Town Board to Hold Local Law Public Hearing to Create Town Manager Position
JANUARY 12, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: GREG WESTBROOK, TOWN SUPERVISOR
TOWN OF CANANDAIGUA SETS PUBLIC HEARING ON PRPOSED LOCAL
LAW TO CREATE THE POSITION OF TOWN MANAGER
(Canandaigua, NY) - The Town Board of the Town of Canandaigua has announced it will be holding a public hearing on February 13, 2017 at the Canandaigua Town Hall on a proposed local law to create the position of Town Manager.
The Town Board is considering the creation of the Town Manager position in order to coordinate day-to-day operations of Town government while looking to identify efficiencies and provide continuity.
The Town Manager would report directly to the Town Board and serve as a confidential and policy advisory; coordinate communication with the general public; see that all resident inquiries are referred appropriately; assist with identifying financial, personnel and material needs; undertake studies of Town needs; make recommendation to the Town Board as to measures or programs to improve efficiency; serves as a liaison to financial advisors; facilitate applications for grants-in-aid from other levels of government; supervise the purchase of services, materials, supplies, and equipment; prepare suggested resolutions; make preliminary review of budget requests; and serve as a liaison with other government bodies including the Town Planning, Zoning, and Environmental Board along with standing committees.
The Town Supervisor would continue to represent the Town of Canandaigua at the Ontario County Board of Supervisors along with powers and duties afforded to the position of Town Supervisor by NYS statute. The Town Board would continue to serve as the community’s legislative and policy-making body, and provide direction to the Town Manager on how the Town Board wishes day-to-day operations be facilitated.
The Town Board will be holding the public hearing on the proposed local law on February 13, 2017 at 6:00pm at the Canandaigua Town Hall, located at 5440 Route 5 & 20 West, Canandaigua, NY 14424 in the lower level Town Board meeting room.
To view the proposed local law, please click here.