THE HISTORY OF THE SELECT BOARD AS VOTED BY TOWN MEETING:
Prior to 1963 there was a 3 man Board of Selectmen.
March 1963, Town Meeting voted to authorized a five-man Board of Selectmen with three year terms to be effective at the time of Town Meeting, 1964. This would involve electing one man in 1964 for a term of three years.
March 1968, Town Meeting voted to have a three-man Board of Selectmen starting Town Meeting 1969, and have the Selectmen also be the Assessors without separate listing on the ballot or requiring separate nomination papers, 1 for 1 year, 1 for two-years and 1 for three years.
October 1969, Article was defeated but read: To see if the Town will vote to elect a 5 man Board of Selectmen, 1 for a 1 year, 1 for 2 years and 1 for 3 years, to be elected at the 1970 Town Meeting.
May 1971, Town Meeting voted to authorize a five man Board of Selectmen with three year terms to become effective at the time of Town Meeting 1972. This would involve electing one man in 1972 for a three year term of office, one for a two year term and one for a one year term. The remaining incumbent Selectmen will remain in office until their official time expires.