Fremont has a three member Board of Selectmen. Members are elected to alternating three-year terms.
The Selectmen are the Chief Municipal Administrators for the Town. They are elected by the Legislative Body, on an annual, rotating basis. The Town of Fremont uses the SB2 form of Town Meeting, holding election of all officers and voting on all Town balloting matters on the second Tuesday of March annually.
This is preceded by a Deliberative Session generally at the end of January or early February where discussion and any amendments to the articles takes place. From that meeting, the final form of each article is placed on the Official Ballot for consideration by voters on the second Tuesday in March.
The Selectmen are charged with management of all of the prudential affairs of the Town and are governed by NH Statutes in carrying out these duties.
The Board of Selectmen is responsible for establishing an accounting and internal control structure designed to ensure that the physical, informational, intellectual data and human resource assets of the Town are protected from loss, theft and misuse, and to ensure that adequate accounting information is maintained and reported in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
Additionally, management strives to ensure that these assets are put to good and effective use. The internal control structure is designed to provide reasonable, but not absolute, assurances that these objectives are attained. The concept of reasonable assurance recognizes that: (1) the cost of any control should not exceed the benefit likely to be derived; and (2) the valuation of cost and benefits requires judgments by management.