Glossary

Glossary

ADMINISTRATIVE CODE: The Administrative Code shall be those ordinances adopted by the Board of Selectmen designating the organizational chart and management functions and duties of departments providing service of the Town.
AFFIDAVIT: A voluntary sworn declaration, in writing, made before competent authority.
AUSTRALIAN BALLOT: A ballot bearing the names of all the candidates of all parties, so arranged as to insure absolute secrecy and liberty in polling votes.
BOARD: Board of Selectmen
CHARTER: A document granting and defining the home rule rights, liberties and powers of the Town as authorized by the New Hampshire State Constitution and State Statutes.
CODE: The published ordinances and by-laws of the Town arranged in a systematic form by chapters and sections.
CONTRACT: An agreement which creates, modifies or destroys a legal relation.
CUMULATIVE: Steadily increasing in volume or strength.
EMERGENCY: A sudden unexpected happening or an unforeseen occasion or condition.
EMPLOYEE: One who works for the Town in return for salary, wages or other considerations.
EMPLOYER: The Town.
ENACTMENT: The act of establishing a law or ordinance.
FISCAL YEAR: A twelve month period used by the Town as a basis for business reckoning. Present fiscal year January 1st to December 31st.
GENERAL COURT: The official title of the Legislature in New Hampshire.
GENERAL LAWS: The State Law which is binding upon all members of a community and referring to the Revised Statutes Annotated (RSA).'
LEGISLATIVE BODY: Town Meeting.
MUNICIPAL CORPORATION: An incorporated town.
NOW:
The adoption date of this Charter.
OFFICIAL: A person elected or appointed to fill an office established by Town or State Statutes.
OVERSEER: Local officials to whom is delegated the ministerial work of a department.
PLURALITY VOTE: The excess of the votes case for one candidate over those cast for any other.
PRECINCT: Any incorporated subdivision of the Town as established for the purposes set forth in the Statutes; also known as Village Districts.
PROMULGATE: To make known or announce officially and formally.
QUALIFIED VOTER: A registered voter.
QUORUM: Such a number of members of any corporate body as is necessary for the legal transaction of business.
RATIFY: Make valid by approving.
RESIDENT: One having legal residence or domicile.
RIGHT TO KNOW LAW: That general law which defines the public's rights of access to public proceedings and records.
STATUTE: The written will of the General Court expressed according to form necessary to constitute a law of the State and rendered authentic by certain prescribed forms and solemnities. 
TOWN: Town of Conway
TOWN BY-LAWS AND ORDINANCES: A local law of a municipal corporation of a general and permanent nature.
TOWN MEETING: An assembly of qualified voters for the purpose of transacting Town business in accordance with State Statutes.
VESTED RIGHTS: Established by law as a permanent right.
WARRANT: Notice of a Town Meeting together with the subject matter to be considered.