Local Law #13 of 2022
(Full Legislature Mtg. 08/02/2022)
A LOCAL LAW TO AMEND SECTION 5.01 TO THE PUTNAM COUNTY CHARTER
ENTITLED “DEPARTMENT OF PURCHASING; DIRECTOR”
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the County of Putnam as follows:
Section 5.01 of the Putnam County Charter is hereby amended to read as follows:
§ 5.01. Department of Purchasing; Director.
There shall be a Department of Purchasing, administered by a Director who shall be
appointed by the County Executive, subject to confirmation by the County Legislature.
The Director shall hold at minimum a Bachelor’s degree and be qualified for his or her
position by training and experience, including four (4) years’ experience as a buyer,
purchaser or an equivalent position. He or she shall serve at the pleasure of the County
Executive and shall have the authority within budgetary appropriations and in
accordance with County policy or as may be otherwise required by law, to appoint and
remove such staff as may be necessary. The Director shall not hold any other public or
political office, whether elected or appointed, as long as he or she remains in current
position of County employment. He or she and all full-time managerial employees in the
department shall serve on a full-time basis and shall not engage in any private practice
nor be employed in their field of expertise with the County by any private or other
government entity, except any such employee hired prior to December 31, 2010 may
continue in any private practice in their field of expertise until December 31, 2013 as long
as they remain in their current position of County employment.
This Local Law shall take effect forty-five (45) days after its passage and is subject to