Administration – Office of the Mayor & Board of Trustees

Office of the Mayor, William F. Peeler

Contact Information

Address:

Mayor Peeler

Village of Fonda 8 E. Main Street

PO Box 447

Fonda, NY 12068

Phone: (518) 853-4335 ext. 26

Fax: (518) 853-4555

Email: bpeeler@villageoffonda.ny.gov

Mayor’s Duties and Responsibilities

As the Chief Executive Officer of the Village, the Mayor of Fonda holds a critical role in overseeing its governance and operations. Elected to a four-year term, the Mayor carries out various statutory powers outlined in the NYS Village Law sub-section 4-400.

At meetings of the Board of Trustees, the Mayor typically presides and holds voting authority equal to that of a Trustee. In the event of a tie, the Mayor is required by law to cast the deciding vote. While the Mayor does not possess veto power over legislative actions of the board, they retain the ability to intervene in matters deemed necessary to protect the rights of the Village and its residents.

One of the Mayor’s primary responsibilities is to ensure the enforcement of all laws, rules, and regulations within the Village. This includes overseeing the prosecution of violations and ensuring compliance with local ordinances. To assist in these duties, the Mayor may delegate certain responsibilities to the Code Enforcement Officer and other department heads.

In times of crisis or emergency, the Mayor has the authority to declare local emergencies and mobilize Village and outside resources to safeguard life and property. This critical function enables prompt and effective response to hazardous situations and ensures the well-being of our community members.

Furthermore, the Mayor plays a pivotal role in charting the course for the Village’s future by establishing the budget in cooperation with the Board of Trustees. All department heads, appointments, and employees report to the Mayor, underscoring their influence in shaping the administration of our community.

In summary, the Mayor of Fonda plays a vital role in upholding the integrity and welfare of our Village. Through diligent oversight, decisive action, and unwavering commitment, the Mayor helps ensure our community’s continued prosperity and safety.

Please contact the Village Clerk or the Mayor directly for further inquiries or assistance.

Village Board of Trustees

Board Contact:

Village of Fonda Board of Trustees

8 E. Main Street PO Box 447

Fonda, NY 12068

Phone: (518) 853-4335

Fax: (518) 853-4555

Email: villageclerk@villageoffonda.ny.gov

Board of Trustees Duties and Responsibilities

The Village of Fonda’s Board of Trustees plays a pivotal role in governing and managing our community’s affairs. Comprised of the Mayor and four Trustees, each elected to a four-year term of office, this body ensures our village’s efficient operation and well-being.

Terms of office are staggered to maintain continuity and stability within the board. Two trustee positions are up for election in any given year, while the Mayor serves a separate term.

The Village of Fonda Board’s trustees are entrusted with significant responsibilities, including managing all village property and finances. They oversee the village’s government, management, and business affairs, prioritizing the safety, health, comfort, and general welfare of our residents.

Trustees actively participate in discussions and decision-making processes, attending all board meetings and voting on matters brought before the board. Additionally, the Village Clerk serves as a crucial liaison, managing all correspondence and requests addressed to the Board of Trustees. All communications are forwarded to the Board through the Clerk’s office.

If you wish to bring a matter before the Board of Trustees for consideration, you must submit a request to the Village Clerk for approval by the Mayor. This ensures that all agenda items are thoroughly reviewed and addressed during board meetings.

The Board of Trustees remains committed to serving our community’s best interests and welcomes residents’ input and engagement. Together, we strive to uphold the values and principles that make our village a vibrant and thriving place to call home.

Trustee Lynn Dumar – Extension 102

Trustee and Deputy Mayor Tim Healey – Extension 104

Trustee Bob Klim

Trustee Scott Sprague

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