Town of Dunstable
Snow/Inclement Weather Closure Policy
Voted by Board of Selectmen on February 20, 2018
Safety is the primary concern of the Town. In consultation with the Police and
Highway Departments it will be determined when it is appropriate to close, have a delayed
opening, or early closure of the Town Hall and Library.
Following this guideline the Town Administrator will contact the Highway
Superintendent, Fire Chief, and Police Chief to determine the safety of the roads for traffic.
If it is deemed that closure, delayed opening, or early closure is in the best interest of the
community, the Town Administrator will update the website, contact staff, and notify the
news media, in most cases by 6:00am on the day of the weather event.
When the Town Hall and Library close under these guidelines, the employees will
receive pay for the closed day or portion of a day that falls under their usual work schedule.
All Boards and Committees should note that when the Town Hall or Library has been
closed for the day, due to inclement weather, meetings for that day or evening would also be
cancelled. If there is a delayed opening, evening meetings will still occur. If there is an early
closure, evening meetings will be cancelled.
On occasion, the Town Administrator, in consultation with the board or committee
Chair, may allow a meeting to be held even when the office is closed. All updates in this
regard will be posted on the website.