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  • Purpose and procedure for municipalities to refer zoning actions to the Essex County Planning Board (fillable)
  • 7551 Court Street, P.O. Box 217, Elizabethtown, New York 12932
    (518) 873-3350 Fax: (518) 873-3356

    Chairman of the Board of Supervisors Randy Preston (Independent, Wilmington)

    randypreston@townofwilmington.org

    Vice-Chairman of the Board of Supervisors Shaun Gillilland (Republican, Willsboro)

    supervisor@townofwillsborony.gov

    Send Email to All Supervisors
    Chesterfield Gerald H. Morrow (Democrat) gmorrow@frontiernet.net
    Crown Point Charles Harrington (Republican) cwharrington@cptelco.net
    Elizabethtown Noel H. Merrihew III (Republican) etown@etownny.com
    Essex Edward J. Gardner (Republican) ed4essex1@gmail.com
    Jay Archie Depo (Democrat) supervisor@townofjay.net
    Keene Joe Pete Wilson (Democrat) supervisor1@townofkeeneny.gov
    Lewis James W. Monty (Republican) supervisor@lewistownhall.com
    Minerva Stephen R. McNally (Democrat) minerva.supervisor@frontiernet.net
    Moriah Thomas R. Scozzafava (Republican) supervisor@townofmoriahny.gov
    Newcomb Wester E. Miga (Republican) wester.miga@frontiernet.net
    North Elba Robert T. Politi (Republican) super@northelba.org
    North Hudson Ronald James Moore (Republican) supervisor@townofnorthhudsonny.gov
    St. Armand Charles Whitson Jr. (Republican) hunting415@yahoo.com
    Schroon Michael Marnell (Republican) marnell@schroon.net
    Ticonderoga Joseph M. Giordano (Republican) supervisor@townofticonderoga.org
    Westport Michael K. Tyler (Republican) supervisor@westportny.net
    Willsboro Shaun Gillilland (Republican) supervisor@townofwillsborony.gov
    Wilmington Randy Preston (Independent) randypreston@townofwilmington.org

    Essex County is governed by a Board of Supervisors, elected by their respective towns. Each supervisor receives a weighted vote which is based on the population of the town represented. Board members select a Chairman and Vice Chairman from their numbers. The Chairman appoints supervisors to committees of the Board.
    The Board meets on the first Monday of the month at 10 AM to discuss, debate and vote on items ranging from the County budget, authorizations to expend or receive funds, supervision of the County staff, appointment of Commissioners and Directors, and similar activities. All Board members are also members of the Ways and Means Committee, which passes on resolutions that subsequently come before the full Board. Please visit the home page to see the link for the current schedule.

    Board members also serve on committees that manage the activities of the various departments that make up the County or examine items of special interest. These committees include Human Services, Public Safety, Public Works, Finance, Tax Reduction and Mandate Relief, Economic Development and Planning, Personnel and Administration, and Legislative.

    The Board is supported by the Clerk of the Board, who is responsible to the Board for day to day administration, recording minutes, scheduling meetings, and other activities that ensure efficient management of Board activities.