Town Government Study Committee

Charter of the Town Government Study Committee

  1. Conduct an in-depth review of the town’s current organizational structure,
  2. Obtain information regarding various models of government structure from other Massachusetts communities similar in size to Westminster,
  3. Identify strengths and weaknesses in Westminster’s current form of government and areas for improvement,
  4. Recommend changes in the Town’s organizational structure, including but not limited to the terms of office and the method of selection of officials, consistent with the needs of the Town; for example, consider changing the name and duties of the Advisory Board to Finance Committee or changing the Town Clerk’s position from elected to appointed,
  5. Report its findings and recommendations to the Board of Selectmen and then Town Meeting within two years,       
  6. The ultimate goal of the Town Government Study Committee is to gain the support and confidence of the public through the creation of a new town charter establishing the framework for an improved structure of government for the Town of Westminster
  7. Provide recommendation as to which boards/commissions should receive a stipend.

If you have any questions or comments about the TGSC, feel free to email the Committee Chair, John Fairbanks at