Town Board Members

Town Supervisor – Norm Teed

normteedNorm 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.

Town Clerk and Tax Collector – Linda Nieskes


A life-long resident of Phelps, Linda was honoured when asked to run for the position of Town Clerk. Originally taking office in December 2000, she also assumed the duties of Tax Collector in January 2004.

Linda is married to David (the Village Clerk / Treasurer). She has 1 son and 3 daughters, and is blessed with 4 grandchildren.

Councilman – 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. He enjoys motorcycling, fishing, hunting and woodworking

Councilman – Carl Beechler

carl_beechler_20040301A 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 - Kent Ridley

Councilman - Arthur Ruthven