Saranac Lake Board of Trustees
The Village Board is elected by village residents. Each member serves a four-year term. The Board makes up the legislative and governing body of the Village of Saranac Lake.
The Village of Saranac Lake is governed by a Mayor, elected at-large, and four Trustees elected to serve. In 1929, the Governing Body passed a charter ordinance moving day-to-day operation of the Village's functions to a professional Village Manager while still allowing the community to continue electing the Mayor and Trustees to pass legislation and allow a forum of communication with the public.
Village Board Meetings are held on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 5:30pm in the Village Board Room, 39 Main Street (2nd floor of the Town Hall). Additional meetings may be held as needed. Contact the clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org or (518)891-4150 ext. 202 with any questions.
The meetings are run with a public comment period, which gives anyone the opportunity to address the board. Individual public comment is limited to 5 minutes and may be shortened by the meeting chairperson. The Village Board Meetings work to address routine business, and special board action items. A public hearing is meant to encourage resident comment and the expression of opinion, not a direct debate, nor should a commentator be intimidated by a village board rebuttal.
The Village Board is an elected governing body for the Village of Saranac Lake. Village Board seats are up for election every four years, with positions paired and staggered to allow for an election every two years.
The Village hosts elections in March, with the next election taking place on March 18, 2020. The following Trustee seats are up for election:
- Rich Shapiro
- Tom Catillaz (formerly Paul Van Cott's Trusteeship)
If you are interested in running for a Village Trustee position, you need to visit elections.ny.gov for more information.
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Village Board Documents
The Village has pledged to become a Climate Smart Community. A Task Force was established to help the village achieve Bronze Certification Level based on the village's commitment to climate action and steps taken to implement climate-smart policies and projects. Learn more