Town Board


Supervisor: Jeanne Walsh
Deputy Supervisor: Kenneth Hassett
Councilmember: Carrie Wykoff
Councilman: Joseph Havranek
Councilmember: Ashley Sweeney
Councilmember: Timothy Craven

Town Clerk: Mandy Donald
Deputy Town Clerk: Christine Harrison

The Town Board is the governing body of the Town of Rosendale and is comprised of the Town Supervisor and four part-time council members. The council members are each elected to a four-year term. The Town Board open to the public meets on the first Wednesday of every month beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Rondout Municipal Center for its workshop meeting. The regular Town Board meeting is the second Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at the Rondout Municipal Center. For the months of July and August there is only one meeting which starts at 6:00 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month. The Town Board does, on occasion, have additional meetings or a change from their regular meeting. These changes and additions will always be noted in advance either in the newspaper and/or by posting at the Town Clerk’s office or local post offices.

All meetings are open to the public with the exception of executive sessions where matters such as: proposed, pending or current litigation; medical, financial, credit or employment history of a particular person/corporation, or matters leading to said dismissal, removal, promotion, appointment, employment, discipline, demotion or suspension; the proposed acquisition/sale/lease of real property when publicity might affect value; matters which imperil safety if disclosed; matters which may disclose the identity of a law enforcement officer or informer; information relating to current/future investigation or prosecution of a criminal offense; preparation or administration of exams; or collective bargaining negotiations.

Among many other things, the town board adopts a budget, fixes the salaries of officers and employees, establishes rules of its procedure and designates the official newspaper of the town. They have numerous other functions that can never all be stated but here are a few: pass new town legislation; regulate certain dangerous conditions; compromise or settle claims; call special town elections; provide for town improvements; create improvement districts; and designate depositories for town moneys.


More Information


(845) 658-3159 ext. 2


Regular Meeting

7:00pm : Rondout Municipal Center : 2nd Wednesday of Every Month

Workshop Meeting

6:00pm : Rondout Municipal Center : 1st Wednesday of Every Month