If a salaried elected officer is retiring at the end of the fiscal year and has not used his/her 3 weeks non-accruable vacation time BECAUSE it is necessary to WORK right up to the last minute INCLUDING WEEKENDS in order to leave the work in any kind of order, can the Selectboard legally refuse to pay the requested vacation time because that person is a salaried worker and therefore has made the 'choice' not to take the vacation time previously?  Also note that this person has served as elected town officer since 1990 and has never come close to using vacation time.