The Town Board is the governing and legislative body of the Town. It determines policy and is the branch of government that appropriates funds for governmental functions and services. The Board is comprised of four Council members, who are elected for a four year term, and the Supervisor who is elected for a two year term. Terms are staggered. Two Council positions are elected at each biennial election.
The Deputy Town Supervisor is appointed by the Town Supervisor and is to serve during the absence or inability of the Supervisor to act, or while the office of Supervisor is vacant, pursuant to Section 42 of the Town Law. The Deputy Town Supervisor is Councilman Terrence Murphy.
Among the many powers granted to the Town Board are the right to adopt a budget, levy taxes and authorize bond issues, fill appointive positions, determine the salary and hours of town employees through negotiations with its two unions, manage, contract, and have custody of Town property, establish non-salaried advisory boards, establish special improvement districts, enact ordinances for the public safety, well-being, health and protection of town residents.
The presence of a majority of the Town Board constitutes a quorum for the transaction of official business. Each member of the Board 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 community. The regular town board business meetings take place in the Board Room at Town Hall, or other advertised locations, on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 7:00 p.m. An opportunity is provided for residents to speak on any matter during the "courtesy of the floor" period of the meetings. Town Board meetings are televised on the local cable access Channel 20 and live online by clicking on the link to the left. Please contact the Yorktown Town Hall, (914) 962-5722 ext. 271, for more information.
Regular Meetings of the Town Board are usually held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 7:30pm, unless there is a holiday. Please view the Town Calendar for upcoming meetings.
Public Work Sessions of the Town Board are usually held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 7:00pm.
The Town Board will hold its Budget Hearing on Wednesday, December 5, 2012.