Date

Jan 18 2022

Time

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Information Session for the Town Board Seat Appointment 6-6:30PM

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Town Board Vacancy: Announcement Seeking Letters of Interest

The Town Board is seeking applicants to fill the Town Board vacancy. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and a resident of the Town of Bedford. The appointment will begin mid- February and run through December 2022. If the new member wishes to continue, they will need to run for election in November 2022. The Town Board welcomes all eligible residents to consider this unique opportunity for citizen engagement and encourages residents from diverse backgrounds and perspectives to apply.

The Town Board meets on alternating Tuesdays at 7 PM for regular meetings and attend committee and special meetings as needed, with an average time commitment of 10-24 hours/ month and an annual stipend of $18,266.

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume by Tuesday, January 25, 2022. Please send a letter of interest and resume to rsurace@bedfordny.gov

The five-member Town Board is the legislative body of the Town of Bedford. The Town Board is responsible for overseeing town finances, introducing and voting on town-wide legislation and policies, approving all town contracts, making appointments to local boards and commissions, appropriating public funds for all municipal purposes, and supporting or pursuing initiatives for the improvement of the health, safety, and/or well-being of the general public.

Per NYS Town Law, the town board, may among other functions:

  • Generally, fill vacancies in town offices;
  • Select a town attorney and a town engineer; Provide for the hiring of other employees as necessary for the conduct of the town’s business (town law, sections
  • 20 and 64).
  • Authorize certain appropriations by the Highway Superintendent (Highway Law, Section 140 (4)).

Other functions that towns may also perform include:

  • Provide for the construction of drainage flood control facilities;
  • Provide for certain public health services;
  • Provide for town improvements;
  • Create improvement districts, such as public water districts;
  • Establish fire, fire alarm, and fire protection districts;

Contract for fire and ambulance services and other programs to protect public safety and promote the well-being of its residents and the environment.

 

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