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New Hampton Connection - August 7, 2017
TOWN CLERK/TAX COLLECTOR OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENT
 
Town Clerk/Tax Collector Cynthia Torsey has given notice to the Board of Selectmen
that she will retire on August 18, 2017. 
Ms. Torsey served the townspeople for 23 years as Town Clerk/Tax Collector
and 5 years as Town Treasurer.
We all wish her the very best in the future! 

During this transition time the Deputy Town Clerk/ Tax Collector, Regina Adams will be receiving additional training.   This training will require the office to be closed until 1pm on Tuesday, August 8th and 15th.  The office will reopen at 1pm and close at 4:30pm.  The office will be closed for Labor Day, September 4th and for a conference and town clerk training September 6th thru 8th.

The Office may be closed for a further training, for which dates have not been set.  We will notify you by email and post these dates and times on the town website:  www.new-hampton.nh.us .  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Thank you!
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Come to New Hampton’s 119th Old Home Day!
On Saturday, August 12, 2017
At the historic Town House (circa 1798), located at 86 Town House Road, New Hampton, NH
Opening Ceremonies at 10:30 am – Join Us at the Flag Pole!

Antique and Classic (pre-1985) Automobile Show (Bring yours, too!),
New Hampton Garden Club’s Plant Sale, Yard Sale & Raffles,
Children’s Games, Ice Cream for Sale
Gerry Grimo and East Bay Jazz (11:30 am – 1:30 pm)
FREE Baked Bean Lunch at Noon (baked beans and other foods donated
by many local, excellent cooks!),
Also, Bean Hole Beans – our 7th year!
Food booth with hot dogs, hamburgers and soda for sale
Animal Program with Squam Lakes Natural Science Center (1:30 – 2:30)
Equipment Displays by the Police and Fire Departments
New Hampton Historical Society Museum display.
 
Square Dancing with Sue Hunt and Friends (8 – 11 pm)
 
Dana Meeting House Church Service on Sunday, August 13 at 10:00 am at the Dana Meeting House, 288 Dana Hill Road – All Welcome!

Bring your big smile, lawn chairs, sun screen, camera and cash for the food booths and raffles!
Questions?  Call the Town Office at 744-3559.  No dogs, please!
 

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BUILDING PERMIT REQUIREMENTS

Recently it has been observed and while performing re-appraisals that there have are renovations or detached structures being constructed without building permits.  The building permit application is available on the town website:  http://www.new-hampton.nh.us/buildingpermits.asp
 
PLEASE BE ADVISED

The Town of New Hampton Zoning Ordinance, Article VIII Administration and Enforcement B. 5. States; In accordance with the Zoning Ordinance, it shall be unlawful to change the nature or extent of any structure, use or lot, or erect any structure, or alter the size of or relocate any building in any district without first obtaining a permit from the Board of Selectmen or their designated agent.

The following exceptions apply:
  1. A building permit shall not be required for any accessory structure that is less than or equal to 192 square feet.
  2. Ordinary repairs which are non structural and do not include ANY alteration to ANY part of an existing building are exempt from this requirement. (With the exception of the Installation or reinstallation of any fossil fuel, propane, electrical or interior wood fired heating systems, regardless of the size of the building, shall require a building permit, inspection and approval by the New Hampton Fire Department.)

“All building permits are valid for one year from the date of issuance. A building permit must be renewed in writing 1 month prior to expiration if the project will not be completed within the 1 year allotment. Renewal of a building permit with no additional fees is permitted provided the project is 75% complete, it is the responsibility of the permit holder to request the extension 1 month prior to expiration of the existing permit.”

If you have or are presently making renovations or adding a detached structure to your property you need to apply for a building permit. An “after the fact” building permit has a penalty fee of $75.00 in addition to the $100.00 building permit fee.

We will be sending letters to those property owners where it has been found either by observation or by the re-appraisal process that some building alterations have occurred or are occurring. If after receiving the letter there is no response by the land owner to comply, they will be referred to the Board of Selectmen to consider further action.

If you have questions please call the office at 744-3559.  Thank you.
 
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