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, Beth N. Casavant, Maurice M. DePalo, John I. Lebeaux, John R. Samia)
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 48 hours prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Board of Selectmen Meeting Schedule
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The Board of Selectmen have announced that the Town received competitive bids from bond underwriters on 1/12/2021, for a $45,690,000 20-year bond issue with an average interest rate of 1.418% and a AAA Bond Rating. Read on...
4 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since February 25, 2021 bringing the cumulative total to 2,521. Read on...
Press Release: 02-17-21 -The Baker-Polito Administration announces COVID-19 vaccine registration opens for Phase 2 individuals age 65+, individuals with 2+ medical conditions, and residents/staff of public & private low income & affordable senior housing. Read on...
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