Public Hearing Mon., Oct. 15th – 7:30pm Local Law Amendment-Police Residency
The South-Nyack Grandview Police Department’s Board, the governing board for the joint Police Department, has asked that both the South Nyack Board of Trustees and the Grand View Board of Trustees have a public hearing to amend our local law regarding where officers live.
The new law for the Village of South Nyack; if approved would read as such:
A LOCAL LAW AMENDING LOCAL LAW NO. 5 OF 1982, AS AMENDED, OF THE VILLAGE OF SOUTH NYACK, IN RELATION TO RESIDENCY OF POLICE OFFICERS
BE IT ENACTED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE OF SOUTH NYACK, as follows:
Section 1. The second paragraph of Section 1 of Article IV of Local Law No. 5 of 1982 of the Village of South Nyack is hereby amended as follows:
All appointments shall be in accordance with the Civil Service Law of the State of New York, the rules and regulations of the Rockland County Personnel Office and the Public Officers Law of the State of New York. Any individual appointed as a Police Officer, Sergeant or Chief of Police prior to the enactment of this Local Law shall be exempted from the former requirement that they be a resident of the County of Rockland.
Section 2. This Local Law shall take effect immediately.
The Police Board feels strongly that the current law, requiring officers to live in Rockland County, is antiquated. We are the only municipality in Rockland County who has not eliminated their residency law; which leaves our police department at a disadvantage when hiring officers.
Both municipalities will be holding their
Public Hearings on
Monday, October 15th at 7:30pm.
South Nyack’s will be held on the second floor
of the Firehouse located at
90 Depot Place, South Nyack, NY.
Grand View’s will be held at
204 Hudson Terrace, Piermont, N.Y.
Both Grand View Mayor Lynn and I encourage you to come out and express your opinion about this proposed change to the current law. This is an important opportunity to have your voices heard.
Mayor, South Nyack