Board of Selectmen

Board of Selectmen

Board of Selectmen 2023


The Board of Selectmen meet every other Tuesday at 6:00pm at the Town House in Room 200, or as otherwise posted. 

The Board's meetings are open to the public and also may be viewed on PACTV (public access cable television channel). The Board conducts its meetings under the Open Meeting Law (MGL Chapter 39, Section 23A-23C) which frames the discussion and decision-making process. The law is based on the premise that the public is entitled to see the process of government.

Meeting Dates

  • January 2, 2024
  • January 11, 2024, Special Budget Review Meeting
  • January 16, 2024
  • January 30, 2024
  • February 13, 2024
  • February 27, 2024
  • March 12, 2024
  • March 26, 2024
  • April 9, 2024
  • April 23, 2024
  • May 7, 2024
  • May 21, 2024
  • June 4, 2024
  • June 18, 2024
  • July 2, 2024
  • July 16, 2024
  • July 30, 2024

Agendas & Minutes

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes
Agendas 2020 thru June 14, 2022


Responsibilities & Duties

The Board of Selectmen have the power to do the following:

  • Determine the Town Meeting Warrant - call town elections and meetings and publishing the warrants for them; establishes the date, time and place and in general organizes matters up to the point that the moderator calls the meeting to order. Kingston has an open Town Meeting (legislative body) and the Board is responsible to carry out Town Meeting authorizations and votes.
  • Employ Town Counsel - appoints the town's legal representatives and directs all legal affairs of the town.
  • Make Appointments to Town Boards and Committees by soliciting volunteers from the community.
  • Sign Warrants for the Payment of All Town Bills - the Treasurer may not issue a check unless a majority of the Board signs a warrant of authorization.
  • Grant Licenses and Permits - acts as the local licensing authority with the ability to issue licenses and permits for sale of alcoholic beverages, entertainment, lodging houses, automobile dealers, junk dealers, theatrical events, restaurants, billiards, bowling and many other purposes.
  • Employ a Town Administrator who carries out the policies of the Board of Selectmen.

The Board of Selectmen acts as a collective decision-making body. The decisions of the entire Board govern, not the desires of one board member. An individual member of the board may act independently only if specifically authorized by the board.