The Board of Selectmen serves as the Executive Branch of Town government. The Board is comprised of three members, each elected to a three-year term. The Selectmen provide policy guidance for all Town departments except for the School Department, which is overseen by the School Committee and the Department of Public Works, which is overseen by the Board of Public Works.
The following departments report to the Board of Selectmen through the Town Administrator: Town Accountant, Animal Control,
Board of Appeals, Building, Conservation, Council on Aging, Fire Department, Library, Police, Recreation, Treasurer/Collector, and the Veterans Agent.
The Board of Selectmen, in conjunction with the financial team, develop budget strategy and provide general oversight of the
budget process. The Board, through the Town Administrator, is the Town's collective bargaining representative for all unions except those that fall under the School Committee.
The Board of Selectmen is charged with the duty of appointing those serving on boards or committees that are not elected. The
Board is also the licensing authority for alcohol and motor vehicle retailers
The powers and duties of the Board of Selectmen are described in more detail in Article 3-2-1 of the Town Charter.
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The Board of Selectmen meets at least twice per month on Mondays at 7:00 p.m. Please see the calendar for a schedule of upcoming meetings.
For general comments please email the selectmen at email@example.com.