The Board of Selectmen consists of five members elected by the voters for three-year overlapping terms. The Board of Selectmen is the chief executive body of the Town. It is responsible for the general direction of the Town government, enacting rules and regulations to establish and implement town policies unless such powers are specifically assigned to some other office or agency.
The Board of Selectmen is responsible for approving all personnel policy guidelines and regulations. It also has responsibility for hiring town employees in the departments for which is has responsibility.
The Selectmen issue the warrants for Town Meetings and may make recommendations on various warrant articles; initiate legislative policy by inserting articles in Town Meeting warrants and then implement the votes subsequently adopted. The Selectmen make appointments of members for most boards and committees and hold public hearings on important town issues. The Selectmen also serve as the licensing board responsible for issuing and renewing liquor licenses.
The Board of Selectmen, acting as the chief executive board of the town, has certain powers and duties under state statute. To read these laws please visit the Massachusetts State Website which provides an online catalog of Massachusetts General Laws (MGL), by Chapter (C) and Section (s/§).
Old Select Board Meeting Agendas & Minutes
Select Board Meeting Agendas & Minutes 2008 to 2013
|Board of Assessors|
|Board of Health|
|Conservation Commission||Maureen Groden|
|Council on Aging||Maureen Groden|
|Community Preservation||Maureen Groden|
|Finance Committee||Francine Tishman|
|Greenway Negotiating Committee||John Martin|
|Master Plan Implementation||John Martin|
|Norris School Committee||Francine Tishman|
|Hampshire Regional||Francine Tishman|
|Open Space Review Ad Hoc||Maureen Groden/John Martin|
|Public Safety Building||John Martin|
Board of Selectmen
210 College Highway, Suite 7
Southampton, MA 01073