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OPEN Town Council Seat


Open Town Council Seat

The Bristol 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.  Council Members serve four-year, staggered terms of office.

Beginning in January 2024, Mr. Fred Stresing will take office as the 66th Supervisor of our Town!

With Fred's change of office, he will give up his seat on the town board as Council Member creating a vacancy.  In January, the town board  will begin the process to appoint a new council member until the next election cycle.

The responsibilities of a Council Member include oversite of fiscal expenditures, enacting of local laws, adoption of an annual budget, oversight of town-wide planning & zoning and recreation areas, and participation in town meetings.

Upon appointment, recommended requirements of this position include attendance of an Association of Town’s training session (offered annually in January). Applicants must meet residency requirements and most importantly; be available & willing to attend monthly meetings.

Interested parties should contact the Town Clerk.  Formal requests to apply for the town council seat must be made in writing, along with a resume and statement of why the seat is being sought.