Thornton, NH News & Notices

Public Notices and News:

NEWS: 

Office of Town Clerk and Tax Collector/Municipal Agent

 OFFICE HOUR CHANGES FOR TUESDAYS

EFFECTIVE 7/19/2018

 

The Town Clerk and Tax Collector/Municipal Agent office will be changing the hours on Tuesdays and will now close at 4:00 pm

with the exception of the

FIRST & LAST TUESDAYS OF EACH MONTH

OPEN 8 AM – 6 PM

 

Please visit our website for on-line transaction options at www.townofthornton.org

 

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding during this transition period.

 

Public Hours effective July 19, 2018

Monday – Thursday                         8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Friday                                              8:00 am to 3:30 pm

FIRST & LAST TUESDAY OF MONTH    8:00 am to 6:00 pm

 

 

 

Pemi-Baker Solid Waste District

2018 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program

 

Collections will be held on the following dates:

Sunday, August 19, 2018

9:00AM to Noon

Littleton Transfer Station

1213 Mt. Eustis Rd., Littleton, NH

 

Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018

9:00AM to Noon

Plymouth Recycling Center

56 Beech Hill Rd., Plymouth, NH

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VIEW THE ATTACHED FLYER:

2018 HHW Collection Flyer

 

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 10 Lot 1-03-06         Whitney Way                    6.42 ac Land ONLY

Tax Card & Map              Map 10 Lot 1-03-06

 

Map 11 Lot 1-153             Mountain View Drive        2.3 ac Land ONLY

Tax Card & Map               Map 11 Lot 1-153

 

Map 11 Lot  1-155            Covered Bridge Road      1.51 ac Land ONLY

Tax Card & Map               Map 11 Lot 1-155

 

Map 11 Lot 3-120             22 Sleepy Hollow Rd       0.0 ac Building ONLY

Tax Card & Map               Map 11 Lot 3-120

 

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

Tax Card & Map               Map 17 Lot 17-07

 

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

Tax Card & Map               May 17 Lot 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, July 27, 2018. The bid envelopes will be opened at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 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.

 

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

2018 Custodial Services  

 

The Town of Thornton is seeking proposals for custodial services for the Town Offices and Police Department located in the Thornton Municipal Building at 16 Merrill Access Road in Thornton.

  • A sample contract with job specifics is available at the Thornton Town Hall and the Town website: www.townofthornton.org
  • Site visit appointments may be made by contacting the Administrative Assistant at 726-8168 Tuesday – Friday.
  • Bids should be submitted on the “2018 Custodial Services Proposal Submission Sheet” and include the following:        
  •             Annual rate
  •             Rate to be paid (in addition to annual rate) when/if the “carpet    and  upholstery clean & shampoo” is performed
  •             Rate to be paid (in addition to annual rate) when/if the “strip and wax tile floors” is performed
  •            Three references

 

  • BID ACCEPTANCE WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL CONTRACT IS AWARDED
  • Sealed bids must be submitted with references.
  • Bid opening and award will be scheduled at a later date.
  • Prior to execution of the contract the successful bidder shall be required to submit to a New Hampshire Criminal History Check for all personnel scheduled to work at the Thornton Town office.

 Proposal packet with instructions, submission sheet & sample contract

 

Please address your submission to:

 Board of Selectmen

Municipal Building Custodial Services Sealed Bid

16 Merrill Access Road

Thornton, NH  03285

 

                                The Board of Selectmen reserves the right to refuse any or all proposals.        

 

 

 

 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.

 

 

                   EMPLOYMENT & VOLUNTEER

                               OPPORTUNITIES:

Interim Town Clerk

 

The Town of Thornton is seeking candidates for the position of Interim Town Clerk.  This position must be held by a resident and registered voter of the Town of Thornton.  Applications are due by 3:00pm on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Interviews are tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, August 1, 2018 from 2:00 to 4:00pm.  The Town Clerk position will be on the annual Town Election ballot in March 2019 for a one-year term.

 

A job summary and application packet is available below and at the Town Office.

Town Clerk job summary

Employment Application

 

Applications must be submitted by 3:00 pm on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 to:

Board of Selectmen

ATTN: Interim Town Clerk

16 Merrill Access Road

Thornton, NH 03285

 

The Town of Thornton is an equal opportunity employer

 

TRANSFER STATION ASSISTANT

 

The Town of Thornton is seeking candidates for the position of Transfer Station Assistant.  Applicants should have a minimum of five (5) years of experience and applicable NH DES licenses.  Applicants should have supervisory experience, be able to work well with the public and have experience operating a backhoe.  This is a full-time position with benefits - Labor Grade 7 - with an hourly pay range from $16.19 to $22.88 depending on experience.

A full job description and application packet is available below and at the Town Office:

Transfer Station Assistant job description

Employment Applicaion

 

 

Applications must be submitted by noon on July 31, 2018 to:

Debra Shepard, Town Administrator

Attn:  Transfer Station Assistant

16 Merrill Access Road

Thornton, NH 03285

 

The Town of Thornton is an equal opportunity employer.

The position will remain open until filled.

 

 

 

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

ZONING BOARD

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

 

 

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

 

 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/