The Board of Selectmen have "the authority to enact rules and regulations
establishing town policies not otherwise governed by bylaw, the charter, or by
statute. The powers and duties of the Board of Selectmen include appointing the Town Administrator; Police Chief, Fire Chief and Town Accountant, as well as various boards, committees and commissions. The Board of Selectmen also issue certain licenses and permits such as alcohol, car dealerships, common victualler, and entertainment; enforce special sections of the town code; and regulate the public ways.
They have three year terms. This year there are twoselectmen up for re-election; Jeff Amberson and Bill Pantazis. Bill has been on the board nine years. Jeff 12 years. If you like the direction the town is headed; then vote as usual. If you want to see the town move into a different direction voting new selectman. That's where it all starts!
As I am learning more and more about local politics, I have come to realize how much is intertwined. Did you know that two selectmen are married to ZBA members? The selectmen appoint the ZBA. The more I learn, the more I ask questions. You should, too.
Vote on May 14. Join in the effort to return Northborough to its roots.