- 7 p.m.
- First and third Tuesday of each month
- Selectboard Meeting Room in town hall, unless otherwise posted
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes
Selectboard members serve a term of three years, with one or two elected each year. As chief administrative officers of the town, Selectboard members are responsible throughout the year for implementing the decisions of Town Meeting. 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 non-elected officials and boards but not the Committee on Appropriations. The chair shares in appointing special committees.
Community Forum on Solid Waste & Recycling As the town's contract with Republic Services ends in 2020, the town is exploring other methods of trash collection and removal.
On Feb 8, the Selectboard hosted a community forum on the current nationwide status of solid waste and recycling, and the options into which South Hadley is looking for when its current trash hauler contract expires. Watch video coverage of the forum below.
Selectboard members Jeff Cyr and Bruce Forcier are members of a trash sub-committee tasked with reviewing proposals for a new hauler contract.
Special Town Meeting Nov. 20, 2019
Read the warrant and appendices, here.
Americans With Disabilities Act
In accordance with the 2010 ADA Standards, an assessment of the town’s public facilities inclusive of public buildings, active and passive recreation facilities, and schools must be conducted to identify barriers to programs and services.
Read the ADA Summary, here.
Read the Self-evaluation and Transition Plan Cost Estimate, here.
Traffic Control and Signage Requests from the South Hadley Traffic Sign Committee
This report is intended to seek the Selectboard’s guidance and direction on some traffic safety and calming strategies and ideas. This is not an exhaustive study of traffic concerns throughout the Town of South Hadley, nor should the area mentioned in the report be considered the only intersection in need of improvements in making South Hadley residents safer from vehicle related accidents. To read the report, click here.
Open Meeting Law/Policy Seminar for Boards & Committees
South Hadley Town Counsel Mead Talerman Costa conducted a seminar Sept. 18, 2019 South Hadley board and committee chairs covering a range of subjects including:
- Open Meeting Laws (email communications, conversations outside of a posted meeting)
- Conflict of Interest (steps needed to acknowledge a conflict, ethics violations)
- Board/Committee Policies (parameters of power and responsibility, member responsibility, chairperson responsibility)
- And other related subject matter
Age & Dementia Friendly Communities Initiative
The cities of Chicopee and Holyoke, and the town of South Hadley, have partnered with the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission to create a regional action plan for more age-friendly and dementia-friendly communities. The plan addresses quality of life issues such as walkability of outdoor spaces, transportation needs, information access, and social isolation, particularly in relation to older adults.
Read the draft plan, here.
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.