Board of Selectmen

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Selectmen’s Office
31 Park Street
Guilford, CT 06437
Phone: (203) 453-8015 Fax:(203) 453-8467
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Board of Selectmen Public Hearing – January 7, 2019, 8:30 a.m., at the Community Center on town ordinances.

Name Term Phone Address
Matthew T. Hoey III (D) 12/04/2017 to 12/06/2021 (203) 453-6663 32 Seaview Terrace
Louis Federici (D) 12/04/2017 to 12/06/2021 (203) 458-6726 47 Thistle Rock Drive
Sandra Ruoff (D) 12/04/2017 to 12/06/2021 (203) 988-1535 1066 Little Meadow Road
Charles Havrda (R) 12/04/2017 to 12/06/2021 (203) 453-5585 74 Wildrose Avenue
Susan Renner (R) 12/04/2017 to 12/06/2021 (203) 458-2893 467 Nortontown Road

ESTABLISHED: Established by Section 2-6 (a) of the Town Charter.

CHARGE/DUTIES: The Board of Selectmen is charged with the general administration of the affairs of the Town, except those matters which by the general statutes or the charter are exclusively committed to the Board of Education or other agencies.  Duties include authority to incur indebtedness in the name of the Town, to take, purchase, lease, sell or convey real or personal property of or for the Town, to institute, prosecute, defend or compromise any legal action or proceeding by or against the Town, to enter into contracts, to issue notes or bonds, to accept or discontinue roads, and to enact, repeal or amend ordinances.

ELECTED/APPOINTED: Elected in regular Town election with candidates proposed by the Town’s political parties.

MEMBERSHIP:  Five regular members.  The First Selectman is the chief executive and administrative officer of the Town.  During the last Charter Revision, the membership of the Board of Selectmen was expanded from three to five members taking effect at the 2003 election.

LENGTH OF TERM: Four-year terms.

MEETING DATE/TIME/PLACE: Regular meetings are held on the first and third Mondays of each month.  Starting in January 2014, all regular meetings will take place at 8:30 a.m. in the Guilford Town Hall.

EXPERIENCE AND/OR INTEREST NECESSARY/PREFERRED TO BE A MEMBER:  Members should have experience in Town government, fiscal management, general management and organizational skills, and be able to make the time commitment necessary for the job.