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Notice of Public Hearing | Community Power Committee | November 28, 2023

Town of Litchfield
Community Power Committee
November 28, 2023, at 7 pm
Fire Station HQ-1-Community Room

In accordance with RSA 53-E you are hereby notified of a PUBLIC HEARING to consider approval of the 

Litchfield Community Power Plan

The Town is considering implementing a new Town program called Community Power, or in other states, called Municipal Aggregation. If adopted by a majority of Town voters, The Community Power Plan would empower the Town to enter into Electric Services Agreements with Competitive Electric Power Suppliers to serve the electric supply needs of residents and small businesses in the Town. The intent is to pool our electricity demand and use the power of the competitive market for cost savings and more local renewable energy supply choices.


You are invited to attend the hearing to hear a short presentation, ask questions, and offer your comments. If you are unable to do so there will be another public hearing on December 4th, or feel free to email the Committee at for more information. 

Public Hearing Notice: Metal Detection Policy

Town of Litchfield

The Litchfield Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing on Monday,  November 13th  beginning at 6:30 P.M. at the Town Office Conference Room, for the purpose of considering an ordinance covering Metal Detection on Town Land. This ordinance will prohibit metal detection on Town-owned property if the site is a “historic property,” as defined by RSA 227-C:1, VI unless a special exception is granted.  The Board will also consider adopting a process of approval which will cover said Metal Detection activities.

Residents wishing to speak on this matter are invited to attend or residents may send comments by email to: or mail to Town of Litchfield, Kim Kleiner, Town Administrator, 2 Liberty Way, Litchfield, NH 03052. 

Press Release | Town of Litchfield 2023 Tax Rate Set



Board of Selectmen Office
Kim Kleiner, Town Administrator
(603) 424-4046 x1250

                  Press Release – TOWN OF LITCHFIELD 2023 TAX RATE SET

October 18, 2023  –  The Town of Litchfield’s 2023 property tax rate was set by the New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration.  The 2023 rate will be $20.94 per $1,000 of assessed property valuation.  This represents an increase of $1.91 per thousand compared to 2022, as illustrated in the chart below.

20232022Tax Rate Increase
2022 to 2023
Local Education$13.96$12.78$1.18$11.97$11.99
State Education$1.71$1.23$0.48$1.69$1.71

The December tax bills can be estimated as follows:

Property Value/1,000 X $20.94 =  taxes due based on 2023 tax rate
Less amount paid in June/July 23 = estimated payment due for the December tax bill

The Litchfield tax bill has four components, as illustrated below :

Litchfield Community Power Survey

Litchfield is looking to create a community power plan for its residents with the goal of reducing energy costs and increasing the use of renewable energy sources. If the program/plan is approved, the Town provides electricity supply options for residents and businesses not already on competitive electricity supply programs.

Please consider completing the survey by Clicking Here. Paper surveys are available at the Town Hall and Library.

For more information regarding the committee Click Here or contact Kim Kleiner at

Quick Facts

Paper Survey

We are hiring – Full Time Police Dispatcher

The Litchfield, New Hampshire Police Department is actively seeking Police Communications Specialist (Dispatcher) candidates interested in a challenging career to fill current vacancies. The Litchfield Police Department Communications Division provides emergency dispatch communications for the Police Department. The Town is in southern New Hampshire, with easy access to the Boston Metropolitan area, beaches, and the White Mountains. Duties include, but are not limited to: Telecommunications, answering phones, dispatching and receiving information by radio or computer-based systems, data entry and records management functions, meet and provide service to the public. Receive and dispatch emergency calls from the public and E-911. Monitor town owned security cameras. Must be able to multi-task, analyze situations quickly and objectively and make decisions under pressure.

Dispatchers must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Minimum of 18 years of age
  • A United States Citizen
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D
  • Ability to work rotating shifts 

Applicants who meet the basic qualifications are selected on a competitive basis. To be considered, candidates must successfully complete a selection process that may include:

  • Written examination
  • Oral Board Interview
  • Assessment of writing and keyboard skills
  • Thorough background examination


  • Advanced Training Opportunities
  • State Retirement System
  • Insurance Plan

$22.23 – $23.52, dependent on training and experience.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE – 4:00 PM, October 5, 2023
Equal Opportunity Employer