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)
2019 Board of Selectmen

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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  1. Weekly Report: 7 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19 in the Town of Shrewsbury

    7 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since July 2, 2020 bringing the total to 325. Positive COVID-19 case reports are updated weekly on Thursday. Click the link for the press release. Read on...
  2. Re-opening MA: Phase III - Step I - Effective July 6, 2020

    On July 2, 2020, Governor Charlie Baker announced that certain businesses and industries are allowed to re-open with contingencies taking effect on July 6, 2020. This reopening is Phase III, Step I. Read on...
  3. Reopening Guidelines for Town Offices

    Town Hall (including Town, SELCO and School Departments) will be opening to the public on Tuesday July 7, 2020 for appointment only when other methods are not suitable. Read on...
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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