Board of Selectmen

Duties & Responsibilities

The Halifax Board of Selectmen has three members, each elected by the voters of Halifax for three-year, staggered, terms. The duties and responsibilities of the Board include (and are not limited to):

  1. Deciding whether to approve, for payment, of all bills (expenses and payroll) for the Town;
  2. Appointing members to many of the Town's boards, committees and commissions;
  3. Hiring professional help including the Town Administrator, Town Accountant, Police Chief, Fire Chief, Building Inspector, and Town Counsel;
  4. Preparing the warrants for Annual and Special Town Meetings;
  5. Issuing various licenses and permits including the sale of alcohol;
  6. Approving of contracts of over $5,000 (excluding those relating to the Elementary School);
  7. Negotiating with labor unions (excluding those representing school employees);
  8. Holding hearings on reported violations of the Town's by-laws relating to dogs.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Pamela McSherry Selectmen Assistant (781) 294-1316
Irma Vasel Selectmen Secretary (781) 294-1316

Board Members

NameTitleTerm Expires
Troy E. Garron

Chair

2020

Thomas Millias

Vice-Chair

2021

Gordon C. Andrews

Clerk

2022