News and Announcements



PUBLIC NOTICE * 2018 SUMMER ROAD/SIDEWALK PROJECTS

You may have noticed in the past few weeks the start-up of several road construction projects around town. Both the State DOT and Town are beginning projects of road and sidewalk repair on a section of Main Street, Carroll Street, and Barnstead Road. The Safe Routes to School (SRTS) project of sidewalk construction and road reclaim/paving will take place on a section of Tilton Hill Road (#1 to #50), Manchester Street, Berry Avenue, Bow Street, Maple Street, Oneida Street, and a section of sidewalks on Catamount Road (#64 to Oneida Street). Two of the companies contracted for this work are Continental Paving and FL Merrill Construction.  It is estimated that the start-up of the Safe Routes to School sidewalk work will begin Monday, June 25th and the majority of the road reclaim/paving work will take place after our Old Home Day on July 14th and before the Hot Air Balloon Rally weekend August 4th.  With the number of projects that have been lined up for this summer we do not have definite dates for this road work as there are several elements of the construction activity that hinge on one another for each location to coordinate among the contractors and utility companies, along with our New England weather. However, the roadwork that involves road/lane closures should be guided by visible traffic flaggers and we will also endeavor to keep the website updated if project changes occur.

July 14 – Old Home Day

CHIEF OF POLICE * JOB POSTING

The Town of Pittsfield, N.H. (pop. 4,100) is seeking a community oriented, proactive law enforcement professional with a proven record of leadership and management to serve as its next Chief of Police.

Responsibilities include planning, directing and coordinating all aspects of department operations and administration, preparing the department’s annual operating budget, providing leadership on law enforcement and public safety issues, and fostering collaborative relationships within the police department and the town at large. Although the position is primarily supervisory in nature, Pittsfield has a “working chief” who completes patrols and responds to calls on a regular basis.

Candidates should possess progressive management and leadership skills, unquestioned integrity, and a thorough knowledge of police administration and operations. Requirements include ten years of full time law enforcement experience with five years of supervisory experience, N.H. certification or able to obtain certification within one year and a BA/BS in criminal justice or related field.

The Town offers a competitive benefit package and the starting salary will commensurate with qualifications. Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume by July 20, 2018 to Cara M. Hayes, Town Administrator, 85 Main Street, Pittsfield NH 03263 or by email to cmhayes@pittsfieldnh.gov.
The Town of Pittsfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

F B Argue Recreation Area Offering Swimming Lessons

Swimming lessons will run two 2 week sessions and each lesson will run for about ½ hour. The dates for the sessions will be as follows:

  • Session 1 Daytime: Friday, June 29 – Friday, July 13 (no lessons July 4)
  • Session 2 Nighttime: Monday, July 23 – Monday, August 6 (no lessons August 3)

The cost of swimming lessons for Pittsfield residents will be $15 per child per session (maximum $45 per family. The cost for non-residents will be $30 per child per session. Questions can be answered by calling 435-7510 or 435-7457 (during hours of operation).

June 22 – F B Argue Recreation Area 2018 Opening

On Friday, June 22, the FB Argue Recreation Area will open for the 2018 summer season at 1:00. We will again be asking parents to give us contact information if their child will be coming to the pool alone without an adult. We will be open Monday through Friday 12:00- 5:00 and Saturday and Sunday 1:00- 5:00. The Saturday and Sunday hours may be with gate and beach attendants only. We will not be open nights this summer. All children under the age of 11 will need to be accompanied by an adult on Saturday and Sunday. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Questions can be answered by calling 435-7510 or 435-7457 (during hours of operation).

B.C.E.P. Open Hours Survey

Don’t put up a stink – tell us what you think! 

The B.C.E.P. District Committee is hosting an informal survey to gather input on changing hours of operation.  We would like to know if opening earlier by one hour each day would be helpful or remaining open later one evening during the week would be more beneficial.  Evening hours would only be available from April 1st – Columbus Day weekend.  Please call 435-6237 or email staff@bcepsolidwaste.com with your opinion.

B.C.E.P. Fee Update Effective July 1, 2018

Demolition and mixed trash charges will increase to 10 cents per pound – $200.00 per ton effective July 1, 2018.

The 2018 First Issue Property Tax Bills Were Mailed May 30, 2018

The 2018 first issue property tax bills are due July 2, 2018.  For more information about receiving  invoice notification by e-mail and/or paying invoices online, please contact the Town Clerk/Tax Collector’s office at 435-6773 ext 15, eanthony@pittsfieldnh.gov, or click on the “property tax” button under “E-Services”.

NH Department of Revenue Administration Launches Property Tax Relief Program

“The NH Department of Revenue Administration announced the launch of the State’s annual Low and Moderate Income Homeowners Property Tax Relief program and is accepting applications through June 30, 2018.  New this year, NHDRA is offering two opportunities for interested taxpayers to receive hands-on assistance in completing applications during workshops on May 22nd and June 21st at NHDRA offices in Concord.”  For more information click on the following link:   NH Dept of Revenue Low and Moderate Income Homeowners Property Tax Relief

State Primary September 11, 2018 7:00am – 7:00pm at the Town Hall

Please see the attached “Notice to Voters” for more information regarding the September 11, 2018 State Primary and Declarations of Candidacy. 2018 State Primary notice to voters