The Goshen Town Board, established in accord with Article 3 of the Town Law of
the State of New York, is a five-member elective body, headed by the Supervisor
who serves as the Chief Executive Officer and four (4) elected Council Members, who together are the legislative, policy, budget-making and appointive authority of Town Government. The Supervisor
serves a two-year term and Council members serve four-year, staggered terms of office.
The legislative authority of the town rests in the town board, which is the governing board
of the town.
The Town Board, among other functions, generally fills vacancies in town offices, elective or
appointive; may select a town attorney and a town engineer; appoints constables or police
officers; and provides for the hiring of other employees as necessary for the conduct of
the town’s business.
The Town Board adopts a budget, fixes the salaries of officers and employees, establishes
rules of board procedure and designates the official newspaper of the town.
Most of the functions of the Town Board are set forth in the Town Law. However, some
functions are set forth in other statutes such as the General Municipal Law, the Highway
Law, the Education Law, the Agriculture and Markets Law, and the Not-for-Profit Corporation
Law. In addition, Town Boards may adopt local laws pursuant to the home rule powers
granted by Article 9 of the State Constitution and the Municipal Home Rule Law.
Town Board Meetings are held at 7:30pm at Town Hall, a listing of all
2017 meeting dates
can be found here. All meetings are subject to change, so please check the
for schedule changes.