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Board of Selectmen

The Board of Selectmen is the executive arm of the government. The board consists of tfive members, who are elected in March. The board is responsible for all administrative, financial, legal and personnel matters in the town.

Planning Board

The Planning Board is responsible for development and growth management within the town. The board is responsible for the town's Master Plan, as well as zoning, subdivisions and site plan review. Members are elected in March and serve staggered terms.

Zoning Board of Adjustment

The Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) is an independent, quasi-judicial body. It is empowered to grant relief from the strict application of the Zoning Regulations (variances), approve certain uses of land (special exceptions), and hear appeals of actions taken by the Planning Board. Members are appointed by the Board of Selectmen.

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