Government Structure

Office
Term
Elected / Appointed
Powers & Duties
Town Board Supervisor4 yearsElected by Town ElectionExecutive Officer of the Town, Chairman of the Town Board; Chief Fiscal Officer of the Town
Councilman (4)4 years (2 are elected every other year.)Elected by Town ElectoralTown Board meets twice a month at Town Hall; administers Town Government; levies taxes; administers services of unincorporated areas including police and fire protection, parks, sewers, water supply, streets, highways, assessments, and collection of taxes, building inspectors and recreation for the Town and lighting.
Town Clerk4 yearsElected by Town ElectorateRecords minutes of Town meetings. In charge of registration of vital statistics, including marriage licenses; issues Town licenses, State hunting and fishing licenses; is custodian of Town records.
Town Justice (2)4 yearsElected by Town ElectoratePreside over Town Court which sits to handle violations of Town Ordinances and initial hearings of more serious cases, dispossession sand traffic violations. Handle civil cases up to $3,000.
Superintendent of Highways4 yearsElected by Town ElectionIn charge of maintenance of all town streets and highways
Director of Administration and Finance2 yearsAppointed by SupervisorDirects activities of Buildings, Grounds and park Department; oversees financial matters of the Town as assigned by the Supervisor.
Recreation DirectorCivil ServiceAppointed by Town BoardSupervises, plans and organizes recreation activities in the Town
Town EngineerCivil Service (see note)Appointed by Town BoardIn charge of Engineering Department which handles all engineering matters, including studies, design and construction, inspection, administers special district water and sewer operations.
Building and Plumbing InspectorCivil Service (see note)Appointed by Board from Civil ServiceInspects building and plumbing; approves all building and plumbing permits.
Police ChiefCivil Service (see note)Appointed by Board from Civil ServiceAdministers police department; responsible for protecting life and property of Town residents; apprehends law breakers.
Executive Director of Youth BureauCivil Service (see note)Appointed by Board from Civil ServiceCooperates with Police Chiefs in dealing with youth cases in the Town and Villages. Main concern is to prevent and reduce youth problems and aid troubled youth.
Town Attorney2 yearsAppointed by BoardHandles all legal matters of the Town as directed by the Town Board.
Assessor7 yearsAppointed by BoardAssesses and reassesses all property in Town. Prepares tax rolls to the County.
Director of Civil DefenseUnpaid VolunteerApproved by SupervisorArea Chairman of Civil Defense; works with the County Director to enforce regulations set up by the New York State Defense Emergency Act and related Defense Emergency Law.
Historian1 yearAppointed by SupervisorCollect, protect and preserve material related to the history of political subdivision


Note: Has tenure to retirement under Civil Service.