Liberty, NY


The Town of Liberty, in New York’s beautiful Catskill Mountains, was established in 1807. Located approximately 90 miles north of New York City, Liberty has a rich history dating back to the time of the Revolutionary War. Today, with its excellent schools, outdoor recreation and its escalating business climate, the Town of Liberty is a great place to live, play and do business.


Town of Liberty – 2016 Elected Officials


Charlie Barbuti
Charlie Barbuti
Supervisor’s Page

Dean Farrand
Dean Farrand

Brian McPhillips
Brian McPhillips

Laurie Dutcher
Laurie Dutcher
Town Clerk

Vincent McPhillips
Vincent McPhillips

Russell Reeves
Russell Reeves



Town Board
Charlie Barbuti – Supervisor
Dean Farrand – Councilman
Russell Reeves – Councilman
Brian McPhillips – Councilman
Vincent McPhillips – Councilman

Town Clerk
Laurie Dutcher – Town Clerk/Tax Collector

Town Court
Harold Bauman – Town Justice
Brian P. Rourke – Town Justice

Highway Superintendent
Timothy Pellam

Appointed Officials
Kenneth Klein – Town Attorney
Jacob Billig – Assistant Town Attorney
David Schwalb – Health Officer
William Cogswell – Town Historian
Joanne Gerow – Dog Control Officer

Department Heads
Earl Bertsch – Director of Finance
Timothy Kelly – Data Processing and Information Systems
Deborah Shea – Sole Assessor
Tom Kehrley – Chief Water/Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator
Brian Scardefield – Parks & Recreation Director
Scott Razzano – Code Enforcement Officer

Planning Board
Lynn Dowe – Chairman
John Van Etten
Judy Siegel
Anthony Dworetsky – Alternate
Denise Birmingham
Lydia Rolle – Alternate
Branden Reeves
Tammy Wilson – Board Secretary

Zoning Board
Thomas Sprague – Chairman
Kyle Farrand – Alternate
Tracy Merklin
Donald Nichols
George Pellam
Robert Werlau – Alternate
Gene Burns
Tammy Wilson – Board Secretary

Grievance Review Board
Ena Manzi
Diane Silver
Allen Werlau

Parks & Recreation Board
Maureen Barber – Chairman
John Ballard
Peter Blakey
Joanne McPhillips

Staff by Department

Supervisor’s Office
Carman Malanka – Confidential Secretary

Town Clerk’s Office
Sara Sprague – Deputy Town Clerk
Vacant – Deputy Town Clerk P/T

Finance Office
Cheryl Gerow – Budgeting and Accounting Coordinator

Town Court
Denise Curry – Court Clerk/Manager
Nancy Saucier – Secretary
Lillian Rubio – Deputy Court Clerk
Georgia Siegel – Clerk to Judge
Connie VanKeuren – Clerk to Judge

Building Department
Tammy Wilson – Account Clerk

Assessor’s Office
Sharon McKune – Clerk

Highway Department
Dana Austin – Senior Account Clerk
Michael Fritz – Head Auto Mechanic
James Austin – H.M.E.O.
Matt Dewitt – Working Supervisor
Larry Austin – P/T Laborer
Eric Wolcott – Asst. Auto Mechanic
Robert Wilson – H.M.E.O.
Woodrow Wilson – Laborer
Ed Davis – H.M.E.O.
Steven Schroeder – H.M.E.O.
Leigh Benton – H.M.E.O.
Kevin Austin – Working Supervisor
Bruce Cox – H.M.E.O.
James DeAveiro – H.M.E.O.
Nicholas Karkos – H.M.E.O.
Jonathan Benton – H.M.E.O.
Anthony Dworestsky – H.M.E.O.
Justin Busing – H.M.E.O.

Water & Sewer Department
Joan Redington – Senior Account Clerk
Thomas Kehrley- Working Supervisor
Wayne Banks – Laborer II
Edwin Hessinger – Laborer
Damon Knack – Laborer
Stacy Yaun – Laborer II

Parks & Recreation Department
Linda Mullen – Typist
Kevin Delaney – Park Supervisor
James Guara – Assistant Recreation Director


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