Johnsburg Town Hall
219 Main Street
North Creek, NY 12853
fax (518) 251-9991
The purpose of committees, whether in government or in industry, is to provide a panel to focus on a particular subject matter. Ideally, these committees consist of a broad spectrum of members who represent the varied and often complex aspects characteristic of most of matters.
The town of Johnsburg presently has fourteen (14) official committees commonly referred to as standing committees. The term “standing committee” means that the committees have been formed at one time or another in the past and are effective in perpetuity or until dissolved by the board. Each committee has at least one board member that provides oversight. Board designees do not necessarily act as—and frequently are not—the chairpersons for their respective committee. Board members tasked with a committee are responsible for populating that committee. That can be done a number of ways but remains at the discretion of the oversight member(s). Any public citizen that wishes to serve on a committee should contact the respective board member of that particular committee and apply for a seat. Contact coordinates can be found on the Town’s website.
Standing committees receive board member assignments each year at the Town’s Organizational Meeting of which the next is scheduled for January 2, 2024.
The Town of Johnsburg standing committees for 2023 and their board designees are:
Committee Board Designees
Highway Justin Gonyo
Solid Waste & Sewer Justin Gonyo
Fire & EMS Justin Gonyo
Planning & Zoning Gene Arsenault
Johnsburg Garage Gene Arsenault
Buildings Gene Arsenault
Parks & Recreation Gene Arsenault
Tannery Pond Center Gene Arsenault
Ski Bowl Drainage Mitigation Project Gene Arsenault
Personnel Justin Gonyo
Marketing & Economic Development Gene Arsenault
Comprehensive Plan Update Committee Gene Arsenault
Water and Water District Repairs Arnold Stevens
Sewer Committee Justin Gonyo
Aside from standing committees, there are a number of other committees that have been formed by members of the town. These committees are separate and independent of the Town and act solely in an advisory capacity if at all. Participation in those committees is at the discretion of their members; the Town has neither influence nor control over their operations.
Town Board meets the first & third Tuesdays of each month
check the Town Calendar for details
2023 Board Meetings
All meetings will begin at 7:00 pm and will be held at Tannery Pond Center and VIA a virtual platform. Links to virtual Participation will be posted on the Home page.
November 9 Thursday
2024 Organizational Meeting
January 2, 2024
-- Interesting Facts --
- Johnsburg is the largest town in Warren County in area over 200 square miles in the heart of the Adirondack Park on the Hudson River, of which 2.5 square miles of it (1.2%) is water.
- Johnsburg is comprised of the hamlets of Bakers Mills, North River, Johnsburg, North Creek, Riparius, and Wevertown as well as the settlements of Sodom, Christian Hill, The Glen, and Garnet Lake.
- Total population of the Town is 2,395 (as of 2010 census) with about 1400 registered voters. The population density is 12 people per square mile.
- The town is named after John Thurman, an early settler and founder. It was first settled in 1788. "Johnsburgh" was formed from the town of Thurman in 1805.
- A large portion of the town’s land, about 58 percent, is owned by the State of New York and is deemed “forever wild” Residents may reserve a Town building for personal use. Buildings including Scout Hall, Wevertown Hall, Ski Bowl Lodge/Pavilion, Riverfront Park and Tannery Pond Community Center
- The North Creek Ski Bowl was home to one of the first commercial ski areas & ski patrols in the United States