Select Board

Meets 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm

Phone: 413-655-2300 x345



Richard Scialabba


Raymond Bolduc

James Sullivan

The Select Board in a municipality 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 the box above, right.  The Select Board shall highlight important issues in the space below.  Please check back frequently to stay informed.  Thank you.

Video on Northgate's Presentation to the Planning Board on July 28, 2021

Please click here to view the presentation and the Q&A from Town Officials that followed.  The video runs approximately 85 minutes and takes a few minutes to load.  Thanks for your patience.


Northgate Resort's Representative to Present on Proposal at Planning Board Meeting July 28, 2021

Please see the Planning Board Meeting posting and Agenda on the Planning Board's Agenda and Minutes page, here (posted July 22, 2021 at 4:35 pm)

Northgate Resort's  Ventures, LLC

On June 23, 2021, the Select Board received an Application from Northgate Resort Ventures, LLC, for a Special Permit to open a resort/campground on the Camp Emerson property in Hinsdale.  

The Select Board has forwarded the application (which contains detailed plans, a traffic study, and maps of the property) to the Planning Board for review and their written recommendation on the matter.  Once the Planning Board has completed a thorough review, which shall culminate in an Open Meeting with Public Comment, they will forward their written recommendation to the Select Board for consideration and further action on the request.


The Select Board will then hold their own public hearing on the matter and will accept written and verbal testimony before acting on the request. All documents related to this application and the dates and times of the meetings and the final hearing will be posted in advance on the Town's website, in accordance with Mass General Law.


We urge all interested in this matter to bookmark this page and revisit it frequently for up-to-date information from the Town.


Action to date:

  1. Special Permit Application and related Traffic Study from Northgate Resort Ventures, LLC received by Select Board, 6/23/2021.

  2. Select Board refers to Northgate's Special Permit Request to the Planning Board for review and recommendation, 6/23/2021.

  3. Planning Board meets to discuss the review process and set tentative-schedule for presentations and their committee's meetings to complete the review.  

Documents & Meeting Video(s)

  1. Northgate's Proposal

  2. Northgate's Traffic Study

  3. Tentative Schedule for presentations and Planning Board meetings

  4. Planning Board Meeting posting and Agenda for July 28, 2021

  5. Video link Northgate's Presentation to the Hinsdale Planning Board on July 28, 2021

        (The video runs approximately 85 minutes and takes a few minutes to load.  Thanks for your patience.)