Mayor & Town Board Responsibilities
The Mayor or, in his/her absence, one of the Trustees, who may be elected Mayor Pro Tem, shall preside at all meetings of the Board of Trustees and shall have the same voting powers as any member of said Board. The Mayor shall be considered a member of the governing body and the Board of Trustees for all purposes.
The Mayor shall be recognized as the political head of Town government and together with other members of the Board of Trustees shall supervise all appointed officers of the Town, examine the grounds of all reasonable complaints made against any of them, and cause any violations or neglect of duty to be promptly corrected or reported to the proper tribunal for action.
The Mayor shall sign all documents on behalf of the Town which by statute, ordinance, or custom may require his signature, and shall also perform such other duties compatible with the nature of his office as the Board of Trustees may from time to time require.
The Board is the policy-making legislative body of the Town. It consists of 1 Mayor and 6 Trustees elected at large, each for a 4-year term. Expiration of terms are staggered and elections for Trustees are held the first Tuesday of April in even numbered years. After each biennial election, the Board elects from among themselves a Mayor Pro Tem who, in the absence of the Mayor from any meeting of said Board, or during the Mayor’s absence from the Town, or his inability to act, shall perform the duties of Mayor.
The Board takes action by enactment of ordinances, resolutions and formal motions, which provide direction for the Town Staff to follow. The Board appoints a Town Manager, Attorney, Clerk, Treasurer, and Municipal Judge. To accomplish the Board's directives, the Town Manager ensures that each department carries out the policies and goals of the Board.