Mission Statement Selectboard members serve a term of three years, with one or two elected each year. As chief administrative officers of the town, the Selectboard is responsible throughout the year for implementing the decisions of Town Meetings. They are the town’s legal agent; the commissioners of highways and sewers and of police; the Board of Public Welfare; and the License Board, holding hearings on license applications for the sale of alcoholic beverages, storage of gasoline, etc. They draw up the Warrant for every Town Meeting. They appoint most of the nonelected officials and boards; e.g. Board of Appeals, Conservation Commission, Bylaw Review Committee, but not the Committee on Appropriations. Their chairman shares in appointing special committees.
Budget and Financial Information Reports from the Appropriations Committee, historical budget books, bonding schedules, and Town Meeting warrant presentations/information can all be found on the Budget and Financial Information page.
Pioneer Valley Planning Commission's South Hadley Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan The South Hadley Comprehensive Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan is complete. The report charts a plan for short-and-long-term improvements to South Hadley's hiking, biking and walking networks. It is the culmination of several years of work including extensive analysis of South Hadley's transportation networks, public outreach, and work with a dedicated committee of Town Staff and volunteers.