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The Bedford Town House is located at 321 Bedford Road, Bedford Hills, NY 10507 in Westchester County. The Town of Bedford is comprised of three distinct hamlets: Bedford Hills, Bedford Village, and Katonah. For information about activities, attractions, and things to do in or near the Town of Bedford, visit Bedford Village, Bedford Hills, and Katonah.

Katonah is a hamlet located in the Town of Bedford. The hamlets of Bedford Hills, Bedford Village, and Katonah comprise the municipality known as the Town of Bedford. Bedford is in northern central and northeastern Westchester County, New York with Katonah located toward the northwestern part of the Town.

Town Government
A five member Town Board, made up of the Supervisor and four Town Board members elected at large, functions as the legislative body of the Town and is responsible for the "health, safety and welfare" of its residents. Terms for Town Board members are four years; the Supervisor's term is two years.

The Supervisor functions as the Chief Fiscal Officer and Chief Executive Officer. A Deputy Supervisor is appointed to assist with the duties of the Supervisor during their absence. The Town Board is a legislative body, responsible for setting policy, adopting the annual budget, and enacting laws and resolutions for the betterment of the Town's residents.

Regular Town Board meetings are conducted the first and third Tuesdays each month at 8 pm in the Town House followed by a Public Open Forum. Work sessions are held as announced. All meetings are open to the public and only certain legally sensitive issues may be discussed in executive session.

    Katonah is located in the northwestern part of the Town of Bedford. In 1983 Katonah's Historic District was listed on the State and National registers of Historic Places. This district encompasses the Bedford Road area, a section of the hamlet designed by landscape architects, G.S. and B.S. Olmstead. Noted for its Victorian architecture, Katonah now stands somewhat south of where the original hamlet was located and before it was obliged to move in the late 1890s to make way for the expansion of the New York City watershed when the Muscoot Reservoir was built. Fifty houses were moved to their present sites in the hamlet. Katonah is widely known as home to Caramoor, Katonah Museum of Art and the John Jay Homestead, retirement home of John Jay, the first chief justice of the United States Supreme Court.

About Katonah
Pack a picnic and visit Katonah Memorial Park. For a day of antiquing, visit antique shops in Katonah. Select from a wide range of activities in Katonah, New York. If you enjoy historic sites, be sure to visit the John Jay Homestead State Historic Site. Nestled in the rolling Westchester countryside is the gracious home and farm of John Jay (1745-1829), one of America's principal Founding Fathers. Jay co-authored the Treaty of Paris, which ended the Revolutionary War, and the Federalist Papers, which aided ratification of the U.S. Constitution. He served as President of the Continental Congress, U.S. Secretary for Foreign Affairs, first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, and the second governor of New York State. Children of all ages enjoy visiting this site of history.

For music, art, festivals, and history, visit Caramoor in Katonah. With its outstanding performances, engaging arts-in-education programming, the extraordinary Rosen House, and beautiful grounds, Caramoor is a cornerstone of the cultural life of Westchester County.

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