Mayor's Duties and Responsibilities
The Mayor is the Chief Executive Officer of the Village and is elected for a four-year term of office . As an elected official, the Mayor has a number of statutory powers by virtue of NYS Village Law sub-section 4-400. The Mayor typically presides at
e meetings of the Board of Trustees and in all instances the Mayor's vote is counted as one vote and is equal to the vote of any Trustee. In the case of a tie, the Mayor is mandated by law to vote. Additionally, the Mayor executes contracts, deeds and
other documents on behalf of the Village as authorized by the board. The Mayor of a village has no veto power over legislative action of the board.
One very important responsibility of the Mayor is the ability to intervene in any and all actions, at the direction of the board, when and where deemed necessary or appropriate to protect the rights of the village and it's residents/inhabitants.
The Mayor is also charged with the responsibility of enforcing all laws, rules, and regulations and to cause all violations of these regulations to be prosecuted. Like many other villages, Fonda's Mayor has delegated some of these responsibilites to the
Code Enforcement Officer and other internal department heads.
The Mayor has the power to declare local emergencies and to engage the resources of the Village when necessary to mitigate the loss of life or property during hazardous or emergency situations