The legislative decisions are made at Town Meeting which consists of two parts. The first part is a deliberative session in early February where people debate and amend the articles for the ballot. The second part of Town Meeting is conducted with ballot voting the second Tuesday in March. At this meeting various officers of the town are selected including the Board of Selectmen. The Board of Selectmen is the governing board for the Town and is responsible for carrying out the policies adopted at Town Meeting within the budget approved by those voters. The Board of Selectmen has appointed a chief administrative officer, the Town Administrator to help them manage the departments and employees who deliver the services of the town.