Board of Selectmen

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes | View Agendas and Minutes 2011 and Older


View past meetings on the HCAM Government Channel on YouTube

Important Documents

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The Board of Selectmen is composed of 3 members who are elected for 3 year terms. As the Chief Elected and Executive Officers of the Town, the Selectmen are vested with all the municipal authority not specifically retained by the Town's legislative body, Town Meeting, or other elected boards. The Selectmen appoint a Town Administrator who is responsible for the daily management of the Town.


  • Issue the warrants for Town Meetings
  • Initiate legislative policy by inserting articles in Town Meeting Warrants
  • Implement the votes subsequently adopted
  • Adopt town administrative policies
  • Review and set fiscal guidelines for the annual operating budget and the 5-year capital improvement program and make recommendations to Town Meeting
  • Appoint department heads and members of most official boards and commissions
  • Hold public hearings on important town issues and periodic conferences with agencies under their jurisdiction and with community groups
  • Represent the Town before the General Court
  • Act as Police Commissioner
  • Enforce Town By-Laws and regulations

Licensing Board

The Selectmen also serve as the licensing board responsible for issuing and renewing over 70 licenses in more than 20 categories, including:

Liaison Assignments (2020 - 2021)

Mary Power (Chair) Joe Fisher Bill Ramsey
Utilities Fire Affordable Housing
Finance Police Public Works
Library Historic / Community Preservation (CPC) Elder Services
Education Land Use Plymouth County
Personnel Harbor Environment and Sustainability
Legal Downtown Veterans Services
  Transportation Recreation
  Public Health