Town Offices and Transfer Station Closed Monday, Sept. 1st
The offices of the Selectmen and Town Clerk/Tax Collector will be closed on
Monday, September 1st, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.
Please be reminded that the Transfer Station will also be closed,
but will be open on Tuesday, Sept. 2nd, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
2014 Special Town Meeting
September 9th, 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Town of New Hampton
State of New Hampshire
2014 SPECIAL TOWN MEETING
To the inhabitants of the Town of New Hampton, New Hampshire, in the County of Belknap, qualified to vote in town affairs:
You are also notified to meet for a 2014 Special Town Meeting, to vote by official ballot on the following zoning amendments, to be held at the Town House, 86 Town House Road, New Hampton on Tuesday, the 9th day of September next. Polls for voting by official ballot at the Town House will open at 8:00 a.m. and will close at 7:00 p.m. unless the town votes to keep the polls open to a later hour.
1.) Are you in favor of the adoption of the following amendment #1 to the New Hampton Zoning Ordinance as proposed by the Planning Board as follows:
AMEND the definition of "INN” to include facilities which do not serve meals.
2.) Are you in favor of the adoption of the following amendment #2 to the New Hampton Zoning Ordinance as proposed by the Planning Board as follows:
AMEND the permitted Agricultural Uses in the Village District to limit such uses for personal use and specify that structures are to be used for the raising of poultry and other permitted uses.
3.) Are you in favor of the adoption of the following amendment #3 to the New Hampton Zoning Ordinance as proposed by the Planning Board as follows:
INCREASE the maximum square feet allowed for outside display or storage in the Mixed Use District and Business Commercial Districts from 3,000 square feet to 5,000 square feet.
4.) Are you in favor of the adoption of the following amendment #4 to the New Hampton Zoning Ordinance as proposed by the Planning Board as follows:
AMEND the permitted use of Agriculture I in the Mixed Use District to allow for the commercial breeding, boarding, raising, sale and trade of up to 25 farm animals at one time; to allow the raising of bees provided the use is not within 50 feet of a property line; and to require that all agricultural activities adhere to NH Department of Agriculture’s Best Management Practices.
Given under our hands and seal this 14th day of August, in the year of our Lord two thousand and fourteen.
Valerie A. Fraser
Neil G. Irvine
Nathaniel H. Sawyer, Jr.
SELECTMEN OF NEW HAMPTON
New Hampton Celebrated its 116th Old Home Day
Aerial photo courtesy of resident Allen Fraser
Everyone who attended enjoyed nice weather in addition to the good company of neighbors, family, and friends. Besides the traditional baked bean lunch, bean hole beans were served from the large bean pots that were cooked in the ground, the New Hampton Police Association grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, and ice cream was available for purchase. John Harrigan, who is a Woods, Water & Wildlife Columnist for the Union Leader, offered a very interesting program after lunch. The Swift River Jazz Band played music during the day and Adam Boyce was the caller for the evening square dance. During the day the Fire and Police departments had equipment displays, children played games and petted friendly goats, and the Garden Club offered plants and desserts for sale in addition to their annual gift basket raffle. The Historical Society Museum next door was open for visitors to tour.
We look forward to seeing everyone at next year’s Old Home Day!
Town Clerk/Tax Collector's Office
Change in Office Hours and Closure
New Office Hours Effective September 1, 2014
|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
D.A.R.E. FUNDRAISER KICK-OFF
Drug Abuse costs everyone whether through associated medical costs for treatment,costs for emergency response or cost associated with criminal activity (theft,home break-ins), we all pay for Drug Abuse in some way. The D.A.R.E. Program at the New Hampton Community School helps educate our future leaders about the dangers and consequences of drug use and abuse. The D.A.R.E. Program relies on charitable donations to fund resources for the students in the program.
This year during the New Hampton Old Home Day celebration on August 9th at the Old Town House, proceeds will be generated for the D.A.R.E. Program. In addition, Plymouth General Dentistry has generously offered to match the community's donations up to $500.00.
Please consider making a donation to this valuable program at Old Home Day or by mailing a check to:
New Hampton D.A.R.E. Program
c/o New Hampton Police Department
24 Intervale Drive
New Hampton, N.H. 03256
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:
Police Department Activity
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