Board of Selectmen

Contact:
Administrative Assistant
Address:
979 Somerset Avenue
Dighton, MA 02715
Phone:
(508) 669-6431 (Option 1)
Fax:
(508) 669-5667
Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday: 7:30am-4:30pm
Wednesday: 7:30am-5:30pm
Friday: CLOSED

Members
NAME
TITLE
TERM
Chairman
2020
Clerk
2019
Member
2018

About Me
NAME

The Board of Selectmen is composed of three members who are elected for three-year terms.  As the Chief Elected and Executive Officers of the town, the Selectmen are vested with all the municipal authority not specifically retained by the town's legislative body, town meeting, or other elected boards.  The Selectmen issue the warrants for town meetings, initiate legislative policy by inserting articles in town meeting warrants, and implement the votes subsequently adopted.  They adopt town administrative policies, appoint members of various official boards and commissions, hold public hearings on important town issues, and enforce town bylaws and regulations.

The Selectmen also serve as the licensing board responsible for issuing licenses in more than 15 categories, including common victualer, automatic amusement, Class I, Class II & Class III auto, and one day alcohol.  The Selectmen conduct show cause hearings on license violations.

The Board of Selectmen meets every Wednesday, unless otherwise posted, at 7:30pm in the Hearings Room at Town Hall. During the summer months, the Selectmen assume a bi-weekly meeting schedule.

The meetings are broadcast on Channel 9 on Friday evenings at 7pm.