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ROSE AVENUE

ROYAL SENTENCE DRIVE

SAINT CHARLES STREET

SAWYER COURT

SEVERANCE STREET

SILVER STREET

SKYLARK DRIVE

SOUTH AVENUE

From B&M tracks to Fordway
20 left -west — 15 right-west

SOUTH RANGE ROAD

STABLE DRIVE

STEVEN AVENUE

STONEGATE LANE

STORER COURT

STRAWBERRY HILL ROAD

SUNSET AVENUE

SUNSET CIRCLE

SUSAN DRIVE

THOMAS STREET

TIGERTAIL CIRCLE

TRACY DRIVE

TRIPLE CROWN ROAD

TWINBROOK DRIVE

UNION STREET

UPSTONE LANE

VALLEY STREET

VICTORY PASS

WALKER STREET

WEST BROADWAY

From B&M tracks west to
Londonderry town line. Left
side only. From 2 —

WEST EVERETT STREET

WHITE LANE

WHITTEMORE LANE

WINDHAM ROAD

WINDHAM DEPOT ROAD

WINDFIELD DRIVE

WINTER HILL

WOOD AVENUE

WOODLAND STREET



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street Listing for District #2 — Councillor Arthur McLean



ADAMS POND ROAD

ADAMS SHORE ROAD

ALYSSA DRIVE

BACK CHESTER ROAD

BALLARD ROAD

BARTLETT ROAD

BEAVER LAKE AVENUE

BEAVER LAKE ROAD

BELMONT TERRACE

BERGE LANE

BISBEE CIRCLE

BLUNT DRIVE

BONNIE LANE

BRANDY ROCK ROAD

BRIER LANE

BUSBY AVENUE

BUTTERNUT LANE

CEMETERY ROAD

CHASES GROVE

CHASE STREET

CHESTER ROAD

From traffic circle west to
Chester town line, right side
only, From 1 —

COLE STREET

COLES GROVE ROAD

COLLETTES GROVE

COLLINS ROAD

CONLEY ROAD

CONLEY'S GROVE

COVENTRY LANE

CROSS ROAD

CUNNINGHAM DRIVE

CYRIL ROAD

DAMORE LANE

DAMREN ROAD

DEER RUN DRIVE

DERBY ROAD

DESFORGE LANE

DEXTER AVENUE

DIXONS GROVE

DONNA DRIVE

DONOVAN DRIVE

DREW ROAD

DREW WOODS DRIVE

DUBEAU DRIVE

EAST DERRY ROAD

EASTMAN DRIVE

EASTVIEW DRIVE

ESCUMBUITROAD

ERMER ROAD

EVERS ROAD
FEATHERBED LANE
FIELD ROAD
FLOYD ROAD
FOX HOLLOW ROAD
GAITA DRIVE
GARDINERSWAY



GATES DRIVE

GERMANTOWN ROAD

GERVAISE DRIVE

GOODHUE ROAD

GRANDVIEW AVENUE

GRANT STREET

GULF ROAD

HALL VILLAGE ROAD

HAMPSHIRE DRIVE

HAMPSTEAD ROAD

HAVERHILL ROAD

HOWARDS GROVE ROAD

HUBBARD COURT

HUBBARD HILL ROAD

HUMPHREY ROAD

ISLAND POND ROAD

JACKMAN ROAD

JENNEY DICKEY HILL ROAD

JEWELL LANE

JOSEPH STREET

JUDITH LANE

KEATS DRIVE

KELLEY DRIVE

KENRO WAY

KILREA ROAD

KINGSBURY STREET

LADY LANE

LAKE AVENUE

LAKE SHORE ROAD

LAKE STREET

LANE ROAD

LAWRENCE ROAD

LEE CIRCLE

LETER LANE

LIBERTY CIRCLE

LONDONDERRY LANE

LONG AVENUE

LORRI ROAD

MARCELLE COURT

MARTHA DRIVE

MARY JO DRIVE

MAURICE ROAD

MAXWELL DRIVE

MCKINLEY AVENUE

MEADOWBROOK LANE

MECCA LANE

MICHAUD GILBERT MOBILE PARK

MILL ROAD

MODEAN DRIVE

MOONBEAM TERRACE

MORRISON ROAD

MUNDY LANE

NELSON FARM ROAD

NEWELL ROAD

NORTH SHORE ROAD

NORTH SHORE ROAD (Island Pond)

NOYES ROAD

NUTMEADOW LANE



OAK RIDGE DRIVE
OLD AUBURN ROAD

From 1 - 27
OLD CHESTER ROAD
OLESEN ROAD
OXBOW LANE
PARTRIDGE LANE
PINE ISLE DRIVE
PINE STREET (Beaver Lake)
PIONEER VALLEY STREET
POND ROAD
POND VIEW DRIVE
POOL COURT
QUINCY DRIVE
RACHEL COURT
RAIN POND PLACE
REDFIELD CIRCLE
REGENCY ROAD
REUBEN ROAD
RICHARDSON DRIVE
RIVERA CIRCLE
ROCK GARDEN DRIVE
ROCKINGHAM ROAD
From Island Pond Rd. south
to Windham town line, left
side only. 94 —
ROCKINGHAM SHORE DRIVE
ROCKY ROAD
ROUTE 1 1 1
ROUTE 121
RUTH COURT
SABRA CIRCLE
SANBORN ROAD
SARAH LANE
SCHURMAN DRIVE
SENTER COVE ROAD
SHARON AVENUE
SHELDON ROAD
SHEPARD DRIVE
SOUTH MAIN STREET
From traffic circle south
to intersection of Island Pond
Rd.andRte. 28. Leftside
only, from 2-92
SPOLLETT DRIVE
STANLEY COURT
STARK ROAD
STEVENS VILLAGE ROAD
TARYN ROAD
TAYLOR BROOK LANE
TENNEY ROAD
THORNTON STREET
From Chester Rd. to East
Derry Rd. From East Derry
Rd. to South Main St. From
18-32
TOBACCO ROAD
TRENT ROAD



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TRUE AVENUE
VALLEY ROAD
VILLAGE LANE
WALDEN DRIVE
WALNUT HILL ROAD
WALNUT STREET



WARDEN'S WAY
WARNER HILL ROAD
WATER STREET
WEBSTER CORNER
WESTON STREET
WHITNEY GROVE



WOODCOCK DRIVE
WORTHLY ROAD
WRIGHT ROAD
WRY AN ROAD
YOUNG ROAD
ZAMES STREET



Street Listing District #3 - Councillor Frederick A. Tompkins



ALICE ROAD
ALLISON LANE
AL STREET
AMHERST DRIVE
ANTRIM CIRCLE
ARROWHEAD ROAD
BARKLAND DRIVE
BEAVER ROAD
BECKFORD ROAD
BILL STREET
BIRCHWOOD DRIVE
BRENDA DRIVE
BREWSTER ROAD
BROOKVIEW DRIVE
BYPASS 28
From intersection of
Tsienneto Rd. north to
town line. 32 on left. 55 on right.
CARBERRY DRIVE
CHESTER ROAD
From traffic circle
to Chester town line east.
Left side only. From 2 —
CHRISTINA LANE
CILLEY ROAD
CIRCLE DRIVE

COLE ROAD

COUNTRY ROAD

COVE DRIVE

DANIEL ROAD

DARTMOUTH WAY

DATILLO ROAD

DEBBIE TERRACE

DOLORES AVENUE

DONMAC DRIVE

DORIS STREET

DRIFTWOOD ROAD

EILEEN AVENUE

ELAINE AVENUE

ELEANOR AVENUE

EL WOOD ROAD

EMERALD DRIVE

ENGLISH RANGE ROAD

EVELYN AVENUE

FELDSPAR DRIVE

FIELDSTONE DRIVE

FOREST STREET

GALENA DRIVE

GARVIN ROAD

GENA AVENUE

GLORIA TERRACE



GREENWICH ROAD
GREGOIRE STREET
GRETA AVENUE
HANOVER LANE
HAPPY LANE
HEMLOCK SPRING ROAD
HERITAGE LANE
HICKORY DRIVE
HILDA AVENUE
HOLIDAY AVENUE
HORSESHOE DRIVE
HUMMINGBIRD LANE
JADE COURT
JEFF LANE
JULIAN ROAD
JUNIPER ROAD
KAREN AVENUE
LEDGEWOOD DRIVE
LINLEW DRIVE
LONDON ROAD
MANCHESTER ROAD

From Ross' Corner north

to Londonderry town line.

Right side only.
MARK AVENUE
MIRRA AVENUE
MORNINGSIDE DRIVE
NESMITH STREET
NEWHOUSE DRIVE
NORTH MAIN STREET

From traffic circle north

to Tsienneto Rd. Right side only.

From 1 - 53
OLD AUBURN ROAD

From 29 right side

From 38 left side
OLDE COACH ROAD
OLD MANCHESTER ROAD
OPAL ROAD
OVERLEDGE DRIVE
OVERLEDGE DRIVE EXTENSION
OXFORD ROAD
PAUL AVENUE
PEMBROKE DRIVE
PINE STREET
PINGREE ROAD
PROSPERITY DRIVE
RAELYNN DRIVE
ROCKY CIRCLE
SALTMARSH AVENUE
SCENIC DRIVE



SCOBIE POND ROAD
SILVESTRI CIRCLE
SPRING DRIVE
SYMPHONY LANE
THAMES ROAD
THORNTON STREET

From Chester Rd. to No. Main
TOPAZ CIRCLE
TREASURE LANE
TSIENNETO ROAD

From Bypass 28 east to Chester Rd.
VIZA AVENUE
WAYNE DRIVE
WEBERS MOBILE PARK
WENTWORTH LANE
WESTGATE ROAD
WHISPERING PINES TR. PARK
WILDWOOD DRIVE
WINCHESTER TERRACE



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Street Listing District #4 — Councillor Brenda Keith



A STREET

ABBOTT STREET

ALADDIN CIRCLE

ASH STREET

B STREET

BEACON STREET

BERLINE AVENUE

BERRY STREET

BIRCH STREET

BITTERSWEET CIRCLE

BOYD ROAD

BRISTOL COURT

CEDAR STREET

CHERYL AVENUE

CLAREMONT AVENUE

COBURN ROAD

CONCORD AVENUE

CORWIN DRIVE

CRESCENT STREET

CRYSTAL AVENUE

DERRY WAY

DICKEY STREET

EAST BROADWAY

EDEN STREET

ELM STREET

EVERETT STREET

EXETER STREET

FAIRFAX AVENUE

FAIRWAY DRIVE

FAIRVIEW AVENUE

FENWAY STREET

FERLAND DRIVE

FINCH COURT

FOLSOM ROAD

FORREST RIDGE ROAD

FRANKLIN STREET

FRANKLIN STREET EXTENSION

GAYLE DRW'E

GRINNELL ROAD

GROVE STREET

HARDY COURT

HAYWOOD COURT

HIGH STREET

HILLSIDE AVENUE

HOLMES STREET

HOODKROFT DRIVE

HOOD ROAD

HOWARD STREET

INDUSTRIAL LANE

JEFFERSON STREET

KENDALL POND ROAD

From Rockingham Rd.

west to B&M tracks.

Right side only. 1-15
LACONIA AVENUE
LARA WAY COURT



LAUREL STREET

LAWRENCE STREET

LENOX ROAD

LINCOLN STREET

LINDEN STREET

LINWOOD AVENUE

MADDEN ROAD

MALLARD COURT

MALOLEY COURT

MANCHESTER AVENUE

MANCHESTER ROAD
From Ross' Corner north
to Londonderry town line.
Left side only.

MANNING STREET

MAPLE STREET

MARLBORO ROAD

MARTIN STREET

MCALLISTER COURT

MISTY MORNING DRIVE

MITCHELL AVENUE

MOODY STREET

MT. PLEASANT STREET

MT. WASHINGTON STREET

NEWELLS MEADOW LANE

NORTH AVENUE

NORTH HIGH STREET

NORTH MAIN STREET
From traffic circle north
to Tsienneto Rd. Left
side only. 2-28
NORTON STREET
NUTFIELD COURT
OAK STREET
PARK AVENUE
PAYNE COURT
PEABODY ROAD
PEABODY ROAD ANNEX
PEARL STREET
PERLEY ROAD
PIERCE AVENUE
PILLSBURY STREET
PINKERTON STREET
RAILROAD AVENUE
RAILROAD AVENUE EXTENSION
RAILROAD SQUARE
ROBIN COURT
ROCKINGHAM ROAD
From intersection of
Kendall Pond Rd. and
Windham Rd. east to Rte. 28
Left side only. 52 - 92
ROLLINS STREET
SOLAR DRIVE



SOUTH AVENUE

From Birch St. west to B & M

Rightsidel-13

Left side 2 -18
SOUTH MAIN STREET

From traffic circle south to

intersection of Island Pond Rd.

and Rte. 28. Right side

only. 1-121
SOUTH RAILROAD AVENUE
SQUIRE DRIVE
STARLIGHT DRIVE
SUMMIT AVENUE
SUNDOWN DRIVE
SUNNYSIDE LANE
SUNVIEW DRIVE
TINKHAM AVENUE

From Pinkerton St. to

Bypass 28. Right side

only. Sunviewand

Hoodkroft complexes.
WALKER COURT
WALL STREET
WEST BROADWAY

From B «fe M tracks west to

Londonderry town line.

Right side only. 1 —
WILSON AVENUE
WREN COURT
WYMAN STREET



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THE DERRY TOWN CHARTER

as Proposed by
The Derry Charter Commission
for the Consideration of the Voters
as Amended December 20, 1988



Article 1
Incorporation; Short Title; Power
Section 1-1 Incorporation

The inhabitants of the Town of Derry, New Hampshire,
within the limits estabhshed by law, shall continue to be a
body corporate and politic under the name "Town of Derry".
Section 1-2 Short Title

This instrument shall be known, and may be cited as the
Derry Town Charter.
Section 1-3 Form of Government

The administration of the fiscal, prudential, and municipal
affairs of the town, with the government thereof; shall be
vested in an executive branch, to consist of the Mayor, the
Trustees of Trust Funds, the MacGregor Library Trustees,
the Taylor Library Trustees, Supervisors of the Check List
and the Moderator, and a Legislative Branch, to consist of
the Town Council. No member of the Town Council, except-
ing the Mayor, nor any committee thereof, shall take any part
in the conduct of the administrative business of the Town.
Section 1-4 Powers of the Municipality

Subject only to express limitations on the exercise of any
power or function by a municipality in the constitution or the
statutes of the State of New Hampshire, it is the intent and
the purpose of the voters of Derry, through the adoption of
the Charter to secure for the Town all powers it is possible to
secure under the constitution and the statutes of the State of
New Hampshire, as fully and as completely as though each
such power were specifically and individually enumerated
herein.
Section 1-5 Construction

The powers of the municipality under the Charter are to be
construed liberally in favor of the Town, and the specific
mention of particular powers is not intended to limit in any
way the general powers of the municipality as stated in
section 1-4.
Section 1-6 Intergovernmental Relations

Subject only to express limitations in the construction of
the State Statutes, the Town may exercise any of its powers or
perform any of its functions, and may participate in the
financing thereof, jointly or in cooperation, by contract or
otherwise, with the State of New Hampshire, or any political
sub-division or agency thereof, or the United States
Government or any agency thereof.



Article 2
Legislative Branch

Section 2-1 Composition; Eligibility; Election and Term

(a) Composition - There shall be a Town Council consisting
of six members and the Mayor which shall exercise the
legislative powers of the Town. There shall be four (4)
districts. One Councillor shall be elected from each of these



districts. The remaining two (2) Councillors shall be elected at
large.

(b) Eligibility - Only voters who at all times during their
term of office shall be and remain residents of the town, or
district in the case of District Councillors, shall be eligible to
hold the office of Councillor. To be eligible for election to the
office of Councillor a candidate must be and have been a
resident of the town for at least one calendar year before
election, and if seeking the office of District Councillor a
resident of the district which he wishes to represent. Anyone
who is a candidate for the office of Councillor must indicate
to the Town Clerk whether it is the At Large or District seat
which is sought.

(c) Election and Term - The term of office of all members
of the Town Council elected shall be for three (3) years, all
beginning upon their election and qualification for office
and ending upon the election and qualification of their
successors.

Section 2-2 Organization

After the Councillors elect have been sworn, the Town
Council shall be called together by the Mayor who shall
preside. The Town Council shall then elect, from among its
members, a Council President to serve at the pleasure of the
Town Council. The Mayor shall preside at all meetings of the
Town Council, and perform such other functions as may be
assigned by the Charter, by ordinance or by vote of the Town
Council. The President of the Council shall act as chairperson
of the Council during the absence or disability of the Mayor.
Section 2-3 Compensation; Expenses

The Town Council shall establish an annual salary and
expense allowance for its members.

No increase in such salary or expense allowance shall be
effective however, unless it shall have been adopted by a two-
thirds vote of the full council. The new salary and expense
schedule is to become part of the next budget process. How-
ever no Councillor who was in office shall receive any benefit
of the new schedule during their present term of office.
Section 2-4 General Powers and Duties

Except as otherwise provided by law or by the Charter, all
legislative powers of the Town shall be vested in the Town
Council which shall provide for their exercise and for the
performance of all duties and obligations imposed on the
Town by law.
Section 2-5 Prohibitions

Except as otherwise provided by law, the Councillors shall
not, while holding office, hold any other town office or
position. A former Councillor shall not hold any
compensated appointive town office or town employment
until one year after the expiration of his service.
Section 2-6 Filling of Vacancies

If a vacancy occurs in the office of Councillor whether by
failure to elect or otherwise, the remaining Councillors shall,
within twenty-one (21) days following the date such vacancy
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is declared to exist, act to fill the said vacancy. The Council
shall choose from among the voters, an acting Councillor
eligible to hold the office to serve until the next election. If
such choice is not made within twenty-one (21) days, the
choice shall be made by the Mayor. Any person so chosen
shall be sworn and commence to serve forthwith. The Council
shall declare a vacancy when a Councillor dies, resigns or
ceases to be a resident of the town or his district. The Council
may declare a vacancy when in its judgment a member is
guilty of malfeasance, misfeasance or dereliction of duty of
non attendance at council meetings.
Section 2-7 Exercise of Powers; Quorum; Rules of Procedure

(a) Exercise of Powers - Except as otherwise prohibited by
law or the Charter, the legislative powers of the Town
Council may be exercised in a manner determined by it.

(b) Quorum - The majority of the full Town Council shall
constitute a quorum. The affirmative vote of a majority of
the full Town Council shall be necessary to adopt any
appropriation order. Except as otherwise provided by law or
the Charter, any other motion or measure may be adopted by
a majority vote of those present.

(c) Rules of Procedure - The Town Council shall from time
to time establish rules for its proceedings. Regular meetings
of the Town Council shall be held at a time and place fixed by
ordinance but which shall be not less frequent than once
monthly. Special meetings of the Town Council may be held
on the call of the Mayor or on the call of any three or more
members, by written notice delivered to the place or residence
or business of each member at least forty-eight (48) hours in
advance of the time set. Except as otherwise authorized by
law all sessions of the Town Council shall be open to the
public. Every matter coming before the Town Council for
action shall be put to a vote, the result of which shall be duly
recorded.

Section 2-8 Council Staff

(a) Clerk of the Council - The clerk of the council shall be
the Town Clerk. The clerk of the council shall give notice of
all meetings of the Town Council to its members and to the
public, keep a record of its proceedings and perform such
duties as may be assigned by the Charter, by ordinance, or by
other vote of the Town Council.

Section 2-9 Measures; Emergency Measures; Charter
Objection

(a) In (ieneral - No measure shall be passed finally on the
date on which it is introduced, except in cases of emergency
involving the health or safety of the people or their property.
Except as otherwise provided by the Charter, every adopted
measure shall become effective at the expiraiton of thirty (30)
days after adoption or at any later date specified therein.
Measures not subject to referendum may become effective
upon adoption. No ordinance shall be amended or repealed
except hy another ordinance adopted in accordance with the
Charter, or as provided in the initiative and referendum
procedures.

(b) Emergency Measures - An emergency measure shall be
introduced in the form and manner prescribed for measures
generally except that it shall be plainly designated as an
emergency measure and shall contain statements after the
enacting clause declaring that an emergency exists and
describing its scope and nature in clear and specific terms. A
preamble which declares and defines the emergency shall be
separately voted on and shall require the affirmative vote of



two-thirds of the full Town Council. An emergency measure
shall be passed without amendment or rejected at the meeting
at which it is introduced. No measure making a grant,
renewal or extension, whatever its kind or nature, of any
franchise or specialprivilege shall be passed as an emergency
measure, and except as provided by law relating to utility
lines, no such grant, renewal or extension shall be made
otherwise than by ordinance. After its adoption, an
emergency measure shall be published as prescribed for other
adopted measures. It shall become effective upon adoption or
at such time as it may specify.

(c) Charter Objection - On the first occasion that the
question on adoption of a measure is put to the Town
Council, if a single member objects to the taking of the vote,
the vote shall be postponed until the next meeting of the
Town Council whether regular or special. If two (2) or more
members shall join the member in objection, such postpone-
ment shall be until the next regular meeting. This procedure
shall not be used more than once for any agenda item. Any
item once postponed may not be further postponed under this
section. The Charter objection privilege is not available when
considering an emergency measure.
Section 2-10 Delegation of Powers

The Town Council may delegate to one or more town
agencies, the powers vested in the Town Council by the laws
of the State of New Hampshire to grant and issue licenses and
permits, and may regulate the granting and issuing of licenses,
and permits by any such town agency, and may in its
discretion, rescind any such delegation without prejudice to
any prior action which has been taken.
Section 2-11 Inquiries and Investigations

The Town Council may require any elected or appointed
town officer or employee, official appointed or confirmed by
the Council, or member of an elected town board or elected
town commission to appear before it, and give such
information as it may require in relation to his office, its
function, and performance. The Town Council shall give at
least forty-eight (48) hours written notice of the general scope
of the inquiry which is to be made to any person it shall
require to appear before it under this section.

The Town Council may make investigations into the affiars
of the town and into the conduct of any town agency, and for
this purpose may administer oaths and require the production
of evidence.

Article 3
Executive Branch

Section 3-1 Executive Power

The executive power of the Town shall be vested in a
Mayor.
Section 3-2 Election and Qualifications of Mayor

(a) Election - The Mayor shall be elected at the regular
town election for three (3) years by direct vote of the people
for a term of three (3) years to begin upon his election and
qualification for office and to end upon the election and
qualification of his successor.

(b) Qualifications - In order to qualify for Mayor a voter
must meet all provisions of Article 2, section 2- 1(b).
Section 3-3 Mayor's Messages to the Council

The Mayor shall, at the beginning of each fiscal year, and
may at other times give the Council information about the



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affairs of the Town and recommend measures he considers
necessary and desirable.
Section 3-4 Authority and Duties

The Mayor shall be the Executive Officer of the Town and
be responsible to the voters for the administration of all town
affairs placed in his charge by or under this Charter. He shall
have the following authorization and duties:

(a) He shall preside over the Council and attend Council
meetings and take an active part in the meeting. He shall vote
on all matters he deems necessary.

(b) Except as otherwise provided by this Charter, the
Mayor shall appoint upon merit and fitness alone, and may
remove, subject to the provisions of pertinent statutes where
applicable, all board members and commission members.

(c) The Mayor shall appoint the following positions,
subject to the approval of the Council:

1 . Town Administrator

2. Town Clerk

(d) Vacancy of Office - The Council shall declare a vacancy
when a Mayor dies, resigns, is convicted of a felony, ceases to
be a resident of the Town or the provisions of section 3-4 (e)
are met.

In case of a vacancy the Council President will assume the
duties of the Mayor until a new Mayor is elected. Procedure
for electing an interim Mayor will be:

1. The Council will order the Town Clerk to hold a
special election to elect a Mayor for the balance of the term
which is vacant. Said election is to be held within ninety
(90) days from date the vacancy was declared. If a regular
town election is scheduled within one hundred-twenty (120)
days of the vacancy declaration, then there will not be a
special election.

(e) Absence or Disability - By letter filed with the Town
Clerk the Mayor shall designate a Council Member to exercise
the powers and perform the duties of Mayor, except that of
presiding over the Council, during his temporary absence or
disability. Upon his return to duty the Mayor shall so notify
the Town Clerk and Council. If disability or absence
continues unabated for sixty (60) days, the Council shall
declare the office of Mayor vacant and invoke the provisions
outlined in section 3-4(d).

(f) Compensation and Expenses - The Mayor's
compensation and expenses shall be established in the same
manner as provided for in section 2-3.

Section 3-5 Prohibitions

The Mayor shall not, while holding office, hold any other
town office or position. A former Mayor shall not hold any
compensated appointive town office or town employment
until one (1) year after the expiration of his or her service.
Section 3-6 Town Administrator Appointment;
Qualifications, Term

The Mayor shall appoint a Town Administrator subject to
the approval of a majority of the full Council for a three (3)
year term or less and fix his compensation. The Town
Administrator shall be appointed solely on the basis of his
qualifications. He shall be a person especially fitted by
education, training, or previous experience in public or
private administration which qualify him to perform the
duties of the office. He need not be a resident of the Town or
of the State of New Hampshire at the time of his appointment
but he must establish residence within a period fixed by the
Mayor. He shall devote full time to the office and shall not



hold any other public office, elective or appointive, nor
engage in any other business or occupation during his term
unless approved by Mayor and Council.

Any vacany in the office of the Town Administrator shall
be filled as soon as possible by the Mayor, and meanwhile he
shall appoint a suitable person as Temporary Town
Administrator to perform the duties of the office. Such
temporary appointment may not exceed three (3) months but
one additional renewal may be made by the Mayor not to
exceed a second three (3) months. Compensation for such
person shall be set by the Town Council.
Section 3-7 Authority and Duties

The Town Administrator shall be the Chief Administrative
Officer of the Town and be responsible to the Mayor for the
administration of all town affairs placed in his charge by or


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