The Town Manager, appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Board of Selectmen, serves as Chief Executive for the Town. The Town Manager is responsible for the proper administration of all the departments of Town government, except the Cemeteries which are govern by the Cemetery Trustees, the Library which is governed by the Lane Memorial Library Trustees, and the Trust Fund which is governed by the Trustees of the Trust Fund. The Town Manager proposes an annual Operating Budget and coordinates the formulation of the Capital Improvement Plan. These documents outline the immediate and longer range financial and project plans for the Town. The Town Manager keeps the Board of Selectmen informed of the Town’s needs, and ongoing conditions, makes reports as may be required by law, as requested by the Board of Selectmen, or judged necessary by the Town Manager. The Town Manager is the responsible supervisor for all department heads, carries out policy decisions of the Selectmen, and manages property, real, and personal, owned by the Town.
The Town Manager is assisted in the day to day operations by the Deputy Manager, and an Administrative Assistant. The Deputy Town Manger is also the Human Resources Director and overseas the personnel administration for all municipal employees. The Administrative Assistant is responsible for the operations of the Town Manager’s office, coordinating Selectmen appointments, and providing staff support to the Town Manager, Deputy Town Manager, Town Attorney, and the Selectmen.