Bedford NY: Government
The following sections of the town code which are of particular interest
to home-owners and residents have been reproduced for the convenience of
TOWN HOUSE: 321 Bedford Road, Bedford Hills, 10507
- Supervisor: John R. Dinin Telephone: 666-6530
- Town Board: Lee V. A. Roberts, James Renwick.,Elizabeth Bailey,
Bradford Purcell Telephone: 666-6530
- Town Clerk Mary F. Hart Telephone: 666-4534
- Assessor: Thomas Polzella Telephone: 666-5149
- Attorney: James F. Donohue Telephone: 666 6530
- Building Inspector: David Brown Telephone:
- Finance & Personnel: Patricia Ploss Telephone: 666-5307
- Highway Superintendent: Gary L. Hayes Telephone: 666-7669
- Justices: Charles G. Banks, George Sirignano Telephone:
- Receiver of Taxes: Mary L. Vockins Telephone: 666-4475
- Recreation Superintendent: Donald Papa Telephone: 666-7004
The town has several boards and advisory committees that meet on a regular
schedule. Scheduled meetings are noted on the calendar, but it is always
a good idea to check for last minute changes or cancellations.
- Town Board First and third Tuesday
- Planning Board Second Tuesday (Often
schedules work sessions on Third and Fourth Tuesdays: Schedule may vary)
- Zoning Board of Appeals First Wednesday
- Wetlands Control Commission First Monday
- Conservation Board Second Thursday
- Historic District Review Commission Second Thursday (Meets in
Bedford Village Free Library Building)
- Recreation and Parks Advisory Commission
Second Wednesday (Meets in Planning trailer)
The following text is reproduced from the Bedford brochure by Patricia
Ploss, Copyright © 1990 by the Town of Bedford and used with permission.
Bedford's town Government offices are located in the Town House in
Bedford Hills and this is where a resident can find almost every necessary
municipal service. Offices are open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
A resident can find out about the assessment on his home and property in
the ASSESSOR'S OFFICE and questions about current taxes, overdue taxes,
and tax rates can be answered in the RECEIVER OF TAXES Office where school
bills may be paid in September and January and where Town and County bills
may be paid in April.
One of the most popular offices is that of the TOWN CLERK where residents
may register to vote, secure a marriage license, get a commuter parking
permit, license the family dog or purchase several Historical publications.
The Town Clerk, elected to a four year term, is responsible for the safekeeping
of Town records, supervising elections, issuing a number of various licenses
and permits, and, as the Registrar of Vital Statistics, is responsible
for recording births and deaths within the Town.
The SUPERVISOR'S OFFICE is the busiest in the Town House and where the
Supervisor, as Chief Executive Officer, oversees the Town's day to day
operations. The statutory duties of the Supervisor are only a small part
of the tasks which accrue to this role as community and inter-community
leader. The FINANCE OFFICE, an arm of the Supervisor's office, assists
in the creation and administration of the Town's budget, pays the Town's
bills and oversees the payroll for the nearly 160 Town employees.
The PLANNING OFFICE and Director of Planning should be the first points
of inquiry regarding any special permits and property questions relating
to subdivisions or any change of use of land or buildings.
The office of the BUILDING INSPECTOR is where requests for building permits,
certificates of compliance or occupancy should be directed while the ZONING
BOARD OF APPEALS OFFICE can assist a resident wishing to appeal a decision
by the Planning Board, Building Inspector, or Town Board, depending on
The COURT CLERK'S Office is where you will pay any parking ticket. Two
Town Justices hold sessions of Criminal Court, Civil Court and Traffic
Court. Residents wishing to sue in Small Claims Court, where claims cannot
exceed $1,500, should visit this office.
And tucked away on the top floor of the Town House is the TOWN HISTORIAN'S
OFFICE and the BEDFORD HISTORICAL LIBRARY which is open limited hours and
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