The Town Moderator presides over the Annual Town Meeting held on the first Monday in May, as well as any Special Town Meetings which are called. The Moderator also appoints all members to the Warrant Committee, Memorial Day Committee and the Minuteman School representative as well as some members to the Long Range Planning Committee and the Personnel Board.
Dover Town Code Description of Responsibilities
There shall be a Moderator elected for a one-year term. The duties and authority of the Moderator shall be to chair Town Meetings and to make appointments to the Warrant Committee, the Memorial Day Committee, the Long Range Planning Committee, the Personnel Board and the Dover Representative to the Minuteman Regional Vocational School District School Committee. The Moderator’s duties and authority shall include, but shall not be limited to, those specified in Massachusetts General Laws (MGL) Chapter 39, Sections 15, 17, 18 and Chapter 43A, Section 8.