Town governement in NH consists of a governing body (select board) and legislative body (town meeting)

Select Board is comprised of three officials elected to a three year term.

The Select Board operates under a set of Guildelines

What does the Select Board Do?

  1. "The selectmen shall manage the prudential affairs of the town and perform the duties by law prescribed." RSA 41:8
  2. Calls theh town voters to annual or special meetings by drafting and posting the document called the "warrant"
  3. Other specific statutory duties
    1. Regulation of town highways and commons
    2. Layout of highways
    3. Excavations
    4. Licensing
    5. Health regulations
    6. Setting fees
    7. Establish and amend local welfare guidelines
    8. Manage and regulate use of town property
    9. Financial accounting and safeguarding
    10. Cemetery truestees
    11. Election duties
    12. Adoption and amendment of town codes and ordinances in larger towns greater thatn 10,000
    13. Taxation
    14. Perambulation
  4. Appointing other officials

Important select board principles:

  1. The board acts collectively
  2. One governing body member has now authority

Links to more information:

NH Municipal Association, NH Department of Revenue Municipal and Property Division


Selectboard Members

Name Title
John Jordan Selectman (2020)
Erik Spitzbarth Selectman (2019)
Laurie Bryan Selectman (2021)
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