Rhinebeck - Town Government

The Town of Rhinebeck surrounds and includes Rhinebeck Village which is where the town hall is located. The town government consists of a town supervisor and town board. Town offices may be held by and are elected by residents of both the town and village since the village is part of the town.

Town Board - Elected

The town board meets in public sessions, open to all, on the second and fourth Mondays of the month, each to begin promptly at 6:45 PM except for October. October's meetings will be the 3rd and 4th Mondays due to Columbus Day falling on the first Monday.

The subject of the first monthly meeting is public decision-making, wherein the public is invited to ask questions and make comments following board deliberations on each action item prior to a vote, and to make comments and ask questions on subjects not covered by the board agenda following the completion of that agenda.

The subject of the second monthly meeting is to examine on a rotating basis town services, operations and issues collaboratively among the town board, town employees, and volunteer members of the various public bodies, wherein the public is invited to make comments and ask questions following the status report by the town employee or volunteer representative of a public body and preliminary exchange with the town board, as well as to make comments and ask questions on matters not covered by the agenda for that evening;

Meetings are held in the town hall ( 80 East Market Street just east of the firehouse). The April 10th and October 16th business meetings will be held in Rhinecliff at the firehouse. Town Board Minutes ...

Important Town Documents

SEQR Comprehensive Plan Positive Declaration
SEQR Comprehensive Plan Draft Scoping Document (DGEIS)
Zoning Law, Subdivision Regulations and Highway Specifications
Draft Local Waterfront Revitialization Plan (LWRP) Adopted by the Town - Now in 60 day review.

Town Court - 845-876-3858

Town Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals

The Town Board appoints the members of the Planning Board and the Zoning Board of Appeals.

Town Planning Board - Appointed
Meets - 1st Monday of the month at 7:30PM in town hall except for the September 10th meeting which will be held on Tuesday, September 11th at 6:30 p.m.. If needed, additional special meetings are scheduled on the 3rd Monday of the month in Town Hall at 7:30 pm.
Planning Board Minutes ...

Town Zoning Board of Appeals - Appointed
Meets - 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7:30PM in town hall.
ZBA Minutes ...

Town Committees with Web Sites - Appointed

Comprehensive (Master) Plan Committee
Waterfront Committee

Services ... To Town/Village Services Page.

Government ... To Town/Village Government Page.

Rhinebeck, NY ... Back to Town/Village Home Page.