local law of the Erie county legislature. The Erie County Medical Center treasurer shall have and exercise all the powers and duties of a treasurer of a public general hospital under New York statutes not inconsistent with the provisions of Section 1602 of the Erie county charter, this code, and by subsequent local law of the Erie county legislature. The administrator of the Erie county home and infirmary shall be appointed by the board of managers of the Erie county medical center and shall have and exercise the powers and duties of an administrator of a nursing home under the statutes of the state of New York not inconsistent with the provisions of section 1602 of the Erie county charter, this code, or subsequent local law of the county legislature.

NEW section 16.02 Amended by Local Law No. 7-1995.
NEW section 16.02 Added by Local Law No. 9 1988.Former section 16.02 REPEALED by Local Law No. 9 1988.
NEW section 16.02 Added by Local Law No. 2 1985.Former section 16.02 REPEALED by Local Law No. 2 1985.
Former section 16.02 Amended by Local Law 9 1982.

Section 16.03 REPEALED by Local Law No. 8 1989.
Section 16.03b Amended by Local Law No. 4 1961.
Section 16.04 REPEALED by Local Law No. 5 1967.
Section 16.05 REPEALED by Local Law No. 2 1964.

Section 16.06. Department of Probation and Youth Detention; director. The Department of Probation and Youth Detention shall be headed by a director who shall be appointed on the basis of his administrative experience and his qualifications for the duties of his office. The director shall have and exercise all the powers and duties now or hereafter conferred or imposed upon him by the county charter, by this code, by order or direction of the county executive, or by any other applicable law, not inconsistent with the county charter or this code. The director shall appoint, to serve at his pleasure, a deputy director of the Probation Division and a deputy director for the Youth Detention Division.

  1. Probation Division. The Probation Division shall be headed by a deputy director of probation who shall be appointed on the basis of his administrative experience and his qualifications for the duties of his office. The deputy director of probation shall have and exercise all the powers and duties now or hereafter conferred or imposed upon him by the county charter, by this code, by order or direction of the county executive and/or the director of probation and youth detention, by article twelve-A of the executive law as head of a county probation department, and by any other applicable section thereof or by any other applicable law, not inconsistent with the county charter or this code.
  2. Youth Detention Division. The Youth Detention Division shall be headed by a deputy director of youth detention who shall be appointed on the basis of his experience and his qualifications for the duties of his office. The deputy director shall have and exercise all the powers and duties now or hereafter conferred or imposed upon him by the county charter, by this code, by order or direction of the county executive and/or the director of probation and youth detention, or by any other applicable law, not inconsistent with the county charter or this code.
    Amended by Local Law No. 6-2001.
    Amended by Local Law No. 2 1987.

Section 16.07 Other boards.

  1. The terms of office of the incumbent members of the alcoholic beverage control board, the board of trustees of the Buffalo and Erie county public library, the board of trustees of the Erie county technical institute, the fire advisory board and the vocational education and extension board shall continue for the periods for which such members have been appointed.
  2. The terms of office of the members of the board of health, and of the members of any other board, which board pursuant to the county charter, is succeeded by an advisory board, shall end December thirty first, nineteen hundred sixty.

Section 16.08 Additional appointments by county executive.

  1. The Erie county office of natural disaster and civil defense shall be headed by a director who shall be appointed on the basis of his administrative experience and his qualifications for the duties of his office. He shall have and exercise all the powers and duties conferred or imposed upon him by the county charter, by this code, by order or direction of the county executive, by local law, by the New York state defense emergency act, being chapter seven hundred eighty four of the laws of nineteen hundred fifty one, as amended, and by any other applicable law not inconsistent with the county charter or this code. * Caption of Local Law No. 4 1978 indicates that section 16.08a was intended to be repealed thereby. Although there is no repeal in the body of the law, this section was superseded by new subsection 9.01 4 and section 9.07 of article 9. NEW section 16.08 Added by Local Law No. 16 1973. Former section 16.08 REPEALED by Local Law No. 16 1973.
  2. REPEALED by Local Law No. 2 1964.
  3. The county executive shall appoint, as county historian, a resident of Erie county who shall have demonstrated an interest in and an ability to record historical records and events.
  4. The county veteranso service office shall be headed by a veteranso service officer who shall be appointed on the basis of his administrative experience and his qualifications for the duties of his office. He shall have the duties imposed upon him by the county charter, by this code, by order or direction of the county executive, by local law, by section eight hundred of the county law, and any other applicable section thereof, or any other applicable law not inconsistent with the county charter or this code.
  5. The superintendent of the Erie county correctional facility shall be appointed on the basis of his administrative experience and his qualifications for the duties of his office. He shall have and exercise all the powers and duties conferred or imposed upon him by the county charter, by this code, by order or direction of the sheriff, by local law, by chapter seven hundred thirteen of the laws of nineteen hundred forty six or by any other applicable law not inconsistent with the county charter or this code.
    Amended by Local Law No. 5-2000.
    Added by Local Law No. 18 1973.
    REPEALED by Local Law No. 18 1973.
    Subsection f. Deleted by Local Law No. 8 1972.

Section 16.09 Miscellaneous administrative functions.

Former section 16.11 added by Local Law No. 9 1989, REPEALED by Local Law No. 7 1995