Town Board Frank J. Palermo, Deputy Supervisor
Timothy Arone, Council
Michael Essig, Council
Robert Hunter, Council
About Our Department ccording
to Section 60 of NYS Town Law, the Town Board, as the executive
body of the town, acts as a unit and must function as a collective
body. Each member has one vote. The Town Board may, by resolution,
delegate to the Supervisor the authority to supervise the daily
business of the Town government, but may not abdicate to the Supervisor
the board's basic statutory responsibilities. Those responsibilities
include authorizing the expenditure of public funds, appointments
to various boards and commissions, in accordance with the Municipal Home
Town Councilpersons have by state statute a
term of office of four years. The term of office of Town Supervisor,
however, is two years. Election of members of the Town Board is
normally staggered, so that the whole Town Board will not be due
for election in the same year.
Frequently Asked Questions When and where are Town Board Meetings
Town Board Meetings are held on the first and third Thursday of
each month beginning at 7:30PM. They are held at Woodbury Town Hall,
511 Route 32, in Highland Mills. Worksession meetings are held on
the Monday evening prior to each regular Thursday night meeting
at the same time and place.
Are Town Board Meetings open to the
The Open Meetings Law gives the public the right to attend Town
Board meetings and to listen to Town Board deliberations. However,
the public may not participate in the meeting except upon the invitation
of the board. Time is usually allocated at the end of each regularly
scheduled Thursday night meeting for public participation.
Are all Town Board members available
during normal working Hours?
No. The Supervisor is the only full time Town Board member. He
is available in his office at Town Hall, Monday thru Friday, 8:00AM
to 4:00PM. All councilpersons perform their official duties during
their off-hours from their full-time employment.