The Office Staff
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Have a question about the Town? You can now send questions directly to the Town Administrator. Your questions will be posted, anonymously, and you can see all of the answers on the Answer page.
The final report from generated by the MAPC (Metro Area Planning Council) on the development analysis funded through a technical grant received by Norfolk and Walpole is available here.
According to statute, the Town Administrator is the Chief Administrative Officer of the town, appointed by the Board of Selectmen for a three year term. The Town Administrator is responsible for the the daily management of town government. He appoints the Police Chief, Fire Chief, Finance Director, Building Commissioner and Director of Emergency Management.
Under the direction of the Board of Selectmen, the Town Administrator is responsible for good management by all public officials appointed by him and their respective departments. He prepares the annual operating budget and assists in the preparaton of a capital budget for submission to the Board of Selectmen.
The Town Administrator develops policy proposals for the Selectmen and provides them with facts and advise on matters of policy. He upholds and implements local government policies adopted by the Board of Selectmen.
Lastly, the Town Administrator keeps the community informed on local government affairs. He encourages communication between the citizens and all local government officers; emphasizes friendly and courteous service to the public and seeks to improve the quality and image of public service.