Town of Cortland, NY

January 30, 2015
10:25 AM

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The Town Council, also known as the Town Board is comprised of four council members, who are elected for a four year term, and the Supervisor, a full time position, who is elected for a two year term.   


The Town Board is the governing and legislative body of the Town. It determines policy and is the branch of government that appropriates funds and adopts the annual Budget of the Town.  Some additional Town Board responsibilities include:


  • Adopt amendments to the Town Code
  • Fill appointive positions                          
  • Require all Town employees to perform their duties faithfully.
  • Appoint & supervise all Boards, Council & Committees
  • Award contracts for public works and purchase contracts requiring competitive bids
  • Provide for an independent audit of all Town accounts.
  • Directs and supervisors all department heads and managers.                                    

Town Board Meetings require the presence of a majority of the Town Board which constitutes a quorum for the transaction of official business. Each member of the Board, including the Supervisor, has one vote. A resolution of law is carried by the affirmative vote of the majority of the Board.

All town board meetings work sessions and regular business meetings are open to the public.

The Town Board holds it monthly meetings on Tuesday in the Vincent F. Nyberg General Meeting room at the Town Hall at 7:30 pm.  They also have three work sessions a month, meeting on Mondays.  Special meetings are held as necessary.  All meetings are open to the public.  For more information, contact the Supervisors Office at 734-1002.

The current members of the Board are:

Richard Becker
Town Board Member


Francis X. Farrell
Town Board Member

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Seth Freach
Town Board Member


Debra Costello
Town Board Member


Upcoming Meetings & Agendas
February, 2015
Date/Time Place Agenda
     Tue, Feb 10 @ 7:00 PM Vincent F. Nyberg Meeting Room  
March, 2015
Date/Time Place Agenda
     Tue, Mar 10 @ 7:00 PM Vincent F. Nyberg Meeting Room  
April, 2015
Date/Time Place Agenda
     Tue, Apr 14 @ 7:00 PM Vincent F. Nyberg Meeting Room  
May, 2015
Date/Time Place Agenda
     Tue, May 12 @ 7:00 PM Vincent F. Nyberg Meeting Room  
June, 2015
Date/Time Place Agenda
     Tue, Jun 16 @ 7:00 PM Vincent F. Nyberg Meeting Room  
July, 2015
Date/Time Place Agenda
     Tue, Jul 21 @ 7:00 PM Vincent F. Nyberg Meeting Room  

Past Meetings & Minutes
January, 2015
Date/Time Place Agenda Minutes
     Tue, Jan, 13 @ 7:00 PM Town Hall View Agenda    
     Tue, Jan, 13 @ 7:00 PM Vincent F. Nyberg Meeting Room    

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