Board of Trustees
Board of Trustees Information
The Village of Irvington is governed by a five member Board of Trustees. The Board consists of a Mayor and four Trustees. The Mayor is the Chief Executive of the Village and is responsible for the conduct of public meetings and certain appointments. The Mayor and Trustees all have one equal vote for the adoption of resolutions.
The day-to-day responsibility for the operations of the Village are performed by a full-time Village Administrator.
- Brian Smith - Term expires December 2023
Email Brian Smith
- Larry Lonky - Term expires December 2024
Email Larry Lonky
Liaison to: Parks and Recreation (including the Irvington Woods Committee, CAB, and FACE), Fire Department and the Housing Committee
- Mitchell Bard - Term expires December 2023
Email Mitchell Bard
Liaison to: Farmers Market, Theater, Court, Library, and the Irvington School Board
- Arlene Burgos - Term expires December 2023
Email Arlene Burgos
Liaison to: Department of Public Works, Water Department, Police Department, GPTF and the Rivertowns Chamber of Commerce/Tourism/"Downtown" Improvement
- Larry Ogrodnek - Term expires December 2024
Email Larry Ogrodnek
Liaison to: Building Department (including the PB, ZBA and ARB), Tree Preservation Commission, Traffic Calming Committee, Open Space/Land Use (as necessary), and Historic District Committee (as necessary)
Communicating With the Board of Trustees
To communicate with the Board of Trustees in person, each regular meeting includes two public comment periods: One near the beginning of the meeting and one at the end. Please limit your comments to no more than three minutes.
To communicate with the Board of Trustees in writing, please use the email addresses above or send regular mail to Village Hall, 85 Main St., Irvington, NY 10533. Written correspondence received by Noon on Friday prior to a regular meeting will be included on the agenda as official correspondence in the record. Correspondence received after the Noon deadline will be included on the agenda for the next regular meeting. Names of all signatories required on all correspondence. When sending official correspondence by email, please copy Village Administrator Lawrence Schopfer. Please do not email attachments other than PDFs.
If you do not want your email to be officially acknowledged at a public meeting, please indicate this in your correspondence.
Use of Videoconferencing in Meetings
As authorized by Public Officers Law 103-a, the Board of Trustees, Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, Architectural Review Board and all other boards and committees of the Village may use videoconferencing to conduct its meetings.
The following rules govern the use of videoconferencing for all Village meetings.
- Videoconferencing may be used for all meetings of the Board of Trustees, Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals and Board of Architectural Review, provided that a quorum of the board is physically present in the same location where the public can attend in person.
- Members of the boards should be physically present at meetings unless a member is unable to be physically present at the meeting location due to extraordinary circumstances. Examples of extraordinary circumstances are: disability, illness, care giving responsibilities, and occasional out-of-town travel.
- For the Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals and Board of Architectural Review, alternate members shall replace members who cannot be physically present at the meeting. If no alternate is available (or if the alternate is recused on a particular matter), a board member who is unable to be physically present due to extraordinary circumstances may participate via videoconference.
- Except in executive sessions, the Village shall ensure that all board members, including those participating by videoconference, can be heard, seen and identified while the meeting is being conducted, including but not limited to all motions, proposals, resolutions and any other matter formally discussed or voted upon.
- If videoconferencing is used to conduct a meeting, the board shall provide the opportunity for members of the public to view the meeting via video and, where public comment or participation is authorized, to participate in the meeting via videoconference in real time to the same extent as in-person participation or testimony.
- If videoconferencing is used to conduct a meeting, the public notice for the meeting shall inform the public that videoconferencing will be used, how the public can view/and or participate in such meeting, where required documents and records will be posted or available, and where is the physical location of the meeting where the public can attend.
- The minutes of the meetings at which videoconferencing takes place shall state which, if any, members participated remotely and shall be available to the public as required by the Public Officers Law.
- Any meeting conducted using videoconferencing shall be recorded. Such recording shall be posted or linked on the Village’s website within five business days following the meeting and shall remain so available for a minimum of five years. Such recording shall be transcribed upon request.
- The requirements of paragraph 2 shall not apply during a state disaster emergency declared by the Governor or during a local state of emergency proclaimed by the Mayor pursuant to Executive Law § 24, if the Village Administrator determines that the circumstances necessitating the emergency declaration would affect or impair the ability of the board to hold an in-person meeting.
- All meetings for which videoconferencing is used shall comply with Public Officers Law § 103-a.