The Select Board in Massachusetts acts as its Chief Executive Officers. In Hinsdale, the board consists of three members, each elected for a three-year term. In addition, Select Board members have general supervision over all matters that are not specifically delegated by law or by a town's vote to some other officer or board.
All Select Boards in Massachusetts have at least four important powers under state law: the power to sign warrants for the payment of all town bills; the power to make appointments to town office; the power to hire professional administrative assistance and town counsel; and the power to prepare the town meeting warrant.
The Select Board's duties include appointing the Town Administrator, Police Chief, other town employees, and many committee members, considering long-term plans, developing goals and policies, issuing certain licenses and permits.
Please see upcoming Meeting Agendas and past Meeting Minutes by clicking here. The Select Board shall highlight important issues. Please check back frequently to stay informed. Thank you.