Board of Selectmen

Board of Selectmen

Board of Selectmen 2022

Meetings

The Board of Selectmen meet every other Tuesday of the month at the Town House in Room 200. 

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.

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Meetings

Board of Selectmen Meetings are held every other Tuesday at 6:00pm at the Town House Room 200, or as otherwise posted.

Meeting Dates

  • January 3, 2023
  • January 17, 2023
  • January 31, 2023
  • February 14, 2023
  • February 28, 2023
  • March 14, 2023
  • March 28, 2023
  • April 11, 2023
  • April 25, 2023
  • May 9, 2023
  • May 23, 2023
  • June 6, 2023
  • June 20, 2023


  1. Affordable Housing Lottery

    Turtle Pine Village Available 2023: Q&A February 15th, Open House February 26th, Lottery Drawing March 28th See details...
  2. Council on Aging - CLOSED

    The Senior Ctr is closed this week to disinfect the building. re-opens Monday. Read on...
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Agendas & Minutes

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes
Agendas 2020 thru June 14, 2022
Agendas 2011-2019

Members

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.

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