Press Release | Property Assessment Notice

Press Release | Property Assessment Notice

Press Release
Litchfield Board of Selectmen
Property Assessment Notice

Date: May 13, 2020

The Town of Litchfield contracts property assessment services with Avitar Municipal Services. Avitar employees will be in a marked company vehicle, wearing an identification badge and will be using masks, sanitizers and wipes as necessary. Work has started on the following:

NEW AND IMPROVED CONSTRUCTION 

Avitar has started work on its annual construction data verification of new and improved properties with town approved building permits. Avitar employees will not be conducting interior inspections at this time. They will approach the door and knock/ring a bell and step back. If the door is answered, Avitar employees will advise the property owner of the reason for the visit and discuss property information with the owner.  

FIVE YEAR REVALUATION UPDATE

As part of the five (5) year property revaluation update required by the State of New Hampshire, drive by inspections will be conducted on all properties throughout the town. Avitar will drive by each property and/or stop on the street to collect photographs and other types of physical property data. 
If you have questions or concerns do not hesitate to email the town office at Townhall@litchfieldnh.gov or call the Assessing Department at 603-424-4046 or Police Department at 603-424-4047.

State Launches 2-1-1 COVID-19 Hotline

3/12/2020 – Governor Chris Sununu, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, and NH Homeland Security and Emergency Management, announced that 211NH has been mobilized to handle all COVID-19 related calls from New Hampshire residents. All residents with questions or concerns surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak can call 2-1-1.

View the full press release here: https://www.governor.nh.gov/news-media/press-2020/20200312-covid-19-hotline.htm

211 NH is the connection for New Hampshire residents to the most up to date resources you need from specially trained Information and Referral Specialists who can provide you with health and human service information you may need to get help, give help or discover options. 211 NH is available 24/7/365. To reach 211 NH please utilize the following options:

Phone: Dial 211 or 866-444-4211 • TTY Number: 603-634-3388 • http://www.211nh.org • Mail: 211 New Hampshire PO Box 211 Manchester, NH 03105

Litchfield Town Office Election Results

Litchfield Town Office Election Results.

2020 Candidates for Town Offices

** How the order of Names on Ballots RSA 656:5-a are determined **

Budget Committee
3 year term – 3 positions

George Lambert -418
John David Son -605
Scott Taylor – 488
Jennifer Bourque – 749
Keri Douglas – 736
Cory Flindt – 241

Checklist Supervisor
6 year term – 1 position

Joan McKibben – 770
John Pierog – 320

Selectmen
3 year term – 2 positions

Jack Pinciaro – 484
Kim Queenan – 423
Kurt Schaefer – 295
John Brunelle – 400
James Cardello – 130
Richard Lascelles – 642

Cemetery Trustee
3 year term – 1 position

Amber Flindt 368
Jody L. Fraser – 494
Frederick W. French – 216

Library Trustee
3 year term – 2 positions

Donna Ferguson – 849
Alan Sandler – 414
Ruth Ellen Whitney – 549

Town Clerk / Tax Collector
3 year term – 1 position

Theresa L. Briand – 1186

Town Moderator
1 year term – 1 position

Frank A. Byron – 1127

Trustee of Trust Fund
3 year term – 1 position

John J. Poulos, Jr. – 505
Ruth Ellen Whitney – 523

Press Release – Voter Guide Error in Article 1

Voter Guide Error in Article 1

Press Release – March 4, 2020

The Litchfield Board of Selectmen recently discovered that the Town/School Voter Guide mailed to Litchfield Residents last week did not list Scott Taylor as a Budget Committee Candidate. This was not done intentionally. It was an administrative error. Article 1 – ELECTION OF OFFICERS has been corrected below.  The Board of Selectmen apologize to Scott Taylor and to the Litchfield Voters for this error.

Full version of the 2020 Litchfield Voter Guide is available at https://litchfieldnh.gov/2020/03/03/litchfield-2020-voter-guide/

For more information contact:  
Troy Brown, Town Administrator
(603) 424-4046 ext 1250
tbrown@litchfieldnh.com
http://www.litchfieldnh.gov

Notice of Public Hearing – Appropriation of Unanticipated Funds

Town of Litchfield
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Appropriation of Unanticipated Funds

The Litchfield Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing in accordance with RSA 31:95-b on Monday, November 25, 2019 at 6:30 PM at the Town Office Meeting Room, 2 Liberty Way, Litchfield, NH for the purpose of receiving public comment concerning the acceptance and expenditure of $68,205.54 for 2020 paving projects and purchase of a wood/brush chipper for the Highway Department. Residents wishing to speak on this matter are invited to attend or residents may send comments by email to: Tbrown@Litchfieldnh.gov or mail to Town of Litchfield, Troy  Brown, Town Administrator, 2 Liberty Way, Litchfield, NH 03052. 

PRESS RELEASE: NH State Register of Historic Places adds eight properties, including five from Litchfield’s town center

Five (5) sites from Litchfield’s town center have been added to the NH State Register of Historic Places.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 5, 2019
Shelly Angers, N.H. Department of Natural & Cultural Resources
603-271-3136
shelly.angers@dncr.nh.gov
Twitter: 
@NHDNCR

NH State Register of Historic Places adds eight properties, including five from Litchfield’s town center

The New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources is pleased to announce that the State Historical Resources Council has added eight properties to the New Hampshire State Register of Historic Places.

For the first time, five buildings from Litchfield have been added to the register; they are located consecutively next to each other on Route 3A, creating a town center that has served most community functions for generations. The properties include: the Gothic Revival Litchfield Presbyterian Church (1844), Greek Revival Litchfield Town Hall (1851), Tudor Revival Aaron Cutler Memorial Library (1924), Colonial Revival Griffin Memorial School (1930) and the mid-twentieth century Litchfield Fire Station (1958).

Each building has been integral to the development of Litchfield’s identity, contributing to the town’s social fabric by serving as places for community gatherings, celebrations, education and more.

Three other properties were also recently listed to New Hampshire’s State Register:

George Burrell’s Residence in Keene includes an 1853 predominantly brick Italianate-style house that has wooden double doors with stained glass for the front entry, a full bay window on the front and arched windows below the gable. Its detached Stick-style carriage house is also architecturally significant. The property is located on Washington Street, which is known for its 19th-century homes in a variety of styles. 

The one-story Willing Workers Hall in Warren has served as the social hall for the local Willing Workers charitable organization from the time that it was built for that purpose in 1915. The building has two primary spaces inside: an auditorium that includes a stage, and a kitchen that still has a large cookstove, original cupboards and tin farmer’s sink.

Westmoreland’s Federal-style Brick Church was built in 1838 soon after an earlier church was burned under suspicious circumstances. Constructed primarily of locally made brick, it has a clapboarded gable-front pediment, two wood-paneled entry doors with large windows above them and a two-tiered square bell tower.

Anyone wishing to nominate a property to the New Hampshire State Register of Historic Places must research the history of the nominated property and document it on an individual inventory form from the New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. Having a property listed in the Register does not impose restrictions on property owners. For more information, visitnh.gov/nhdhr.

New Hampshire’s Division of Historical Resources, the State Historic Preservation Office, was established in 1974 and is part of the NH Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. NHDHR’s mission is to preserve and celebrate New Hampshire’s irreplaceable historic resources through programs and services that provide education, stewardship, and protection. For more information, visit us online at nh.gov/nhdhr or by calling 603-271-3483.

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS RECREATION FIELD MOWING & MAINTENANCE

Request for Proposals on Recreation Field Mowing and Maintenance.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS 
RECREATION FIELD MOWING & MAINTENANCE

Town of Litchfield Recreation Commission is soliciting separate proposals for mowing and field maintenance services for January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.  

There are two proposals being requested:

  • Proposal 1 :  Athletic Field Mowing Objective
  • Proposal 2:   Athletic Field Health Program Objective

You may bid on one or both proposals.  If you offer a discount if awarded both proposals please include that information in your cover letter.   The public opening of sealed proposals will be conducted at noon on October 18, 2019, at 2 Liberty Way, Litchfield, NH.  No bids can be accepted once the first sealed bid has been opened.

Questions should be directed to: rc@litchfieldnh.gov .

Proposals shall be delivered to Town Hall, 2 Liberty Way, Litchfield, NH  03052 in a sealed envelope marked “Recreation Commission Field Mowing Proposal”,  “Recreation Commission Field Maintenance Proposal” or “Recreation Commission Field Mowing & Maintenance Proposal” by noon on October 18, 2019 to ensure consideration.  A discussion and awarding of the bid will be done at a public meeting at 7:30pm on October 22, 2019. This meeting will be at 2 Liberty Way in Litchfield, NH.

Andy Collins
Litchfield Recreation Commission

PSA – Hawk with West Nile Virus discovered in Litchfield

The town was recently notified that a Hawk found in Litchfield tested positive for West Nile virus. Because hawks can fly long distances seeking food, there is no way to determine if the hawk was infected by a mosquito in Litchfield. To date, all mosquitoes collected in Litchfield have come back negative. The town has applied barrier spray at town and school facilities. Future applications may be applied depending on test results and weather conditions. Residents should exercise caution when outdoors, especially at dusk and dawn. Repellant and long sleeve shirts and pants should be worn.

For more information call the Town Office at 603.424.4046.

Extreme Heat this weekend

Due to extreme heat tomorrow the Recycling and Solid Waste Facility may close early without notice for the safety of our employees. The facility opens at 8 am so please plan to visit early.

The Selectmen also wish to remind everyone that a heat advisory has been posted until 7 pm on Sunday. Please avoid being outside for long periods of time and consuming too much alcohol, keep hydrated with water, check on your neighbors, especially the elderly and don’t keep pets in your vehicle while it’s not running.

Call 911 if you have any issues.