Update - Coolidge Woods Road Closure
April 17th - Flood gates remain closed.
Due to heavy rainfall and flooding concerns, the flood gates on Coolidge Woods Road and Brook Road were closed at 6 am, Wed., April 16th. The Army Corps of Engineers will continue to monitor the Pemigewasset River to determine when the gates can be reopened. As the river is still rising, it is still possible that the Central Street Bridge could be closed.
Please check this homepage for updates.
Assessing Firm to Begin Property Reviews
In April, appraisers from the firm of Commerford Nieder Perkins, LLC will begin their annual review of newly purchased properties, all building permits, subdivisions plans, and boundary line adjustments.
Beginning in July 2014 the appraisers will begin the first year of a 4-year cyclical review of property for the Town of New Hampton.
Click here for further details on the cyclical review process.
Amendments to Existing Pole Licenses
Pursuant to the provisions of RSA 231:163 and 43:2, the Board of Selectmen held a public hearing on March 20, 2014 to determine if it would be in the best interests of the public good to amend all of the existing pole licenses issued by the Town of New Hampton through March 20, 2014 to include language regarding taxation pursuant to RSA 72:23. As a result of the public hearing, the Board of Selectmen have found it is in the best interests of the public good to amend these existing pole licenses to include additional language.
Click here for the Petition for License - Utility Poles/Underground Conduit
New Hampton Hazard Mitigation Plan Meeting
April 11th at 10:00 AM at the Public Safety Building
With the help of Lakes Region Planning Association's Regional Planner, David Jeffers, the New Hampton Hazard Mitigation Plan Committee will begin the process of updating its 2009 Hazard Mitigation Plan. The committee, which is represented by a variety of local interests, will focus on the natural and manmade hazards that put New Hampton at risk as well as the development of recommendations to protect the safety and well being of town residents.
The next meeting is scheduled for April 11th at the New Hampton Public Safety Building, 26 Intervale Drive starting at 10:00 AM. Residents and business owners of New Hampton and representatives from neighboring communities are encouraged to attend and provide input.
Don and Pat Bergeron's Gift to New Hampton
For Immediate Release
New Hampton Expands Snake River Conservation Area
The New Hampton Conservation Commission has acquired another 5 acre parcel on the west side of the Snake River off Winona Road, with approximately 700 feet of river frontage. The property is a gift to the town from Don and Pat Bergeron in memory of Marilyn J. Bergeron.
Property Closing Photo — L to R:
Ralph Kirshner, Chairman-New Hampton Conservation Commission, Pat Bergeron,
Chuck Braxton, President-Windy Waters Conservancy, Don Bergeron,
Bill Fitzgerald-Horizon Settlement Services
The Snake River runs between Winona Lake and Lake Waukewan, and contains wetlands and forested buffers that serve to filter the water entering Lake Waukewan, Meredith’s water supply. That lake then drains into Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith. Protecting the water quality also protects property values in the watershed.
Pending approval from their Board of Selectmen, Meredith will hold a conservation easement on the property, as it does on the rest of the area, monitored by the Meredith Conservation Commission. Two other lots on the New Hampton side of the river were acquired by the New Hampton Conservation Commission in 2010 and 2013. Center Harbor has designated the east side of the Snake River as prime wetlands.
The New Hampton Conservation Commission plans to update its Stewardship Plan for the Snake River Conservation Area to include the Bergeron Property. The plan and its appendices are available online at: http://tinyurl.com/o9juwh9
The Windy Waters Conservancy ( http://wwc.waukewan.org/ ) assisted the property transfer by underwriting the survey by Bryan L. Bailey Associates of Gilford, NH. The Conservancy and Horizon Settlement Services donated legal services.
The Snake River Conservation Area now has almost a mile of river frontage that provides diverse habitat for both terrestrial and aquatic species of plants and animals.
to view a map of the area along the Snake River, including the Conservation Area.
Road Weight Limit of 10 Tons
Effective March 1, 2014
Pursuant to RSA 41:1 and per Selectmen’s orders,
please be advised that the town’s roads within the Town of New Hampton
will be posted on or about Saturday, March 1st for a weight limit of 10 tons.
It may be possible to receive a special permit to operate over posted roads for a job or operation for specific dates and times based on weather and road conditions. These permits are available from Public Works Director Jim Boucher. Please contact him to request a permit or if you have further questions at 744-8025, or leave a message at 744-3559.
Police Department Warns of Phone Scam
The New Hampton Police Department would like to make residents aware of another phone scam that has occurred here in town. There have been at least two calls that we know of. The caller claimed to be the grandson of the resident and explained that they needed money to get them out of jail in Florida. In this case, the grandchild did live in Florida and it was plausible that the grandchild could have been in a jail in Florida but the resident was wary and did not send money. Please be cautious of callers that claim to be a family member. These callers are smart and will say things to make you believe it is actually a relative calling. It is possible through the internet to get person’s dates of birth and address so they may even have some personal information of the family member. If you receive a call like this and believe it to be true, obtain a call back number and call a police officer at the New Hampton Police Department. We can verify for you if the call is legitimate.
Please contact Sgt. Cunningham at the New Hampton Police Department, 744-5423, if you have any questions or concerns.
Construction of the Nature and Fitness Trail to Begin in the Spring
In the fall of 2013, roughing in of the trail system was done by volunteers. Then trail construction began, which included stumping, grubbing the sites, installation of culverts, grading and leveling the trail surface. In the spring, when conditions allow, the final surface of the Fitness trail will be put down then construction and installation of the 20 fit stations will begin. Volunteers will be needed who can help with the raking, and piling brush, assembly and installation of the fit stations, signage, etc.
In November, a Grant from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation was applied for and granted to the Town for the Nature and Fitness Trail Fund, in the amount of $4,000. This grant is for the purchase of ledge pack to improve the access and provide a firm trail surface for the elderly or disabled that will be ADA compliant.
This Nature-Fitness Trail is in the wooded area behind the Public Safety Building near the Pemigewasset River. The Trustees of the Trust Funds have created a separate expendable trust fund, "Nature-Fitness Trail Fund”, for the purpose of receiving donations to cover the construction and continued maintenance of this trail system. The Nature Fitness Trail is not only for fitness buffs for people to walk, jog, or use the exercise stations while enjoying the sights and sounds of the river and the natural world around them.
Click here to see the proposed Fitness Trail with station locations.
We are so thankful for the many donations from individuals and businesses that have made this project successful. Since May 2013, over $21,000 was raised by donations alone to construct and maintain the trail.
You can still donate:
Tax Deductable Donations in the form of a check must be to:
"Nature and Fitness Trail Fund”
c/o New Hampton Trustees of Trust Funds
6 Pinnacle Hill Road
New Hampton, NH 03256
New Hampton Stage Curtain Restoration Project
The New Hampton Stage Curtain Restoration Project is supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The New Hampton Historical Society and the Town of New Hampton have been awarded a grant to restore two painted stage curtains found in the Grange Hall and the Town House, which will be a Fall through Spring community project.
A hundred years ago, grand drapes and painted backdrops were the primary artistic feature of the cultural life of almost every village and town in Northern New England and were found in town and grange halls, theaters and opera houses. Curtains Without Borders is a conservation project dedicated to documenting and preserving historic painted scenery.
Curtain painted by Arthur S. Ives (1896-1955)
Curtain painted by George A. Thompson (1905-1983)
In June 2013 Northern Pass proposed a new route consisting of 160 miles with eight miles of it being buried in the North Country.
Click on any of the following for further information:
Police Department Activity
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