Village Precinct Water Department
Water Supply Shortage
Due to a higher water demand than usual and limited potable water production the storage volume available for distribution to the Village Precinct customers has been severely reduced. The Commissioners of the New Hampton Village Precinct (NHVP) hearby declare a Water Supply Shortage for their Public Water Supply System commencing Monday, September 15, 2014 at 6:00 AM.
Restrictions in Effect During Shortage:
- Landscape irrigation shall be prohibited except for irrigation of food crops by residents at a primary residence. Irrigation of such crops shall be limited to hand-held, low-volume devices. Lawn sprinklers are prohitited for crop use.
- The filling of swimming pools is prohibited.
- Use of automated landscape sprinkler systems is prohibited, as are garden-hose sprinkler attachments.
- Washing of streets, driveways, sidewalks or other impervious areas is prohibited.
- Washing of cars or boats is prohibited.
- No use of fire hydrants for fire fighting purposes is allowed.
- The use of water for health, sanitation, medical purposes and other essential uses shall not be restricted.
The duration of this water use restriction is indeterminate at this time.
Thank you for being considerate of the water needs in the Precinct. Your cooperation with these restrictions is appreciated. Please direct questions to Bob Barry (NHVP Commissioner, Water Dept.) at (603) 744-7921.
2014 Special Town Meeting Results From Sept. 9th
The results of the election on Zoning Ordinance Amendments were as follows:
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.
Yes - 237 No - 98
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.
Yes - 210 No -124
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.
Yes- 175 No- 163
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.
Yes -264 No - 74
Town Clerk/Tax Collector's Office
New Office Hours
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
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
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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