Peter Spagone Jr.
The Select Board is recognized by the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as the Town's body of chief elected officials with authority to enact rules and regulations establishing Town policies not otherwise governed by bylaw, the Charter, or by statute.
The Board is composed of three members who are elected to staggered three-year terms. The powers and duties of the Select Board include appointing the Town Administrator, Police Chief, Fire Chief, and Town Accountant, as well as various boards, committees, and commissions.
The Select Board also issues certain licenses and permits such as alcohol, car dealerships, common victualler, and entertainment; enforce special sections of the Town Code; and regulate the public ways.