Town of Merrimack Charter Commission - All Forms Matrix
Current Form Reference
Governing Body 5 Member Board of Selectmen 41:8 & 41:8b
Legislative Body Offical Ballot Town Meeting 40:13
Chief Administrative Officer Town Manager RSA 37
Representation At-Large  
Terms of Office Three year, staggered 41:8 & 41:8b
Principal Officer Chairman  
Period of Domicile No minimum  
Residency Required  
Vacancies Filled by BOS 40:2
Compensation Set by Town Meeting  
Removal From Office Provided by statute RSA 32; RSA 640; RSA 643
General Powers Provided by statute RSA 31; RSA 41
Appointive Powers Provided by statute  
Non Interference by Elect Body Limited RSA 37
Appointive Officers Town Manager RSA 37
Organization Town Manager 37:6, I
Administrative Code Not required by law  
Merit Plan Town Manager 37:6, II
Fiscal Year 1 July to 30 June 31:94a
Budget Process Municipal Budget Act RSA 37
Budget Submission Dates January 31st 37:6,V; Administrative Code
Budget Hearings Municipal Budget Act 32:5,I
Transfer of funds Municipal Budget Act 32:10
Audit Not required by law  
Supplemental Appropriations Town Meeting/Special Town Meeting  32:6; 32:11
Fiscal Controls Municipal Budget Act 32:7; 32:18; 32:22
Borrowing Town Meeting/Special Town Meeting  33 and 31:10
Referendum Procedures 25 signature petition; BOS 39:3; 31:133
Initative Procedures 25 signature petition; BOS 39:3; 31:133
Conflict of Interest Not required by law Ordinace Adopted
Bond Issues Town Meeting/Special Town Meeting  RSA 33
Land Use Changes Town Meeting/Special Town Meeting  675:3
Annual Municipal Election Required 39:1
Administrative Code Adoption Not required by law  
Administrative Code Review Not required by law  
Purchasing System Not required by law; Enabling Legislation 31:59a
Investment Policy Not required by law  
Transition Increase BOS from 3 to 5 members 41:8b
Added Notes: Current form closely mirrors the Official Town Meeting Form.