Give the Gift of Life on August 8th
The New Hampton Fire Department will be hosting
an American Red Cross Community Blood Drive
It will be held on Friday, August 8th between 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
at the Fire Department at 26 Intervale Drive, off of Route 104.
Appointments are strongly recommended. You can schedule online at www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767). A blood donor card or valid ID is required to donate.
Senator Kelly Ayotte's Staff to Hold Office Hours in New Hampton
On Monday, August 4th one of Senator Ayotte's staff members will hold office hours at the New Hampton Town Offices between 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Interested residents whould stop by during this time or call Simon Thomson at (603) 880-3335 to schedule an appointment.
Public Hearing Notice
New Hampton Planning Board
PROPOSED 2014 ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS
Monday, August 4, 2014 – 7pm
Town Office 2nd Floor Meeting Room, 6 Pinnacle Hill Road
The New Hampton Planning Board will hold a second Public Hearing on Monday, August 4, 2014 to discuss amendments to the New Hampton Zoning Ordinance.
Click here for the complete notice with proposed amendments.
Note: These amendments will be considered at a Special Town Meeting in September 2014.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection 2014
Annual household hazardous waste collection events are organized by the Lakes Region Planning Commission, with financial support from participating communities, and the NH Department of Environmental Services.
This summer the dates to safely dispose of your household hazardous waste are:
Saturday, July 26th &
Saturday, August 2nd
Bring items to the most convenient collection site for you:
July 26th - Meredith, Belmont, Franklin or Gilford
August 2nd - Bristol, Laconia, Center Ossipee or Moultonborough
As residents and taxpayers of New Hampton you are eligible and encouraged to bring your hazardous waste products to any of the collection sites.
What is household hazardous waste?
Hazardous Waste in the Home!
Many common products used in the home, garden, lawn, and garage are considered hazardous. If a product is flammable, reactive, or explosive when mixed with other substances, or is corrosive or toxic, then it is considered hazardous. Read the label! Products containing hazardous material should say "poison", "toxic", or "danger".
Common Household Hazardous Waste
How we dispose of common household products depends on the product's contents and its toxicity to people, animals, and the environment. Some material, if entirely used, can be placed in the landfill, other items can be recycled, but the majority should be taken to a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Site.
Click here for the HHW 2014 Brochure with further information on locations, times, and requirements for disposal.
Old Home Day and Bean Hole Beans
Planning continues for
New Hampton’s 116th Old Home Day celebration on August 9th!
We encourage all to join in any way – to make arrangements, cook and/or serve food, prepare presentations, help with promotion, volunteer on the day of the event, or to donate materials and supplies, etc. If you can help, please attend the meetings noted below. If you cannot attend the meetings, please contact Susan via phone, email, or U.S. Mail to relay how you can help for Old Home Day.
The Old Home Day Committee is still holding meetings to discuss the 2014 Old Home Day. These meetings will be held in the Upstairs Meeting Room at the New Hampton Town Office on Wednesday, July 30th at 7:00 PM and Thursday, August 7th at 7:00 PM
Contact: Susan LeDuc, PO Box 162, New Hampton, NH 03256
NEW HAMPTON’S BEAN HOLE BEANS
We are looking for volunteers to helping with the Bean Hole Beans on Friday Aug 8th. We start at 6 am and finish up about 5 pm. If you can help for an hour, or the entire day, all help would be wonderful. Women or Men, just be prepared to work. This event will go on rain or shine at the New Hampton Town House located on Town House Rd. The Beans will be dug up and served at the New Hampton Old Home Day Sat Aug 9th at noon.
We also will be sorting 40lbs of dry beans in preparation for the event on either evening of July 28th, 29th, 30th or 31st - I will let the volunteers decide which night works better for them - I am free all 4 nights, no volunteers (then I will be doing it from July 28th (Monday evening) until I am done probably all 4 nights.
We also need 2 gallons of Maple Syrup (this could be dropped off at the Town Office).
If anyone could help with any of these things it would be wonderful, we would love to welcome you to our Bean Hole Bean Gang.
Please let me know if you can help, I can be contacted either by email- email@example.com, phone home-744-6465 or cell phone 254-4465.
Thanks Sherry and Dave Boynton
Assessing Firm to Begin Cyclical Property Reviews
The appraisers from the firm of Commerford Nieder Perkins, LLC are finishing their review of newly purchased properties, all building permits, subdivisions plans, and boundary line adjustments.
The appraisers will now 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.
Nature-Fitness Trail Nearing Completion
All 20 Fitness Stations have been installed
Bob Barry organized the installation of the 20 fitness stations along the trail with the help of many different volunteers. Some finish work needs to be done which includes raking/cliping roots and debris in the trail, the area surrounding each of the stations, and the Pemigewasset River overlook. These areas will eventually be rimmed with bark mulch. Signage will be installed at each station recognizing the donors. Senior Boy Scout Josh Simpson, of Meredith, has delivered two kiosks he made for his Eagle project which will soon be installed.
The trail will be leveled and ledge pack will be installed across the main trail. We are still looking for volunteers so if you have some time to donate please contact Bob Barry at 744-7921 - or - call the Town Office at 744-3559.
Any help will be greatly appreciated !
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
Selectmen's Summer Schedule
The Board of Selectmen will be holding their regular Public meetings every other week during the summer months beginning in June. The following dates will be when the Board of Selectmen will meet. Meetings are subject to change as additional dates may be added.
June 5, 2014
June 19, 2014
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
July 17, 2014
July 31, 2014
August 14, 2014
August 28, 2014
*September 11, 2014
*Beginning September 11, 2014 the regularly scheduled Selectmen’s meetings will meet every Thursday evening.
Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Committee
Meeting June 13th,10 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 has begun 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.
Click here for the Implementation of Mitagation and Response Actions
May Update: Police Department Warns of Phone Scams
A town resident has made the New Hampton Police aware of a phone scam that is occurring in the area. The call is an automated call from Rite Aid and after the computer says your name, you are asked to give them your date of birth. Do not give your date of birth and hang up. The resident called the local Rite Aid and they did confirm that this is a scam. First thing to notice is the caller ID. If the real Rite Aid calls you, they will use their local number which you should recognize (Bristol would start with 744 or Plymouth should start with 536). The scammers are using either an 866 or 800 number. In this case the number called from was 866-219-2430. Secondly, the only time you should give your date of birth is when you call them, never when they call you. If you are unsure if the call is real or fake, simply hang up and call your Rite Aid to inquire.
Contact Sgt. Monica Cunningham at the New Hampton Police Department if you have any questions 744-5423.
The New Hampton Police Department would also 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.
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:
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