Mayor & Council
The Council of the Town of Beaux Arts Village is its governing body and consists of a Mayor and five Councilmembers, all of whom are residents of the Town elected at large by registered voters residing in the Town. The Mayor and Councilmembers are unpaid volunteers who serve four-year terms and are eligible for re-election without term limits.
Current members of the Town Council are:
|Town Council||Position||Term expires|
|Aletha Howes||Council Position No. 1||12/31/2021|
|James McCarthy||Council Position No. 2||12/31/2021|
|Tom Stowe||Council Position No. 3||12/31/2021|
|Paula Dix||Council Position No. 4||12/31/2023|
|Hans Juhle||Council Position No. 5||12/31/2021|
Regular Council meetings are held at 7:00pm on the second Tuesday of each month. A meeting agenda listing the meeting location and topics to be discussed is posted on the Agenda page of this section and on mailstands throughout the Village several days before the meeting. Please note that the Council agenda is subject to change.
If a Council meeting will include a public hearing, the Public Hearing Notice is posted to the Public Notices page of this website and on mailstands at least two weeks in advance.
The Mayor presides over all Council meetings. Because Beaux Arts has no Town Hall, the Mayor and Councilmembers take turns hosting the monthly Council meetings in their homes. Meetings tend to be relatively informal, though the business of the Council is treated seriously and meetings are run according to Roberts Rules of Order. The current schedule of regular Council meetings can be found on the Meeting Calendar page of this website. (Any Villager may offer their home as a meeting location; to do so, please contact Clerk/Treasurer Sue Ann Spens.)
Special Council meetings may be held from time to time as needed. Notices/agendas for special meetings are posted on the Agenda page of this website and on mailstands at least 24 hours before the meeting.
Minutes recapping the Council’s discussions and actions can be found on the Minutes page of this section. Minutes must be approved by the Council before posting on the website, which translates to a delay of about a month.
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Town Council serves as the Town's legislative and administrative body.
As its legislative body, the Council affirms the policies, goals, and traditions of the Town and its residents through the passage of ordinances and adoption of resolutions.
As its administrative body, the Council:
- oversees the operation and maintenance of the Town's streets, water department, and public rights-of-way,
- plans and provides for emergency preparedness,
- prepares the Town’s annual budget of anticipated revenues and expenditures,
- prepares and adopts the Town's Capital Improvement Plan, including the Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program,
- oversees day-to-day issues as they arise, and
- acts as a quasi-judicial body when reviewing requests for subdivisions, boundary-line adjustments, and lot consolidations.
Despite being unpaid volunteers, Councilmembers have a hands-on role in many aspects of the Town’s operations.
Government in Beaux Arts is truly grass roots. Villagers are encouraged to attend all meetings and speak on issues of concern to them. Anyone who is unable to attend a meeting may submit written comments for the Council's consideration by mailing them to the Town or by contacting Clerk/Treasurer Sue Ann Spens to make arrangements for transmitting their comments by other means.
To contact the mayor, members of the council, or Clerk/Treasurer Spens, please visit our CONTACT US page.