Town of Tilton
257 Main Street, Tilton, NH 03276
Phone: 603.286.4521 Fax: 603.286.3519
Town Hall Office Hours: 8:30 - 4:15, Thursday to 5:30
Transfer Station Hours: Wed 1 - 3 pm, Sat 9am - 1pm
Senior Center Hours: 8:30 am - 1:30 pm, Friday 10 am to 3 pm
When you enjoy the flowers around the Town's monuments,
know that they were donated by Beatrice Blocker Ellsworth's estate.
Presenting the $500.00 donation are her daughters, Patty Bailey (2nd from left) and Carol Stone (far right). Accepting the donation on behalf of the town are Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, Patricia Consentino (far left), and Planning Board Chair, Jane Alden (2nd from right) who is holding a picture of Beatrice.
- Annual Master Gardeners' Plant Sale, June 6th, 9am - Noon
It's that special time of year - the annual Belknap County Master Gardeners' Plant Sale, which will be held at 452 School Street in Tilton on Saturday, June 6th from 9 a.m. (sharp) until 12 noon. All potted perennials, herbs, and grasses will be $5 each, with a maximum of twelve plants per customer. Each plant has a label with information about flower color and light needs. Some vegetable plants will be available. Master Gardeners will be happy to answer questions buyers may have.
From downtown Tilton, follow School Street for about two miles; the sale will be on your left. Look for the bright yellow sign.
Proceeds from the plant sale will be used to fund Master Gardener projects throughout Belknap County. The Master Gardener Program is part of the UNH Cooperative Extension which has provided training to over 500 Master Gardeners who, in turn, have donated thousands of hours to communities in their counties. For more information, call 527-5475 or contact the Belknap County Cooperative Extension at 64 Court Street, in Laconia.
- Heart Saver - CPR, AED, First Aid Class
Heart Saver Adult, Infant & Child CPR, AED & First Aid Class on Thursday, June 11, 2015 from 3:00-9:00pm. This is a 2 Year Certification.
Cost: $45 per person
Maximum of 12 participants
Instructor: Robert Bousquet
This class provides professional instruction on the most current techniques for automated external defibrillation (AED), cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and first aid for adults, children and infants.
Register in advance, at the Pines Community Center or online, by Tuesday, June 9. There is no minimum registration; this class will run.
- Job opportunity - Public Works Dept.
Posted 5/11/2015 - There is a job opportunity for a public works employee. The ad has been placed in local newspapers and details of the job are available here, including a job description.
- Old Home Day Information and Nominations
Please see the attached application for citizen of the year - the deadline is May 15!
OLD HOME DAY: Is scheduled for Saturday, June 27th, 2015. The theme this year is "A Historic Tribute to Bert Southwick, the Eggman".
Please also send in your nominations for Citizen of the Year click here for more detail.
- Pines Community Center Events
To find out what exciting events are happening at the Pines Community Center, please read their newsletter.
- Sign up for emergency Alerts
AlertTilton is the Town of Tilton's emergency notification system. Create a contact profile with the Town to receive alerts about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for our alert program, AlertTilton. By signing up and entering a little information about how to contact you, we'll be able to provide you with information as well as important emergency alerts by either regular telephone, cell phone, email, or text message. This system enables us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods, unusual police activity, town office closures, etc.
You will receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages and more. You pick where, you pick how. Sign up today to be sure you receive important notifications.
Update 12/2013: AlertTilton helps nab area burglar, see Union Leader story.
- Keeping Tilton Clean
Attention Tilton Residents - want to make our state roads cleaner and more attractive while and at the same time control the growing cost of litter removal?
The State has a program to sponsor highways.
Also, NH the Beautiful is a unique organization offering anti-litter programs for communities. See the NH The beautiful flyer for more information.
Also, there is a new littering ordinance effective May 9th, 2013.
- Beware of utility scams
Please see the attached document concerning marketing for lowering your utility costs. IT CONTAINS HELPFUL QUESTIONS TO ASK if you are approached by marketers. And please note that there may be some scams going on. Please pay attention to the phone number if you have caller ID, it could help to identify unauthorized marketing and scams. Courtesy of EngAGING NH from: http://www.puc.nh.gov//
- 2014 Tax Rate set at $22.08, town portion down 13 cents
The Board of Selectmen announced the 2014 tax rate. The Town's finance director, Tim Pearson, has written a citizen's guide explaining the tax rate which is available here. While the rate is up $1.83 over the 2013 rate, approximately half of the increase was due to the Town's lower value as a result of this being an update year. The board of selectmen used approximately 25% of available fund balance ($275,000) to help bring the rate down to $22.08. The components of the tax rate follow:
Entity 2013 2014 Town 6.55 6.42 County 1.29 1.33 School local 8.02 9.74 School state 2.44 2.42 Fire District 1.95 2.17 Total 20.25 22.08
- Timber (Yield) Tax Procedure Changes effective 1/1/2013
There are new timber (yield) tax procedure changes which will go into effect on January 1st, 2013. Please read the Department of Revenue's notice.
- Driveway permits are required for paving work
Please note that a driveway permit is required if you repave your driveway. For more information, please contact the Land Use office at 286-4521 ext 105.
- Notice regarding Lot mergers
NOTICE -- If you own real estate lots that were involuntarily merged by municipal action, you may be able to have those lots restored to their pre-merger status. Your property may qualify if two or more lots were merged for zoning, assessing, or taxation purposes and the merger occurred:
- During your ownership, without your consent; or
- Prior to your ownership, if no previous owner consented to the merger.
To restore your property to pre-merger status, you must:
- Make a request to the local governing body
- No later than December 31, 2016.
- Your properties will once again become separate lots; however, they must still conform to applicable land use ordinances. Restoration does not cure non-conformity.
This notice must be:
- Posted continuously in a public place from January 1, 2012 until December 31. 2016. and
- Published in the 2011 through 2015 Annual Report.
Read the full statute at RSA 674:39-aa Restoration of Involuntarilv Merged Lots.
- Business Registrations and Occupancy Permits
As of March 2011 Zoning Regulation 10.4 was adopted to require new businesses coming in to town to register their business and to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy prior to the opening of the business. All existing businesses are also being asked to register their business with the town. Please use the attached form for registering your business. This will help the town to compile a list of businesses in the Town of Tilton for the town web site.
- Landlord Affidavit
Per RSA 540:1, the following affidavit is required to be filed with the Town Clerk. There is a fee of $15.00 per affidavit. For more information please see the RSA definitions.