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Select Board

The Select Board is responsible for Town affairs between Town Meetings. It has six specific areas of authority and responsibility:
  • Preparing the town meeting warrant and calling town meetings. Voters at town meeting make most important decisions for the town, including setting budgets and passing by-laws. The Select Board decides what is put on the warrant for voter consideration.
  • Appointing people to town boards and offices, and appointing replacements when vacancies occur.
  • Employing town counsel.  No town official can be defended, nor can he or she bring suit through the town counsel without the Select Board's approval. Town counsel must also approve any agreement that binds the town legally. This does not apply to the school committee, which has specific authorization to employ and select its own counsel. No head of a department, commission, or committee or Town employee can consult Town counsel without permission of the Select Board.
  • Employing professional administrative staff, such as the Select Board's Administrative Assistant and various assistants to Town officers.
  • Signing warrants for the payment of all town bills. The Town Treasurer cannot issue a check until the Select Board has signed a warrant of authorization.

Meeting Times 

Alternate Mondays at 6:00PM
 See Home Page for dates

Meeting Location 

Select Board Office, Town Offices

Normal Business Hours

By appointment if outside of normal meeting times
Melissa Papillon, Admin. Asst.
Phone  413-268-8236 X301
Fax  413-268-8237
E-mail Address  selectboard@goshen-ma.us

Mailing Address 

40 Main Street
Goshen MA 01032


 Angela Otis  Chair May, 2018
 Wayne Glaser  Vice-Chair May, 2019
May, 2020