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Property Assessment Inspections-2018
Dear Residents of Belmont:

The Town of Belmont has entered a contract with KRT Appraisal, LLC of Haverhill, MA to conduct an onsite exterior measurement and interior inspection of all properties within the Town during 2018.  

We would appreciate your cooperation in allowing their representative to come onto your property to measure the exterior of all buildings and to inspect the interiors.  

KRT Appraisal is represented by Mr. Douglas Rollins, Data Collector, who has been directed to perform assessing services for the Town of Belmont. All assessing personnel will gladly identify themselves to you.  

If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Town Administrator’s Office at 267-8300 ext. 124.
BCCD 26th Annual Tree and Shrub Program
It's definitely not too early!

Order your spring Trees, Shrubs, Potted Plants and Bulbs - Order DEADLINE March 6, 2018.

Live Trout - Order DEADLINE April 23, 2018.  

These are fundraising activities for the Belknap County Conservation District (BCCD) & NH Gleans-Belknap County.  Support these valuable organizations.

Sales Flyer  

Visit Belknap County Conservation District for more on their many, many programs!!  

Rural Development financing assistance

The USDA Rural Development offer loans, grants and loan guarantees to help create jobs and support economic development and essential services such as housing, health care, first responder services and equipment, and water, electric and communications infrastructure.

They promote economic development by supporting loans to businesses through banks, credit units and community-managed lending pools.  They offer technical assistance and information to help agricultural producers and cooperatives get started and improve the effectiveness of their operations.

They provide technical assistance to help communities undertake community empowerment programs. They help rural residents buy or rent safe, affordable housing and make health and safety repairs to their homes.

The Town of Belmont has partnered with Rural Development on both the Rte 3 municipal water line relocation and Fire & Police Departments heating plant projects.

Be sure to consider this important partner for your project. 

NH Rural Development Portal 


Flooding Information

Ice jams can be unpredictable and happen very quickly.  Flooding is the most common disaster event in New Hampshire. Spring is typically when flooding is most expected, but as many New Hampshire residents have experienced, flooding can occur at any time during the year. 

Review this handout on Ice Jams and Flooding for how property owners can protect their property from flooding. 

Everyone lives in a flood zonewhether it is a low-, moderate- or high-risk area.  Property owners do not need to live near water to be flooded.  It is important for property owners to know that homeowners insurance does not cover losses that are defined as "flood,” which in general is the overflow of water across land from any source including an ice jam. 

Flooding can even occur outside the mapped floodplain areas due to various and conditions and circumstances including ice jams.  Approximately 25 percent of flood insurance claims were filed for structures that were located outside of the mapped floodplain areas. 

The New Hampshire Floodplain Management Program at the Office of Strategic Initiatives (OSI) encourages property owners to consider purchasing flood insurance to help protect their property from flooding, which can occur as a result of an ice jam.  Generally, a flood insurance policy requires 30 days before it goes into effect.  Property owners are encouraged to talk to their current insurance agent and visit FEMA’s FloodSmart web site at: www.fema.gov/national-flood-insurance-programfor more information about flood insurance. Information can also be found on NH OSI’s Floodplain Management Program web site at: www.nh.gov/osi/planning/programs/fmp/. 

For more information about ice jams, please view the NH Silver Jackets team and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers – Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) Ice Jam Observer Training slides from recent trainings, which are located on the NH Geological Survey’s Flood and Geologic Hazards Program page at: www.des.nh.gov/organization/commissioner/gsu/fegh/.


Midstate RCC - Building new community transportation services in the region

The need to provide transportation services to people who do not have access to reliable transportation options due to age, disability, income or other reasons has been identified as an issue in central New Hampshire for many years. In response to these issues, a Coordinated Transit & Human Services Transportation Plan was developed by the region’s stakeholders in early 2010 with assistance from staff members from the Central New Hampshire Regional Planning Commission (CNHRPC) and the Lakes Region Planning Commission (LRPC).

The Mid-State region consists of Belknap County, Merrimack County (excluding Hooksett) and the towns of Hillsborough, Deering and Windsor from Hillsborough County.

In addition to the many benefits of coordinated community transportation espoused by the Statewide Coordinating Council (SCC) and other regions, the Mid-State RCC sees the coordination process as an opportunity to increase services for its citizenry by building new community transportation services in the region.

Another key role that the Mid-State RCC has is to represent its citizenry’s interests in making connections and have an active ongoing dialogue with multiple neighboring regions, and the SCC in order to explore new community transportation development opportunities. Also important to the Mid-State RCC, is the notion that the "community” in community transportation involve as much of the community as possible instead of focusing on disenfranchised groups only.

See more about Mid-State Regional Coordinating Council for Community Transportation Services in Belknap and Merrimack Counties at http://www.midstatercc.org/


Belmont Police donate defibrillator to Great Brook Village

Written by Adam Drapcho
By THOMAS P. CALDWELL, LACONIA DAILY SUN
BELMONT — When John Miller suggested at a weekly coffee hour that Great Brook Village should have an automatic emergency defibrillator, Belmont Police Corporal Evan Boulanger took the suggestion to the Police Relief Association. "They never get everyone to agree on anything, but there was a unanimous vote for this,” Boulanger said after officers presented an AED to the residential community on Wednesday morning. Great Brook Village has been inviting members of the Belmont police and fire departments to its Wednesday morning coffee hours for a quarter of a century, and the informal meetings have provided a time for residents to meet new officers and discuss any issues they were having. "More importantly,” Boulanger said, "they have offered us kind words and a grandparentlike place to spend a few hours on Wednesday mornings. They have gone out of their way to support our police and fire departments in so many ways, so we wanted to give back to them.” Miller, who is vice president of Great Brook Village’s board of directors, said the residents had done fundraisers to help the police department acquire Vito, Boulanger’s canine partner, raising $1,500 toward the K9 patrol. While some residents at Great Brook Village are still working, most are on fixed incomes, so engaging in another significant fundraiser to purchase a defibrillator would be a challenge. Sergeant Adam Hawkins made the presentation on behalf of the Belmont Police Relief Association, joined by Detective Rachel Moulton. Accepting on behalf of the village were Michael Parent, president; Ron Lowd, village liaison; and Miller. Members of the Belmont Fire Department will be offering instruction in how to use the device.

Lakes Region Public Access

LRPA Board of Directors held their annual meeting in Meredith on March 30, 2016.  Lakes Region Public Access is a non-profit 501 (c) corporation which operates a non-commercial public access television station and community media center with studio and offices located at the Laconia High School.  LRPA is a wonderful community partner and all shows are available to Metrocast Cablevision subscribers in Belmont.  Learn more at the LRPA Website.    Annual Meeting

Just a reminder that the Town of Belmont is an active member of Lakes Region Public Access Television which can be seen locally on Metrocast Channels 24, 25 and 26.  If you are a camera buff and you have an interest in producing a show to be shown on LRPA, please contact the station at 528-3070 to discuss your idea.

Meetings of the Belmont Selectmen can now be watched on Livestream during the meeting at www.livestream.com/belmontnh.  Livestream on demand is also available after the meeting and meetings will still be shown on Channel 25.

Belmont Selectmen's meetings now stream live online
  Daily Sun 6/8/16
Belmont Selectmen meetings soon to be live streamed on Public Access TV  Citizen 5/17/16


Safety

Winter Safety
Winter Safety

Belmont Police Department Suggestions to Improve Your Safety
Read these 
important suggestions to improve your safety today!


Liberty Utilities - Natural Gas

Digging is the most common cause of all accidental damage to underground natural gas pipelines. Important Natural Gas Safety Information.

Even a hand shovel can cause enough damage to create a leak or line failure. Call Before You Dig!!  What you need to know

Private Well Water Safety

NH DES Be Well Informed Guide

Information and Guidance for Treating Private Well Water

Private Water Well Testing Presentation, May 3, 2017


It Takes A Community - Sharps Info

As the weather gets warmer, students and families will begin to enjoy local parks and beaches.  Please review this important information to help ensure a safe and healthy summer. Brought to you by It Takes A Community serving the towns of Belmont and Canterbury.

What Should I do if I find Needles/Sharps?

Did You Tick Check?

Understanding, Avoiding & Checking for Ticks!
 May, 2016 Conservation Commission Newsletter
Annual Household Hazardous Waste Day




On the last Saturday in July each year, Belmont hosts the region's 
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day, providing an environmentally safe method to dispose of oil-base paints, chemicals, batteries and other potentially hazardous household waste.  




Police Sponsor Prescription Drug Drop-Off Box

Do you have Prescription Drugs that you no longer use?

The Belmont Police Department is a one of growing number of police departments across the U.S. that have added a prescription drug drop-off box to allow people to safely and properly dispose of expired or unneeded drugs. 

Medicine storage and disposal procedures must also consider poisoning and substance abuse concerns. 

The common concern with people flushing old prescriptions down the toilet is one of the worst ways of disposal. Some of those drugs could eventually end up back in the water supply. 
 More...




New Hampshire Electric Co-op Community Notices

NHEC Notice for Herbicide Treatment under Power Lines
06/13/17 New Hampshire Electric Co-op intends to selectively apply herbicides to undesirable vegetation growing within power line rights of way corridors located in Belmont. Read More 
Eversource (formerly PSNH) Community Notices

On May 10, 2017, in recognition of Arbor Day, Eversource - New Hampshire donated a Flowering Crabapple tree to the Town of Belmont.  The tree was planted along Main Street with the Belmont Mill in the background.  Assisting were Shayne Dione (Asplundh Tree Service), Nate Baker (Asplundh) Meghan Mason (Eversource), Kevin Erickson (Asplundh) and  Brian Salas, Eversource Vegetation Management Arborist, Northern Region.


5/6/16  Eversource Utility Data Contractors will be working on a community project in the region through February of 2017.  Sample of property notification.  

1/1/16  Electric Rate Tariff Information 2016 Summary of Electric Rates

12/14/15  On December 14th or there about Eversource (formerly PSNH) and their contractors  Itron and Apex will begin the installation of Automated Meters for customers who are served by Eversource in Belmont serviced from the Eversource Tilton NH area work center. 

This is a reminder that employees of Apex and Itron will be working on meter changes/installations and will leave a "success" door hanger if the meter was changed or a "needs appointment" door hanger if customer assistance is needed.   
Additional info on the Eversource automated meter reading project.

Eversource (PSNH) & NH Electric Cooperative Service Areas