The Massena Town Board is the legislative, appropriating, governing and policy determining body of the Town. It is the function of the Town Board to determine the types and levels of service to be provided in the Town. The Board annually prepares, holds discussion sessions and adopts the Town budget, which reflects the cost of conducting operations and monitors Town operations. In its legislative capacity, the Board passes resolutions and enacts local ordinances and laws that govern the functions of town government and ensure the safety and well-being of all residents.
The Town Board consists of five members - the Town Supervisor and four Councilpersons - who are elected by Town voters and represent the Town at large. Councilpersons and Supervisor serve a four-year term of office.
Joseph D. Gray, Supervisor
Sam Carbone, Councilperson
John Macaulay, Councilperson
315-769-9417 (home), firstname.lastname@example.org
Albert Nicola, Councilperson
Town of Massena 2013 Adopted Budget - To download a PDF (60.7 KB) copy of the Adopted Budget for 2013, please CLICK HERE.
Standard Work Day & Reporting Resolution - By resolution voted on by the Massena Town Board, the Town has established standard work days for elected and appointed officials for reporting to NYS and Local Employees' Retirement System. CLICK HERE to download the 2014 Standard Work Day Report.
Workplace Violence Prevention Program - In accordance with the New York State Workplace Violence Prevention Act, the Town of Massena has developed a Workplace Violence Prevention Program. The Town of Massena is committed to providing its employees with a work environment that is safe, secure, and free from violence. The Town also considers the safety of its residents, vendors, contractors, and the general public to be of paramount importance and strives to provide them the same type of protections while on Town property. To view the complete Workplace Violence Prevention Program enacted by the Town Board by resolution on 10/21/2011, please CLICK HERE.
Local Government Exemption Impact Report - According to Real Property Tax Law (Chapter 258 of the Laws of 2008), the Town of Massena must post on its website a copy of our Local Government Exemption Impact Report which details any exempt properties located within the township, as well as any properties for which we receive Payment In Lieu of Taxes. You can CLICK HERE to access the 2011 report.
The current assessment roll for the Town of Massena is published by the St. Lawrence County's Real Property Office and can be found by clicking on the link, below.
Questions and assistance regarding property assessments in Massena can be directed to the Assessor's Office.
Town Board Meetings & Schedule
There are 10 Boards to which the Town appoints members to serve as liaisons. Those liaisons are responsible for providing two-way communications between the Boards and the Town Government.
In addition to their service as liaisons to various community boards, members of the Town Board are also appointed annually to serve on the following committees:
The Planning Board for the Town of Massena is responsible for the administration of the Planning Code and Subdivision Regulations for the properties located in the Town of Massena. Applications for subdivisions, and other appropriate site plan requests are filed with the Town Building Department at least one week prior to the next scheduled meeting date.
Town of Massena Planning Board members currently include:
A copy of the current planning code for the Town of Massen, NY can be viewed online at by CLICKING HERE. Please note that there may be some items that were recently adopted, but may still be going thru the codification process (to be entered into the code book as soon as possible). For information related to properties located within the Village of Massena, please CLICK HERE.
For additional questions or to submit an agenda item for the planning board contact:
The Town of Massena Zoning Commission is responsible for the administration of the Town of Massena's Current Zoning Code. Applications for Zoning Permits and other Zoning related activities (Special Use Permit, Site Plans, Zone Changes, Amendments to the Zoning Regulations, etc.) are filed with the Building Office at least one week prior to the next scheduled meeting date.
Local history buffs will delight at the artifacts found in the Town’s Museum at 200 East Orvis Street. The facility is chocked full of items that illustrate our community’s rich heritage. The museum is also home to the Massena Aluminum Historical Association and its vast holdings spotlighting the Massena area’s special place in the history of the “miracle metal” which continues to employ so many today.
The original Museum Board, established in May of 1987, was set up to have the following member terms:
Current Museum Board Members: (7) members
CLICK HERE to visit the Museum's Website for current information.
The Massena Public Library found its permanent home at 41 Glenn Street back in the early 1960s – thanks to a memorial gift of a son for his father. Victor, the son of Henry H. Warren (whose company built the first hydroelectric facility in Massena), set aside a sum of money so that a memorial could be erected for his father. A library was chosen as the ideal memorial to Henry Warren and, upon the completion of its construction in September of 1962, it was dedicated and given to the Town of Massena. Lynn Fountain is the Librarian for the Massena Public Library.
A five-member board is appointed by the Town to manage the investment made in the Public Library.
CLICK HERE to visit the Massena Public Library website.
Massena is privileged to have its own community hospital with a strong history of support. The Massena Memorial Hospital features 24-hour emergency care, surgical services, state of the art technology, laboratory and imaging services, 40 physicians on staff, the North Country Family Health Network, family-centered maternity center, community health programs, respiratory and physical therapy, nutritional counseling and telemedicine.
The Town of Massena appoints volunteer representatives from the community to the Massena Hospital Board of Managers.
The Current Members of the Hospital Board of Managers are:
CLICK HERE for 2014 Board of Managers Meeting Scheduletop Board of Review
The Town Board appoints a five-member board for appointments lasting five years. Temporary members, when needed due to an extreme case load of reviews, are given one-year appointments. All appointments to the Board of Review are required to complete training.
Appointments and reappointments – including the names, addresses and phone numbers of the appointees – must be submitted to the Real Property Office in Canton, NY and to:
Massena voters went to the polls in 1974 to determine the fate of a referendum that would see the creation of a municipal electric company for the community. In response to the support shown by voters, in May of that year the Town Board passed a resolution creating the Massena Electric Department (MED). The municipal electric utility began operations May 8, 1981. MED is managed by a volunteer Utility Board, appointed by the Town for five year terms.
The Business Development Corporation for a Greater Massena (BDC) is a combined entity of the Village and Town. The BDC Board oversees operations at the Massena Industrial Park and contributes to the overall economic growth and development of the greater Massena community. The Corporation is funded annually by the Village and the Town with the funds being used to assist existing businesses as well as fostering new development.
Director - Tom Sullivan 769-8484
Office is located at 85 Robinson St. (Dept. of Public Works Bldg.)
A total of seven members serve on the BDC Board – they serve three-year terms and are appointed equally by the Village and the Town (one is a joint appointment).
The attorney currently appointed to represent the Town of Massena is:
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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