DUTIES AND RESPONSIBITIES:
The Board of Selectmen are the Chief Elected Officials and Executive Officers of the Town.The Board consists of three residents who are elected to three-year terms on a community-wide basis. Massachusetts General Laws vest the Board of Selectmen with all municipal authority not delegated to other elected boards or retained by Town Meeting, as the Town's legislative branch. The Board of Selectmen employs a Town Administrator to manage the day-to-day business of the Town within the Board's policy direction and a Town Counsel to handle the Town's legal affairs.
Examples of the duties and responsibilities of the Board of Selectmen include:
Appointing Authority for many Town Boards and Committees, and for employees of the Departments under their jurisdiction
Chief Policy Board for Police, Fire, Public Works, and other Town Departments, adopting and amending Town administrative policies as necessary
Licensing Board for the Town.
Fiduciary responsibility for Town finances
Signs Warrants for the payment of all Town bills
Issues Warrants for Annual Town Meeting and Special Town Meetings
Acts as the Town's Water and Sewer Commissioners
Hires Town Counsel to represent the Town in legal issues
Employs a professional Town Administrator to carry out the Board's policies and decisions
Serves as the Trustees of the Governor Stoughton Trust Fund. Upon his death in 1701, William Stoughton, who had served the Massachusetts Bay Colony as Lieutenant Governor and Governor, willed to the Town of Milton forty acres of his property in Milton for the benefit of the poor. The charitable works of the Governor Stoughton Fund are coordinated by the Milton Board of Selectmen who serve as its Trustees. The Trustees receive referrals for assistance to needy Milton residents from the Milton Residents Fund through its coordinator Diane Ferrari, LICSW. Ms. Ferrari can be reached at 617.696.1214 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Milton Board of Selectmen meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM in the John A. Cronin Conference Room at the Town Office Building. In addition, Special Meetings are called as needed by the Board. The Board's meetings are open to the public, and residents may address any issues or concerns that they have to the Board during the “Citizens Speak” portion of the agenda near the beginning of each meeting. The Board's meetings may also be viewed on Channel 8, the local public access channel.
BOARDS AND COMMITTEES
The Board of Selectmen appoints the following Town Boards and Committees:
Alternate Energy Committee
Broadband Monitoring Committee
Bicycle Advisory Committee
Capital Improvement Planning Committee
Celebration of Holidays Committee
Commission on Disability
Council on Aging
Education Fund Committee
MASSPORT Liaison and Alternate
Metropolitan Area Planning Committee
Milton Village/Central Avenue Revitalization Committee
Norfolk County Advisory Board
Quarry Hills Finical Oversight Committee
Registrars of Voters
Sign Advisory Committee
Telecommunications Design Review Committee
Anyone interested in serving on a Town Board or Committee should download and complete a volunteer form (See link Above) and forward the form to the Selectmen's Office, 525 Canton Avenue, Milton, MA 02186.
Executive Secretary to the Board of Selectmen