The Board of Selectmen is the governing body of the Town and consists of seven elected members. Each Selectman serves three years with terms staggering (elections are held in June for a term beginning on July 1). In July, when the new terms begin, the Board elects a Chairman, Vice Chairman and Secretary to serve through June 30. The Town has no districts.
The Board of Selectmen, as a body, shall exercise all administrative and executive powers of the Town, except as otherwise provided in the Town Charter or Constitution and laws of the State of Maine.
The Board of Selectmen has a number of duties and responsibilities. The following is an outline of those responsibilities (this listing is intended to be illustrative of the scope and range of responsibilities of the elected officials):
Represent the Town on various regional and State issues
Provide public leadership
The Board of Selectmen meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. on the 3rd floor of Town Hall. All meetings are posted in Town Hall and on the Meeting Calendar. These meetings are broadcast live on cable TV channel 5 and 121-2 as well as streamed online live and archived.