The town board, comprised of the Town Supervisor and four Council Members, is the governing board of the town. Some of the responsibilities of the town board include filling vacancies in town offices; providing for the hiring of such employees as necessary for conducting the town’s business; overseeing town operations; adopting budgets; fixing salaries of officers and employees; managing expenditures; establishing policies and procedures; enacting local legislation.
Members of the Public are encouraged to attend Town Board meetings. Please feel free to contact Board members with any questions, concerns or suggestions. Your input is valued.
If you have an item that you would like to bring to the Board's attention, please contact the Supervisor's office and leave a message for the Supervisor or a Councilman. You may request that your issue be added to an agenda for a future Board meeting. The Supervisor and all Councilmen are available to assist you in resolving any matter of concern for which you need Town assistance.
The Supervisor is the chief administrative officer of the town. He is the presiding officer at all meetings of the town board; a town legislator voting at town board meetings; town executive and administrator carrying out the decisions made by the town board; town fiscal officer, responsible for preparing the towns budget. In Columbia County, the Supervisor also sits on the County Board of Supervisors, which governs the entire county with population weighted voting.