[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting 5-8-1988 ATM, Art. 98, as Secs. 20.1 through 20.3 of the General Bylaws. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Selectmen shall exercise a general supervision over all matters affecting the interest or welfare of the Town which are not otherwise provided for.
The Selectmen shall have full authority as Agents of the Town to institute and prosecute suits in the name of the Town, to appear and defend suits brought against it, and to appear in its behalf in proceedings before any committed, or tribunal, unless it is otherwise specially ordered by a vote of the Town Meeting or provided by law. The Selectmen may settle any claim or suits against the Town, which in their opinion cannot be defended successfully acting upon the advice of counsel, when the amount to be paid does not exceed twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) except in suits that directly affect the health, welfare or safety of the citizens of the Town. All such lawsuits shall be settled at the discretion of the Board of Selectmen.
[Amended 5-11-2009 ATM, Art. 26]
All conveyances under seal which may hereinafter be executed by the Town pursuant to a vote of the Town or otherwise shall be sealed with the Town Seal and subscribed by the Selectmen or by a majority of the Selectmen or as designated by Selectmen to the Town Administrator.