Board of Selectmen:

Selectmen's Office

31 Park Street

Guilford, CT 06437

Phone: 453-8015    Fax: 453-8467  
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


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Joseph Mazza (R) 12/02/2013 to 12/04/2017 457-9715 115 Sugarbush Lane
Charles Havrda (R) 12/02/2013 to 12/04/2017 453-5585 74 Wildrose Avenue
Cynthia Cartier (R) 12/02/2013 to 12/04/2017 457-0465 344 South Hoop Pole Road
Carl Balestracci, Jr. (D) 12/02/2013 to 12/04/2017 453-3512 251 Murray Lane
Gary MacElhiney (D) 12/02/2013 to 12/04/2017 453-5944 411 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.

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