Board of Selectmen - East Haddam

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    East Haddam, CT 06423
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    Board of Selectmen

    Emmett J. Lyman, First Selectman (R) 2019
    admin@easthaddam.org

    Susan C. Link, Selectman (R) 2019
    Robert R. Smith, Selectman (U) 2019

    Staff Contact
    Linda J. Zemienieski, Executive Assistant
    admin@easthaddam.org 

    P.O. Box K
    7 Main Street
    East Haddam, CT  06423
    860-873-5021
    860-872-5025 fax

    The Board of Selectmen are the chief elected and executive officers of the Town of East Haddam.  Their responsibilities cover a broad range of important municipal issues.  The Board of Selectmen are responsible for the oversight and delivery of all general municipal services, including but not limited to Public Safety, Public Works, and general government (finance, personnel, building inspections, maintenance, senior services, legal, animal control and veterans functions).

    The Board of Selectmen act as the appointing authority for the many resident volunteers who serve on town boards and commissions.  These Boards/Commissions assist in shaping and formulating Town policies on the environment, infrastructure assessment and improvement, growth and development issues, fair housing, senior citizens, finance, recreation, recycling and personnel to name a few.  In addition, appointment of department heads of various general agencies falls within their scope of responsibility as well.

    The Board of Selectmen also act as the Town's licensing authority and reviews, hears and acts on all such requests.  The Board reviews and approves Town Meeting warrants, ballot questions, and reviews and approves contracts for procument of services or materials.  The First Selectman also plays a key role in litigation and employee contract negotiations.

    The Board of Selectmen meet on the the first and third Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the Grange Hall, 488 Town Street, East Haddam.

    Liaison Appointments:

    Secretary:  Susan Link

    Susan Link Liaison Appointments:  Board of Assessment Appeals, Recreation, Cemetery Committee, Green Committee, Energy Committees, Food Bank, Youth and Family Services, Local Prevention Council, Technology and Ecumenical Clerical Council

    Robert Smith Liaison Appointments:  Board of Education, Elementary School Renovation Building Committee, Libraries, Land Use (Planning and Zoning, Inland Wetlands and Watercourses, Conservation, Zoning Board of Appeals, Historic District, Open Space, Connecticut River Gateway), Water Pollution Control Authority.

    Emmett Lyman Liaison Appointments:  Board of Finance, Public Works/Transfer Station, Senior Services, Municipal Office Building Committee, Agriculture Commission, Emergency Management, Town Wide Radio System Building Committee, Public Safety (Police Department, Fire Department, Board of Fire Commissioners and Ambulance Association), Firehouse Renovation Building Committee, Economic Development, Chatham Health District, and all other issues.