The Select Board is the governing body of the Town and consists of seven elected members. Each Select Board member serves three year staggering terms (elections are held in June for a term beginning on July 1). In July, when the new terms begin, the Board elects a Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary/Clerk to serve through June 30. The Town has no districts.
The Select Board, 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 Select Board 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 Select Board meets 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. Regular meetings are broadcast live on cable TV channel 5 as well as streamed live and archived for viewing anytime. For meetings held remotely, those can be found on Zoom.
Agendas are posted prior to the meeting and listed on the home page calendar and on the Town Clerk's bulletin board in the lobby of the 2nd floor of Town Hall. Minutes are posted with the corresponding agenda once approved.