General Responsibilities and Duties
The Select Board consists of five members elected by the voters for three-year overlapping terms. The Select Board 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 Select Board 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 Select Board 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 Select Board make appointments of members for most boards and committees and hold public hearings on important town issues. The Select Board also serve as the licensing board responsible for issuing and renewing liquor licenses.
The Select Board, 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
Wastewater Presentation/Small Sewer Systems: Mary Louise Monahan & Kurt Mailman – Fuss & O’Neill from June 25, 2019 Select Board Meeting
Fiber Optic Internet Presentation: Richard Cardel Sr. Whip City Fiber from June 25, 2019 Select Board Meeting
Select Board Assignments
|Ad Hoc Grants||Chris Fowles|
|Ad Hoc Technology||Chris Fowles|
|Board of Assessors||Maureen Groden|
|Board of Health||Francine Tishman|
|Capital Committee||Jon Lumbra|
|Conservation Commission||Joy Piper|
|Council on Aging||Maureen Groden|
|Community Preservation||Maureen Groden|
|Finance Committee||Jon Lumbra|
|Greenway Committee||Jon Lumbra|
|Hampshire Regional||Jon Lumbra|
|Housing Authority||Joy Piper|
|Master Plan Implementation||Chris Fowles|
|Norris School Committee||Francine Tishman|
|Open Space||Joy Piper|
|Planning Board||Joy Piper|
|Public Safety Building||Francine Tishman|
Contacting the Select Board
210 College Highway, Suite 7
Southampton, MA 01073
Members of the Select Board