The Town Manager's Office is responsible for handling the day-to-day administrative affairs of the Town and for implementing the policies set forth by the Board of Selectmen. The Town Manager is appointed by the Board of Selectmen and is responsible for the administration and supervision of all town departments and appointed personnel under its control. The Town Manager is also charged with annually preparing the Town operating budget and capital improvement budget for all non-School Departments and accounts. Additionally, the Town Manager serves as the chief procurement officer responsible for the purchase of all supplies, materials, equipment and services for the Town.
Annual Town Meeting June 15th, 2020
The Annual Town Meeting Planned for May 4, 2020 is now scheduled for Monday, June 15, 2020
Please see our Sandwich Online Meeting Declaration in the tab on this page.
Please visit our Town Meeting page for meeting details including venue protocol and warrant information.
TOWN OF SANDWICH BOARD OF SELECTMEN
EXPLANATORY LANGUAGE ON THE USE OF VIRTUAL MEETINGS
ON THE TOWN’S WEBSITE
April 2, 2020
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, Governor Baker issued an emergency Order on March 12, 2020, allowing public bodies greater flexibility in utilizing technology in the conduct of meetings under the Open Meeting Law. The Town of Sandwich greatly values the participation of its citizens in the public meeting process, but given the current circumstances and recommendations at both the state and federal levels to limit or avoid public gatherings, including Governor Baker’s ban on gatherings of more than 10 people, together with the present closure of Town Hall and other Sandwich public buildings to the public, the Town has decided to implement the “remote participation” procedures allowed under Governor Baker’s emergency Order for all boards, committees, and commissions. This means that:
All or any of the members of the public body may choose to participate in a public meeting via remote access. Meetings may be virtual, in their entirety.
The public will not be allowed into a Board/Committee meeting, even where there are any members of the public body and/or Town staff or official(s) physically present at the meeting location during the meeting. “Public comment” portions of meetings will be temporarily suspended.
However, the public will be provided with alternative access through which they can watch or listen to meetings “in real time,” and meeting notices will specify the manner in which members of the public may access audio or video of the meeting as it is occurring.
If, despite our best efforts, our technological capabilities do not adequately support public access to virtual or remote meetings, the Town will ensure that an audio or video recording, transcript, or other comprehensive record of the proceedings at the meeting is posted on the Town’s website as soon as possible after the meeting. The Town’s website is www.sandwichmass.org.
Notices for public hearings will contain additional information about how the public may participate via electronic/technological means.
For executive session meetings, public access to the meeting will be limited to the open session portion(s) of the meeting only. Public access to any audio, video, internet or web-based broadcast of the meeting will be discontinued when the public body enters executive session.
Where individuals have a right, or are required, to attend a public meeting or hearing, including executive session meetings, they will be provided with information about how to participate in the meeting/hearing remotely.
Meeting notices will still be posted at least 48 hours in advance (not counting Saturdays, Sundays, or legal holidays), unless it is an emergency meeting as defined under the Open Meeting Law (in which event, the meeting notice will be posted with as much advanced notice as is possible in the circumstances). Minutes will still be taken.
Please check individual meeting agendas on the calendar on the Town website, located at www.sandwichmass.org, for the latest information regarding meetings. Each meeting may experience unique circumstances that may require last minute changes in protocol, including cancellation or rescheduling. We appreciate your patience as we undergo this shift in a significant aspect of how the Town conducts business during this unique public health emergency.
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- Annual Town Reports
- MVP Summary of Findings Draft Report
- Financial Statements
- Town Credit Rating
- Kensington Drive Information (PDF)
- Kensington Drive Press Release June 2017 (PDF)
- September 21, 2017 Summit 1 Presentation (PDF)
- Disposition of Surplus Property Policy (PDF)
- Facilities Department List August 7, 2015 (PDF)
- October 19, 2017 Summit 2 Presentation (PDF)