Board of Selectmen / Town Administrator
Hours of Operation
Thursday: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am to 12:30 pm
Board Of Selectmen Duties
The Board of Selectmen is composed of five members who are elected for three-year terms. As the Chief Elected and Executive Officers of the Town, the Selectmen are vested with all the municipal authority not specifically retained by the Town’s legislative body, Town Meeting. The Selectmen appoint a Town Administrator, responsible for the daily management of the Town, whose powers are specified in the Town of Natick Home Rule Charter.
The Selectmen issue the warrants for Town Meetings and make recommendations on the warrant articles; initiate legislative policy by inserting articles in Town Meeting Warrants and then implement the votes subsequently adopted. They adopt town administrative policies; review and set fiscal guidelines for the annual operating budget and the capital improvements program and make recommendations to Town Meeting on the same. The Selectmen appoint various department heads and members of boards and commissions; hold public hearings on important town issues and periodic conferences with agencies under this jurisdiction and with community groups; represent the Town before the General Court; and enforce Town By-Laws and regulations.
The Selectmen also serve as the licensing board responsible for issuing and renewing over licenses in 19 categories, including common victualler, liquor, daily/Sunday entertainment, innholder’s, taxi cab, gasoline storage and lodging house.
The Board of Selectmen meets every other Monday evening (schedule), unless otherwise posted, at 7:00 p.m. in the Ed Dlott Meeting room of Town Hall. The session is broadcast live by Pegasus, Inc.
For your convenience, please use the Committee Application form for appointments by the Board.
The Town Administrator’s Office is committed to providing quality and innovative service in a supportive and creative environment. We will work cooperatively with the citizens of Natick and all municipal employees in setting the direction and accomplishing goals for Town government.
The Town Administrator is appointed by the Board of Selectmen to oversee the daily operations of the Town, advise and administer the policies and procedures of the Board of Selectmen and enforce Town by-laws and actions passed by Town meeting. The Town Administrator’s authority and responsibilities are established in the Town Charter and are defined in Section 4 of the Town Charter.
The Town Administrator submits to the Board of Selectmen a proposed annual budget that includes revenue and expenditure projections for the upcoming fiscal year. The Town Administrator works with the Senior Management Team to coordinate the development of the budget. The budget document is presented to the Board of Selectmen, reviewed by the Advisory Committee (Finance Committee) and ultimately to Town Meeting for action.
The Town Administrator is responsible for the management of all Town departments (excluding the School Department), all Town funds, for providing support to the volunteer committee system, working with other levels of government, and managing special projects for the Board of Selectmen.
|John Connolly||Member - 2017|
|Joshua Ostroff||Chair - 2015|
|Charles M. Hughes||Vice-Chair - 2016|
|Richard P. Jennett Jr.||Member - 2016|
|Nicholas S. Mabardy||Clerk - 2017|
|Martha L. White||Town Administrator - 2017|
|Bill Chenard||Deputy Town Administrator - Operations|
|Jeff Towne||Deputy Town Administrator/Director of Finance|
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- Goals & Objectives - Board of Selectmen & Town Administrator
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Frequently Asked Questions
- Who should I contact if I have a question on my water/sewer bill?
- I would like to have a “stop” sign, “slow children” sign, etc., installed in my neighborhood because of safety concerns. What is the process?
- How do I schedule use of the Common?
- How does one address the Board of Selectmen?
- Are there any Liquor Licenses available in the Town of Natick? What is the procedure to obtain one?