Select Board

Meetings

  • 7 pm
  • Tuesday Evenings
  • Town Hall, Select Board Room

Agendas & Minutes

Meeting Agendas are posted at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. Minutes are available following approval
View Most Recent Agendas | View Minutes | View View Full Select Board Packets from 2005 to Present.

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  1. Mark L. Dockser

    Chair

    Term expires: April 2025


  1. Karen Gately Herrick

    Vice Chair

    Term expires: April 2023


  1. Christopher Haley

    Secretary

    Term expires: April 2024


  1. Carlo Bacci

    Member

    Term expires: April 2023


  1. Jacqueline McCarthy

    Member

    Term Expires: April 2025


View the Official Board and Committee Members (PDF) posted by the Town Clerk

Overview

Duties

The Select Board is composed of five members who are elected for overlapping three-year terms. As specified in the Reading Home Rule Charter they are the Chief Elected Officers of the Town. The Select Board appoints a Town Manager who is responsible for the daily management of the Town, whose powers are specified in the Reading Home Rule Charter. The Select Board also appoints the Town Accountant and Town Counsel.

The Board holds its regular meetings on Tuesdays as indicated on the website calendar. Meetings are held at 7 pm in the Select Board's Meeting Room at Town Hall. Agendas are posted on the Town's website on the Thursday before the meeting and the packets are posted on the website the Monday afternoon before the meeting. Mail may be sent to the Board members at the above street address, fax or email.

The Select Board call Town Elections and prepare the Warrants for Town Meetings and make recommendations on the Warrant Articles. They initiate legislative policy by inserting Articles in the Town Meeting Warrants and then implement the votes subsequently adopted. They adopt Town policies that can be found in the Select Board's Policies; review fiscal guidelines for the annual operating budget and capital improvements program and make recommendations to Town Meeting on the same. The Select Board serves as the Road Commissioners for the Town of Reading and oversees traffic issues and approves the Town's Traffic Rules and Regulations. In addition, the Board appoints members to most of the Town's Boards, Committees and Commissions.

The Select Board also serve as the licensing board responsible for issuing and renewing licenses for alcohol establishments, restaurants, car dealers, peddlers and entertainment and amusement devices.

Questions regarding activities of the Select Board may be directed to the office of the Town Manager at 781-942-9043.