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Responsibilities & Goals
Board of Selectmen Responsibilities & Goals
  • Establishing policies and procedures for the coordination of town government operations.
  • Representing the interests of town residents in business dealings, legal affairs, and inter-­governmental cooperation with other municipal, county, state, and federal agencies.
  • Making appointments to those town boards and committees under its jurisdiction.
  • Convening the annual town meeting in May and any special town meetings that may be required, and preparing the Warrant (listing of articles) for town meeting consideration.
  • Licensing all food and liquor establishments and transportation companies.
  • Appointing the town manager and town counsel.
  • Approving appointments recommended by the town manager for the positions of assistant town manager / finance, assistant town manager / personnel, fire chief, police chief, and director of public works.