Flood Update April 2018

LATEST FLOOD UPDATE – APRIL 6, 2018

On April 2, 2018, we talked with the head of NH Homeland Security and received the following updates:

  • FEMA acknowledges they are behind but should be reaching out within the next two weeks regarding the town’s request for reimbursement for work done after last fall’s floods. The hope was it might be sooner than two weeks.
  • The initial exploratory calls regarding our requests for projects and mitigation from last fall’s flood should be happening soon, hopefully by Friday. We have been assured that we are at the top of the list regarding these calls and meetings.
  • We assured NH Homeland Security that while we are interested in payment for damage that occurred and that we have fixed, our primary concern was getting into gear regarding our river projects.

Board of Selectmen

Gene G. Chandler

David A. Patch

Vicki L. Garland

Fire Permits 2018

FIRE PERMITS as of April 2, 2018

Fire permits are required for any outside burning where there is not a 100’ radius of ground completely covered with snow. A patch of snow or ice in your yard is not sufficient snow cover.

To obtain a fire permit you must:

Be at least 18 years old

Own the property where the fire will be lit

OR

Have WRITTEN permission signed by the property owner in hand

If you provide any false information or fail to have written permission from the property owner, this is the same as burning without a permit and this is punishable with up to 1 year in prison and/or a $2,000 fine.

Only CLEAN, UNTREATED WOOD less than 5” in diameter is allowed to be burned. No trash, cardboard, plywood, plastic, pressure treated lumber, building materials that have been attached to a structure or any wood over 5” in diameter including stumps and trees.

Have a sufficient water supply to immediately extinguish the fire at the site before lighting the fire.

Have the tools at the site where the fire is going to be lit before lighting the fire.

Make certain the weather is safe to burn, the fire is lit at the proper time based on size/type, and the fire is the proper distance away from any structure BEFORE the fire is lit. This is your responsibility.

Please make sure to follow all of the laws/rules of outside burning and Be Safe with Fire.

The Fire Department does charge for extinguishing any fire left unattended or a fire that escapes the control of the permittee. This can get to be very expensive and the property owner is responsible for these charges.

The permittee is also responsible for any property damage caused by outside burning so please check with your homeowner’s insurance company to make sure you are covered for this type of incident.

FMI – Please call Warden/Chief Pat Roberts @ 603-383-9555.

Be Safe with Fire,

Warden/Chief Pat Roberts

TOWN MEETING – 2018 RESULTS

2018 TOWN RESULTS – March 13, 2018

SELECTMAN

      Vicki Garland = 393

      Scott Grant = 299

MODERATOR

      Norman Head = 611

TRUSTEE OF TRUST FUND

      Beverly Shaw = 566

PLANNING BOARD (Vote for 2)

      Scott Grant = 522

      Kevin McEnaney = 457

ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT (Vote for 2)

     Norman Head = 548

     Peter Gagne = 491

LIBRARY TRUSTEE (Vote for 2)

     Laura Schoen = 564

     Arden Schoen = 541

SUPERVISOR OF THE CHECKLIST

     Elaine Ryan = 597

AUDITOR

     Vacancy – various write-ins TBD

ARTICLE 2 – ZONING AMENDMENT NO. 1 – Frontage

      Yes = 498      No = 142

ARTICLE 3 – ZONING AMENDMENT NO. 2 – Health Club Sp. Ex.

      Yes = 575      No = 97

2018 SCHOOL RESULTS

MODERATOR

     Vacancy – various write-ins TBD

SCHOOL CLERK

     Gail Paine = 604

SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER (Vote for 2)

     Robert Clark = 409

     Ivette Emery = 357

     Andrew Light = 276

     Gary Cini = 184

TREASURER

     Sheila Glines = 595

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TOWN MEETING RESULTS – DELIBERATIVE March 20,2018

ARTICLES 1-3 ARE IN VOTING DAY RESULTS

ARTICLE 4 – Highway Truck/Bond $190,000 – PASSED

ARTICLE 5 – Flood Damage $400,000 – PASSED

ARTICLE 6 – Budget $2,304,250 – PASSED AS AMENDED

ARTICLE 7 – Road Improvements $300,000 – PASSED

ARTICLE 8 – Highway Backhoe Lease $24,400 – PASSED

ARTICLE 9 – Transfer Station Backhoe Lease $11,426 – PASSED

ARTICLE 10 – Transfer Station Renovations $85,000 – PASSED

ARTICLE 11 – New Ambulance $65,000 – PASSED

ARTICLE 12 – Grader repairs/gravel screen/chipper repairs $30,000 – PASSED

ARTICLE 13 – Glen Fire Station repairs/lighting/hose/Hwy lighting $27,000 – PASSED

ARTICLE 14 – Financial Audit $25,000 – PASSED

ARTICLE 15 – Utility Fire Truck $160,000 – PASSED

ARTICLE 16 – Valley Vision TV $5,000 – PASSED

ARTICLE 17 – Conway Area Humane Society $1,000 – PASSED

ARTICLE 18 – Eastern Slope Airport Authority $500 – PASSED

ARTICLE 19 – Gibson Ct. for Sr Services $5,000 – PASSED

ARTICLE 20 – Children Unlimited $4,000 – PASSED

ARTICLE 21 – Starting Point $2,160 – PASSED

ARTICLE 22 – Mental Health Center $3,582 – PASSED

ARTICLE 23 – TriCounty CAP $4,000 – PASSED

ARTICLE 24 – White Mt. Community Health Ctr $5,479 – PASSED

ARTICLE 25 – Constitutional Amendment – PASSED

ARTICLE 26 – Any other business