Board of Selectmen

About the Board


The Board of Selectmen acts as the Town's Chief Executive Body responsible for the community's general welfare following guidelines set forth in Operational Policies for the Board of Selectmen. (Pictured from left to right: James F. Kane, Beth N. Casavant, Maurice M. DePalo, John I. Lebeaux, John R. Samia)
2019 Board of Selectmen

Agendas & Minutes


Board of Selectmen meetings are scheduled for the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, beginning promptly at 7 at Town Hall. Agendas are available 48 hours prior to the meetings.  Minutes are available following approval.
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Board of Selectmen Meeting Schedule 

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  1. Weekly Report: 6 Additional Positive Cases of COVID-19 in the Town of Shrewsbury

    6 additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Town of Shrewsbury since September 17, 2020 bringing the total to 393. Positive COVID-19 case reports are updated weekly on Thursday. Click the link for the press release. Read on...
  2. Vacancy Notice: Zoning Board of Appeals

    The Board of Selectmen is seeking qualified individuals interested in serving on the Zoning Board of Appeals to fill a vacant term set to expire on March 31, 2021. Read on...
  3. Special Town Meeting Information - September 29, 2020

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Additional information
Specific powers and responsibilities of the Board of Selectmen are set forth in Chapter 559 of the Acts of 1953 which is better known as the Town Manager Act and the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. These and additional duties include:
  • Appointing and overseeing the work of the Town Manager
  • Discussing, proposing, and voting on Proposition 2 ½ decisions
  • Issuing requests for interest in Chapter 40B proposals
  • Overseeing Chapter 43D (PDF) permitting
  • Reviewing and issuing licenses to do business in the Town of Shrewsbury
  • Reviewing annual department budgets