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, April 16th, 2024, at the EOC – 52 NH Route 118.


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The Select Board meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. 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. Watch here for changes in dates or times.

Meeting agendas are posted on the Board outside of the Town Office and in the Town Office Lobby. To be on the agenda, please contact the office 603-523-4501, ext. 105 or by email: 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: Sadie Wells
Capital Improvement Program Committee:Scott Johnston
Cemetery Trustees:
Conservation Commission: Sadie Wells
Historic District Committee: Scott Johnston
Library Trustees: Sadie Wells
Meetinghouse Preservation Committee: Scott Johnston
Planning Board: Stephen Freese
Museum Curators Committee:
Recreation Commission: Stephen Freese
Trustees of the Trust Funds: Stephen Freese
Economic Development Committee:Sadie Wells
Canaan Street Lake Association:Stephen Freese
Source Water Protection:Stephen Freese


Phone: 603-523-4501 ext 105