Thornton, NH News & Notices

Public Notices and News:

NEWS: 

                                     

 

       

Good Morning Program Enrollment Form

                                        

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 DOG REGISTRATIONS ARE DUE! - All dogs 4 months old or older shall have been registered by April 30th.

If your DOG(s) are not licensed by June 1st – penalties and fees will be assessed!  (Pursuant to NH RSA 466:1).

IMPORTANT: Please be sure to bring updated Rabies Vaccination Certificates and Certificate of Spaying/Neutering for each dog being registered.

 

Courtesy reminder letters have been mailed by the Town Clerk and in June the Town Clerk will provide a list of non-licensed dogs to the Thornton Police Department for enforcement of fines and penalties.   For more information call 603-726-4232.

                 

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THE CAMPTON/THORNTON TRANSFER STATION &

RECYCLING CENTER

WILL

NO LONGER ACCEPT CASH PAYMENTS

EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 10, 2018

 

CHECKS OR PREPAID PUNCH CARD WILL BE THE ONLY ACCEPTED FORM OF PAYMENT

 

PUNCH CARDS CAN BE PURCHASED AT THE THORNTON, CAMPTON OR ELLSWORTH TOWN OFFICES DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS

 

POSTED 5/7/2019:

***IMPORTANT*** - Unfortunately, due to the current shortage in staff – the MALL will not resume normal hours until further notice.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

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 The Fire Department will be checking dry hydrants and cisterns as part of their normal maintenance over the next few months.

                          

Fire permits are now required for outside burning, even while raining.  They are available at the CTFD Station #1, in Campton, at no cost.

If you can't make it to the fire station, they are also available online at https://nhdflweb.sovsportsnet.net/ for a $3 fee, which is used to upkeep the online system.

We get lots of questions about burning brush.  The NH Forests and Lands rules allow the burning of brush piles, with a permit, between the hours of 5 pm and midnight.  You can burn brush during the day, only while there is active rain.  If it stops raining, you need to extinguish the fire and wait until 5 pm, to resume burning the pile.

 

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NOTICES:

NOTICE OF SALE - TAX DEEDED PROPERTY

 

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, in accordance with the provisions of RSA 80:80 (II), the Town of Thornton, by its Selectmen duly authorized, is accepting bids on the following parcels of land and buildings acquired if applicable by the Town by Tax Deed. The parcels are known as follows:

 

Map 11 Lot 1-83        Covered Bridge Rd     1.4 ac Land ONLY

Tax Card & Map 11-1-83

 

Map 11 Lot 1-84        Covered Bridge Rd      1.1 ac Land ONLY

Tax Card & Map 11-1-84

 

Map 17 Lot  12-07     Goose Hollow Rd         15.64ac Land ONLY

Tax Card & Map 17-12-07

 

Map 17 Lot 17-07      Snowood Drive             1.5 ac Land ONLY

Tax Card & Map 17-17-07

 

Map 17 Lot 17-10       Checkerberry Ridge    1.0 ac Land ONLY

Tax Card & Map 17-17-10

 

Persons interested in purchasing this property shall submit a bid amount, in writing, delivered or mailed to the office of the Town Administrator, 16 Merrill Access Road, Thornton, New Hampshire, 03285. Bids must be accompanied by a check in the amount of $300.00 payable to the Town of Thornton, representing a bid deposit to be credited at closing if the bid is accepted. Checks will be returned to unsuccessful bidders. The bid and deposit check must be placed in a sealed envelope with the property address of the bid noted on the outside.

 

The bid should represent the amount the bidder is willing to pay for the conveyance of the property in accordance with the terms of the sale. The property is being sold by the Town in an “as is” condition with no written or implied warranties as to the condition of the property, operations of the properties utilities or services, or any permitted uses of the property under the Town’s land use ordinances.

 

Bids must be received at the office of the Town Administrator by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, September 6, 2019. The bid envelopes will be opened at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 during the Board of Selectmen meeting held at 16 Merrill Access Road, Thornton, New Hampshire. The property will be sold to the highest qualified bidder, subject to collection of deposit, satisfactory closing, etc. Closings shall be on or before thirty (30) days from the bid opening.

 

The deed of the Town shall be a quitclaim deed. Conveyance will be subject to all easements and rights of way as existed at the time of tax deeding. Failure to close may result in forfeiture of the deposit, and sale to the next highest bidder.

 

The Board of Selectmen reserves the right to reject any/all bids, and/or impose other conditions on the sale.

 

Questions can be directed to staff members of the Selectmen’s office located at 16 Merrill Access Road, Thornton, New Hampshire during regular business hours.

 

Town of Thornton

BY ITS BOARD OF SELECTMEN

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FERAL SWINE -

The office of United States Department of Agriculture, Wildlife Services – NH is reaching out to towns in New Hampshire in hopes to distribute information about feral swine damage and management.  Wildlife Services provides partnership-based Federal leadership to help resolve human-wildlife conflicts through an integrated wildlife damage management approach.  Wildlife Services supports the National Wildlife Disease Program’s feral swine disease surveillance and monitoring efforts through biological sampling of swine and population monitoring.

For the past ten years NH Wildlife Services has assisted with the removal and management of an emergent population of feral swine in NH.  However, even a small population of feral swine cause damage to pastures, lawns, and crops as well as affect native animal and plant communities.  Feral swine are an invasive species in the U.S. that cause billions of dollars in agricultural damage annually.  Feral swine can be host to as many as thirty different pathogens and thirty-seven different parasites which are a significant disease threat to pets, livestock, wildlife, and humans. They also out-compete native wildlife for food, and may prey upon amphibians, reptiles, wild turkeys, deer fawns, grouse, and other ground nesting birds and their eggs.

Please see the attached poster for information on reporting sightings and activities of Feral Swine in NH.

                                

 

 

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                   EMPLOYMENT & VOLUNTEER

                               OPPORTUNITIES:

       

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 APPOINTED COMMITTEE, COMMISSION OR VOLUNTEER POSITIONS AVAILABLE:

The Town of Thornton has several vacancies on Town Committees and Boards and we need your help!

These committees cannot function without dedicated town residents like yourself.

Please consider joining one of the following committees or boards tody:

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (CIP)

CONSERVATION COMMISSTION

PLANNING BOARD ALTERNATE

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (Potential new committee)

 

Thornton residency is required.

For more information please contact the Selectmen's office at 726-8168 or letters of interest can be sent attention to the Administrative Assistant, Town of Thornton, 16 Merrill Access Road, Thornton, NH 03285 or via email at aa@thorntonnh.org

 

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2019 NOTICE OF CLOSURES 

Town Offices will be closed on the following days:

 

New Year’s Day (observed)

Tuesday

January 1, 2019

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Monday

January 21, 2019

President’s Day

Monday

February 18, 2019

Town Election Day

Tuesday

March 12, 2019

Memorial Day, (observed)

Monday

May 27, 2019

Independence Day

Thursday

July 4, 2019

Labor Day

Monday

September 2, 2019

Columbus Day (observed)

Monday

October 14, 2019

Veterans’ Day (observed)

Monday

November 11, 2019

Day before Thanksgiving @12noon

Wednesday

November 27, 2019

Thanksgiving Day

Thursday

November 28, 2019

Day after Thanksgiving

Friday

November 29, 2019

Christmas Eve (observed @12noon)

Tuesday

December 24, 2019

Christmas Day

Wednesday

December 25, 2019

New Year’s Day

Wednesday

January 1, 2020

TRANSFER STATION will be closed on the following days:

Christmas Eve @12noon - Monday, December 24, 2018

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day- Monday, January 21, 2019

President’s Day- Monday, February 18, 2019

Easter Sunday – Sunday, April 21, 2019

Memorial Day observed- Monday, May 27, 2019

Labor Day- Monday, September 2, 2019

Columbus Day observed- Monday, October 14, 2019

Veterans’ Day observed- Monday November 11, 2019

Day before Thanksgiving @ 12 noon- Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Christmas Day- Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year’s Day- Wednesday, January 1, 2020

TAX MAPS & ZONIG MAPS ARE NOW AVAILABLE     ON-LINE

The Town of Thornton tax maps and zonIng maps are now available on the Town website at www.townofthornton.org in the right side bar of the home page under          ON-LINE SERVICES.

 You can now view and print these pdf files from the convenience of your own on-line devices at no cost to you.

 

 

                           ANNUAL TOWN REPORTS

The Town and School annual reports can be viewed by going to the DOCUMENTS LIBRARY from the Home Page of our website.

                                

                 TRANSFER STATION INFORMATION

Click here for Contact Information, Hours of Operation and information on the Thornton Mall.  Click here for information on Recycling and Fee Schedule.

 

 

Tax Assessment Revaluation:

Avitar Associates of New England has been contracted by the Town of Thornton to complete a town wide revaluation for 2019.

 

Tentative schedule:

 

Final Field Review: last week of June 2019

Notice of Preliminary Values mailed to property owners:  week of July 22, 2019

Telephone calls to schedule appointments: week of August 5, 2019

Meeting to discuss values: week of August 12, 2019

 

If you have any questions, please call Mary Conn, Assessing Assistant at 726-8168 or stop in town hall.  Her office hours are Monday-Thursday from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm.

 

 

The 2014 Revaluation property assessments are available as a PDF file here. [17.2 MB -- Large file: right-click to download]

 

 

 TRANSPORT CENTRAL

If you need a ride to medical appointments and qualify for the service, use the numbers below to access your transport benefits from CTS, NH's transportation broker.

 

If you are insured by NH Healthy Families, Well Sense or NH Medicaid PAP or are aged 60+ or have a disability, you may qualify for this service.

 

See the attached flyer for more details:

Need A Ride?

 

Call with questions or to schedule your appointment and transportation

TRANSPORT CENTRAL, 258 Highland Street, Plymouth, NH 03264

1-855-654-3200

 

 

                      NORTHERN PASS INFORMATION

EVERSOURCE NEWS RELEASE dated November 16, 2017

 

The Northern Pass Project Team

Northern Pass Transmission LLC

PO Box 330

780 North Commercial Street

Manchester, NH 03101

info@northernpass.us

www.northernpass.us

1-800-286-7305

 

THORNTON SPECIFIC INFORMATION:

http://www.northernpass.us/thornton-nh.htm

 

Society for the Protection of NH Forests

54 Portsmouth Street

Concord, NH 03301

info@forestsociety.org

www.forestsociety.org

603-224-9945

 

NH Department of Environmental Services

PO Box 95

29 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03302-0095

www.des.nh.gov

(603) 271-3503

 

New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee
21 South Fruit Street - Suite 10    
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-2435

http://www.nhsec.nh.gov/projects/2021.htm

Comments may be addressed to

SEC Administrator, Pamela Monroe

pamela.monroe@sec.nh.gov

 

Bury the Northern Pass

http://burynorthernpass.blogspot.com/