Councilor Directory

2017 Council - Full Size
First Row:  Councilor Mike Kelly - Ward 2, Mayor Colin Read, Councilor Dale Dowdle - Ward 3
Back Row:  (not pictured) Patrick McFarlin- Ward 5, Councilor Peter Ensel - Ward 4, Councilor Rachelle Armstrong - Ward 1, Councilor Joshua Kretser - Ward 6
Members
  • Rachelle Armstrong, Ward 1 Councilor
  • Mike Kelly, Ward 2 Councilor
  • Dale Dowdle, Ward 3 Councilor
  • Peter Ensel, Ward 4 Councilor
  • Patrick McFarlin, Ward 5 Councilor
  • Joshua Kretser, Ward 6 Councilor
  • Regular Meetings

    • Begin at 5:30 p.m. Work Session begins at 5:00pm (all are open to the public)
    • Every Thursday except holidays. Holiday week meeting will be on Tuesday or Wednesday please consult calendar.
    • Council Chambers
      Second Floor
      City Hall
      41 City Hall Place
      Plattsburgh, NY 12901

    Committee Meetings


     
    • Begin at 4:30 p.m. (all are open to the public)
    • Governance, Strategy, and City Operations-Chair: Councilor Kretser; Member: Councilor Armstrong

      -Discusses, City Clerk, City Website, Information Dissemination, and Media, Community Events, Recreation and Strategic Planning

      -Meets first Thursday of every month at 4:30 in Common Council Chambers, works with Community Development Director, Special Events Coordinator, Legal Counsel, and City Clerk Department Heads

      City Infrastructure - Chair: Councilor Ensel; Member: Councilor McFarlin

      -Discusses, Department of Public Works, Planning and Community Development, Environmental Services, Water and Sewer

      -Meets second Thursday of every month at 4:30 in Common Council Chambers, works with Department of Public Works, Community Development Director, Water Pollution Control Department, Water Filtration Department, Environmental Services Department Heads and Senior Planner.

      Finance and Budget - Chair: Councilor Kelly; Member: Councilor Ensel

      -Discusses Finance Department, Assessments, Payroll, Procurement, Collective Bargaining Agreement Negotiations, New Positions, Revenue Sources

      -Meets third Thursday of every month at 4:30 in Common Council Chambers, works with City Chamberlain

      Public Safety - Chair: Councilor Dowdle; Member: Councilor Kelly

      -Discusses Police, Fire Department, Code Enforcement

      -Meets fourth Thursday of every month at 4:30 in Common Council Chambers, works with Police Chief, Fire Chief and Building Inspector.

      Plattsburgh Public Library – Chair: Councilor Armstrong; Member: Councilor Kretser

      -Discusses Library

      -Meets at time and place in discretion of committee chair, works with Library Director

      MLD - MLD Board President McFarlin; Member: Councilor Dowdle

      -Discusses Municipal Lighting Department.

      - Meets immediately after Common Council Meetings in Common Council Chambers, works with Municipal Lighting Department Manager.

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    • Council Chambers
      Second Floor
      City Hall
      41 City Hall Place
      Plattsburgh, NY 12901

    Agendas & Minutes


    Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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    Overview


    View 2018 Committee and Council Meeting schedules
      
    Voting occurs only at the Common Council Meetings and the public may speak at these meetings. Please review the Common Council Rules for Public Comment (PDF).