News and Announcements



BCEP Solid Waste District Accepting Applications for the District Administrator Position

BCEP Solid Waste District is seeking applications for the position of District Administrator. This is a full time salaried position reporting to the District Committee. The successful candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment screening including a background check, driving record check, and drug and alcohol tests. Other job related and employment tests may be required. Job description can be found here:  BCEP Administrator position-

To Apply:
Send resumes with cover letter to Earl H. Weir, BCEP Solid Waste District, PO Box 426, Pittsfield, NH 03263, or email to eweir@bcepsolidwaste.com. Resumes will be accepted at the facility until 4:00 PM, August 23, 2017. No facsimiles will be accepted. The BCEP Solid Waste District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Salary Range: Negotiable depending on experience and qualifications.

Closing Date: August 23, 2017

2017 second quarter sewer invoices were mailed August 10, 2017

The 2017 second quarter sewer invoices are due September 11, 2017.  For more information about receiving your invoice by e-mail and/or paying invoices online, please contact the Town Clerk/Tax Collector’s office at 435-6773 ext 15, or click on the “property tax” button under “E-Services”.

PUBLIC NOTICE – LED Street Lighting Conversion Project

The Town of Pittsfield, New Hampshire is seeking proposals for a LED Street Lighting Conversion Project. The scope of work includes an existing street lighting audit and turnkey services to convert the town’s existing street lighting to LED street lighting. Services will meet layout, installation, project management, disposal requirements per Eversource specifications, and  Eversource interface requirements as detailed in the Scope of Services section in the Project Information part of the bid materials.

the request for proposals for the LED street lighting project – bid package documents can found in the link below:

Pittsfield NH LED street lighting conversion project 2017

Pittsfield Police accepting applications

The Pittsfield Police Department is currently accepting applications for part-time police officer position(s). Applicants must be 21 years of age or older, possess a High School Diploma or GED Equivalent, and have a valid Drivers License. College degree or military experience preferred. Applicants will be required to pass a written exam, medical exam, physical fitness test, oral board, extensive background investigation, polygraph test and psychological evaluation.  Starting pay for part-time officers is $20/hr. Applications can be obtained on-line at pittsfieldnh.gov or at the police station. For further information or questions please contact Sgt. Joseph DiGeorge at 603-435-7535.

Pittsfield Police Department
59 main St
Pittsfield, NH 03263
603-435-7535

Special School District Meeting and Election

2017 Special School District Meeting Warrant

School District Meeting – deliberative session
7:00 p.m., Thursday, August 17, 2017 Elementary School 

Vote on Teacher Contract
7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Town Hall

absentee ballot application – school district election

What is SB2?

  • “SB2” is the name of the official ballot referenda form of government. (For more information on SB2, see https://www.revenue.nh.gov/mun-prop/municipal/documents/sb2-tech-assistance.pdf)
  • SB2 can replace the traditional town meeting form of government for voting on school funding, teacher contracts, and other articles.
  • Voters in Pittsfield voted to change to the SB2 form in March 2017, and SB2 is currently in effect for the school district.
  • District meetings will now have two sessions:
    • The first session, known as the deliberative session, is for explanation, discussion, debate, and amendments to warrant articles;
    • The second session, known as the voting session, allows voters to cast ballots to decide on articles, but does not allow for debate or discussion of articles.

Why are we having another district meeting?

  • In March, Pittsfield voters rejected a proposed teacher contract; this vote left the teachers without a contract beyond June 2017.
  • Following that vote, the voters then approved the calling of another district meeting to consider another contract.
  • In June, the School Board and teacher union agreed to new contract terms for 2017-2018, a one-year contract.
  • Another district meeting is now scheduled to consider the new proposed contract.
  • For this meeting:
    • The first session – deliberative session – will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 17, in the PES gym.
    • The second session – the voting session – will be held on Tuesday, September 19, at Town Hall during normal voting hours.

 What’s in the new proposed teacher contract?

  • The proposed contract maintains the same salary schedule in effect in the 2016-2017 school year.
  • The proposed contract also includes a number of minor language changes and updates, such as changing dates of the contract’s term; it includes no additional cost items.
  • Voters are asked for a yes or no vote on the proposed contract; no further negotiations on a contract for the new school year will take place.
  • yes vote would allow teachers to move ahead on the salary schedule based on an additional year of teaching experience.
  • Due to increased costs to teachers for health insurance and required contributions to the New Hampshire Retirement System, a no vote would result in a cut in take-home pay for teachers.
  • The cost of a yes vote is estimated to be $66,485.91.
  • The tax impact of a yes vote is estimated to be $.25/thousand.

What do the School Board and Budget Committee recommend?

  • The Pittsfield School Board unanimously recommends a yes vote.
  • The Pittsfield Budget Committee, by a vote of 7-2, also recommends a yes vote.

And, what’s ahead for the next round of negotiations?

  • The School Board has heard suggestions that health insurance options be considered and will be doing so in the weeks ahead in preparation for the next round of negotiations.
  • Negotiations for the 2018-2019 school year will take place in the fall with a successor contract expected for consideration by voters in March 2018.

Questions?

Motor Vehicle Decal License Plates Now Available

The DMV has implemented four decal license plate types:   Decal Passenger plate, Initial Decal Passenger Plate, Veteran Decal Plate and Initial Veteran Decal Plate.  The fee for the decal plates are a flat fee of $15.00 (yearly )plus a one-time $8.00 plate fee, in addition to registration fees and any vanity fees that apply. These fees does not included the decal. The actual decals that will be placed on the plates will NOT be issued at the DMV but at an approved 501(c) (3) authority. The fees for the decals are determined by the 501(c) (3) authority and may vary.

Each decal  passenger plate have  5 characters with a leading “D” for decal plate.  Example: D1200

Each decal veteran plate will have 5 characters with an ending “V” for decal plate .Example: 5000V

New Registrations: In order to obtain a decal plate, please complete the town portion of the registration at the town hall, and go to a state DMV office to complete the state portion of the registration and receive your plate, and month and year stickers. From there, you may go to your non-profit agency to obtain your decal.

Do you have an existing registration and now want to switch? You can go to a state DMV office and complete a midstream plate change. Cost will be $15 for a new registration, plus the $15 decal plate state fee, and a one-time fee of $8 for the new set of plates. Please bring your current valid registration.

Once you have registered your decal plate, renewals can be performed at the town hall.

The following decals have been approved by the legislature for 2017 use on decal plates:

  • UNH alumni association-please call 862-6000 or visit unh.edu/license plate for more information
  • Firefighter decal plates-for current or retired firefighters only-contact your local fire department for more information
  • NH Rotary-please visit rotary7870.org

For Veterans only: (please call the office of veteran’s services for more information)

  • United States Army
  • United States Navy
  • United States Air Force
  • United States Marine Corps
  • United States Coast Guard
  • Medal of Honor
  • Distinguished Service Cross
  • Navy Cross
  • Air Force Cross
  • Silver Star
  • Bronze Star

Village Water District Boundaries Proposal

Anyone with changes to the list of properties in the proposed Water District (see PVWD Proposal ) that they feel should be on the list, please E-mail those changes to F72116@aol.com.  Thank you for your input.

Now Open – Town Pool

The F.B. Argue Recreation Area is now open for the 2017 summer season. Hours are Monday-Friday from 12:00-5:00 PM and Saturday and Sunday from 1:00-5:00. Tuesday and Thursday nights during June and July (except for the weeks we are doing night lessons) we will stay open until 7:00 PM for families.

2017 Pittsfield Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

The Board of Selectmen will be discussing the adoption of the proposed Hazard Mitigation Plan 2017 Update at their meeting on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, which starts at 6:00 p.m.

The Board held a public information meeting at their meeting on April 18, 2017 to accept public comment on the 2017 draft update of our Hazard Mitigation Plan

Town of Pittsfield, NH Hazard Mitigation Plan Update 2017

2016 Annual Town Reports

The 2016 annual town report is available below in pdf format.

2016 town report