The Town Board of the Town of Copake is the legislative and governing body for the town. The town board consists of five members which includes a Town Supervisor and four Councilperson. The elected term for the Supervisor and each of the four Councilpersons is for four years, with two seats being up for election every two years.
The Town Board is responsible for preparing and annual budget which includes funding for general services and for highway maintenance. Each month vouchers requesting payment for service are reviewed by the Town Board and require signatures of three members of the board for approval. The board is also responsible for adopting local laws and setting policy for the town.
The regular meetings of the Town Board are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month beginning at 7:00pm except for the August Meeting is held on the 2nd Saturday beginning at 9:00 am. All monthly meetings are held at the Copake Town Hall and are open to the public. If a special meeting of the board is required, it will be announced at a regular meeting, posted on the Town’s Public Notice Board at the Town Hall, posted on the Town of Copake’s Website and it will be placed in the town’s official newspaper.