The Concord Select Board has 5 members who are elected to serve 3 year terms, as defined by the Town Charter and the Term of Office Bylaw. The Town Charter, Bylaws, and the General Laws of Massachusetts grant the Select Board broad powers to govern the Town.
The Select Board appoints more than 20 boards and committees (permanent and ad hoc). The Select Board acts as the primary policy-making body for a wide variety of issues, which affect the Town's development and provision of services. They recommend the budget to the Annual Town Meeting, approve the reorganization of Town departments; provide oversight for matters in litigation; and acts as the licensing authority for a wide variety of licenses and permits. The Select Board also enact Rules and Regulations for such matters as traffic control, underground wiring and street lighting.
The Select Board generally meet on Monday nights at the Town House in the Select Board Meeting Room. For detailed information about the Select Board's schedule, meeting times or other meeting information, please contact the Select Board's Office.
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Town Staff Support
Michael Gibbons, Senior Administrative Assistant
Select Board Statement
It has come to our attention that some people are continuing to harass town staff and contractors as they go about their duties at White Pond. Others are vandalizing trees on private property in Estabrook Woods. Still others are shooting pellet guns at other people.
Civility means we sometimes have to agree to disagree. For example, we certainly understand that not everyone agrees with every aspect of the White Pond project. However, Town Meeting voted at least twice to engage in the project and to fund it.
There is never any excuse for personal attacks, nor is there any value in doing so. To be frank, these behaviors benefit no one, but they are an embarrassment and a hazard to the entire Town of Concord.
Concord prides itself on civil discourse. Ongoing debate and peaceful protests are an important part of that process, but trespassing, vandalism, and personal attacks will not be tolerated. These actions are subject to prosecution, and they have been referred to the Concord Police Department.
I hope you will join me in deploring these behaviors. If you see someone acting inappropriately, please don’t hesitate to speak up. Call 911 if necessary. We all need to act to ensure that the unfortunate actions of a few don't compromise the civility, character, and safety of our town.
Terri Ackerman, Chair
Concord Select Board