The Village of Stillwater is governed by the Mayor and a four member Board of Trustees, all of whom are elected for four year staggered terms. The Board is the legislative body of the Village government.
Village Board meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. All meetings are open to the public and are located in the Village Board meeting room located at 1 School Street. All meeting minutes are available for download in PDF format (see links to the right).
Mayor Martin was first elected to office as a Village Trustee in 1983, and then was elected Mayor in March 1992. Ernie has been the longest serving Mayor in the Village's history. Ernie was born in December 1940 and raised in Mechanicville. He attended the Mechanicville School System and upon graduation in 1959, he immediately served 4 years in the United States Air Force. After his military service, he accepted a position with General Electric Silicones and retired after 30 years of service, in 2001. Ernie serves on the Town/Village Consolidated Health Board, helps out with the Food pantry and is a member of the American Legion Post 490 and the Mechanicville/Stillwater Elks Order. He also serves on his church's Christian Committee, was a past Constable for the Village and past member of the Stillwater Rescue Squad. Ernie is proud of his almost 40 years of service to his community.
Married to Darlene Anne Kuscsik for 49 years in August 1962, Ernie and Darlene have three children, Ernie, Jr., David, Darlene and they have four grandchildren, Keith, Patrick, Nicole and Sydney.
Currently in his second term, Trustee Basile began serving on the Village Board in 2007 and was appointed Deputy Mayor in 2009. He has served as Director of NY Affordable Reliable Electricity Alliance and is a retiree from Consolidated Edison Company of NY in 2000 where he served in the positions of Chief Mechanical, Fossil Power and Distribution Engineers in NYC. He was Plant Manager of Indian Point Unit 2 Nuclear Station for 7 years and Startup Manager of the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant in the 1970s. A Lieutenant, USN serving on Destroyers, he is a veteran with one tour to Vietnam in the 1960s.
Trustee Basile is an Eagle Scout and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kansas in 1962. He is married 48 years to Susan with three grown children and six grandchildren. He relocated to the Village of Stillwater from Putnam Valley, New York in 2005.
Trustee Collins began serving his first 4 year term on the Village Board in April of 2009. He was re-elected to a new 4 year term in March, 2013, and will serve through 2017. Born and raised in the City of Mechanicville, he attended St. Paul's School and Mechanicville High School. He holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from Hudson Valley Community College, Union College, and the University of Maryland for Finance. He was previously Chief of the Arvin Hart Fire Company and was a line officer in the D.E. LaDow Steamer and Hose Company #2.
Trustee Collins and his family have been residents of the Town and Village since moving to Stillwater in 1990. He and his wife Darlene have 3 children, Keith, Patrick and Nicole.
Trustee Vomacka began serving her first 4 year term on the Village Board in April of 2009. She was re-elected to a new 4 year term in March, 2013, and will serve through 2017. She has served as a committee person for the Water Department, the Building Committee, the Parks and Playgrounds Committee, the ZBA and Fire Department liaison. She is the active chairperson for the Rt. 4 and 32 Safe Routes to School Sidewalk/Storm Drain Project, Comprehensive Planning (update) and Grants Coordinating. With the assistance of her web design team, she has worked to develop the website for the Village of Stillwater. She is also an active member of the community donating her time at the local food pantry. She believes in open government and interaction with the public.
Trustee Vomacka is a lifelong Village resident and a graduate of Stillwater Central School. As a licensed Cosmetologist, she has operated her business for 25 years, the past 18 years of which have been located in the Village of Stillwater. She has 2 sons, Tim (Heather) and Nicholas (Valerie), a grandson Zakary and granddaughter Dakota all residents of Stillwater.
Trustee Wood-Shaw began serving her term in April of 2011. She is a member of the Comprehensive Planning Committee, the Emergency Comprehensive Planning Committee, the Grants and Funding Committee, a liaison to the ZBA and a past board member/treasurer for the Stillwater Area Community Center. Currently, she is a volunteer with the Stillwater Area Community Center and working on a Senior Program. In November 2011, she secured $1800 in grant monies from the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors to provide supplies for the emergency shelter at the Stillwater Area Community Center.
Trustee Wood-Shaw is a lifelong area resident, a graduate of Stillwater Central School and a retiree from Saratoga BOCES with 22 years of service in Special Education. She is married to Keith Shaw, has two sons, Joseph and Edward Wood and three grandchildren. She is proud to serve the needs and wants of the Village of Stillwater residents.
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All meeting minutes are PDF files.