Powers & Duties

The powers and duties of the Board include:

  • Fiduciary responsibility for Town finances
  • Appointing authority to fill Board vacancies
  • Appointing Authority for Town employees under their jurisdiction
  • Adopting and amending Town administration policies
  • Approves payment of all Town bills
  • Licensing Board for the Town
  • Sets the Warrant for Town Meetings
  • Town’s Cemetery Commissioners
  • Enforcement of bylaws and regulation of public ways
  • Coordinates the Town’s participation with regional groups
  • Employs a professional Town Administrator to carry out the Board’s policies and decisions
  • Hires Town Counsel to represent the Town in legal issues
  • Serves as Trustees for various Trusts of the Town.