Is the selectboard advertising for for volunteers to be considered for appointment or do they want to warn a special meeting to have town elect a new selectboard member.

153-403. Organization of Selectboard

(a) Forthwith after their election and qualification, the Selectboard shall organize and elect a Chair, Vice Chair, and Clerk by a majority vote of the entire Selectboard, and shall file a certificate of such election for record in the office of the Town Clerk. The Clerk shall not be a member of the Selectboard.

(b) The Chair of the Selectboard or, in his or her absence, the Vice Chair, shall preside at all meetings of the Selectboard and shall be recognized as head of the Town government for all ceremonial purposes.

(c) In the event of death, resignation, change of residence to a location outside the Town, or incapacity of any Selectboard member, the remaining members of the Selectboard may appoint a person eligible to fill that position until the next annual or special Town meeting. Incapacity shall include the failure by any member of the Selectboard to attend at least 70 percent of the meetings of the Selectboard in any calendar year. In the event the Selectboard is unable to agree upon an interim replacement until the next annual Town meeting, a special election shall be held forthwith to fill the position. In the event of a second vacancy, an election shall be held forthwith to fill both positions. (Amended 2001, No. M-7, 2, eff. May 21, 2001; 2013, No. M-4, 2, eff. May 8, 2013.)

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From: Bobbi Brimblecombe<[log in to unmask]><[log in to unmask]>

Date: Wed, Jul 1, 2015 9:40 AM

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Subject:looking for help

As you may have heard, Marshfield has lost our longest serving Selectboard member, very suddenly. Has anyone else gone through the task of advertising for a replacement? I can’t even think how to word an ad right now.


Bobbi Brimblecombe

Marshfield Town Clerk



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