Our Town Government

GThe Gates Town Board is the executive body that governs the town. Town Council members serve four-year terms and the Town Supervisor serves a two-year term. The Town Board meets on the first Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. (in the Board Room at the Gates Town Hall). Volunteer boards are appointed by the Town board to deal with various statutory functions. The current boards include the Board of Assessment Review, Conservation Board, Historical Society, Library Board, Planning Board, Recreation and Parks Commission, and the Zoning Board of Appeals.

Town of Gates

Dissent vs. Subversion

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Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels — men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.
—Dwight D. Eisenhower


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Town Supervisor

Cosmo A. Giunta

Cosmo A. Giunta


Cosmo Giunta was appointed Supervisor in November 2018 to fulfill the remaining term of former Supervisor Mark Assini. He has been employed for the Town for 7 1/2 years in the Town Clerk’s Office. His also has 18 years of private sector experience with companies such as Xerox, Paychex and PAETEC with background that includes roles in Consulting, Customer Service, Finance and Management.  Cosmo is a life long resident of Gates graduating from Gates Chili HS in 1987.   He and his wife NancyMaria have three children Gabriella, Cosmo and Dante  

Cosmo experience and background include:

  • Town Clerk and Receiver of Taxes, 2014-2018
  • Deputy Town Clerk, 2011-2014
  • Gates Youth Soccer League, Acting President & Travel Coach, Various Executive Board positions 2003-Present
  • Gates Amita Club Member
  • Italian Civic League – IASC Delegate
  • Italian American Sports Club Member
  • St. Theordore’s Roman Catholic Church – Parishioner and Active Volunteer

Councilman

Chris DiPonzio

Chris DiPonzio


Chris DiPonzio was first elected back in 2007 to the Gates Town Board. He is a lifelong resident of the town and a prominent business owner of DiPonzio Funeral Home, located on Spencerport Rd. He continues to bring his experience from the private sector along with his proven record of public service to the town.

Professional Experience:

  • He currently serves as the Deputy Town Supervisor
  • Vice-President, DiPonzio Funeral Home
  • Member, National Federation of Independent Business

Community Involvement:

  • He has commissioned the Gates Recreation & Parks and has serve as liaison on the Zoning Board of Appeals
  • He is a member of the Gates Amita Club
  • He is a member of the Gates Chili Chamber of Commerce
  • He is a member of the Italian America Sports Club
  • Sponsor, Gates Youth organizations and sports teams
  • Personal:

    Chris is a lifelong Gates resident. He and his wife Nancy have two children, Merrill and Tyler.

    Councilman

    Steve Tucciarello

    Steve Tucciarello


    Steve Tucciarello was elected in 2015 to the Gates Town Board and is liaison to the Zoning Board of Appeals. In 2016 Councilman Tucciarello proposed and had passed a new Gates Town Law dealing with foreclosed and Zombie homes.

    Prior to Councilman Tucciarello’s election to the Gates Town Board, he represented the community in the Monroe County Legislature for a full ten year term. During his time in the Legislature he served as the Majority Leader, leading the caucus from May 2013 to December 2015 and as Deputy Majority leader from 2010-2013.

    Steve was Chairman of the Transportation, Planning & Economics Development and Environmental & Public Works Committees. As Legislator, Steve was also a member of the Ways & Means, the Recreation & Education, Intergovernmental Relations, and Agenda Charter Committee. He also was legislative representative on the Monroe County Airport Authority, the 911 Operations Board and the Office of the Aging Council for Elders.

    Beyond his duties in government, Steve also served on the Board of Directors of the; Westside YMCA and Gates-Chili Chamber of Commerce, and he is a member of Gates Amita, Gates Lions Club and the F.O. Eagles.

    In the past, Steve has served on the Gates Zoning Board of Appeals from 1994-2005 and as its Chairman from 1998-2005. He was also a member of the Gates Conservation Board and the Gates Town Civil Officer.

    Steve owns a successful business, Colony Dry Cleaners in Gates on Howard Rd.

    He and his wife Lynnette are proud parents of two children, both attending college.

    Councilman

    Lee A. Cordero

    Lee A. Cordero


    Professional Experience:

    • Lee Cordero was elected in 2014 to the Gates Town Board
    • He has been and currently is a small business owner here in the town and owned a NASCAR collectibles store in Gates for 15 years and currently owns and operates a lawn, landscape and snow removal business for the past 14 years.

    Community Involvement:

    • He is the chair person founder of the annual Breast Cancer Golf Tournament at Brook Lea Country Club
    • Councilman Cordero serves as a liaison to the Gates Planning Board as well as the POD (Point of Dispensing) emergency manager liaison for the Town.

    Education:

    Personal:

  • He and his wife Betty, have been married for 28 years and have been Gates residents all along.
  • Councilman


    David R. DiCaro

    Andrew Loughlin

    Andrew Loughlin is serving his first term on the Gates Town Board after being elected in 2017. Andrew grew up in the neighboring town of Chili, but has resided in Gates since 2010. Andrew is a 2003 Graduate of Churchville-Chili High School, as well as a graduate of MCC and lastly SUNY Cortland where he majored in Criminology.

    Prior to being elected, Andrew spent several years working in various capacities of the private sector. His employment history includes 17 years of service at a local parks and recreation facility where he was an Assistant Manager. Currently, Andrew is employed as a Deputy with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. Andrew also serves as an instructor at the Monroe County Public Safety and Training Facility.

    Andrew and his wife Lisa were married in 2011. They have three young children.

    His experience and background include:

    • Andrew served on the Chili Parks and Recreation Board and the Gates Planning Board
    • Vice President on the Monroe County Deputy Sheriff Association INC Executive Board
    • Andrew is a member of The Lutheran Church of Our Savior
    • Liaison to the Gates Conservation Board
    • Gates-Chili Chamber of Commerce Member
    • Gates Amita Club member

    Gates Town Justice


    Peter Pupatelli

    Peter Pupatelli

    Peter Pupatelli has been the Gates Town Justice since 2001. He has been a Gates resident for 25 years and is extensively involved in the community. He is a graduate of Aquinas Institute, the University of Rochester and the University of Tennessee Law School.

    His experience and background include:

    • Current Gates Town Justice
    • Practicing attorney for over 30 years
    • Corporation Counsel Attorney for the City of Rochester
    • Gates Deputy Town Attorney
    • Served on the Town of Gates Board of Assessment Review
    • Served as an Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association
    • Served as an Arbitrator for City Court in the City of Rochester
    • Member of St. Theodore’s parish
    • Gates Amita Club member
    • Italian American Community Center member

    Gates Town Justice

    Frank M. Cassara

    Frank M.
    Cassara


    Frank M. Cassara is seeing election to a full term as Gates Town Justice. Frank has been a Gates resident for over 15 years and has worked as an at­torney in Gates for over 20 years. He has held several positions as an attorney for the Town, including Town Prose­cutor, Zoning Board Attorney, and Town Justice since his appointment to that post in January. He believes in fair but firm Justice and he wants to continue as Town Justice so that he can help keep Gates a safe place to live, work, and raise a family.

    His experience and background include:

    • Appointed to position of Gates Town Justice in January, 2017
    • Practicing attorney for over 26 years
    • Served as Gates Town Prosecutor
    • Served as Attorney for Gates Zoning Board of Appeals
    • Member of Gates AMITA
    • Member of the Knights of Columbus
    • Parishioner of the Holy Family Parish
    • Co-Chair of the Bishop’s Woman’s Commission

    R/C/IP, 56th Senatorial District


    State Senator Joseph E. Robach

    State Senator Joseph E. Robach

    Chairman – Senate Labor Committee, 56th Senate District

    Albany Office
    Room 811, Legislative Office Building
    Albany, NY 12247
    (518) 455-2909

    District Office
    2300 W. Ridge Road
    Rochester, NY 14626
    (716) 731-8740

    Read about Senator Robach on his website.

    Monroe County Legislator


    Frank X. Allkofer

    Frank X. Allkofer

    Frank X. Allkofer is a third generation resident of the Town of Gates and resides at 2758 Lyell Road. Frank is a graduate of Gates Chili High School, Monroe Community College and SUNY Brockport and he served in the United States Army in Vietnam.

    His experience and background include:

    • Parks and Recreation Director for the Town of Gates from 1970–2000
    • Monroe County Parks Director from 2000–2007
    • Commissioner, New York State Recreation, Parks and Historic Preservation for Genesee Valley Region
    • Veterans of Foreign Wars member
    • Doud Post American Legion member
    • Gates Republican Town & County Committee, Chairman – 14 years & member – 35 years
    • Member of Rho Phi Lambda — SUNY Brockport
    • Genesee Valley Recreation and Parks Society member
    • National Recreation and Park Association member
    • Rochester Brooks Gun Club member
    • Avon Archery Club member
    • Member of St. Theodore’s Parish