Monroe County has, over the years, passed through a process of legislative change common to many American communities. While only a few simple laws were necessary at the time of the establishment of the county, subsequent growth of the community, together with the complexity of modern life, has created the need for new and more detailed legislation for the proper function and government of the county. The recording of local law is an aspect of municipal history, and as the community develops and changes, review and revision of old laws and consideration of new laws, in the light of current trends, must keep pace. The orderly collection of these records is an important step in this ever-continuing process. Legislation must be more than mere chronological enactments reposing in the pages of old records. It must be available and logically arranged for convenient use and must be kept up-to-date. It was with thoughts such as these in mind that the County Legislature ordered the following codification of the county’s legislation.
Contents of Code
This Code contains the Monroe County Charter, the Monroe County Administrative Code and those local laws and resolutions adopted by the County Legislature and those rules and regulations promulgated by other county agencies and those statutes applicable to the county that were deemed to be general and permanent in nature and appropriate for inclusion in this volume.