Thornton, NH News & Notices

Public Notices and News:

NEWS: 

          

STORM OF JULY 2017

Update 8/16/2017

 

President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for New Hampshire

08/09/2017 05:47 PM EDT

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of New Hampshire to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms and flooding from July 1, 2017 to July 2, 2017.

Federal funding is available to state, tribal, and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by severe storms and flooding in Grafton county.

 

The Town of Thornton Road Agent has provided the following update for the roads that have been repaired due to the severe storm and flooding from July 1, 2017 to July 2, 2017. All Roads listed below have been repaired with additional work scheduled as noted:

Mill Brook Rd - Repaired all major washouts. Additional maintenance and small repairs are needed and will be scheduled.

Yarding

Sullivan Dr.

Covered Bridge Road

Sugar Run

Peaked Hill Pond - Catch Basins will be cleared out mid August

High Brook Road - Multiple washouts along this road are intended to be repaired by reclaiming portions of the washed-out lane during the time Sugar Run is being repaved. We are expecting to be ready for paving by mid August.

Blackberry Lane

Upper Mad River Road - One small asphalt patch next to the intersection of Sherburn Drive will be patched at the time Sugar Run is completed.

Banjo Drive

Blake Mountain Road

Levasseuer Road

Lebreque Road

Thornton Gore Road - Multiple other trees have tipped over and have begun to create an unstable bank upstream of this bridge. The Forest Service needs to send a hazard tree expert out to look. It seems as though they will give the Town permission to cut these trees that are on their property.

Johnson Brook

Dick Badley Road

Liberty Lane

Chickenboro Road

Waterthorne

Sugar Run – Additional crossing scheduled to be replaced mid August.

Sunrise Hill Road - One culvert crossing needs to be replace at the intersection of Karma Court and is scheduled to be replaced the week of 8/13-8/19 to prepare for paving. LRW water company is also expected to replace a service line in this intersection prior to paving.

Sandwich Notch -  This road is ready to be reclaimed and paved at any time. This will most likely happen around the time Sugar Run is reclaimed.

 

 

Thornton Residents:

As you are aware, the Town of Thornton has experienced extensive road damage due to  this weekend's weather events. We are aware of the damages and the status of the roads and are working round the clock to make repairs.  Thankfully, there have been no fatalities in our town.  While restoration is under way, we thank you for your patience and support of our Emergency Management Services personnel and our Highway Department.  All departments and residents will continue to work together to address the effects of the storm.  The Select Board will put forth an update in a few days once all of the damage has been assessed.

As always, any emergency situations will be attended to. If you have an emergency please call 911.  Please remember to contact your personal insurance companies for damages to personal property or private land. Essential community services for state or federal resources are also available by dialing 211 in a non-emergency situation.

 

 

 

 

 

NOTICES:

 

TOWN OF THORNTON, NH REQUEST FOR BIDS

The Town of Thornton, NH is soliciting bids for two (2) projects all with the same bid requirements and deadlines as follows.  All projects shall be bid on separately. All projects will affect areas of the existing operations that need to be coordinated with the Town, and minimized disruption to continuing operations:

 

PROJECT 1 TRANSFER STATION RENOVATIONS: Various additions and renovations at the Transfer Station at 1629 NH Route 175. A new addition constructed to the rear of the recycling building approximately 300 sq. The front of the building will have the removal of the existing covered drop off and replacement of a new, slightly larger, covered area.  The existing office building (approximately 96 sq.) will be demolished and a new building of similar size will be constructed. Work is expected to begin by April 2, 2018 depending on ground thaw with a completion time of 11-13 weeks.

 

Bid Specifications Project #1

Plan drawings Project #1

Bid Form Project #1

Addendum

 

PROJECT 2 TOWN HALL RENOVATIONS: Minor renovations to the existing Town office building located at 16 Merrill Access Road. The renovations will include selective demolition and new construction of office space and transaction windows. Works will include associated casework, counters and electrical. Work is expected to begin as early as January 2, 2018 with a completion time of 6-8 weeks.

 

Bid Specifications Project #2

Plan drawings Project #2

Bid Form Project #2

Addendum

 

BID PROCESS FOR BOTH PROJECTS:

RFP documents will be available: Friday, October 6, 2017 upon request from the Town Office as well as on the Town of Thornton website NOTICES page (www.townofthornton.org). Last request for information due 5 days prior to due date of bids. Pre-bid site tours will be held on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 starting at 9am at the Thornton Transfer Station and proceeding to the Town Hall at 10am. All bidders are encouraged to attend. Attendance is not mandatory; however, all contractors will be required to sign off that they have visited the site prior to submitting bids.

 

Bid due date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 before 3:00 pm. Include with bid a list of proposed subcontractors. Eight (8) hard copies shall be submitted of the complete bid.  An electronic copy is requested if available. Each bid shall be identified by the Project number and name as indicated in this advertisement. All projects shall be bid on separately.

 

Bids will be reviewed and awarded, if accepted, on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 1:30pm during the Board of Selectmen meeting and notification of bid award will be done November 22, 2017.

The Board of Selectmen reserve the right to accept or reject any and all bids.

 

Contract submission due date: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by 2 pm.

The successful contractor shall be required to provide a Letter of Surety for a Performance & Payment Bond in the amount to meet or exceed the Bid Costs. All contractors and proposed sub-contractors shall be fully insured.

 

 

 

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

November 3, 2017

 

THE TOWN OF THORNTON – CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (CIP) COMMITTEE has completed a plan of projected  capital expenditures for the period 2018 through 2027.  The CIP provides the Selectboard with a planning tool used in the creation of the Town's budget.  Capital improvements listed on the plan have a capital expenditure of $10,000 or more and a useful life of at least five years.

 

A public hearing will be held regarding the plan:

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2017

At 6:30 PM

 

THORNTON TOWN HALL

16 Merrill Access Road

 

Comments from the public are welcome.

 

 

 

3/2/2017 - TOWN REPORTS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE TOWN OFFICE DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS.

 

                   EMPLOYMENT & VOLUNTEER

                               OPPORTUNITIES:

THORNTON POLICE DEPARTMENT

IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR A

CERTIFIED POLICE OFFICER

THE THORNTON POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL BE CONDUCTING TESTING FOR A CERTIFIED POLICE OFFICER POSITION.

 

A bonus of $5,000 will be payable upon hire to the successful candidate who enters into a minimum two year employment contract.  A bonus of $10,000 will be payable upon hire to the successful candidate who enters into a minimum three year employment contract.  The testing process consists of a physical fitness test at the NHPSTC entry level physical fitness standard.  All applicants will be subject to a full background investigation including polygraph, medical and drug testing, and psychological exams.  Applications must be made through PoliceApp.com.

 

GENERAL DUTIES

 

Thornton Police Officers perform a variety of assignments including but not limited to; traffic enforcement, accident investigations, criminal investigations and arrests, yearly detail options, and a variety of community policing efforts.

 

SALARY

 

Salary is $22.00 to 23.05 per hour depending on qualifications.  Officers receive an additional 2.5% raise after one (1) year of employment.

 

The Town of Thornton is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Job closes at 4:00 PM (Eastern) on November 30, 2017.

 

 

 

THORNTON HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT

On-Call Winter Plow Drivers

Request for Applications

2017/2018 Winter Snow Removal

 

The Town of Thornton Highway Department is accepting applications to hire On-Call Snow Plow Drivers for the 2017/2018 winter season.  The on-call employee shall be available during inclement weather and possess a valid CDL-B driver’s license. The wage is $25.00 per hour.

 

Applications can be picked up at the Thornton Town Office during regular business hours and are available on the Town website: Employment application

  • A map identifying the routes are available for review at the Town Office or through this link: Plow Route Map 2017-18
  • Applicants shall submit applications as soon as possible.
  • Applications will be received until positions are filled.
  • The Town of Thornton reserves the right to reject any and all applications.
  • The Town of Thornton is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Questions may be directed to Road Agent John Kubik at 603/726-4546.

 

 

 

REQUEST FOR APPOINTED COMMITTEE MEMBERS: The Board of Selectmen are looking for residents of the Town of Thornton to serve on the following committees and boards

  • CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS COMMITTEE (CIP) ~ 1 position available
  • CONSERVATION COMMISSION ~ 3 positions available

Please contact the Administrative Assistant at the Town Office at 726-8168 if you are interested in being appointed to any of these volunteer positions.

 

 

 

 

2017 Observed Holidays - Office Closed

New Year’s Day (observed)

Monday

January 2, 2017

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Monday

January 16, 2017

President’s Day

Monday

February 20, 2017

Town Election Day (Town Clerk office only)

Tuesday

March 14, 2017

Memorial Day, (observed)

Monday

May 29, 2017

Independence Day

Tuesday

July 4, 2017

Labor Day

Monday

September 4, 2017

Columbus Day (observed)

Monday

October 9, 2017

Veterans’ Day (observed)

Friday

November 10, 2017

Day before Thanksgiving @12noon

Wednesday

November 22, 2017

Thanksgiving Day

Thursday

November 23, 2017

Day after Thanksgiving

Friday

November 24, 2017

Christmas Eve (observed @12noon)

Friday

December 22, 2017

Christmas Day

Monday

December 25, 2017

New Year’s Day

Monday

January 1, 2018

 

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 the Fee Schedule.

 

2017 Household Hazardous Waste Collection information

 

2014 Revaluation:

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

THE NEXT ANTICIPATED TOWN-WIDE REVALUATION WILL BE 2019

 

NH DES Land Resources Management Permit Changes:

In an effort to provide a higher quality, more streamlined permitting process for the regulated public, most Land resources Management Programs (Alteration of Terrain Bureau, Subsurface Systems Bureau, Wetlands Bureau and the Shoreland Program) have updated their permit application forms.   All current application forms are available at their respective DES web pages and have a revision date of 01/01/2012 located within the footnote.

As of April 1, 2012, the Land Resources Management Programs will no longer be accepting outdated permit application forms. Going forward, all LRMP application forms will be simultaneously updated every 6 months. The next round of revisions is scheduled to occur on July 1, 2012. Land Resources Management, a subsection of the Water Division, coordinates communication and resources across those bureaus and programs that regulate land development projects that may impact state aquatic resources.

For more information, please visit the NH DES Land Resources Management web page at: http://des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/water/lrm/index.htm.

 

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/