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Selectboard

Selectboard

Elected Position

Duties of Position:    The select board is the town’s governing body and members are charged with managing the prudential affairs of the town. Select board members manage the budget, prepare the warrant for town meeting, manage town roads, carry out the policies adopted by the town meeting and manage town employees, unless otherwise provided. The select board also manages town property, town records, and has supervisory authority over certain key officials such as the Road Agent, Police Chief and an appointed Fire Chief.

Responsibilities:     Attend public meetings of the select board when scheduled; participate in assigned committees and provide constituent services to citizens of the community. Become knowledgeable about all aspects of town government and the services provided to citizens of your community.

Appointing Authority:  Elected by voters.

Term of Office:     Select Board Members are elected for three (3) year terms. 

Time Commitment:   Attend public meetings of the select board which could occur as often as four (4) times per month. Attend other meetings and assignments to provide liaison to other committees, commissions and boards of the town, including visiting town departments.

Qualifications:      Eligible candidates include adults over the age of 18 who are U.S. Citizens and who reside in town and are registered voters. A prior interest in all aspects of local town government, including but not limited to having served as an elected or appointed official on another town board or body.

Support Provided:    The town may pay for attendance at training programs provided by the New Hampshire Municipal Association.