Local Officials

Cold Spring Village

Village of Cold Spring
85 Main Street
Cold Spring, NY 10516
845-265-3611

Board of Trustees
David Merandy (mayor)
Marie Early (deputy mayor)
Lynn Miller
Frances Murphy
Steve Voloto

The Mayor and four Trustees form the main governing body that is the Village Board. These officials are elected to their part-time positions for a two-year term and are responsible for balancing the village budget, enacting local laws and adopting municipal policies. Additionally, the mayor and board appoint members to the Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, Historic District Review Board, Recreation Board and special advisory boards. Elections are held in March for terms that have expired. The board meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. with workshop meetings on the first and fourth Tuesdays.

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Zoning Board of Appeals
Gregory Gunder (chair)
Alison Anthoine
Elliott Hammond
John F. Martin
One vacancy

The Zoning Board of Appeals consists of five members appointed by the Mayor and Board of Trustees to interpret the Village of Cold Spring Zoning Code and to issue special permits and variances as per New York State Law and Village Code. Members must be Village residents and they serve a five-year term. The board meets every first and third Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

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Historic District Review Board
Al Zgolinski (chair)
Carolyn Bachan
Sean Conway
Andrea Connor
Kathleen Foley

The Historic District Review Board consists of five members appointed by the Mayor and Board of Trustees to review all changes in the exterior architectural features of new construction, renovations and structural improvements within the limits of the Village’s Historic District. Members must be Village residents and they serve for a five-year term. It meets on the second Wednesday at 8 p.m., with workshops by appointment on the last Wednesday.

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Planning Board
Matt Francisco (chair)
Ezra Clementson
Dave Marion
Judith K. Rose
Arne Saari

The Village Planning Board is comprised of five members appointed by the Mayor and Board of Trustees to review all site plans and subdivision proposals with regard to land use or change of land use. The board also provides opinions to the Zoning Board of Appeals and reviews zoning variances. Members of the Planning Board must be Village residents and they serve for a five-year term. The board meets on the second and fourth Wednesday at 7 p.m.

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Recreation Commission
Jeffery Phillips (chair)
Joseph Curto
Michael Chefalo
Stephen Etta
Katie Hendrix
Gloria McVey
John Merante

The Recreation Commission is comprised of five members who are appointed by the Mayor and the Board of Trustees to manage and maintain all Village parks, playgrounds and recreational facilities. Members must be Village residents and serve a five-year term. The commission meets on the last Wednesday at 7 p.m.

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Code Update Committee
Meets the first and third Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Cathryn Bachan
Norah Hart
Paul Henderson
Donald MacDonald
Ethan Timm

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Parking Committee
Meets on first Monday at 5 p.m.
Anthony Phillips, chair
Gretchen Dykstra
Cathryn Fadde
Frank Haggerty
Donna Steltz

Tree Advisory Board
Meets fourth Wednesday at 8 p.m.
Jennifer Zwarich, chair
Tony Bardes
Kory Riesterer
Charles Day, Tree Nursery Manager
Gordon Robertson

Highway Department
85 Main Street
Cold Spring, NY 10516
845-265-4883

Nelsonville

Village of Nelsonville
258 Main Street
Nelsonville, NY 10516
845-265-2500

Village Board
Thomas Corless (mayor)
Danielle Pack McCarthy
Thomas Robertson

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Planning Board
William O’Neill (chairman)
Michael McCullagh
Steve Marino
Sue Branagen
Jonathan Bradley

Zoning Board of Appeals
William Rice – Chairman
Peggy Clements
Steve Merando

Philipstown

Town of Philipstown
238 Main Street, P.O. Box 155
Cold Spring, NY 10516
845-265-3329

Town Board
Richard Shea (supervisor)
Robert Flaherty
Michael Leonard
Nancy Montgomery
John VanTassel

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Planning Board
Anthony Merante (chair)
Kim Conner
Mary Finger
David Hardy
Neal Zuckerman
Ann Gallagher (secretary)

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Zoning Board of Appeals
Robert Dee (chair)
William Flaherty
Leonard Lim
Paula Clair
Vincent Cestone
Tina Landolfi (secretary)

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Conservation Board
Mark Galezo (chair)
Eric Lind
Andy Galler
Max Garfinkle
Lew Kingsley
MJ Martin
Bob Repetto
David Klotzle (Natural Resource Officer)

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Recreation Commission
Joel Conybear (chair)
John Maasik
Phil Cotennec
Claudio Marzollo
Bill Mazzuca
Lydia McMahon

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Highway Department
50 Fishkill Road
Cold Spring, NY 10516
845-265-3530

Justice Court
238 Main Street
Cold Spring, NY 10516
845-265-2951

Recreation Department
Route 9D at Glenclyffe
Garrison, NY 10524
845-424-4618

Continental Village Water District
Ralph Bassignani (superintendent)
Diane Barton (tax collector)

Continental Village Water District Advisory Committee
Michael Phelan

Continental Village Park District
Michael Phelan (superintendent)

Continental Village Park District Advisory Council
John Sullivan
Frederick Romer
Tony Galfano

Putnam County

Putnam County
40 Gleneida Avenue
Carmel, New York 10512
845-808-1001

MaryEllen Odell, County Executive

Legislature
District 1 – Barbara J. Scuccimarra (845-808-1020 / [email protected])
District 2 – Sam Oliverio, Jr.
District 3 – Louis Tartaro
District 4 – Ginny Nacerino (chair)
District 5 – Carl L. Albano
District 6 – Roger S. Gross
District 7 – Joseph F. Castellano
District 8 – Dini LoBue
District 9 – Kevin Wright

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Local Schools

Haldane School Board
Jennifer Daly (president)
Peggy Clements
Laura Hammond
Margaret Parr
Evan Schwartz

Trustees are elected for three-year terms to the Board of Education at an annual vote in May. They are voluntary positions. Communication to the board can be sent c/o Board Clerk, 15 Craigside Drive, Cold Spring, 10516, or by email to [email protected]. All communications are shared with the entire board.

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Garrison School Board
Raymond O’Rourke (president)
Diana Swinburne (vice president)
Derek DuBois
David Gelber
James Hoch
Jill Lake

The Garrison School Board includes seven members who are elected by the residents of the Garrison School Community.  Each serves a term of three years. Meetings are generally held on the first and third Wednesdays of the month, beginning at 7:30 p.m., in the Garrison School library, 1100 Route 9D. Under the Open Meeting Law of the State of New York, public documents to be discussed by the board are available upon request. Discussions of personnel matters, contract negotiations, and litigation (proposed, pending, or actual) must be discussed confidentially in Executive Session. These are usually held after the regular meetings.

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Beacon School Board
Anthony White (president)
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Kenya Gadsden
Meredith Heuer
Georgia Patchen
Michael Rutkoske
Antony Tseng
William Zopf

There are nine members on the Beacon Board of Education who are elected to serve three-year terms. Members of the Beacon Board of Education receive no pay. The Board of Education sets the policies by which the schools operate. It has the final control over all local school matters, subject to the limitations placed on it by the State Board of Regents, the Commissioner of Education’s Regulations and federal and state laws.

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Beacon

Randy Casale, Mayor
845-838-5011
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Anthony Ruggiero, City Administrator
845-838-5009
[email protected]

City Council

Ward 1 – Peggy Ross ([email protected])
Ward 2 – Omar Harper ([email protected])
Ward 3 – Pam Wetherbee ([email protected])
Ward 4 – Ali T. Muhammad ([email protected])
At-Large – George Mansfield ([email protected])
At-Large – Lee Kyriacou ([email protected])

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Dutchess County

Marc Molinaro, County Executive

Legislature (District 16)
John Forman
[email protected]
845-596-5956

Legislature (District 19)
Jerry Landisi
[email protected]
845-222-2999

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New York State

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef (D) (District 90, including Philipstown)
518-455-5348
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District Office:
2 Church Street
Ossining, NY 10562
914-941-1111

Assemblyman Frank Skartados (D) (District 104, including Beacon)
518-455-5762

District Office:
54 North Plank Road, Suite 2
Newburgh, NY 12550
845-562-0888

Sen. Sue Serino (R) (District 41)
Legislative Office Building, Room 617
Albany
, NY 12247
518-455-2945
[email protected]

Federal

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D) (18th District)
1529 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
202-225-5441
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District Office:
123 Grand Street, 2nd Floor
Newburgh, NY 12550
845-561-1259

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D)
Hudson Valley Office
P.O. Box 893
Mahopac, NY 10541
845-875-4585
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Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D)
Hudson Valley Office
One Park Place, Suite 100
Peekskill, NY 10566
914-734-1532
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