times to be announced.
The town administrator acts as the Town's chief administrative officer. The Town Administrator is directly responsible to the five-person Selectboard (effective with June 2013 election) for the administration of all town affairs placed in town administrator's charge by the town charter.
Powers of Town Administrator (Section 4 of Hubbardston Town Charter)
The town administrator shall appoint and may remove all department heads, officers, subordinates and employees of the town, except for appointments: (i) of employees of the school department and library trustees; (ii) made by representatives of the commonwealth; (iii) governed by civil service law; and (iv) for which another method of appointment is provided in this charter, including appointment by the fire chief of a deputy fire chief and firefighters in accordance with sections 42, 43 and 44 of chapter 48 of the General Laws; provided, however, that where any officer or multiple-member body has appointment authority under the General Laws, the town administrator shall consult with such officer or multiple-member body prior to making an appointment under this section. Appointments made by the town administrator shall become effective on the 15th day following the day notice of the proposed appointment is filed with the board of selectmen, unless the board of selectmen, within that period, rejects the appointment or has confirmed it prior to the end of that period.
The town administrator shall direct and supervise the administration of all functions under the town administrator's control.
The town administrator shall prepare and submit the annual operating and capital budgets as provided in sections 1 ans 2 of Article 5 of the town charter.
The town administrator shall attend all regular and special meetings of the board of selectmen, unless excused at the town administrator's request, and shall participate, but have no vote, in all of its discussions.
The town administrator shall attend all sessions of town meetings, unless excused by the board of selectmen at the town administrator's request, and answer all questions directed to the town administrator by the voters of the town.
The town administrator shall administer the General Laws and special laws applicable to the town, to the charter, to the bylaws and votes of the town and all rules and regulations made by the board of selectmen.
The town administrator, or the administrator's designee, shall negotiate all labor and employment contracts, other than those under the jurisdiction of the school committee and board of library trustees. Proposed contracts negotiated by the town administrator shall require approval of the board of selectmen.
The town administrator shall keep full and complete inventory of all property of the town, both real and personal. The town administrator shall be responsible for the maintenance and repair of all town property placed under the town administrator's control by the charter, by bylaw, or otherwise.
The town administrator shall be responsible for the keeping of full and complete records of the financial and administrative activities of the town and shall render a full report to the board of selectmen at the end of each fiscal year and otherwise as the board may require.
The town administrator shall be the chief procurement officer under chapter 30B of the General Laws, responsible for the procurement, award and execution of contracts for all supplies, services, materials and equipment of the town, excluding the school district. The town administrator may delegate responsibility for procurement under section 19 of chapter 30B of the General Laws.
The town administrator may at any time inquire into the conduct of any officer, employee or department.
The town administrator shall perform other duties consistent with the office as may be required by town bylaw, vote of the town or board of selectmen.