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NH Electric Co-op Herbicide Use Notification 2018

NH Electric Co-op herbicide use notification 2018

Who are our Legislators?

Pittsfield Legislators

NH Congressional Delegation

  • House of Representatives District 2

New Hampshire General Court

  • House of Representatives Districts 21,29
  • Senate District 17

Executive Council

  • District 4

Merrimack County

Decal Plates Available at the Town Clerk’s Office

The DMV has implemented four decal license plate types:   Decal Passenger plate, Initial Decal Passenger Plate, Veteran Decal Plate and Initial Veteran Decal Plate.  Decal Plates are available for a $15 fee per year in addition to the town and state registration fees. Decal Vanity Plates are also available for an additional $40 vanity plate fee. An additional $8.00 plate manufacturing fee is only required in the first year of purchase. These fees do 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.  For more information please visit the DMV link: https://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/dmv/registration/decal-plates.htm

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

Decals can only be placed on a Decal Plate.

 How to obtain a new Decal Plate.  Visit your town clerk’s office to process your 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 organizations have been approved by the legislature during the 2017 legislative session:

Veteran Decal Plates:

Pursuant to RSA 261-C, the NH DMV is also issuing Veteran Decal Plates. Veteran Decal Plates can only be issued to a motor vehicle registered pursuant to RSA 261:87-b. Similar to the Decal Plate, a Veteran Decal Plate includes a 3”x 3” blank square on the left side of the plate however it contains distinguishing veteran design. Veteran Decals are NOT available at DMV locations, they have to be purchased from the NH Office of Veteran Services. For more information, please call (603) 624-9230, Ext. 301.

Decals available for Veterans only, pursuant to RSA 261-C:4(I) include the following:

  • 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

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 along with the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) project. 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 after Monday, June 25th and the majority of the road 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 amongst 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.

The following roads are the areas that will be impacted (along with the project funding source):

MAIN STREET – paving from Water Street to Clark Street – (NHDOT)

MAIN STREET – sidewalk from Joy Street to #21 Main Street – (town)

GREEN STREET – sidewalk – (town)

CHESTNUT STREET – sidewalk from Green Street to Oak Street – (town)

CARROLL STREET – paving – (NHDOT)

BARNSTEAD ROAD – paving – (NHDOT)

CATAMOUNT ROAD – sidewalk from #64 to Oneida Street (SRTS)

TILTON HILL ROAD – sidewalk from #1 to #50 (SRTS)

TILTON HILL ROAD – road reclaim/paving from #1 to #261 (town)

ONEIDA STREET – sidewalk (SRTS) & road reclaim/paving from Catamount Road to the school (town)

MANCHESTER STREET – road reclaim/paving (town)

BERRY AVENUE – sidewalk (SRTS) & road reclaim/paving – from Tilton Hill Road to the school (town)

MAPLE STREET – road reclaim/paving (town)

BOW STREET – sidewalk & road reclaim/paving (town)

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 August 1, 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.

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