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Jointly, the Select Board serves as Chief Executive of the Town. As Groton's principal elective officers, and in addition to their responsibilities under state and local law, the Select Board has general supervision over all matters that are not specifically delegated by law or by vote of the Town to some other officer or board. They are the only officers empowered to enter into contracts on behalf of the town.

The Select Board has the authority and responsibility to:

  • provide general policy direction
  • issue administrative orders
  • appoint and serve as hiring authority for approximately 75 Town boards, committees, and officials who administer Town government
  • issue Annual and Special Town Meeting Warrants
  • engage and supervise Town Legal Counsel and approve actions in litigation
  • authorize all borrowing and all expenditures, including payroll
  • act as the Town licensing board, issuing alcohol, livery, auctioneer, and new and used car sales licenses, and common victuallers, underground storage, and earth removal permits
  • adjudicate dog complaints not resolved by the Dog Officer
  • publish the Annual Town Report
  • oversee municipal property and risk management for the Town

The term Select Board probably derives from the traditional Select Vestrymen of English towns. After the Town Clerks, the Select Board were the first officials to serve colonial towns. At first, like the Moderator, they were selected at Town Meeting by fellow townsmen from among leading citizens. Afterwards they took their place among the other annually elected boards and officials.  The 2018 Spring Town Meeting voted to change the name of the Board of Selectmen to Select Board. 

The Select Board are served by a salaried Town Manager and executive assistant.

One member is annually designated as Clerk of the Board and signs certain official documents, such as the Board Minutes. There is a rotating Chairmanship; the five members of the Select Board are co-equal.
 
You can view videos of past Select Board meetings using the Groton Channel's website HERE.
 
Please Note that emails sent to SelectBoard@townofgroton.org  are received by the Town Manager and/or Executive Assistant for distribution and action. You may also contact Select Board Members directly at their individual email address listed below.

Contact Information

Email: selectboard@townofgroton.org
Phone: (978) 448-1111
Fax: (978) 448-1115
Office: Town Hall, 173 Main St
Hours: Monday 8:00am - 7:00pm; Tuesday-Thursday 8:00am – 4:00pm; Friday 8:00am - 1:00pm
Members: 5
Selection: Elected
Term In Years: 3
Remuneration: None

Members

Alison Manugian
Alison Manugian
Chair
Term Start: 2017-05-17
Term End: 2020-05-21
amanugian@townofgroton.org
John Giger
John Giger
Member
Term Start: 2018-05-23
Term End: 2021-05-31
jgiger@townofgroton.org
John Reilly
John Reilly
Clerk
Term Start: 2019-05-22
Term End: 2022-05-17
jreilly@townofgroton.org
Joshua Degen
Joshua Degen
Vice-Chair
Term Start: 2019-05-22
Term End: 2022-05-17
josh@joshdegen.com
Rebecca "Becky" Pine
Rebecca "Becky" Pine
Member
Term Start: 2017-05-17
Term End: 2020-05-21
bpine@townofgroton.org

Select Board Documents

    1. FY_2020-2024_Proposed_Capital_Plan_Final.pdf
    2. FY_2020_Town_Managers_Proposed_Operating_Budget_Final.pdf
    3. FY_2019_Proposed_Operating_Budget.pdf
    4. FY_2019_Proposed_Capital_Budget.pdf
    5. FY_2019_Capital_Budget_-_Updated_2018-01-30.pdf
    6. FY_2018_Prelim_Capital_Budget.pdf
    7. FY_2018_Prelim_Budget.pdf
    8. FY_2017a_Tax_Rate_and_Budget_Comparison_-_5-28-2016.docx
    9. FY_2017a_Revised_Appendix_A_for_June_13,_2013_Session_of_Town_Meeting.docx
    10. FY_2017a_Notification_to_Town_Clerk_on_Special_Election_on_June_30,_2016_-_One_Qu....doc
    11. FY_2017a_Levy_Calc_within_Levy_-_5-28-2016.docx
    12. FY_2017a_Levy_Calc_with_Override_-_5-28-2016.docx
    13. FY_2017a_Budget_Motion_for_6-13-2016_Spring_Town_Meeting.docx
    14. FY_2017_Prelim_Budget.pdf
    15. FY_2017_Approved_Budget_and_Messages.pdf
    16. FY_2016_Prelim_Budget.pdf
    17. FY_2016_Finance_Committee_Warrant.xls
    18. FY_2015_Prelim_Budget.pdf
    19. FY_2015_Finance_Committee_Warrant.xls
    20. FY_2014_Prelim_Budget.pdf
    21. FY_2014_Finance_Committee_Warrant.xls
    22. FY_2014_Approved_Budget_Appendix_A.pdf
    23. FY_2013_Prelim_Budget.pdf
    24. FY_2013_Finance_Committee_Warrant.xls
    25. FY_2013_Approved_Budget_Appendix_A.pdf
    26. FY_2012_Prelim_Budget.pdf
    27. FY_2012_Finance_Committee_Warrant.xls
    28. FY_2011_Finance_Committee_Warrant.xls
    1. One_Day_Liquor_License_Form.pdf
    2. Earth_Removal_Exemption.pdf
    3. Committee_Interest_Form.pdf
    4. Class_I__or_II_License_Application.pdf
    5. Cable_Public_Service_Message.pdf
    6. BOS-Workers_Compensation.pdf
    7. BOS-Tax_Attestation.pdf
    8. BOS-CVL.pdf
    1. Town_Manager_Goals_and_Objectives_2016.pdf
    2. Select_Board_Goals_2019.pdf
    3. Board_of_Selectmen_Goals_2018.pdf
    4. Board_of_Selectmen_Goals_2017.pdf
    5. Board_of_Selectmen_Goals_2016.pdf
    1. Select_Board_Meeting_Packet_2019-11-18.pdf
    2. Select_Board_Meeting_Packet_2019-11-04.pdf
    3. Select_Board_Meeting_Packet_2019-10-28.pdf
    4. Select_Board_Meeting_Packet_2019-10-07.pdf
    5. Select_Board_Meeting_Packet_2019-09-23.pdf
    1. Select_Board_approved_minutes_2019-09-16_id-10749.pdf
    2. Select_Board_approved_minutes_2019-09-09_id-10726.pdf
    3. Select_Board_approved_minutes_2019-08-26_id-10691.pdf
    4. Select_Board_approved_minutes_2019-08-12_id-10660.pdf
    5. Select_Board_approved_minutes_2019-07-29_id-10135.pdf
    6. Select_Board_approved_minutes_2019-07-15_id-10121.pdf
    7. Select_Board_approved_minutes_2019-07-01_id-10095.pdf
    8. Select_Board_approved_minutes_2019-06-17_id-10038.pdf
    9. Select_Board_approved_minutes_2019-06-10_id-10022.pdf
    10. Select_Board_approved_minutes_2019-06-03_id-9982.pdf
    11. Access additional meeting minutes and agendas at the Meeting Center
    1. Vacation_Entitlement_Policy.pdf
    2. Use_of_Town_Owned_Buildings.pdf
    3. Unattended_Signs_at_the_Polling_Places.pdf
    4. Town_Owned_Vehicle_Safety_Policy.pdf
    5. Town_Manager_Review_Policy.pdf
    6. Town_Hall_Building.pdf
    7. Town_Boards_&_Committees.pdf
    8. Temporary_Liquor_License.pdf
    9. Standards_of_Conduct.pdf
    10. Sick_Leave_Policy.pdf
    11. Selectmen_Policies_and_Procedures_-_Sept_2017.pdf
    12. Selectmen_Policies_and_Procedures_-_July_2012.pdf
    13. Selectmen_Policies_and_Procedures_-_Feb_2016.pdf
    14. Seat_Belt_&_Vehicle_Safety.pdf
    15. Sale_of_Town-Owned_Land.pdf
    16. Safety.pdf
    17. Road_Openings.pdf
    18. Road_Acceptance_Policy.pdf
    19. Remote_Participation_at_Committee_Meetings.pdf
    20. Recycling_Product_Procurement.pdf
    21. Records_Policy.pdf
    22. Public_Records_Requests.pdf
    23. Posting_of_Vacancies.pdf
    24. Political_Activity_Policy.pdf
    25. Policy_for_Advisory_Committees_to_Provide_Annual_Reports_to_the_Board.pdf
    26. Personal_Leave_Policy.pdf
    27. Municipal_Plowing_Subdivisions.pdf
    28. Memorial_Parks_and_Commons.pdf
    29. Meetings_On_Holidays.pdf
    30. Massachusetts_Maternity_Leave_Act.pdf
    31. Longevity_Policy.pdf
    32. Liaison_Policy.pdf
    33. Investigations_Policy_and_Procedure.pdf
    34. Influenza_Policy.pdf
    35. Inclement_Weather_Policy.pdf
    36. Holiday_Policy.pdf
    37. Garage_&_Yard_Sales.pdf
    38. Flag_Lowering_Policy.pdf
    39. Financial_Policies_2017.pdf
    40. Filling_An_Elected_Official_Vacancy.pdf
    41. Fee_Waiver_Policy.pdf
    42. Family_Medical-Leave_Act.pdf
    43. Exit_Interviews.pdf
    44. Executive_Session_Minutes_Review_Policy.pdf
    45. Email_Response_Policy.pdf
    46. Electronic_Communications_and_Computer_Usage_Policy.pdf
    47. Domestic_Violence_Leave_Act_Policy.pdf
    48. Designer_Selection_Policy_for_the_Town_of_Groton.pdf
    49. Conflict_of_Interest.pdf
    50. Complete_Streets_Policy.pdf
    51. Committee_Vacancy_Appointment_Policy.pdf
    52. Calls_re_Wild_Animals.pdf
    53. Boston_Post_Cane_Policy.pdf
    54. Avenue_of_Flags_Display_Policy.pdf
    55. Attendance_at_Comm._Meetings.pdf
    56. Appointment_Retired_Police_to_Special_Police_Officers.pdf
    57. Americans_with_Disabilities_Act_Policy.pdf
    58. Alcohol_and_Drug.pdf
    59. Access_to_Town_Counsel_Memo.pdf
    1. Street_Naming_&_Building_Numbering_Regulations_2010-01.pdf
    2. Road_Opening_Regulations.pdf
    3. Road_Opening_Form.pdf
    4. Livery-Taxi_Regulations.pdf
    5. Driveway_Regulations.pdf
    1. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2019-11-18.pdf
    2. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2019-11-04.pdf
    3. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2019-10-28.pdf
    4. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2019-10-07.pdf
    5. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2019-09-23.pdf
    6. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2019-09-16.pdf
    7. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2019-09-09.pdf
    8. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2019-08-26.pdf
    9. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2019-08-12.pdf
    10. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2019-07-29.pdf
    11. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2019-07-15.pdf
    12. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2019-07-01.pdf
    13. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2019-06-17.pdf
    14. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2019-06-10.pdf
    15. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2019-06-03.pdf
    16. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2019-05-15.pdf
    17. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2019-04-22.pdf
    18. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2019-04-08.pdf
    19. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2019-04-01.pdf
    20. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2019-03-25.pdf
    21. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2019-03-18.pdf
    22. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2019-03-11.pdf
    23. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2019-03-04.pdf
    24. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2019-02-25.pdf
    25. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2019-02-11.pdf
    26. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2019-02-04.pdf
    27. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2019-01-28.pdf
    28. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2019-01-14.pdf
    29. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2019-01-07.pdf
    30. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2018-12-17.pdf
    31. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2018-12-10.pdf
    32. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2018-12-03.pdf
    33. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2018-11-26.pdf
    34. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2018-11-19.pdf
    35. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2018-11-05.pdf
    36. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2018-10-29.pdf
    37. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2018-10-22.pdf
    38. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2018-10-16.pdf
    39. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2018-09-24.pdf
    40. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2018-09-17.pdf
    41. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2018-09-04.pdf
    42. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2018-08-27.pdf
    43. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2018-08-20.pdf
    44. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2018-08-06.pdf
    45. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2018-07-30.pdf
    46. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2018-07-09.pdf
    47. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2018-06-25.pdf
    48. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2018-06-18.pdf
    49. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2018-06-11.pdf
    50. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2018-06-04.pdf
    51. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2018-05-21.pdf
    52. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2018-05-15.pdf
    53. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2018-04-23.pdf
    54. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2018-04-09.pdf
    55. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2018-04-02.pdf
    56. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2018-03-26.pdf
    57. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2018-03-19.pdf
    58. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2018-03-12.pdf
    59. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2018-02-26.pdf
    60. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2018-02-12.pdf
    61. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2018-01-29.pdf
    62. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2018-01-22.pdf
    63. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2018-01-16.pdf
    64. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2018-01-08.pdf
    65. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2017-12-18.pdf
    66. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2017-12-11.pdf
    67. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2017-12-04.pdf
    68. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2017-11-20.pdf
    69. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2017-11-06.pdf
    70. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2017-10-17.pdf
    71. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2017-10-02.pdf
    72. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2017-09-25.pdf
    73. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2017-09-18.pdf
    74. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2017-09-11.pdf
    75. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2017-08-28.pdf
    76. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2017-08-21.pdf
    77. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2017-08-07.pdf
    78. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2017-07-24.pdf
    79. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2017-07-17.pdf
    80. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2017-07-10.pdf
    81. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2017-06-19.pdf
    82. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2017-06-05.pdf
    83. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2017-05-31.pdf
    84. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2017-05-22.pdf
    85. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2017-04-03.pdf
    86. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2017-03-27.pdf
    87. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2017-03-20.pdf
    88. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2017-03-13.pdf
    89. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2017-03-06.pdf
    90. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2017-02-27.pdf
    91. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2017-02-13.pdf
    92. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2017-01-30.pdf
    93. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2017-01-23.pdf
    94. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2017-01-09.pdf
    95. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2016-12-19.pdf
    96. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2016-12-12.pdf
    97. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2016-12-05.pdf
    98. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2016-10-24.pdf
    99. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2016-09-26.pdf
    100. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2016-09-16.pdf
    101. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2016-09-06.pdf
    102. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2016-08-29.pdf
    103. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2016-08-08.pdf
    104. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2016-07-25.pdf
    105. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2016-07-11.pdf
    106. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2016-06-28.pdf
    107. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2016-05-09.pdf
    108. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2016-05-02.pdf
    109. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2016-04-11.pdf
    110. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2016-04-04.pdf
    111. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2016-03-28.pdf
    112. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2016-03-21.pdf
    113. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2016-03-14.pdf
    114. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2016-03-07.pdf
    115. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2016-02-29.pdf
    116. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2016-02-22.pdf
    117. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2016-02-08.pdf
    118. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2016-02-01.pdf
    119. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2016-01-25.pdf
    120. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2016-01-11.pdf
    121. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2016-01-07.pdf
    122. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2015-12-21.pdf
    123. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2015-12-14.pdf
    124. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2015-12-07.pdf
    125. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2015-11-09.pdf
    126. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2015-11-02.pdf
    127. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2015-10-05.pdf
    128. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2015-09-29.pdf
    129. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2015-09-21.pdf
    130. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2015-08-31.pdf
    131. Town_Manager's_Report_-_2015-08-25.pdf
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