Town Board Members

Supervisor Norm Teed 

Norm Teed

Norm Teed  Town Supervisor

Norm is a graduate of Waterloo High School. He and his wife have lived in Phelps since 1972. He is the father of two and grandfather of four. Norm was the Phelps Highway Superintendent from 1982 to

2002. He is a former President of the Ontario County Highway Superintendents Association.

Norm has also been actively involved in the family business, Teed’s Tree Service. Norm actively serves his church, the Newark Assembly of God, as a Royal Ranger Leader and church trustee.

Linda Nieskes–Town Clerk/Tax Collector/Registrar

Linda Nieske

Linda Nieske

Linda is a life-long resident of the Town of Phelps, having graduated from Phelps High School and years later attending Finger Lakes Community College. She was very honored when asked to run for the position of Town Clerk, originally taking office in January 2000; she also assumed the duties of the Tax Collector in 2004.

She is married to David Nieskes (Retired Village Clerk/Treasurer) and has been blessed with a son, a daughter and 4 grandchildren.

Councilman – Dennis King

Dennis King

Dennis King

Dennis is a lifelong resident of Phelps, graduating from Phelps Central High School. He is a retired machinist of forty plus years. He is a member of the Clifton Springs United Methodist Church. Dennis is the father of 2 and grandfather of 5. He served as a Village of Phelps Board Member for six years and as Mayor for eight years. Dennis is currently on the Village Zoning Board of Appeals and is a member of the Town of Phelps Board of Ethics. Dennis is also a member of the Wayne County Harley Owners Group and vice president of the Phelps Community Historical Society. He enjoys motorcycling, fishing, hunting and woodworking

Councilman – Carl Beechler

Carl Beechler

Carl Beechler

A resident of Phelps for 30 years, Carl and his wife Judy have 2 grown children and 3 granddaughters. Previously a 10-year member of the Phelps Planning Board, Carl was elected to the Town Board in 2001.

He is also the founder and President of Z-Axis, Inc., on Rt 96 in Phelps. Carl’s community service activities include: Member of American Red Cross of the Fingerlakes Board of Directors for last 6 years, Past President and former 10-year member of the Phelps Chamber of Commerce, past member of the Board of Directors of the Smith Opera House in Geneva, and Past President of the St Francis Parish Council.

Councilman - Arthur Ruthven

Kent Ridley

Arthur Ruthven

Kent works for Road and Bridge Construction and has been in the excavation business for 30 years. Kent has lived in Phelps all his life and has been a councilman since 2011.

Councilman - Kent Ridley

Kent Ridley

Councilman Arthur Ruthven has resided in the town of Phelps all his life. Married to Karen for 30 years, they have six children. Retired from the New York State Thruway after 30 years and the U.S. Army Reserves after 26 years, he is very active in the Phelps American Legion Post 457. He enjoys gardening, hunting and fishing in Florida in his spare time.