Town Board



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town Board of the Town of Durham, Greene County, New York at a Regular Meeting thereof held on the 7th day of May 2019 duly adopted a resolution subject to a permissive referendum, the purpose and effect of which is to cause the Town to establish an Ambulance Emergency Medical Services District encompassing the entire town pursuant to Article 12-A of the NYS Town Law.  Copies of all documents associated with the establishment of the district are on file with Town Clerk of the Town of Durham and are available for public inspection.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the foregoing resolution shall become effective without action of the Town Board on the 7th day of June in the year 2019 unless a petition requesting that a Referendum thereon be submitted to the voters in the manner required by law.

By order of the Town Board

Of the Town of Durham

Janet Partridge, Town Clerk

Dated: May 8, 2019

PURSUANT to New York State Town Law Article 12-A, §§209, 209-c and 209-d the Town Board of the Town of Durham hereby

ORDERS that pursuant to the maps, plans and reports filed with the Town Clerk of the Town of Durham on or about April 4, 2019, which are available for public inspection, the creation of an Emergency Medical Services District is hereby proposed to be established and the Town Board hereby further

ORDERS that the description of the boundaries of such proposed extended district shall be as set forth in the attached Schedule “A” and shall include the entire Town of Durham and the Town Board hereby further

ORDERS that the improvements and expenses proposed shall finance contract(s) with licensed contractor(s) to provide emergency medical services throughout the Town and in conjunction with the District and the Town Board hereby further

ORDERS that the total maximum amount proposed to be expended is $199,356.00 (One Hundred Ninety Nine Thousand Three Hundred and Fifty Six Dollars) for the establishment of the District herein, and the Town Board hereby further

ORDERS that the estimated cost to the typical property assessed at $125,000.00 (One Hundred Twenty Five Thousand Dollars) is proposed to be $102.88 (One Hundred Two Dollars and Eighty Eight Cents) annually and the Town Board hereby further

ORDERS that the proposed method of financing to be employed is through the establishment of an independent taxing district on an Ad Valorem basis and will be taxed against all properties within the District, which shall be all properties within the Town and the use of conventional bonds by the District, if necessary, and the Town Board hereby further

ORDERS that the Town Board met and held a public hearing to hear all persons interested in the proposed Emergency Medical Services district on the 16th day of April, 2019 at 7:30 pm at the Town Hall, 7309 Route 81, East Durham, NY, and a second public hearing shall be held on May 7, 2019 at the same place and time for the adoption of the Resolution establishing the District; and the Town Board hereby further

ORDERS that a copy of this ORDER, shall be posted on the official Town sign-board and shall be published in the official newspaper of the Town not less than 10 (ten) days prior to the meeting date and not more than 20 days prior to such date.


DATED:  April 16, 2019

The Durham Town Board has meetings the first and third Tuesday of each month.  The first Tuesday is a workshop meeting and the third Tuesday is a regular meeting.  Check our calendar here on our website for specific dates.  Any questions, please call the Town Clerk's office at 518-239-6122 ext 1.

The Town of Durham is governed by 5 elected officials - the Town Supervisor and 4 council people.

Town Board Members

Town Supervisor - Shawn Marriott
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Deputy Supervisor - Joan Breslin

- Jerry Cunningham, George Deckers Linda Sutton


Shawn Marriott
Town Supervisor - Elected 2 year position 01/01/2018 to 12/31/19 
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Jerry Cunningham
Council MemberElected 4 year position 01/01/2016 to 12/31/19 

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Jerry Cunngingham is now serving his second term as Town Councilman. He was one of the original members of the Durham Volunteer Ambulance Squad and served there for ten years, as well as, on the Durham School Board for ten years. He is currently on the Board of Greene County Soil and Water and has participated in Extension Service, Farm Bureau and numerous other farm and church organizations.

Jerry and his wife Louise (50 years) raised five sons and currently operate the farm with their son Ted. The farm has been in the family since 1837 and was primarily dairy until October 2012, when the dairy was sold because a of labor shortage and an accident. The farm will remain active now in Devon Beef and hay production, as well as, a retail seed business covering several counties.


George Deckers
Council Member - Appointed one year position 01/01/2019 to 12/31/19 

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George Deckers was appointed to the Town Council in January 2019, to fill a vacancy.



  Joan Breslin
Deputy SupervisorElected 4 year position 01/01/2016 to 12/31/19

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Linda Sutton
Council MemberElected 4 year position 01/01/2018 to 12/31/21

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