Office of the Selectboard2024-05-14T13:20:39-04:00

Select Board Office

Office Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.- 3 pm; and, Friday 9 am – noon

Meeting Schedule: Unless otherwise posted, the Select Board meets at Town Hall, 705 Chesham Road, on Thursday evenings from 7-9 pm, with the exception of the last week of the month, when it meets on Friday mornings at 9:00 am. Please call the office to be added to the agenda, which is generally posted on Monday afternoons.

Open position: The Town is searching for an individual to lead and support the Town’s financial and personnel administrative function. The Select Board estimates the work effort will average 16 hours per week, determined by the workflow and Board needs and priorities. Click here for more detail and application requirements. The position will be open until filled.

Role of the Select Board: The Select Board is the executive, managerial, and administrative body that carries out the votes of Town Meeting. It has only the authority granted to it by state law or by Town Meeting. In addition to specifically assigned roles and powers, the Board has the broad duty to “manage the prudential affairs of the Town” (RSA 41:8). Most of this work is carried out through simple majority votes of the board, which are often limited to single questions or actions. (For example, appointing an official or approving a contract.) These actions are documented in meeting minutes or authenticated by members’ signatures.

The board may enact Policies, which prescribe and document general, formal, uniform, and permanent rules for officials and employees. These are generally created through the Board’s “prudential affairs” authority. (e.g., Personnel Policy or Recycling Policy).  The Select Board also may enact Ordinances, which, generally, are adopted by the Board pursuant to a specific statute, which grants authority and mandates the procedure for adoption – e.g., Town Beach ordinances, parking ordinances, speed limits, etc.  Such ordinances are different from the land use Zoning Ordinances, which are drafted by the Planning Board and adopted through vote at Town Meeting.

Selectboard Minutes & Notices

Select Board Minutes of 6-6-2024

Select Board Thursday, June 6, 2024 Meeting Minutes Select Board: Andrew Maneval, Andrea Hodson, Kathy Scott Attendees: Pamela Worden, Town Clerk Cathy Lovas At 6:55 pm, the board moved and voted in favor to enter [...]

June 12th, 2024|

Select Board Draft Agenda for 6-6-2024

Select Board Thursday, June 6, 2024 Draft Agenda Agenda, Minutes of 5/31 Finance candidate interview Legal, update Recycling Center, update Update/debrief on joint Conservation Commission-Select Board Meeting of 6/5 Correspondence and other business Adjournment

June 4th, 2024|

Select Board Minutes of 5-31-2024

Select Board Friday, May 31, 2024 Meeting Minutes Select Board:  Andrew Maneval, Andrea Hodson, Kathy Scott Attendees: Fire Chief Wayne Derosia, Police Chief Steve LaMears, Town Clerk Cathy Lovas Agenda, minutes of 5/23 - With [...]

June 4th, 2024|

Select Board Minutes of 5-23-2024

Select Board Thursday, May 23, 2024 Meeting Minutes Select Board: Andrew Maneval, Andrea Hodson, Kathy Scott Attendees:  Mary Armstrong, Les LaMois, Don Scott, Marylou DiPietro, Beverly Packard, Penelope King, Erica Saunders, Leslie Downing, Russell Downing, [...]

May 29th, 2024|

Select Board

  • Andrew Maneval, Chair (2026)
  • Kathleen Scott (2027)
  • Andrea Hodson (2025)

Administrative Assistant – Mary Ann Noyer

Finance Office

Telephone: 603 827 3431 x1
Fax: 603 827 2917
Mail: 705 Chesham Road, Harrisville, NH 03450

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