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Maine Revised Statutes

Title 30-A: Municipalities and Counties

Chapter 123: Municipal Officials

§2635. Board of Selectmen to Act as a Body; Administrative Service to Be Performed Through Town Manager; Committees

It is the intention of this subchapter that the board of selectmen as a body shall exercise all administrative and executive powers of the town except as provided in this subchapter. The board of selectmen shall deal with the administrative services solely through the town manager and shall not give orders to any subordinates of the manager, either publicly or privately. This section does not prevent the board of selectmen from appointing committees or commissions of its own members or of citizens to conduct investigations into the conduct of any official or department, or any matter relating to the welfare of the town.