Boards & Committees

Town Board

The Town Board is the primary governing body of the Town. The board consists of four Council members and the Town Supervisor. Town Council members are elected to four-year terms. The Supervisor is elected every four years. Town Board responsibilities include adopting the budget, levying taxes, authorizing debt, negotiating salaries for Town employees, filling appointed positions and overseeing the administration of Town business.

Nicholas D’Alessandro
Town Supervisor 

dalessandron@eastfishkillny.gov  

Tom Franco
Council Person

cell: 914-204-6188

francot@eastfishkillny.gov 

Emanuele Marinaro
Council Person

646-296-5360

marinaroe@eastfishkillny.gov

Craig Arco
Council Person

914-746-1868

arcoc@eastfishkillny.gov

Marianne Flores
Council Person

845-522-1790

floresm@eastfishkillny.gov

Meetings: The Town Board normally meets at 6:00 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. These meetings are open to the public.  Meeting schedule is subject to change.

Meeting Location: East Fishkill Town Hall

Telephone Number: For further information on the agenda, you may contact the Supervisor’s office at (845) 221-4303.

Planning Board

The Planning Board is appointed by the Town Board and is responsible for reviewing and approving all Subdivisions and Site Plans, issuing Special Permits and commenting on proposed Local Laws referred to them by the Town Board.

John Eickman – Chair

Sarah Bledsoe

Richard Campbell

Lori Gee

Ed Miyoshi

Donald Papae

John Greenan

John Giovagnoli, Alternate Member

Meetings: Meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m.

Zoning Board

The Zoning Board of Appeals is appointed by the Town Board and is responsible for the interpretation of the Zoning Code and the granting of special permits and variances.

Norma Drummond – Chair

Rocco Limitone

Aziz Ahsan

Alberto Paratore

Art Mahony

Meetings: Meets the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

Architectural Review Council

Architectural Review Board approval is required for exterior architectural features of proposed construction, additions, alterations, or remodeling of buildings and structures in a B-1, B-2, I-1, I-2, I-3, PBN, PCP, PRDP, PRD, and CRD zone, as well as any building in a cluster subdivision which contains two or more dwelling units, including attached and semi-detached units, and any buildings and/or structures approved as part of a special permit in any zone, except a special permit to expand a non-conforming residence under section 67-71.

Paul Pesavento, Chair

Sue Blodgett, Member

Al Lemke, Member

Edward Carbone, Member 

Saadurius Hamdi, Member

All requests for meetings with the ARB, formal applications as well as informal information sessions, must be presented to the Planning Board office with appropriate documentation not less than three (3) days before the Board meets, i.e. on the Monday of the week of the ARC meeting.

Architectural Review Board Application (PDF)

The current version of these instructions is available from the Planning Board Office or are available for architectural-review-instructions (PDF).

Applicants are encouraged to consult the Town of East Fishkill Architectural Design Guidelines (PDF).

Assessment Review Board

The Board of Assessment Review (BAR) was established to guarantee taxpayers’ rights by hearing real property assessment complaints (grievances) and arriving at fair and impartial determinations regarding those complaints.

 

The Board consists of 5 volunteer members appointed by the Town Board to 5-year terms.

Conservation Advisory Council

The Conservation Advisory Council was formed by resolution of the Board of the Town of East Fishkill in 1968 to ensure the wise use of the Town’s natural resources and the enhancement and protection of its environment. Members are appointed by the Town Board and serve without compensation. Residents of the Town who wish to participate in CAC activities are invited to contact the CAC office.

Brent E. Feldweg, Chairman

Peter Berasi

Chip McLeod

Daniel Troge

Frederick Wells

Susan Townsend

The Conservation Advisory Council shall advise the government of the Town of East Fishkill on the development, management and protection of its natural resources.

To this end, the CAC shall:

Conduct research into land use.

Seek to coordinate the activities of unofficial bodies organized for similar purposed and cooperate with other municipal bodies active in the area of community planning.

Advertise, prepare, print and distribute material which it deems appropriate to accomplish its mission.

Keep an inventory and map of all open areas within the Town of East Fishkill and obtain information pertinent to the proper utilization of open lands. These include lands owned by New York State, other municipalities within the state, and the Town of East Fishkill.

Keep an inventory and map of all open wetlands in like manner and recommend a program for ecologically suitable utilization of all such area to the government of the Town of East Fishkill.

The Conservation Advisory Council was created on 05/23/1968 by vote of the Town Board in conformance with Section 64-b of the NYS Town Law. Its duties include advising Town government on promotion and development of Town natural resources, coordinating activities of unofficial bodies organized for similar purpose and developing and maintaining indices of open space and wetlands. Mr. Russell G. Wester was appointed Chairman of the Council consisting of seven members. In a letter to the Town Board, Chairman Wester pledged to “work in closed cooperation with the NYS/DEC”. Plans included placing conservation-oriented displays in Town Hall.


On 11/09/1972, Town Code Chapter 5 was enacted which changed the status of the CAC to conform to Section 239x, Article 12-f , Chapter 901 of the NYS General Municipal Laws of 1970.

The CAC joined other county CACs in the quarterly sampling of creek water. Samples were taken at designated sites. They were analyzed at a central testing laboratory and county-level data was compiled and forwarded to the DEC for used in a statewide watercourse contamination study.

The CAC participated in the countywide freshwater wetlands field survey. Results were used by the DEC in developing the 1978 (Green) preliminary registered freshwater wetlands maps.

The CAC began reviewing development applications for environmental impact in June 1982, submitting written analyses and appearing at public hearings as appropriate. This activity continues.

The CAC investigated the concept of computer-assisted mapping in 1983 to automate the storage and maintenance of a Natural Resources Inventory (NRI). A demonstration was prepared with AutoCad and Presented to the Dutchess County Environmental management Council (EMC). This prompted an EMC study which determined that a Geographic Information System (GIS) would best meet the mapping needs of the environmental community. ARC/INFO software was identified as providing the most options and a copy was purchased from Natural Systems Research Institute (NRSI), the developer, in 1986. Hardware was purchased and installed by an EMC member-at-large and the Chairman of the TEF CAC installed the software. The EMC GIS system is still operational and supports the environmental mapping needs of the EMC staff and membership.

An office was opened in Town Hall in July 1987, which was manned full time by a CAC volunteer. Office staffing was reduced to half-time in July 1996.

The CAC is currently staffed by five regular and three ad-hoc members. Advocacy for environment protection and review of applications for development continue as primary activities.

Fire Advisory Board

The Fire Advisory Board is made up of five residents of the town. These members are appointed for one year each in January by the town board. The function of the F.A.B. is to review site plans and subdivision plans for the purposes of addressing the safety concerns of the general public and the needs of emergency services. The F.A.B. meetings are held in the town hall planning office on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.(except for holidays).

The F.A.B. was created and passed into law by the Town of East Fishkill in 1984 in response to the passage of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code. It operates under the Building Department and reports on plans referred to it by the Planning, Zoning, & Town Boards.

Dave Palin, Chair

William Stuart

Dave Palin

Tom Hussing

Frank Rufino

Robert Odell

Meetings: The F.A.B. meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month, at 7:30 p.m. (except for holidays).

 

Recreation Advisory Board

The East Fishkill Recreation Advisory Board will be a seven-member Board appointed by the Town Board.

Michael Kieser – Chairman

Jean Breyer

Rich Iuele

Maria Mahoney

Kristy Horos

Calendar

March 7, 2024
  • Architectural Review Board

    March 7, 2024  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Town of East Fishkill,, 330 NY-376, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533, USA

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March 14, 2024
March 19, 2024
March 26, 2024
March 28, 2024
  • Town Board Regular Meeting

    March 28, 2024  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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