Town of Chautauqua, NY
Chautauqua County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Chautauqua as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 2-10-1997]
The mission of our town is to provide residents, nonresident property owners and all others whom we serve with the most reliable, efficient and courteous services that we are responsible for providing, and at the lowest tax rates achievable.
[Adopted 2-10-1997]
Our success as an organization will depend on the ability of elected officials and employees to provide leadership in meeting our responsibilities to all of our taxpayers, citizens and all others whom we serve.
A. 
We are convinced that our people are the keys to a quality organization.
B. 
We will require that the town and its departments be operated according to the laws of the United States, the State of New York, County of Chautauqua and Town of Chautauqua.
C. 
With the exception of those matters which require confidentiality by law, we will insist on open and honest participation and communication within our organization and throughout the community.
D. 
We will strive to have a town that is economically healthy, safe and environmentally conscious.
E. 
We will encourage a formal process of continuous improvement by all employed and elected officials to better carry out their duties and responsibilities.
F. 
We will emphasize that service to all our constituents and others whom we serve will be provided in a courteous and efficient manner.
G. 
We will update our assessment rolls every three years in order to provide the fairest basis for taxation.
H. 
We will strive to have the lowest possible tax rate achievable and still meet our legal responsibilities to our taxpayers.
I. 
We will continually maintain and upgrade, where necessary, our road system to meet or exceed accepted standards.
J. 
We will continue to encourage a cooperative relationship and shared services with the Village of Mayville and other municipalities.
K. 
We will urge consolidation of governmental and fire district services where practical.