About the Council
Together with the Supervisor, the Town Council enacts ordinances, adopts a budget, oversees town-wide planning and zoning, establishes recreation areas, and participates in town meetings. Elected to four-year terms by voters from the entire town, each of the four council members serves as a liaison to various departments under the town's jurisdiction.
As local officials, councilmembers are responsible for and responsive to the citizens who elected them. Constituents routinely seek the assistance of the Town Council office to act as advocates and to help resolve problems. They are often called upon to serve as an intermediary between other government offices and agencies. The supervisor delegates legislative and special committee assignments among the councilpersons, often times in their area of expertise. Each councilperson is responsible for overseeing various programs and events associated with their committee assignments.
- Who is my Town Council representative?
There are four elected councilmembers in the Town of Babylon. We do not have councilmanic districts, therefore every councilmember may assist all constituents.
- How may I contact Town Councilmembers?
Please view the staff directory for email and phone numbers to contact members of the Town Council.
- What are the duties of the Town Councilmembers?
The Town Councilmembers work with the Supervisor to introduce and vote on legislation (proposed laws) having to do with all aspects of town life, set policies and develop an annual Legislative Agenda for the Town of Babylon. They oversee the town budget and capital improvement projects. Councilmembers participate in monthly meetings to adopt policies and address issues and concerns in the community. The Town Councilmembers respond to constituents' concerns at neighborhood meetings, through written correspondence, telephone communication and staff assistance. They also serve as chairpersons for various departments and committees throughout the Town.
- When does the Town Council meet?
The Town Council meets one or two times a month. A listing of the meetings is located in the recycle calendar on the first page or on our Upcoming Public Meetings page.
- Are minutes from the Town Council meetings available?
The minutes from Town Board meetings are available to the public after they are adopted, which is usually at the following Town Board meeting. Please go to the Town Clerk’s office to FOIL minutes. Town Board meetings can be viewed on the Town of Babylon YouTube channel, during and even after a meeting, where then the minutes might not even be needed.
Antonio MartinezDeputy Supervisor, CouncilmanPhone: (631) 957-4472Cell Phone: (631) 495-7748
Alternate Email: Email Antonio A. Martinez
Anthony ManettaCouncilmanPhone: (631) 957-4482
Terence McSweeneyCouncilmanPhone: (631) 957-3081