The Islip Town Board is a legislative body empowered by the New York State Constitution to enact legislation, approve the Town budget, levy taxes and provide local services.
The Supervisor, Town Clerk, Receiver of Taxes and four Councilpersons are each elected to four-year terms, however, the Councilpersons’ terms are staggered two at a time. The Supervisor and four Councilpersons comprise the voting body of the Town Board, which has jurisdiction over governmental affairs within Town boundaries, exclusive of incorporated villages.
The principal function of the Town Board is to regulate land-use within the Town and to promote and protect the health, safety and general welfare of Islip residents.
Islip government encourages the participation of all residents who may address agenda items or any matter of concern at open Board meetings. The Town Board meets in the upper level Town Board Room, Islip Town Hall, 655 Main Street. Residents may obtain a schedule of the meeting dates by calling the Town Board Office at (631) 224-5560.