The Town Attorney is legal counsel to the Town which includes acting as the attorney for the Town Board, Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Historic Preservation Commission. Duties include responsibility for the drafting and review of all resolutions and local laws considered by the Town Board and for providing advice and guidance to the other boards. The Town Attorney is also responsible for contract review, certain personnel issues, and a variety of other matters for the Town, including advising the Supervisor, Town Board members, Town Clerk, Department Heads and other Town staff on legal matters involving municipal governance issues. Additionally, the Town Attorney provides representation to the Town on Town Code enforcement matters.
The Town Attorney cannot provide legal advice to Brighton residents or other members of the public on any legal matters including matters of interpretation or enforcement of the Town Code or other laws.