Town of Torrey    ph. 315-536-6376
56 Geneva St.
Dresden, NY 14441

Town Government



Town Board

Supervisor and 4 Council members oversee the Executive, Administrative and Legislative operations of the Town of Torrey
Meets 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7:30pm, Town Office



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Zoning Board of Appeals

5 member board, meets the 1st Monday of the month, 7:00 PM Town Meeting room


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Planning Board

Town of Torrey Planning Board meets the third Monday of the month at 7:00 PM at the town offices.  This five member board is charged with preparing and updating the Comprehensive Plan, providing an advisory function to other decision making boards, preparing subdivision development regulations and responding to the Town Board requests for input.The term is five years.


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Board of Assessment and Review

The Board of Assessment Review (BAR) meets on May 30, 2013 from 4-8 PM in the Town Hall Offices. Taxpayers who feel their assessments are unequal, excessive, unlawful or misclassified have a right to have their assessments reviewed by BAR.  BAR exercises judgement and discretion to render an impartial objective determination on complaints that come before the board. The members are appointed by the Town Board to a five year staggered term.




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Town Clerk

Betty Daggett- Town Clerk /Tax Collecor, Registrar & Notary Public
315-536-6376
M-F 9:00am - 4:30pm   Oct - April
M-Th 8:30am - 4:00pm   April- Oct
Friday 9am -Noon   April - Oct

Hired 1999, Elected 2002, the Town Clerk offers her service to the residents, supports the financial and administrative operations of the town, supporting the Town Justice, Highway Superintendent, Code Enforcement Officer and Supervisor. 
Hand delivery of vital records as birth and marriage certificates allows interaction with the residents 
June 2016 was notified she had met the requirements of education and experience credits to receive the title of RMC- Registered Municipal Clerk. April 2017 with fellow clerk Bobbi Wolfe- Town of Benton attended the New York State Town Clerk Association Conference in Rochester and were honored with their RMC certificates. Receiving the title of RMC is proof to the Town Board and residents of a clerk’s dedication to the profession and position they hold. NYSTCA President Elect Lisa Cooper presented the certificate awards
The office includes:
  • Tax collection Jan-April Town & County taxes
  • Licenses- marriage, hunting, fishing, dog & birth/death certificates
  • Fee collection such as building permits, fines & fees issued by the Code Office
  • Data Processes for Justice Court
  • Minutes of all evening Town, Planning and Zoning Board meetings
  • Committee meetings
  • Keeper of Town records and attends training regularly
  • Secretary to the Highway Superintendent
  • Secretary to Code Officer





Town Judge

Hon. Jean K. Mashewske      (315)536-5655

Judge Mashewske began her term in office in 1980. Attends annual magistrate training along with ongoing educational workshops. Court is held each Tuesday at 2:00PM in west side of Town building in clearly marked entrance.

Criminal Court is held the first Tuesday of the month at 2 PM with Yates County ADA Megan Peter in attendance. Judge Mashewske handles criminal cases, motor vehicle infractions, small claims and civil court cases, village and town law infractions.






Highway Department

The Highway Department takes care of Torrey’s 21 miles of paved roads and 8 1/2 miles of dirt road.

Tim Chambers, Highway Superintendent,

Dave Bond, Deputy Highway Superintendent 

can be reached at

315-536-3567 office

315-729-2706 cell






Historian

This position is vacant. Interested parties can apply at the Town Office.






Building and Code Enforcement

Dwight L. James, Town of Torrey Code Enforcement Officer / Zoning Officer is available by cell at 315-730-3291 to set up an appointment.

The bulk of Dwight’s work is on site determining permits.






Town Assessor

Patricia Brede Torrey Town Assessor

Office- Town of Benton Offices at 1000 State Route 14A

Office hours are  Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 am -4 pm Phone  315-536-7551.  Her email is assessor@townofbenton.us.



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