Select Board

The Select Board, acting as a board and not individually, manages the affairs of the Town.

They are authorized to:

  • Propose a budget to the Budget Committee and voters
  • Set tax rates
  • Authorize the spending money within the total voter approved appropriation
  • Manage finances
  • Managing roads, facilities and employees
  • Appoint officials
  • Convey land
  • Layout highways 
  • Issue licenses
  • Set fees
  • Establish welfare guidelines
  • Hold hearings
  • Communicate for the Town
  • Establish Town policy
  • Adopt many types of ordinances
  • Select Board Meetings

    The next regularly scheduled meeting will be at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, December 6 at the EOC – 52 NH Route 118.

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The Select Board meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. From September through June, the meetings are at the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) which is at the back of the Police Station at 52 NH Route 118 at 6:00 pm.. During July and August the Board meets at the Meeting House at 6:00 pm. Watch here for changes in dates or times.

Meeting agendas are posted on the Board outside of the Town Office, in the Town Office Lobby, and on the Town Website prior to the meeting. To be on the agenda, please contact the office 603-523-4501, ext. 105 or by email: townadmin@canaannh.org by the Friday prior to the meeting.

If additional meetings are scheduled by the Board, they will receive a separate posting at the same locations.

Budget Committee: Stephen Freese
Capital Improvement Program Committee:Dan Collins
Cemetery Trustees:Dan Collins
Conservation Commission: Stephen Freese
Historic Distric Committee: Scott Borthwick
Library Trustees: Stephen Freese
Museum Curators: Scott Borthwick
Planning Board: Dan Collins
Preservation Committee: Scott Borthwick
Recreation Commission: Stephen Freese
Trustees of the Trust Funds: Dan Collins

Email: townadmin@canaannh.org

Phone: 603-523-4501 ext 105