(a) All persons appointed to positions in the service of the town shall serve a probationary period of six months. An employee may be dismissed by his supervisor upon the approval of the town manager without right of appeal during the probationary period at any time if it is felt that the employee is not capable of satisfactorily performing the assigned duties. This probationary period shall be considered a part of the examination procedure and shall be utilized to test the employee's capacity for satisfactory job performance.
(b) An additional probationary period of up to three additional months may be recommended by the department head with the approval by the town manager. No employee shall serve more than nine months on a probationary basis. (Ord. of 3-12-91, art. III, § 3)