City of Binghamton, New York

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Ordinance Part: 
Code of Ordinances Part 1. Administrative Legislation
Code: 
108

 

Chapter 108, NEWSPAPER, OFFICIAL

[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Binghamton by L.L. No. 4-1971 (Sub-Part XXXIV of the 1970 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]

 

§ 108-1.  Second Class Cities Law amended.

Section 43 of Chapter 53 of the Consolidated Laws known as the "Second Class Cities Law" is hereby amended in its application to the City of Binghamton, to read as follows:

 

At the first meeting of the Council of the City of Binghamton for the purpose of organization, as provided in the Second Class Cities Law, it shall designate not more than two daily newspapers published in the County of Broome and having general circulation in the City of Binghamton to be the official paper or papers of the City. The Council may, by 2/3 vote of all its members, determine to designate but one official paper, in which case it shall designate a daily newspaper published in the County of Broome and having general circulation in the City of Binghamton, and the paper receiving the highest number of votes shall be the official paper for two years and until a successor is designated. Unless the Council shall so determine to designate but one official paper, it shall designate two official papers of opposite political faith, both of which shall be daily newspapers, published in the County of Broome and having general circulation in the City of Binghamton, and each member shall be entitled to vote for but one paper, and the two papers having the highest number of votes shall be the official papers for two years and until a successor or successors shall be designated. At any time during 1971, the Council of the City of Binghamton may, by 2/3 vote of all its members, determine to designate to be the official paper of the City of Binghamton a daily newspaper published in the County of Broome and having general circulation in the City of Binghamton, and the paper receiving the highest number of votes shall be the official paper until the first meeting of the Council of the City of Binghamton in 1972 for the purpose of organization as provided in the Second Class Cities Law. Such official paper or papers shall publish such matters and in such form as shall be prescribed by statute or otherwise by general ordinance of the Council. In case an official paper shall refuse or fail to act or perform as such, the Council may in its discretion, as hereinbefore provided, designate a successor. All bills and accounts for publication in official newspapers and all City printing and advertising shall be a City charge, and shall be paid by the Treasurer upon the audit of the Comptroller. The Council may, by general ordinance, prescribe the form in which the proceedings and reports of the City officers, boards and departments shall be issued, and the printing and binding of the same shall be performed under contract awarded as in the case of other City contracts.