Police Chief Janet Hadley Champlin to retire

The Town of Bartlett Board of Selectmen regretfully announce that Bartlett Police Chief Janet Hadley Champlin will be retiring on April 28th, 2017.

Chief Champlin was named Bartlett’s Interim Police Chief in January of 2015, and was named the permanent Chief in April of the same year. She has served as the police department’s court prosecutor since May of 2012, after retiring as Captain of the Bureau of Investigative Services at the Portsmouth Police Department and moving to Bartlett. Chief Champlin is a 2005 graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, and she will be retiring after a law enforcement career that has spanned over three decades.

During Chief Champlin’s tenure, the Bartlett Police Department has engaged with the community as well as other area police agencies, and successfully investigated and brought about the arrest and prosecution of several felony level cases. Of note was the largest heroin seizure in recent Carroll County history that occurred last year.

“I have enjoyed my time in Bartlett, especially working with the Selectmen and getting to know the townspeople,” Champlin said, “but the department is in good shape and it is time for me to fully retire in order to be able to enjoy the things that I moved here for.”

Chief Champlin will be assisting the Town of Bartlett with the recruitment of a new Chief. She will continue to reside in Bartlett with her wife Anne, and enjoy the White Mountains in her new found leisure time. The Board of Selectmen want to thank her for her dedication and excellent service to the Town of Bartlett.

Winter Regulations

The Selectmen want to remind residents of the town winter regulations:

  1. No parking is allowed on any town roads and cars will be towed if they are blocking snow removal. This parking ban is on 24 hrs. a day seven days a week until May 1.
  2. You may not plow or snow blow across or into a town road. This leaves humps and ruts in the road and creates a safety problem for the snowplow operators.

SAND POLICY

THE SAND PILE FOR RESIDENTS’ USE IS LOCATED AT TOWN HALL IN THE FRONT OF THE BUILDING NEAR THE SALT SHED INDICATED BY A SIGN WITH ORANGE FLAGS:

NO SALT IS TO BE TAKEN. SALT IS ALREADY MIXED IN WITH THE SAND. NO ONE SHOULD BE IN THE SALT SHED.

SAND MAY NOT BE TAKEN FROM THE LARGE MAIN SAND PILE. FOR INSURANCE AND SAFETY REASONS, NO ONE SHOULD BE AT THE MAIN PILE. THIS ALSO ALLOWS OPEN ACCESS FOR THE HWY DEPT.

SAND MAY BE TAKEN BY A BARTLETT PROPERTY OWNER OR RESIDENT TO BE USED ON THEIR BARTLETT PROPERTY ONLY. THIS APPLIES TO RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL PROPERTY.

A COMMERCIAL OPERATOR, INDIVIDUAL, OR CONTRACTOR WHO MAINTAINS PROPERTIES FOR A FEE MAY NOT TAKE ANY SAND. NOTE: SAYING THEY DON’T CHARGE FOR SAND DOES NOT QUALIFY.

SAND MAY ONLY BE TAKEN IN THE WINTER MONTHS FOR USE IN SANDING DRIVEWAYS.

2016 Tax Bills – Pay Online

2016 PROPERTY TAX INFORMATION

The tax bills for the 2016 property taxes were mailed out this week(11/28/2016). The base rate is $9.50, which is slightly lower than last year. If you are located within a precinct, your rate will be higher than this depending on your location.

Please note the following:

  1. We accept cash or check payable to the Tax Collector.
  2. NEW for 2016 – PAY ONLINE WITH YOUR CREDIT CARD! Go to bartlett.nhtaxkiosk.com and follow the instructions.
  3. Payments are due by December 31, 2016, after which interest begins to accrue.
  4. The Tax Collector hours are Mon/Tues/Wed/Fri 8am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-4pm and Sat. 8am-11am. CLOSED Thurs. and Sun.
  5. You must include a self-addressed STAMPED envelope and a copy of the bill if you want a receipt mailed back to you.
  6. If you have a change of address, please use the form on the website and be sure ALL listed property owners sign the change form.
  7. If you have a question about the Assessed Value, please send your inquiry in writing to the Selectmen’s Office. It will then be forwarded to the Assessor. Please remember that the bill reflects the status of the property as of April 1, 2016.

PLEASE NOTE:  The first requirement for eligibility for any credits and exemptions is that your Bartlett property must be your PRIMARY DOMICILE OR RESIDENCE.  There are other qualifications after that depending on what you are applying for, but this must be where you claim is your primary residence.