The Town Board meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month at 7 PM unless otherwise advertised.
Meeting Agendas and Minutes for the Town Board are available online found under Town Code. When available, resolutions that will be proposed at the meeting will follow the Agenda. The public is encouraged to attend. There are two Public Comment periods at each town board meeting for the public to ask questions and voice concerns and comments to the Town Board. Board meetings are currently conducted via Zoom. Access is found on the Meeting tab on the Home page.
The Town of Rush is governed by a Town Board, made up of four Councilpersons and a Supervisor, all of whom are elected by registered voters of the town. Other elected officials in the town are: Town Clerk, Highway Superintendent and Town Justices. These officials act independent of the Town Board and should be contacted directly with questions and concerns. The Town Supervisor is the chief administrative officer of the town government, and presides at Town Board meetings and oversees the office of finance and budget within the town. For more details on his responsibilities, go to the Supervisor Department page.
The Town Board has the power to appoint officers, commissions, boards and other personnel necessary to carry out the business of the town. The Board adopts local laws to protect public health, safety and welfare, and policies for enforcement and penalties.
The Board approves appointments to Boards such as Planning, Zoning and Conservation, and determines the Town's operating budget each year.
A majority of the Town Board must be present to constitute a quorum of three board members for the transaction of business. Each member of the Board has one vote and each vote cast is recorded in the official minutes of a Town Board meeting. The majority of the Board must vote in support of any motion or legislation for its adoption. Legislation concerning public land use and expenditures requiring a municipal bond may be subject to a permissive referendum.
The Town Board is covered by the Open Meetings Law. For more information, NYS Committee on Open Government.