Committees of Council

Each member of Council is a member of each of the six committees: Public Safety, Services, Public Works, Recreation, Zoning, and Finance. All Committee meetings are held in Council Chambers.

All six committees meet on the second Monday of each month.

Council President appoints a chair and vice chair for each of the committees, as follows:

  • Public Safety Committee: Carolyn L. Schweiger, Chair; Steven E. Mertz, Vice Chair
  • Services Committee: William C. Kirk, Chair; William J. McKim, Vice Chair
  • Public Works Committee: Steven E. Mertz, Chair; Carolyn L. Schweiger, Vice Chair
  • Recreation Committee: Joan D. Powers, Chair; William J. McKim, Vice Chair
  • Zoning Committee: Gregory W. Walkauskas, Chair; William C. Kirk, Vice Chair
  • Finance Committee: Kimberly K. Zachary, Chair; Joan D. Powers, Vice Chair

By the 4th Monday of the month, when Council conducts its official business, the matters appearing on the agenda have already been discussed in depth. Each topic on the Business Meeting Agenda has been reviewed at its respective committee meeting (e.g., an ordinance proposing to establish a stop intersection would have been reviewed at the Public Safety Committee Meeting).

All meetings are open to the public, and the public is encouraged to participate and offer their ideas and suggestions. Actions taken by Council are more representative of the community when the public shares in the decision-making process. Council makes every effort to arrive at decisions that are fair, legal, and balanced in the best interest of the Town.

At the end of each calendar year, Council adopts a resolution establishing the meeting schedule for all Town meetings for the following year. This schedule is advertised in the newspaper, and all meetings are identified on the Town calendar that is mailed to residents. The resolution also appears on the website under Town Government/Meeting Schedule.