The Select Board has several important responsibilities under state statute:
the power to prepare the town meeting warrant or agenda;
the power to make appointments to town boards and offices;
the power to employ professional administrative staff and town council;
the authority to grant licenses and permits.
Apart from the strict legal responsibilities, the Select Board sets policy and strategic direction, coordinates the activities of other boards, and hears appeals and resolves problems that have not been settled at lower levels. The Board works through its professional Town Administrator who oversees the day-to-day operation of the Town under the Board's direction. You may email the Town Administrator and Select Board's office staff.