The Board of Selectmen consists of three members elected by the voters for three-year overlapping terms. The Board of Selectmen is the chief executive body of the Town. It is responsible for the general direction of the Town government, enacting rules and regulations to establish and implement town policies unless such powers are specifically assigned to some other office or agency.
The Board of Selectmen is responsible for approving all personnel policy guidelines and regulations. It also has responsibility for hiring town employees in the departments for which is has responsibility.
The Selectmen issue the warrants for Town Meetings and may make recommendations on various warrant articles; initiate legislative policy by inserting articles in Town Meeting warrants and then implement the votes subsequently adopted. The Selectmen make appointments of members for most boards and committees and hold public hearings on important town issues. The Selectmen also serve as the licensing board responsible for issuing and renewing liquor licenses.
The Board of Selectmen, acting as the chief executive board of the town, has certain powers and duties under state statute. To read these laws please visit the Massachusetts State Website which provides an online catalog of Massachusetts General Laws (MGL), by Chapter (C) and Section (s/§).
Contacting the Board of Selectmen
Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 9am-1pm
Office Location: Room 206, 2nd floor of Town Municipal Building
Board of Selectmen
23 Linden Street
Berlin, MA 01503
Members of the Board of Selectmen
The Selectmen for the Town of Berlin are:
|Vice Chair||Christine Keefe||2019|
Selectmen Liaison Assignments
|Thomas Andrew||Chris Keefe||Lisa Wysocki|
Nashoba Valley Regional Dispatch
|1870 Town Hall|
|Department Heads Meeting
|Board of Health|
Zoning Board of Appeals
|Annual Town Report Committee
Council on Aging
Does not preclude any board member from attending any meeting or talking to any committee/board. Simply provides a front line point of contact for the committee/board and saves having to assign someone when issues come up that require a liaison. If the board’s liaison is overcommitted/has more in depth knowledge another member can be assigned to handle an issue or necessary communication.
The Board of Selectmen meetings and agendas are posted here for your convenience. Meetings typically occur weekly on Monday nights at 7 p.m. (and roughly every-other week over the summer months). The official postings can be found here. Click on any of the meeting titles to view the posted agenda.