Referred to: The Laws and Rules, Governmental Services Committee (Chairman
Roberts and Legislators Belfiglio, Donaldson, Lopez, Loughran, R. Parete and
Chairman Kenneth J. Ronk, Jr. offers the following:
WHEREAS, the Clerk of the Ulster County Legislature is appointed by the
Legislative body; and
WHEREAS, there is tremendous value in maintaining a staff with institutional
knowledge whose members are appointed on the basis of qualifications and not
WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Ulster County Legislature to amend Rule 11
of the Rules of Order of the Ulster County Legislature to maintain the most
professional office possible to equally serve all members of the Legislative body as
well as the public; now, therefore be it
RESOLVED, that Rule 11. Clerk of the Legislature; Duties. A. is hereby
amended to read as follows:
RULE 11. CLERK OF THE LEGISLATURE; DUTIES.
A. During the first organizational meeting for each new County Legislature, a Clerk
of the County Legislature shall be appointed by resolution by the County Legislature
and such appointed Clerk shall serve for the duration of the appointing Legislature’s
term. In the event of vacancy, the Legislature shall appoint by resolution a new Clerk
of the Legislature. The removal of the Clerk shall only be done by resolution with a
favorable vote of at least three-fifths of the whole number of the Legislature. Deputy
Clerks and employees of the Legislature shall be appointed in accordance with the
Rules of Order of the Legislature. [Amended pursuant to Local Law No. 1 of 2017.]
The Chairperson may appoint such Deputy Clerks and employees as the Legislature
1. The Clerk of the Legislature may appoint such Deputy Clerks and
employees as the Legislature may require.
2. The Chairperson may appoint a confidential secretary to the
Chairperson to report directly to and serve at the pleasure of the Chairperson.
and, be it further
RESOLVED, that pursuant to Rule 2, entitled “AMENDMENT OF RULES,”
of the Rules of Order of the Ulster County Legislature, this resolution and the
amendment proposed herein shall be read at two consecutive meetings of the Ulster
County Legislature, and, be it further
RESOLVED, that this rule change shall take effect upon an affirmative vote
of this body subsequent to two consecutive readings,
and moves its adoption.
ADOPTED BY THE FOLLOWING VOTE:
Passed Committee: Laws and Rules, Governmental Services on ___________.
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Updated: January 31, 2019
Votes on this Resolutionyes no abstained no vote
Committee Vote to Adopt Resolution No. 373