Town of Buxton, Personnel Policy
IX. Inclement Weather/Emergency Policy, page 9
The decision whether to close Town services due to inclement weather or another emergency will be made by a designated Selectman after consulting with the Public Works Director or Police Chief. The Board of Selectmen shall select the member responsible for this duty. If the Board fails to designate a member or if the designated member is unavailable, three members of the Board will need to agree.
The designated Selectman will notify the affected Town Department Heads (normally the Business Office, Code Enforcement and Transfer Station), prior to 7:00 a.m. in the event of a closure. The Department Heads will then call the individual employees. The Selectman will also have at least two radio and television stations notified. Employees not notified by 7:30 a.m. shall assume that there has been no closure.
The choice to travel in inclement weather shall be an individual’s decision. Employees who feel that it is too hazardous to travel or if work has been canceled, may elect to use earned vacation, compensation time or may take the time off without compensation.
Public Safety Employees are required to work regardless of weather (normally the Public Works, Police and Fire & Rescue Departments) do not receive additional time off or pay for a closure.
Approved by Executive Order: 010203020, March 27, 2002
Amended by Executive Order: 131410023, October 16, 2013