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Board of Selectmen
Contact TypeContact Information
Address:
Town Hall
P.O. Box 203
Holderness, NH 03245
Phone:
603-968-2145
Fax:
603-968-9954
Hours:
Weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
 
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Name
Term
Peter Francesco
2020
Shelagh Connelly
2019
John W. Laverack Jr., Vice Chair
2018
Jill White, Chair
2020
Samuel Brickley
2019
Town Administrator - Michael Capone
 
Administrative Assistant – Amy Sharpe
 
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Sam Brickley, Select Board Member
Shelagh Connelly, Select Board Member
Peter Francesco, Select Board Member
Woodie Laverack, Select Board Member V. Chair
Jill White, Select Board Chair

    The Board of Selectmen is the community’s principal elected executive board.  In its capacity as the executive officers for the Town of Holderness, the Board of Selectmen has the power to do the following:

  • Determine the Town Meeting Warrant – calls town elections and meetings and publishes the warrants for them, establishes the dates, time and place and in general organizes matters up to the point that the moderator calls the meeting to order.  Holderness has an annual Town Meeting (legislative body) each March and the Board is responsible for carrying out Town Meeting authorizations as voted by our citizens.
  • Employ the Town Counsel – appoints the Town Attorney and directs all legal affairs of the town.
  • Make Appointments to Town Boards and Committees by soliciting volunteers from the community.
  • Sign Warrants for the payment of all town bills – The Treasurer may not issue a check unless a majority of the Board signs a warrant of authorization.
  • Grant Licenses and Permits – acts as the local licensing authority with the ability to issue licenses and permits for special events, hawkers and peddlers, junk dealers, etc.
  • Employ a Professional Administrative Officer who carries out the policies of the Board of Selectmen.  Michael Capone is currently Holderness’ Town Administrator.
The Board of Selectmen acts as a collective decision-making body. One Selectmen cannot make binding decisions – it requires a majority vote of the Board.  An individual member of the board may act independently only if specifically authorized by the Board.

The Holderness Board of Selectmen meets at the Town Hall, 1089 US Rte 3, every other Monday evening at 5:00 p.m.  The Board’s meetings are open to the public.




The Selectman must approve the following applications:
Hawker, Peddler & Vender's License - (Also requires a license from the state)

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Town of Holderness, 1089 US Rt. 3, PO Box 203, Holderness, NH 03245
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