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Board of Trustees

The Village of Fishkill Board of Trustees, along with the Mayor, form the nucleus of our community leadership. Each Board member is assigned a specific area of responsibility. This generally involves liaison with the various Village departments and oversight of the services provided for our citizens.

Kathleen Martin/Kmartin@@vofishkill.com
Mayor

Kathleen Martin was elected to the office of Mayor in June 2021.

Nick Forlano/Nickforlanovof@gmail.com
Deputy Mayor

Nick Forlano was elected to office of Trustee in June 2019 and is a proud resident of the Village of Fishkill. He is the owner of The Dutchess Biercafe located right next door to Village Hall.

Danielle Hughes/Danielleh@vofishkill.com
Trustee

Anne Machado/Annem@vofishkill.com

Trustee

 

Anthony Ruggiero/Ajruggierovof@gmail.com
Trustee

On February 1, 2021, Mr. Ruggiero was appointed as the Assistant Commissioner for Administration for the Dutchess County Department of Behavioral and Community Health.  Mr. Ruggiero brings to the City of Beacon over 25 years of public service.  Prior to working for Duchess County, Mr. Ruggiero was appointed as the City of Beacon’s 3rd City Administrator for the City of Beacon in 2015 and as the City of Peekskill’s 12th City Manager in 2013.  Mr. Ruggiero had worked for the City of Peekskill since 2000 as Assistant City Planner, City Planner, Director of Planning and had served as Acting City Manager on a number of occasions.

Prior to working for the City of Peekskill, Mr. Ruggiero held municipal positions for the Town of Poughkeepsie and the Town of Beekman. In January 2013, he was appointed as Putnam County’s 2nd Commissioner of Planning, Development and Public Transportation in the Department’s 32 years of existence, before returning back to the City of Peekskill as City Manager.

Mr. Ruggiero has a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from SUNY Plattsburgh, and a Master of Public Administration from Marist College in Poughkeepsie. Mr. Ruggiero is a Trustee and Treasurer for the Blodgett Memorial Library in the Village of Fishkill and was a member of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA).

Mr. Ruggiero is a past member of the Municipal Administrators Association of Metropolitan New York (MAA), the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and the American Planning Association. Mr. Ruggiero is a past Chairman of the Village of Fishkill Zoning Board of Appeals, Vice Chairman of the Town of Fishkill Planning Board, and Treasurer of the Hudson Valley Chapter of the American Society for Public Administrators (ASPA).

Mr. Ruggiero has lived in the Town/Village of Fishkill for thirty-six years. Mr. Ruggiero has been married for twenty years to his wife Christina and they have two daughters.

2024

Village Board Meeting February 5, 2024

Village Board Meeting February 20, 2024

Village Board Meeting January 8, 2024

Village Board Meeting January 22, 2024

 

2023

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2022

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2021

Village Board Meeting December 6, 2021

Village Board Meeting November 1, 2021

Village Board Meeting November 15, 2021

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Village Board Meeting October 18, 2021

Village Board Meeting September 7, 2021

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Village Board Meeting March 15, 2021

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Village Board Meeting February 3, 2021

Village Board Meeting February 16, 2021

Village Board Meeting January 4, 2021

Village Board Meeting January 19, 2021

Planning Board

The Village of Fishkill Planning Board is charged with the powers and duties prescribed by law to ensure that orderly growth of the Village shall proceeds according to the provisions of the Village Code and Village Comprehensive Plan along with the overall planning of adjacent areas.

The Village of Fishkill Planning Board is comprised of five members who serve staggered five-year terms and are appointed by the Village Board. One position is specifically designated as Chairperson. Additionally, there are two people designated as alternates who attend all meetings and vote in the absence of a regular member.

In 2007 New York State passed legislation mandating that all Planning Board members must obtain four credits of training per year to continue as members of the Board. Interestingly, prior to the passage of this legislation, the Village of Fishkill Planning Board had been one of only two statewide Planning Boards to be designated as certified. This meant that the Board members had received their training yearly and were recognized as educated and competent. We are pleased to note that all members receive more than four credits of training each year.  The Planning Board usually meets on the third Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM in Village Hall. For more information, (845) 897-4430.

Hans Klingzahn
Chairperson

Theresa Cuchelo
Vice-Chair

Ezra John Holley
Member

Danielle Hughes
Member

Anthony Melella
Member

Zoning Board

When a municipality has a zoning ordinance or local zoning law, it is required by the State of New York that the municipality establish a board to hear appeals from that zoning ordinance. The Village of Fishkill Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) functions as both an administrative and quasi-judicial board.

The need for the ZBA arises when strict compliance with the Village Zoning Code results in constraints upon a property owner’s use of their land or when an interpretation of the Village Zoning Code is required. The ZBA may grant Area Variances that provide relief from the area, bulk, dimensional requirements of the Zoning Code and Use Variances that provide for relief from the permitted uses enumerated in the Village Zoning Code. The ZBA also acts as an interpreter of the ordinance and makes judgments on its meaning on specific cases.

The Village of Fishkill Zoning Board of Appeals is comprised of five members who serve staggered five-year terms and are appointed by the Village Board. The Village Board designates one member of the ZBA to act as Chairman. Additionally, the ZBA is permitted by State and Village Law to have two people designated as alternates who attend all meetings and vote in the absence of a regular member.

In 2007 New York State passed legislation mandating that all Zoning Board of Appeals members must obtain four credits of training per year to continue as members of the Board. This means that each Board member receives yearly training yearly and is educated in duties of the ZBA, relevant State Law and environmental issues. The ZBA usually meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:00 P.M. in Village Hall. For more information, contact Don Van Nostrand, Secretary to the ZBA at (845) 897-4430.

 

Tom Brooks
Chairperson

Tom Newhard
Vice Chairperson

Jessica Forlano
Member

Ann Trost
Member

Richard Wohlmuth
Member

Calendar

  • Planning Board Meeting

    August 15, 2024  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Fishkill Village Hall, 1095 Main St, Fishkill, NY 12524, USA

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  • Board of Trustees Meeting

    August 19, 2024  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Van Wyck Hall, 1095 Main St, Fishkill, NY 12524, USA

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  • Board of Trustees Meeting

    September 9, 2024  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Van Wyck Hall, 1095 Main St, Fishkill, NY 12524, USA

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  • Planning Board Meeting

    September 19, 2024  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Fishkill Village Hall, 1095 Main St, Fishkill, NY 12524, USA

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Contact Us

Pam Ruyack, Village Clerk

Hours of Operation:
8 am – 4 pm, Monday – Friday

Address:
Van Wyck Hall

1095 Main St.
Village of Fishkill, NY 12524

Phone: (845) 897-4430
Fax:
(845) 897-5301