Mayor of Waddington

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Michael Zagrobelny


Mayor Mike Zagrobelny was elected mayor in 2019. Mike and his family live on Brookview Dr. in the village. A native of East Aurora, NY, he has deep roots in Waddington as both his mother, father, and wife are Waddington natives.


Mike graduated from St. Bonaventure University in 1991 with a Bachelors degree in English and Potsdam State College in 2000 with a Masters Degree in the teaching of English.


Mike taught middle school and high school English in both Virginia and New York including 13 years with Madrid Waddington Central School. Mike is currently a Labor Relations Specialist with the New York State United Teachers.


Mike considers Waddington to be the crown jewel of the St. Lawrence River and looks forward to working with the entire community to preserve and improve life in Waddington for everyone. 



Benny Fairchild: Deputy Mayor


James Thew


Ashlee Dumas


Olivia Martin


The legislative body of a village, the board of trustees, is comprised of the mayor and four trustees. The board may increase or decrease the number of trustees, subject to a mandatory referendum. The general powers of the board of trustees are set forth in Village Law 4-412, which provides that:    "In addition to any powers conferred upon villages, the board of trustees shall have management of the village property and finances, may take all measures and do all acts, by local law, not inconsistent with the provisions of the constitution, and not inconsistent with a general law except as authorized by the municipal home rule law, which shall be deemed expedient or desirable for the good government of the village, it's management and business, the protection of it's property, the safety, health, comfort, and general welfare of it's inhabitants, the protection of their property, the preservation of peace and good order, the suppression of vice, the benefit of trade, and the preservation and protection of public works. The board of trustees may create or abolish by resolution offices, boards, agencies and commissions, and delegate to said offices, boards, agencies and commissions so much of it's powers, duties and functions as it shall deem necessary for effectuating or administering the board of trustees duties and functions.


Village Office

Village Clerk

Pam Dalton


Village Deputy Clerk

Amber Ormsbee

Mailing Address:
46B Maple St.

Waddington, N.Y. 13694


Regular Hours:
Monday - Friday 7am - 1pm

Summer Hours (July & August): 
Monday - Thursday 8am - 12pm



Department of Public Works

Supervisor Department of Public Works

Christopher Reagan

Assistant Treatment Operator 
Jeffrey Rupert

Waste Water Treatment Plant Trainee
Nathan Byrd

Caleb Carr

100 Park Lane
Waddington, N.Y. 13694

Phone: 315-388-4498

Hours 6:30 AM- 3 PM 



Waddington Fire Department

Jim Armstrong

1st Assistant  
Kevin Sharlow

2nd Assistant
 Sean McGee

Butch Rutherford

Tammy Kocher

51 Maple Street, P.O. Box 352

 Waddington, N.Y. 13694


Phone: 315-388-4441



Facebook Page

Incorporated on December 22,1890, the Waddington Fire Department has been proudly protecting the residents of the Town and Village of Waddington, New York from the threat of fire, covering 58 square miles of which 6.4 square miles are waterways.

Waddington is a small community of 2000 plus residents located in St. Lawrence County along the St. Lawrence River. Waddington Fire is one of 42 fire departments providing fire protection in St. Lawrence County, the largest County in the area in New York State.

The Waddington Fire Department is 100% volunteer, comprised of 40 members that operates two engines, two tankers, one heavy rescue, one light rescue/brush truck and one air boat out of a single station in the Village of Waddington.


Zoning Board of Appeals

Fred Ruddy

Chuck Pierce

Gerald Jock

Bruce Kavan

William Boak

Code Enforcement Officer

Tony Mcmanaman


The Village of Waddington Code Enforcement Officer is responsible to enforce the International Building and Fire Protection Code, the New York State Uniform Building and Fire Protection Code and local municipal building codes, as well as the provisions of other local laws pertaining to quality of life issues.


  • Reviews, checks, and passes on plans and specifications submitted with building permit applications for compliance with building and fire protection codes, zoning ordinance and applicable laws prior to issuing permits.

  • Inspects buildings and structures in the process of construction or repair for compliance with approved plans and specifications and all requirements of applicable ordinances or laws.

  • Issues building permits and furnishes the prescribed certificates of occupancy and compliance.

  • Explains the requirements of the local building codes, the local zoning ordinance, the International Building and Fire Code and other applicable laws to building contractors and to the general public.

  • Provides for removal of illegal or unsafe conditions and secures the necessary safeguards during construction.

  • Order unsafe conditions in existing structures to be removed and arranges for condemnation notices to owners and builders of improper or hazardous structures.

  • Inspects existing buildings and structures to ensure their conformity with safety standards.

  • Investigates complaints and assists in prosecuting violations of the building code and zoning ordinance.

  • Prepares periodic reports of buildings and structures erected or altered, of permits issued, of fees collected, and estimated costs of work covered by such permits, for presentation to the Village Board of Trustees.

  • Attends basic and continuing in-service training courses

Building Permit Applications may be picked up or downloaded here and returned to the Village Clerk’s Office during regular business hours.  The Code Enforcement Officer does not keep regular office hours. 



Michael Pearson



The Assessor is an appointed by the Waddington Town Board for a six year term.

The Assessor’s Job:
The Assessor is responsible for preparing market value estimates for every property in the Town/Village of Waddington.  The values, or assessments are used for determining the tax burden for each parcel.  Annually the Assessor reviews permits, transfers of property, and deed to determine if a change in assessment is necessary.

The Assessor is also responsible for administering exemptions to taxation.  These exemptions include Senior Citizen, School Tax Relief (STAR), Agricultural, and Veterans.


Planning Board

Michael Badlam

Andy Henry
Phil Spadacinni

Katelyn Bernard

 Brian Mott


Joint Recreation Board

Russel Strait

Sharon Brady

Melinda Conger


Dog Control

Mo LaRock



Dock Masters

Steve Miller

Scott Hough

The Dock Masters are responsible for enforcing the regulations for all docks. Dock masters will write up tickets for unpaid overnight docking.