The Board of Selectmen is comprised of three Board Members who are elected to a term of three years.The Board of Selectmen serves as the chief executive board of the Town, and as such, oversees all matters affecting the interest and welfare of the community. The Board exercises the authority vested in the Town not specifically assigned by law to any other board or office.
The Board is responsible for coordinating the preparation of General Government budgets. The Board acts as licensing authority with regard to alcoholic beverages, restaurants, public conveyances, etc; administers the Board of Selectmen's appointment authority responsibilities. It also coordinates, publishes and distributes the annual Town Report, and develops Warrants for Town Meetings.
The Board oversees Town Hall maintenance (including staff direction), and maintains buildings not under the jurisdiction of any other board. Staff also addresses public safety issues. The Board also has the responsibility to assign house numbers; estimate, modify and maintain voting precincts; administer various leases involving Town property; administer grant applications when applicable, and perform Ombudsman functions for the Town.