Alternative County Government - Alternative Forms of County Government - County president form

Published: 2014-09-22

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§ 53. County president form. A county which shall adopt the county
president form of government shall have a county executive to be called
"county president." The office of county president shall be elective.
The term of office of the county president first elected shall be three
years from and including the first day of January of the second calendar
year in which the county president form becomes effective in the county.
Successors shall be chosen by the electors of the county for terms of
four years each. A vacancy occurring otherwise than by expiration of
term shall be filled by appointment by the board of supervisors and the
person so appointed shall hold office until the commencement of the
calendar year next succeeding the first general election at which the
vacancy may be filled. The county president may, when authorized by
local law, serve as the head of one or more departments not administered
by an elective official but without additional compensation. The board
of supervisors of the county shall continue to have and exercise all the
functions, powers and duties of boards of supervisors as now or
hereafter provided by this chapter or by other law, except as limited or
otherwise provided by this section. The county president shall have
power, as provided in subdivision five of section twenty of the
municipal home rule law, to veto any local law passed by the board of
supervisors. The foregoing provisions of this section, together with
other applicable provisions of this chapter, including those provisions
of this chapter which may be made applicable, shall constitute the
county president form of government authorized to be adopted by this