Thornton, NH News & Notices

Public Notices and News:

NEWS: 

NOTICE TO THE TOWN OF THORNTON  LEGAL VOTERS


Any legal voter in the Town of Thornton who wishes to declare candidacy for an open town office must do so between January 24, 2018 and February 2, 2018 at the Town Clerk’s Office during regular business hours. Candidates filing on the last day are required to file in person with the Town Clerk between 3:00pm-5:00pm on Friday, February 2nd per RSA 669:19, 652:20.

 

The following elected positions are available for the March 13, 2018 election:


Select Board Member                 Three Year Term                       Two Positions

Cemetery Trustee                      Three Year Term                       One Position

Library Trustee                         Three Year Term                       One Position

Trustee of the Trust Funds        Three Year Term                       One Position

Planning Board Member             Three Year Term                       Two Positions

Overseer of Public Welfare        One Year Term                         One Position

Moderator                                Two Year Term                        One Position

Town Treasurer                        Three Year Term                       One Position


 

Brook J. Rose
Thornton Town Clerk
 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT PREVENTING PIPES FROM FREEZING

 

 

 

 

 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.

THIS IS AN OPEN BID REQUEST WITH NO BID DEADLINE. 

 

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.

 

THIS IS AN OPEN BID REQUEST WITH NO BID DEADLINE.

 

Bid Specifications Project #2

Plan drawings Project #2

Bid Form Project #2

Addendum

 

BID PROCESS FOR BOTH PROJECTS:

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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

Full-Time Police Officer

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 RANGE

 

$36,000 - $40,000

 

Dependant upon qualifications and experience

 

ABOUT OUR DEPARTMENT

 

The Thornton, New Hampshire Police Department is actively seeking full-time police officer candidates interested in a challenging police oriented career to fill a current vacancy.  The Thornton Police Department is a progressive, community oriented, professional law enforcement agency serving a population in excess of 2,600 permanent residence and may reach 10,000 people during the peak seasons.  The Town of Thornton, NH is a Traditional New England Town, where residents take pride in the quality of life that the town affords them.   In 2014, The Town of Thornton’s Central School received the Blue Ribbon Award for Excellence.  The Town of Thornton is located in the Pemigewasset Valley midway between Plymouth and Franconia Notch, and is known as the “gateway” to the White Mountains with amazing mountain views and scenery throughout all four seasons.  Thornton is surrounded by ski areas and snowmobile trails for winter recreation.  Thornton has numerous campgrounds, hiking trails, rivers and lakes for kayaking and boating.  Thornton is located in a large vacation area with short driving distances to many summer attractions.  The town has two large musical festivals each year that attract thousands of people throughout the northeast. 

 

Officers patrol an assigned area for the purpose of crime prevention and law enforcement.  Duties include, but are not limited to:  Calls for Service; investigation of crimes; identification/apprehension of offenders; prevention of crime, community policing events and programs; motor vehicle enforcement.  Applicants must have the ability to exercise good common sense; discretion; be able to analyze situations quickly and objectively; make decisions under pressure; and perform ALL of the essential job functions of a police officer.

 

The Thornton Police Department is based on a community policing value system, this values system permits our officers to utilize teamwork strategies that are designed to help the community with their needs. Our goals and objectives are intended to help us reach our vision of “being a top community oriented policing agency in the State of New Hampshire” and coincides with our mission which in part reads make “the town a safer, more desirable place to live, work, and visit”.  Our officers are of strong moral turpitude and work well together towards our goals. If you are looking to be part of an exceptional team, then look no further than the Thornton Police Department.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

•             Minimum of 21 years of age

•             United States Citizen

•             High School Diploma or Equivalent

•             College education or military experience desirable

•             NH Certified Police Officer

 

Part 1 – Medical Requirement

 

New Hampshire State Law (RSA 188-F:27 III-d – III-j) requires that all police, state corrections, and probation-parole officers hired after January 1, 2001, as a condition of continued certification and employment, must furnish Police Standards and Training Council every 3 years with a certificate from a licensed physician, physician’s assistant, or registered nurse practitioner who has conducted a medical examination of the officer according to protocols adopted by the Council certifying that in the opinion of the examiner, the officer is physically capable of participating in the Council’s physical fitness test.

 

Part 11 – Physical Agility Requirement

 

As of January 1, 2001 and thereafter, NH State Law (RSA 188-F:27 III-d – III-j) requires that all police, state corrections, and probation-parole officer hired after that date, as a condition of continued certification and employment, every 3 years during their law enforcement careers must pass a physical performance test, administered by their department or by the Police Standards and Training Council, according to protocols adopted by the Council.  (The current protocols consist of a timed 1.5 mile run, pushups, and sit-ups; however, they are subject to change by the Council from time to time).

 

TESTING REQUIREMENTS

 

Candidates are required to pass a physical fitness test based on NH PSTC entry level standards.

 

HIRING PROCESS

 

Successful candidates are able to complete the physical fitness exam, oral board interview, Chief’s interview, background investigation including polygraph exam, psychological and medical exams.

 

Out of State certified applicants will need to complete the law package classes as determined by NH Police Standards and Training.

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

Applications are only accepted through PoliceApp.com and will not be accepted in person or through e-mail or USPS.  The fee charged to the applicant is paid directly to PoliceApp through their website application process.

 

The Town of Thornton is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Job closes at 4:00 PM (Eastern) on January 19, 2018.

 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.

 

APPOINTED COMMITTEE, COMMISSION OR VOLUNTEER POSITIONS AVAILABLE:

 

FIRE COMMISSIONER VACANCY

Representing the Town of Thornton

at Campton-Thornton Fire Rescue

The Town of Thornton is accepting letters of interest for the appointed position of a volunteer Fire Commissioner to complete a term through November 2019.

Thornton residency is required.

 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

Fire Commissioner Job description

 

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/