Selectmen



OFFICE OF THE
BOARD OF SELECTMEN

 

The Finnerty House
One South Main Street
P.O. Box 670
Belchertown, MA 01007

 

Telephone: (413) 323-0403 ~ Facsimile:  (413) 323-0494
Email:  selectmen@belchertown.org

Hours:  Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

2018/2019 BOARD OF SELECTMEN


Nicholas O'Connor, Chairman
13 Maplecrest Drive, Belchertown, MA 01007
(610) 955-3192

LIAISON DUTIES 

General Government     Nicholas O’Connor, Chairman 

Board of Assessors; Zoning Board of Appeals, Planning Board; Board of Registrars and Elections; Inspection Services; Moderator; Rent Control Board; Tax Title Committee; Technology Advisory Committee; Town Accountant; Town Clerk; Treasurer-Collector; BCTV; IT Department; IDFA; Finance Committee; EDIC; Town Common Lighting Committee.

The Chairman of the Board of Selectmen is an Ex-Officio Member of Library Board of Trustees and Liaison to Clapp Memorial Library.



George D. “Archie” Archible, Vice Chairman
143 Chauncey Walker Street, Belchertown, MA 01007

(413)-323-5556 

LIAISON DUTIES

DPW & Veterans’ Services  George D. “Archie” Archible, Vice Chairman 
Department of Public Works (Highway, Snow Removal, Sidewalks, Street Lighting, Cemeteries, Transfer Station, Maintenance, Wastewater Treatment Plant); Non-School Buildings; Town Common; Town Clock; Pioneer Valley Transit Authority; Pioneer Valley Planning Commission; Professional Engineering; ADA Committee; Willard Stebbins Trust Fund for Lake Vale Cemetery; Veterans’ Service Advisory Board; Veterans’ Graves; Memorial Committee; Belchertown Opioid Awareness Task Force (BOAT).


Gail Gramarossa, Clerk
39 North Main Street, Belchertown, MA 01007
(413) 323-4489

LIAISON DUTIES

Human Services, Education            Gail Gramarossa, Clerk

Conservation Commission; Community Preservation Committee; Agricultural Commission; Board of Health; Lakes Committee; Cultural Council; Fair Committee; Historic District By-Law Commission; Historical Committee; Trail Stewardship Council; Pathfinder School Administration and School Committee; Belchertown School Department and School Committee.


ED Boscher, Member
14 Springfield Road Belchertown, Ma 01007
(617) 501-1547

LIAISON DUTIES

 

Miscellaneous                Edward Boscher, Member

Family Center; Scholarship Committee; Council on Aging and Senior Center; Housing Authority, Skate Park Committee; Personnel Board.

 

  Brenda Q. Aldrich, Member
P.O. Box 1462, Belchertown, Ma 01007
(413) 323-6810

Public Safety; Parks, Beach & Recreation Dept./Committee  Brenda Aldrich, Member

Police Department; Police Candidates’ Review Committee; Civil Defense; Fire-Rescue Department; Animal Control; Animal Control Advisory Board; Law Account; Parks, Beach and Recreation Committee and Recreation Department 

 

Three Year (Overlapping) Terms; Five Members; Meetings take place on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at 7:00 p.m. in Lawrence Memorial Hall (in the event of a holiday falling on a Monday, the Selectmen conduct their meeting on Tuesday evening of that week): They are the executive branch of the Town government and are responsible for policy decisions and carrying out most of the decisions of the Town made at Town Meeting. Their other powers and responsibilities are:
  • Approval of all bills and payroll before they are paid by the Town Treasurer. Signing all notes, bond issues, abatements, and weekly town warrants which itemize all town department bills and payroll.
  • Overseeing procedures to "override" or "exempt" the Proposition 2 1/2 tax limit and setting the classification rate for taxing different types of property in Belchertown.
  • Issuance of business licenses. Granting and issuing licenses and permits which include liquor licenses; common victualler's licenses; tag sale permits; transfer station permits; Class I, II and III auto licenses; amusement licenses; and entertainment licenses. Refer to the end of this booklet for a complete listing of licenses and where to obtain them.
  • Investigation into the conduct of any town department.
  •  Control of town property (except school property).
  • Calling town meetings by the issuance of the Town Meeting Warrant.
  • Awarding bids and contracts.
  • Approval of placement and construction of public utility facilities.
  • Acting as License Commissioners, Police Commission, Fire Commission, and Highway Commissioners.

Meetings of the Board of Selectmen, as well as any town board, are open to the public.


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