- BUSINESS & COMMUNITY
Current Council Members:
Joyce Evans, Sharon Hendren, and Carol Van Deest. Bob Orsini, Council President David Keck, Mayor Sean Staneart, and Tom Fagan.
*Congratulations to our newest Council member, Bob Orsini, sworn in at the November 5th, 2013 Village Council meeting. Bob was appointed to the vacant seat left by Kevin Riffe.
*Thank you Mr. Kevin Riffe for your years of service to this Village. Mr. Riffe has resigned from Village Council; he served as a Councilman since January, 2000 and was a three term Mayor.
*Congratulations to Mr. William Van Gundy on his election win. Mr. Van Gundy will be sworn in at the first Council meeting in January, 2014
The Village Council is the governing body of the Village of Johnstown. There are seven Council members who are elected at large, on a non-partisan basis. The term of a Council member is four years. Newly elected Council members are sworn in at the first meeting in January. At this time, a mayor is chosen from among the council and that position is for two years.
The Council appoints a Village Manager to oversee the day-to-day operations of the Village, to handle personnel, citizen inquiries and complaints, and to handle the administrative duties of the Village.
The Village Council passes local laws, makes appointments to various Boards and Committees, and awards various contracts for purchases of goods and services used by the Village. They also review, amend, and adopt the annual budget for the Village prepared by the Village Manager and the Financial Director.
Council desires to hear the viewpoints of citizens and considers the responsible presentations of these viewpoints to the efficient operation of the Village of Johnstown. Council also recognizes its responsibility for proper governance and, therefore, the need to conduct its business in an orderly and efficient manner. Therefore, Council establishes the following procedures to receive citizen input: