RHINEBECK TOWN BOARD TO FILL VACANCY IN NEW YEAR
The Rhinebeck Town Board will have an open seat after current council person Elizabeth Spinzia is sworn in as Town Supervisor on January 1, 2014. Ms. Spinzia won the seat in November’s election. The Town Board will select someone to serve in the open seat until the next election cycle, in accordance with New York State’s Town Law.
When a Town Board vacancy occurs, The Board appoints someone by majority vote to fill the vacancy until the next election cycle. Since the vacancy will occur upon Ms. Spinzia’s vacancy of the seat, the new Town Board will select a replacement sometime after January 1, 2014. That person will serve until December 31, 2014, with the November 2014 election determining who will fill the remaining year of the four-year term.
Town Board Members must be residents of the town, at least 18 years of age, and U.S. citizens.
Jon Gautier – Town Clerk Town of Rhinebeck
80 East Market Street Rhinebeck, NY 12572