Thornton, NH News & Notices

Public Notices and News:

NEWS: 

                                     

 

       

Good Morning Program Enrollment Form

                                        

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National Night Out 2019 Event

Tuesday, August 6th, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Sugar Shack Campground in Thornton, NH

 

This event is hosted by Waterville Valley PD, Thornton PD, Campton PD and C/T Fire Department.  Last year was an evening full entertainment and fun for all evening with the raindrops.  This year is looking to be even better.

 

Please come out for a free community event and enjoy meeting neighbors, playing games, eating good food, watching talented demonstrations, laughing and enjoying a few hours of fun!

 

If you would like to volunteer to help during the evening, participate in the antique car show, set up a booth of your interest, share a talent, please sign up or e-mail; admin@thorntonnhpd.org. or go directly to www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0f49aba92fa4fd0-national and you can sign-up.

 

Fun Planned Evening!!

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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:

Town of Thornton Beautification Committee Meeting

 

The Town of Thornton Beautification Committee will meet on

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 @ 6:00 PM at the

Thornton Town Hall.

 

The committee welcomes Thornton residents interested in promoting a welcoming community, while preserving and enhancing the

 Town of Thornton's natural beauty.

 

 

Town of Thornton Beautification Committee

Posting Date: 7/8/19

  

 

 

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    TOWN OF THORNTON, NH REQUEST FOR BIDS

The Town of Thornton, NH is soliciting bids for the project below. The project 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.

THIS IS AN OPEN BID REQUEST WITH NO BID DEADLINE. 

 

Bid Specifications Project #1

Plan drawings Project #1

Bid Form Project #1

Addendum

 

BID PROCESS:

RFP documents were 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). All bidders are encouraged to do a site visit prior submitting bids.

 

Bid due date: THIS IS AN OPEN BID REQUEST WITH NO BID DEADLINE.

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, by the Board of Selectmen at their next regular meeting after date of receipt of bid. Notification of bid award will be done within a week following the award.

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

 

Contract submission due date will be determined by the Board of Selectmen.

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.

 

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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/