Board of Selectmen

About the Board
The Board of Selectmen acts as the Town's Chief Executive Body responsible for the community's general welfare following guidelines set forth in Operational Policies for the Board of Selectmen. (Pictured from left to right: James F. Kane, Maurice M. DePalo, Moira E. Miller, John I. Lebeaux, and Henry J. Fitzgerald)
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Agendas & Minutes
Board of Selectmen meetings are scheduled for the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, beginning promptly at 7 at Town Hall. Agendas are available prior to the meetings.  Minutes are available following approval.
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  1. Moody's Investor Service Issues Bond Rating

    Moody's Investors Service has reaffirmed the Town's Aa2 bond rating in a recent report issued on July 1, 2016. Additional Info...
  2. Pension Valuation Report as of January 1, 2016

    The Board of Selectmen has received from the Retirement Board the most recent valuation of the Town's pension system.
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Additional information
Specific powers and responsibilities of the Board of Selectmen are set forth in Chapter 559 of the Acts of 1953 which is better known as the Town Manager Act and the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. These and additional duties include:
  • Appointing and overseeing the work of the Town Manager
  • Discussing, proposing, and voting on Proposition 2 ½ decisions
  • Issuing requests for interest in Chapter 40B proposals
  • Overseeing Chapter 43D (PDF) permitting
  • Reviewing and issuing licenses to do business in the Town of Shrewsbury
  • Reviewing annual department budgets