Town of Esopus Town Board

The Town of Esopus’ Elective Legislative Body

Our Mission

In New York State, towns have been organized with an elective legislative body known as the Town Board. This panel usually consists of the Supervisor and four Councilpersons who, as a group, represent the executive head of the town. Such is the case in the Town of Esopus. There is no single executive in town government comparable to a mayor of a city or village. The Town Board serves as the executive, administrative and legislative body of the town. Clearly then, the actions of the Town Board have a profound effect on the residents and businesses within the town. An individual board member may not unilaterally act on behalf of the Town Board. The Board acts as a unit and must function as a body.

Town Councilpersons, under state statute, serve a term of four years. Election of members of the Town Board is normally staggered, so that the entire Board will not come up for election in the same year.

The Town Supervisor is the chief financial officer and is responsible for managing the fiscal matters of the town and making related recommendations to the Town Board. The Supervisor prepares a tentative budget for the Town Board's approval, and ensures that every Town department is prudent in their spending and stays within their allotted budget. The Supervisor must keep an accurate and complete account of town funds, and prepare monthly reports for the Town Board as well as an anual report of all moneys handled by the Supervisor's office. The Supervisor is also the administrator of Town government and, as such, presides over Town Board meetings. The Supervisor is elected to a two year term.

Workshop 7 pm (1st OR 2nd Tues)
Regular 7:30 pm (3rd or 4th Tues)
Jan 7th (org MTG)
Jan 22nd
Feb 5th
Feb 21st*
Mar 5th
Mar 19th
Apr 2nd
Apr 23rd *
May 7thMay 21st
Jun 4th
Jun 18th
Jul 9th **
Jul 23rd *
Aug 6th TENTATIVELY AT ESOPUS FIREHOUSE
Aug 20th
Sep 3rd TENTATIVELY AT RIFTON FIREHOUSE
Sep 17th
Oct 1st
Oct 22nd *
Nov 4th ***
Nov 19th
Dec 3rd
Dec 17th *
* Months that had 5 Tuesdays, the 4th Tuesdays were chosen to not overlap with the ZBA, which we need to share space with downstairs because of Court on Tuesdays. The first two Tuesdays of each month are heavy court nights.

Contact Us

Shannon HarrisShannon Harris
Supervisor
845-331-0676

Chris Farrell
Councilperson
845-384-6458

Jared GeussJared Geuss
Councilperson
845-383-1248

Kathie QuickKathie Quick
Councilperson
845-331-7358

Gloria VanVlietGloria VanVliet
Councilperson
845-331-0859