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Phone Numbers
Town Administrator
603-744-3559
Town Clerk/Tax Collector
603-744-8454
Public Works Department & Transfer Station
603-744-8025
Non-emergency Police Dept.
603-744-5423
Non Emergency Fire Dept..
603-744-2735
For all other numbers....
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TOWN CLERK ONLINE SERVICES
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(Vehicle Registrations, Dog Licensing and Vital Records requests)

TAX COLLECTOR ONLINE SERVICES
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(Tax Payments)




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Welcome to the
"New Hampton
Connection"

About the Connection,
and how to sign up


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and past Connections...


Congressional Delegation
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Executive Council – District 1
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New Hampton’s Legislators
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QUICK LINKS:
 
Tapply-Thompson Community Center
Recreational Opportunities and Events
 
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Gordon-Nash Library
Access their new "Online Catalog" by clicking here to be redirected to their website.
 




Web Site Policy Regarding Information and External Links
The Town of New Hampton website is for informing the residents of New Hampton of civic activities within the town of New Hampton, Newfound area and surrounding Lakes Region area. It is not for soliciting, sales/promotional activities or promoting political agendas. The Town will only allow information and links to county, state, federal governmental agencies, school activities, activities of civic or non-profit organizations and related services that are determined may benefit the New Hampton residents. Adopted by the Board of Selectmen 4/19/2010


DISCLAIMER:
This website does not contain all Town regulations and ordinances. Additional ordinances are posted in the lobby of the Town Office.

The Town of New Hampton has prepared this web site as a public resource for informational purposes only. It is intended, but not promised or guaranteed, to be correct, complete and up-to-date. The links within this site may let you leave this site (the "linked sites"). The linked sites are not under the control of the Town and the Town is not responsible for or warranty the accuracy of the contents of any linked site, or any link contained in a linked site or any changes, updates or modifications to such sites. The Town provides these links only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by the Town, of the site or any association with their operations.






Latest News: 

Fire Marshall's Office - January's "One Stop Educator" & "Safety Educator" (more...)

Benefit Concert - "Plant Extra for Hunger" (more...)

Introducing the new "Belknap House" (more...)

Track Your Ballot (more...)

Free NH Alerts Cellphone App from NHDOS (more...)

Important Information on Smoke Alarms (more...)

NOTICE: Restoration of Involuntarily Merged Lots (more...)
 
VIEW ALL LATEST NEWS ITEMS...


New Hampton Nature-Fitness Trail

New pedestrian trail...Take a nice stroll (more...)

Click here for Trail Guidelines

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New Hampton Historical Society
The New Hampton Historical Society, established in 1945, is dedicated to historic preservation and education. The Society collects and preserves artifacts and information from and about the town of New Hampton.
Click here to go to their website.
 
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In Need of Transportation??
Mid-State Regional Ride Resource Directory lists transportation services throughout NH, connecting people to transportation services in the community. Some services listed are free, some by donation, and some have reduced fees.
 
Go to www.midstatercc.org to be redirected to their website for further information.
 
 
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Community Action Program
Your Resource for Healthy Aging – serving communities throughout Belknap and Merrimack Counties.
Click here to be redirected to their website.
 
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Rural Transportation Services offers door to door demand response transit services through their senior centers. Or become a volunteer through the Volunteer Driver Program.
 
Go to: www.bm-cap.org to be redirected to their website for further information.
 


Health Tips
From the NH Dept of
Health and Human Services

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Prevention Guidelines for West Nile Virus
West Nile Virus Risk Map for New Hampshire


Tick bites and Lyme Disease Treatment


Newfound Area Nursing Association
Our Mission

  The Newfound Area Nursing Association is committed to providing quality home health care to all families in our communities.

  Our services, programs and clinics are designed to promote quality of life, independent living through treatment and education, a sense of well-being through compassionate care and optimism for improved future health.

Click here to be directed to their website.



Well Testing
Information about water quality testing for private wells - from the N.H. Dept. of Environmental Services



Public Hearing
NEW HAMPTON, NH PLANNING BOARD
PROPOSED 2017 ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS


FIRST HEARING: Monday, January 2, 2017 – 7:00 PM
 Snow date: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 – 7:00 PM
The New Hampton Planning Board will hold the first Public Hearing on Monday, January 2, 2017 to discuss amendments to the New Hampton Zoning Ordinance.
  • Article IV - DELETE  Accessory Apartment and ADD Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) by Special Exception to the General Residential, Agricultural and Rural District (GRA), Village District (V), Mixed Use District (MU), Business Commercial 2 District (BC2) and the Business Commercial District 3 (BC3).
  • Article XIV -  DELETE Accessory Apartment and ADD TO DEFINITIONS:  Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) – A residential living unit that is within or attached to a single-family dwelling and that provides independent living facilities for one or more persons, including provisions for sleeping, eating, cooking and sanitation on the same parcel of land as the principal dwelling unit it accompanies.
  • Article V, Section R - ADD TO  Accessory Dwelling Unit, an attached accessory dwelling unit shall be permitted by Special Exception in all zoning districts that permit single family dwellings, with specific criteria, ie. One per lot, two (2) bedrooms, limiting square footage, etc.  
  • Article IV -  AMEND The Special Exception Criteria in each Zoning District– Correct the % of lot coverage to be consistent with each District.
  • Article IV - ADD Agritourism by Special Exception in all Districts except the Business Industrial District.
  • Article XIV – ADD Agritourism definition.
  • Article V, Section D– ADD  Septic systems on sub-standard lots shall be allowed by special exception with a lesser setback requirement than the current 20ft setback requirement.
  • Article V, Section E -AMEND General Provisions, Signs to address changes in the law and removing flags from the definition of signs.
  • Article V, Section F – ADD to General Provisions:  (re-letter remaining sections G-R) for Flags
  • & ADD Flags to Article XIV Definitions  A piece of cloth or similar material, typically oblong or square, attachable by one edge to a pole and/or rope.   Up to 2 Flags are permitted on a lot in all zoning districts.  The total area of the flags on a lot in the Mixed Use District, Business Commercial Districts 2 & 3 and the Business Industrial District shall not exceed 40 square feet.
If necessary, the second public hearing will be held on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. if substantive changes are made at the first public hearing. 

For proposed changes read each link below:
Article V - Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), provisions for ADU's through Special Exception.
Articles IV & XIV - Accessory Apartment replaced with ADU's, ADU's defined, amend Special Exception Criteria for lot coverage.
Article V - Amend General Provisions related to signage.
Article IV & XIV - Addition of Agritourism, allowed by Special Exception; definition.
Article V - General Provisions, Special Exception related to sewage disposal on substandard lots.
Articles V & XIV - Flags.


SECOND HEARING will be held Tuesday, January 17, 2017 – 7pm
Snow date of Wednesday, January 18, 2017 – 7:30 pm
 
Town Office 2nd Floor Meeting Room 6 Pinnacle Hill Road
 
The New Hampton Planning Board will hold the SECOND Public Hearing on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 to discuss the changes made at the first hearing on the following amendments to the New Hampton Zoning Ordinance:
  • Article V, Section E -AMEND General Provisions, Signs to address changes in the law which will remove any regulations that refer to the content of the sign and remove “flags” from the definition of signs and place it separately to allow flags in addition to the allowednumber of signs.
  • Article V, Section F – ADD to General Provisions:  (re-letter remaining sections G-R) for Flags.
  • Article XIV Definitions   ADD Flags:A piece of cloth or similar material, typically oblong or square, attachable by one edge to a pole and/or rope.   Up to 2 Flags are permitted on a lot in all zoning districts.  The total area of the flags on a lot in the Mixed Use District, Business Commercial Districts 2 & 3 and the Business Industrial District shall not exceed 40 square feet.
The full text of the proposed zoning changes are available for public review below and at the Town Office, Public Works Department/ Transfer Station, and the Gordon-Nash Library.

For proposed changes as amended on 1/2/17, read each link below:

Article V - Amend General Provisions related to signage.
Articles V & XIV - Flags.

 

Filing Dates for Town Office
Town of New Hampton Residents
 
1 Selectman 3 year term
1 Treasurer 3 year term
1 Trustee of the Trust Funds 3 year term

**Anyone wishing to run for any of the following
    openings must file with the Town Clerk starting
    January 25, 2017 to February 3, 2017.**  
      
 
**Office will be open 2/3/17 until 5:00pm**
 
The Town Clerk’s office is located at 6 Pinnacle Hill Road
Office hours are: M-T-W-F 7:30am-4:30pm & TH 10am-7pm   Office Closes Daily 12pm to 1:00pm

 
 

Supervisors of the Checklist Meeting
PUBLIC NOTICE
TOWN OF NEW HAMPTON
SUPERVISORS OF THE CHECKLIST
 
To:  Residents of the Town of New Hampton
 
The Supervisors of the Checklist for the Town of New Hampton will be in Session on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the Town Offices, 6 Pinnacle Hill Road, New Hampton, New Hampshire. 
 
The purpose of this Session is to accept voter registration applications and to make corrections or additions to the Checklist.  Change in party registration may be accepted.
 
Please bring your photo ID and proof of domicile along with any court or immigration papers, if applicable, to register or re-register.
 
          Supervisors of the Checklist:  Christina Pollock, Mary Tierney, and Lucinda Ossola
 

Part-time Position Available
Police Officer (Part-time)
Town of New Hampton

 
The New Hampton New Hampshire Police Department is seeking applicants for a part-time police officer. The successful candidate must be able to pass a written test, physical fitness testing, medical exam, psychological exam, and a comprehensive background investigation. The desirable candidate will possess a current NH PSTC certification or be able to obtain the certification. This positions will require the officer to fill in on an as needed basis and will also be required to work a minimum of 16 hours a month.
 
To Apply:
Interested applicants should send cover letter and resume to:
Sgt. Monica Cunningham
New Hampton Police Department
24 Interval Drive
New Hampton, NH 03256


Closing Date: When filled


 
Assessing Firm to Begin Annual Visits to Properties
 
The assessing firm of Commerford Nieder Perkins LLC is beginning their annual review of properties in New Hampton.  They will be visiting properties to re-measure and re-list assessment data, requesting access to the interior whenever possible to be sure properties are accurately listed.  They will carry photo identification with them and will leave yellow tags on doors to notify residents they have visited their property.  These visits are required by the NH Dept. of Revenue to ensure all properties within the town and the state are being fairly assessed.

Dan Ward (2012 Grey Ford Fusion – Plate #3626602) and John Hatfield (2006 Blue Ford Explorer – Plate #1529373) will be performing the visits during the month of December and possibly some of January.

 
BEWARE - Report of Man Impersonating a Police Officer

New Hampton Police are investigating a report of a person impersonating a police officer. A female resident stated that on 11/18/17 in the morning, she was pulled over on NH Rt 132N in New Hampton by a new Silver Dodge Charger, completely unmarked except for two blue lights in the grill. There was no front license plate. She described the person who approached her as a male, approximately 6'1" or 6'2", average build, dark hair, with a "man bun". Approximate age about 25-35 years old.

She stated that her and her daughter, who was her passenger identified the subject as caucasian male but had feminine qualities in his mannerism and his voice. He also had a little scruff type beard on his chin area. He was dressed in a black collared sweatshirt type shirt and gray pants.

During the interaction the “officer” did not ask for the drivers ID but did ask for the passengers ID as he believed her to be under 18 and required  to have seat belt on.

Anyone with information please contact New Hampton PD 603-744-5423.

 
2016 Tax Rate Has Been Set
On November 17th, the Department of Revenue issued the New Hampton Tax Rate.  The Tax Rate is being reduced from $18.19/per 1000 to $17.99/per 1000.  The tax bills are in the process of being generated and will be due on Friday, December 30, 2016.
 
Town Rate $ 6.65
School Rate (local) $ 7.99
State Education Rate $ 2.20
County Rate $ 1.15
   
Total Tax Rate $17.99 per $1,000 of assessed valuation

 
Officer Steve Marsh


Police Chief Huckins, Officer Marsh, and Sergeant Cunningham

Officer Steve Marsh was sworn in as a full-time Police Officer on Nov. 18th.
 

Update on Drought Emergency in NH

Drought Emergency in New Hampshire
Recommended Measures for New Hampshire Residents

 
Southern New Hampshire is experiencing a drought emergency. Southern New Hampshire has received about 50% of its normal rainfall over the last six months.  Streamflow and groundwater levels are at historic low levels. Some New Hampshire residents on private wells, as well as some community water systems are experiencing water supply shortages. More widespread shortages are imminent if rainfall does not replenish our lakes, streams and groundwater supplies before winter weather sets in, as our water resources will probably not be substantially refilled until after the snowmelt during the spring of 2017. The drought condition is a very slow-moving natural disaster that may continue to worsen.

All New Hampshire residents and businesses are asked to reduce water use and be prepared for the effects of drought.


Click here for further details and recommendations for residents.

Click here to see a map of the known Water Use Restrictions and Bans (updated 9/15/16)
 
Concord, NH - A combination of a below average snowpack in the spring, little precipitation to recharge the groundwater, an increase of evapotranspiration in the summer, and the inability of New Hampshire watersheds to store large volumes of water due to their geology has landed the northern half of the state in abnormally dry conditions and the southern half in severe drought. During the July 22, 2016 meeting of the New Hampshire Drought Management Team (DMT), State Climatologist, Mary Stampone, indicated that relief was not in the near future and drought conditions will likely persist into the fall. As a result of the current conditions and the long-term forecast, the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) is urging New Hampshire residents to conserve water as long as drought conditions persist.
 
To protect water supplies, over one hundred public water systems in New Hampshire have implemented outdoor water use restrictions or bans in their service areas. If you reside in an area of severe drought, which currently includes the following counties: Belknap, Cheshire, Hillsborough, Merrimack, Strafford and Sullivan, and your water supplier has not issued a restriction or if you are a private homeowner on your own well, NHDES urges you to refrain from using water outdoors except for hand watering of vegetable gardens until precipitation mitigates drought conditions.

Click here for more information
 

Northern Pass
Click here to read the New Hampton Board of Selectmen's position statement
on the latest plan for the Northern Pass Project
as presented at the Northern Pass Meeting held on 9/10/15,
at the Lake Opechee Inn & Spa in Laconia.


 

Northern Pass Project
 
Police Department Activity
Click below for the most recent activity:

Dec. 12 to Dec. 18          Dec. 19 to Dec. 25

Click here to be re-directed to the Police Department page to view activity for previous weeks