The Town Board meets once a month on the second
Tuesday to conduct the business of the
Town. However, throughout the month the Town Board
members are in touch with aspects of Town business
on a smaller scale. State law prohibits a quorum
of the Board meeting without public notice. The
Town Supervisor assigns the members of the Town
Board to Committees at the Organizational Meeting
in January. Two members are assigned to the
- Assessor’s Patricia Reichert and TBD
- Buildings and grounds TBD and Patricia Reichert
- Code Enforcement TBD and TBD
- Justice George Williams and TBD
- Cemeteries George Willaims and TBD
- Highways and Highway Contract TBD and Patricia Reichert
- Planning Board George Williams and TBD
- Dog control and Kennel TBD and George Williams
- Farmers' Market George Williams and TBD
Using the Committee structure allows an ongoing
day to day flow of business without necessitating
advertising of meetings. There are carefully
defined situations where an "emergency" could
arise and the procedure for advertising can be
Contact information is listed and any member of
the Town Board is willing to speak with the public
on a concern that you have. We welcome your
presence at the Town Board meetings.
The Town Board is responsible for the fiscal
running of the Town. Other segments of the Town
Government are elected, however, the expenditure
of funds is ultimately authorized by the Town
Board. This is an awesome responsibility.
The Town Board sets the final budget for the year
and monthly audits the vouchers for payment.
Salaries are set by the Town Board, either
directly through the annual budget or, as in the
case of the Highway employees, by contract.
Appropriations are another part of the budget.
These are basically the non-personnel funds, the
basic costs of the department. Each department has
their budget as a guided limitation on spending,
but this does not give them the authorization to
go ahead and spend up to the budgeted amount. They
still have to come to the Town Board and get a
motion passed by the Board to expend the funds for
anything more than housekeeping type purchases
i.e. office supplies.
The position of Town Supervisor is a two year
term and the position of Town Councilperson is a
four year term with two of the offices being open
every two years. This allows for some continuity
without the possibility of five new people on the
Board in the same year.