The Town Clerk/Tax Collector and Selectmen's Office will be closed
on November 27th and 28th in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Community Gift Program
The New Hampton Community Gift Program is set up to help families in the area that need assistance with getting gifts and/or necessary items for their children for the holiday season. A holiday dinner is also an item we can help with. Sign ups will be at the New Hampton Community Church, Main Street, New Hampton.
Deadline for sign-ups is Nov. 24th.
Please contact the New Hampton Community Church at 744-8252 for further information. Please bring along proof of residency in New Hampton (tax bill, electric bill, driver’s license with correct address, etc) or call with questions of eligibility or needs.
New Hampton Residents Recently Awarded the Spirit of NH Award
Patricia Schlesinger Janan Hays
The Spirit of New Hampshire Award is given to highlight the impact that a volunteer can have and how that impact has improved the state of New Hampshire. While all awards are honored and are critical to fostering the tradition of volunteerism, the Spirit of New Hampshire award sets an example of inspiration each year that sets the tone for further contributions of service. The Spirit of New Hampshire award is selected by anonymous vote by a review committee made up of Volunteer NH's partners, past recipients, past nominators, and volunteer program managers from across New Hampshire. This annual recognition program is administered by Volunteer NH in collaboration with the Office of the Governor. Spirit of New Hampshire awards honor outstanding contributions to volunteerism throughout the state of New Hampshire. They augment the many local recognition events that show appreciation for the work of community volunteers and volunteer programs. Each fall, a statewide celebration is held to present Spirit of New Hampshire Awards.
Pemigewasset River in New Hampton
2014 Tax Rate
2014 Tax rate of $17.62 down from 2013 rate of $19.17
Town Portion $6.34
Local School Portion $7.49
State School Portion $2.49
County Portion $1.30
New Hampton’s tax bills are being mailed this week and will be due on Thursday, December 18th.
A reduction of $1.55/1000 on the tax rate, results in a home assessed at $200,000, seeing a reduction of $310.00 in real estate taxes for this year (note: unless improvements or other changes were made to the property). The Newfound School District portion went down significantly from $8.70 to $7.49/1000.
Please note the Town Clerk/Tax Collector's new hours:
Monday 7:30 am - 11:45 am & 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 11:45 am & 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 11:45 am & 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 11:45 am & 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
New Hampton Historical Society
Click here for the New Hampton Historical Society's Fall/Winter 2014 Newsletter. Hard copies are available at the Gordon-Nash Library and at their upcoming programs.
Assessment Firm Requesting Interior Inspections
Our assessing firm Commerford Nieder Perkins, LLC (CNP) has completed the first year of a 4-year cyclical review of properties in town to verify data on the assessment record by checking for accurate measurements of buildings, condition of the buildings and listing, etc. of each propertyIf the homeowner was not at home a notice was left stating that they visited the property and measured the buildings.
CNP is now sending letters to these property owners to inform them of the dates and times in which homeowners can make appointments for an interior inspection.
We appreciate your cooperation.
Use of the 1798 Town House as a Polling Place for Elections
As a result of the special election held in January 2014, at the Deliberative Session we had several individuals express their desire to see the location of New Hampton’s polling place change from the 1798 Old Town House to the Fire Station at the new Public Safety Building.
Many People are Now Using the Nature-Fitness Trail
Bob Barry organized the installation of the 20 fitness stations along the trail with the help of many different volunteers. Preparation and installation of ledge pack along the trail to the Pemigewasset River overlook will take place soon and additional improvements will be made.
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. Donations are still needed for continued improvements and maintenance.
How you can 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
Northern Pass Update May 2014
UPDATE ON NORTHERN PASS PROJECT – May 2014
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released its alternatives to be studied on the Northern Pass Project.
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has devised this comprehensive list of alternatives. These alternatives to the proposed project will be analyzed as part of DOE's draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). DOE plans to issue its draft EIS by December of this year.
Click here for the Northern Pass Transmission Line Project Environmental Impact Statement (DOE/EIS-0463) Scoping Report Alternatives Addendum, May 2014
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
Click below for the most recent activity:
Click here to be re-directed to the Police Department page to view activity for previous weeks