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, Moira E. Miller, John I. Lebeaux, Beth Casavant and Maurice M. DePalo)
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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 prior to the meetings.  Minutes are available following approval.
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Board of Selectmen Meeting Schedule 

  1. Water Treatment Plant Update

    CHLORINE ODOR AND TASTE OF TOWN DRINKING WATER Water Treatment Plant Update
  2. Deadline Extended - Cultural Council Vacancy

    The Board of Selectmen is seeking three interested people to serve on the Shrewsbury Cultural Council pursuant to General Law - Part I, Title II, Chapter 10, Section 58. Read on...
  3. 2019 Town Scholarship Information

    The 2019 Town Scholarship is now open. The deadline for submissions is March 7, 2019. Read on...
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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