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The three elected members of the Select Board are the executive officials of the Town. Their duties are many and varied, including the responsibility for day to day Town operations. Generally, they oversee and coordinate most aspects of Town government and carry out the decisions of Town Meeting. Specifically, they oversee all budget requests and must authorize all bill payments, authorize temporary and permanent borrowings, appoint and supervise Town employees, and negotiate contracts and purchasing agreements. The Board under its authority also issues licenses for businesses and special events requiring permits and hears and acts upon requests and concerns from Town residents regarding Town services. They also appoint replacements to fill vacancies in Town offices, and can create new positions as described under state law. They make decisions about Town participation in state, county and federal programs, are responsible for assembling the warrant for Town meeting, and have the power to call a special Town Meeting at any time. In addition to these responsibilities, the Select Board represents the Town of Chesterfield in governmental matters outside of Town.
|Brenda Lessard||Town Administrator||(413) 296-4771 1#|