Our Town Board
Standing (left to right) Councilman Andrew Loughlin, Councilman Steve Tucciarello, Councilman Lee A. Cordero)
Seated (left to right) Councilman Christopher B. DiPonzio, Supervisor Cosmo A. Giunta
The Town Board is the governing body of the Town of Gates and is responsible for the overall management of the town. This is a five member board elected by the citizens of the town. The board is comprised of the town supervisor and four councilpersons. The supervisor is the executive head of town government, and is elected for a two year term. He is responsible for the preparation of an annual budget, deals with citizen concerns, and is responsible for the daily cost effective operation of town government.
The board is the legislative arm of town government and is responsible for the approval of the supervisor’s annual town budget, enacts local laws, approves all appointments of standing boards and commissions, approves the appointment of certain town employees, confirms appointments of professional contractors and performs other duties governing town operation. The town council is the legislative arm of government and provides the check and balances of the executive. Council members are elected to serve a four year term.
Town Board Meeting are usually the 1st Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. (unless it’s a holiday) in the Town Hall General Meeting Room.