Town of Paris Select Board Roles and Responsibilities

“The elected Board of Selectmen operates in accordance with Title 30-A M.R.S.A Section 2635. The Board receives direction from the Town Meeting and is charged with carrying out the will of the citizens as indicated by Town Meeting vote. The Board is responsible for hiring a well-qualified Town Manager, and for appointing boards, committees and certain officials to assist in carrying out the business of the town. Certain boards and officials, once elected or appointed, receive some of their powers directly from the State of Maine. The Board, acting only by majority vote, deals with administrative services solely through the Town Manager. No individual Board member is permitted to give orders to the Town Manager or to any subordinates of the Manager either publicly or privately. No individual member of the Board shall act independently of the Board on any matters related to town government.”