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Spring Road Restrictions Are in Effect - 4/30/2014


Effective immediately the Town of Belmont will be posting all of its Town roads to a maximum weight limit of 6 tons during the spring thaw (until further notice), per RSA231:190-191.  Local roads are especially vulnerable to damage in the spring due to the water freeze-thaw cycle. Imposing temporary weight limits can help to protect the roads during that time. Contractors, construction companies, parcel services, fuel services and solid waste haulers are asked to observe the posting by staying off soft road shoulders and reducing load weights.  Special permission may be given for "practical difficulty or unnecessary hardship" depending upon weather conditions and time of day.

Prior approval is required and a bond for the cost of restoring the road may also be required.  The following vehicles are exempt: firefighting equipment, winter maintenance equipment that is owned, leased or rented by the state or any political subdivision of the state, farm equipment.  Violators may be charged with a "violation" under RSA 231:191,VI resulting in a fine of up to $1,000 along with restitution for damages and civil liability.  Call the Public Works Department at 603-528-2677 with any questions.





NH DOT Public Hearing on Proposed Laconia/Seavey Road Improvements - 4/29/2014


NH DOT will hold a public hearing to discuss proposed alterations to the NH Route 106 (Laconia Road) intersection with Seavey Road.  The meeting will be held at the Belmont High School, 255 Seavey Road, Belmont, NH on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at 7pm.  More...



Do You Love to Garden? Would You Like to Help? - 4/15/2014
The Town of Belmont is looking for a few volunteer "Green Thumbs" to assist us in maintaining the plantings and small gardens in the Belmont Village.  More..





Belmont Historical Society Announces Upcoming Programs - 4/11/2014


The Belmont Historical Society announces two upcoming programs presented with funding from the NH Humanities Council. More...



2015 Proposed Belmont Aquathlon - 4/3/2014


Proposed 2015 Aquathlon at Belmont's Leslie E. Roberts Beach & Recreation Area.  Daily Sun 04/03/14



Belmont Police Department Rolls Out New Website - 4/3/2014


Chief Lewandoski and the Belmont Police Department through the efforts of Sgt. Adam C. Hawkins and Adam St. Hilaire have developed an extensive website providing a wealth of information about the Department and police related issues.  View their new website.



Planning Board Application Review Committee - 3/27/2014


The Planning Board has established an Application Review Committee to assist applicants to produce a technically complete application which conforms to the applicable Ordinances, Codes and Regulations.  Applicants to the Planning Board must first meet with the Review Committee.  Application Review Committee ScheduleApplication Review Committee Application and Instructions.
The Application Review Committee met on Thursday, July 25th.  Agenda.  Gistis Application.  Blue Sky Application. Minutes.
The Application Review Committee met on Thursday, August 15th.  AgendaParent Application. Minutes.
The Application Review Committee met on Thursday, September 26th.  AgendaFoley ApplicationMinutes.
The Application Review Committee will meet on Thursday, October 24th.  Meeting Information. Minutes
The Application Review Committee met on Thursday, November 14th.  Agenda. Winnisquam Marine-DW Highway. Winnisquam Marine-Sunset DriveInFocus.  BBE Realty. DeLillo. Minutes.
The Application Review Committee met on Thursday, January 23rd.  AgendaWinnisquam Marine-6&12 Sunset DriveMinutes
The Application Review Committee meeting on Thursday, February 20th.  AgendaEast Coast MilitiaFleming.  Minutes
The Application Review Committee meeting on Thursday, March 6th.  AgendaSportsOrgART ConvenienceMinutes.
The Application Review Committee meeting on Thursday, March 27th.  AgendaWolcott ConstructionLED ConstructionMark & Kristine RobertsMinutes.





Public Hearing-Cable TV Franchise Agreement - 3/25/2014


The Belmont Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing on Monday, April 21, 2014, beginning at 5:15pm at the Corner Meeting House in Belmont to take public comment on the proposed renewal of the Cable TV Franchise Agreement with Metrocast.
Date of Notice: March 25, 2014



Advertisement for Bids-Ladd Hill Road Reconstruction-Due by 2pm, April 24, 2014 - 3/21/2014


Separate sealed BIDS for the construction of: Ladd Hill Road Reconstruction will be received by the Town of Belmont at the Belmont Corner Meeting House until 2:00pm (Local Time) on April 24, 2014.  Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at the Belmont Corner Meeting House.  The work includes drainage improvements, road box construction and paving on Ladd Hill Road in the Town of Belmont, NH. The project is approximately 5,000 feet in length.  More....



Election and Warrant Voting Results - 3/12/2014
See voting results here.






Check out our Latest Community Newsletter and Calendar - 3/10/2014


Our April Newsletter and Community Calendar is now available.  You can read past issues on our Newsletter Page.

Be sure to let us know if you want to have the monthly newsletter delivered right to your in-box!  To receive this service just send a request to  Assessing@belmontnh.org. Be sure to put "Belmont Newsletter Subscription" on the Subject line and let us know the e-mail address you wish us to use.  You won't have to worry about missing our upcoming issues!





LRPA-TV Presents - 3/10/2014


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Belmont Lake Winnisquam Scenic Trail is now on Facebook! - 2/23/2014


Catch up with the latest Winni Trail news and be sure to "Like" us on our new Facebook Page!



Belmont Public Library News - A New Director and a Very Special Anniversary! - 2/13/2014


Rebecca Albert joins Belmont Library as new Director.  Winnisquam Echo, 12/26/13
Belmont's Historic Library marks 85th year.  Laconia Daily Sun, 2/13/14



Belmont Fire Department Newsletter - 2/5/2014


Belmont Fire Department April Newsletter now available.



Deck the Village - Watch Us on Lakes Region Public Access TV beginning on December 20th! - 1/23/2014


Courtesy Belmont Heritage Commission

Courtesy Photo: (Belmont Heritage Commission)

Songs of the Season, performed at the historic Belmont Village Bandstand on December 1st at "Deck the Village" begin airing at 5:30pm on Friday, December 20th on MetroCast Channel 25 and can also be livestreamed and viewed on www.lrpa.org.  Be sure to watch and enjoy as the production showcases Shaker Regional School District and Lakes Region musical talent, including the Belmont Elementary School Vocal Ensemble, directed by Jennifer Shaw; Belmont High School Band, directed by Lauren Fountain and from Alton, the Dickens Carolers of "Just Love to Sing" directed by Jane Cormier and Carlos Martinez, and a special North Pole visitor. 

Sponsored by the Belmont Heritage Commission with funding from the John M. Sargent Fund, the performances mark the first concert at the 1908 Victorian-era Bandstand since it was moved in September next to the Library.  The local landmark has been stabilized and the first phase of restoration began October 1st by JR Graton of Northfield.

Check www.lrpa.org for additional weekend scheduling, with repeats planned throughout December as a cultural gift to the community.

Deck the Village Holiday Festival was held on December 1st.  This family-friendly, free event was created by the Heritage Commission with many partners and elves.  Winnisquam Echo 10/31/13  The Citizen 11/25/13   Winnisquam Echo 11/28/13  Winnisquam Echo 12/4/13





LCHIP Grant Awarded for Historic Belmont Bandstand Preservation - 1/9/2014


State officials announced a $15,000 challenge grant for the historic Belmont Bandstand on Monday, January 10 at the Legislative Office Building in Concord. The Land and Community Heritage Investment Project (LCHIP) support is the third grant provided in recent years to help preserve local structures. Last spring, LCHIP staff visited the 1792 Province Road Meeting House, and presented a commemorative plaque to the Belmont Historical Society on completion of exterior repairs.
The Bandstand application was prepared by Heritage Commission volunteers and endorsed in late 2013 by the Selectmen. Restoration work began October 1 and the LCHIP support helps with second phase needs including painting, electrical and roof replacement. The competitive grant was one of 39 funded statewide and requires a 50% cash match.
For further information email BelmontHistory@gmail.com or contact any Heritage Commission member.  LCHIP Press Release and Statewide Project List.

Illustration: Vintage Village view of Bandstand before "new" Library was built in 1920s
















 




Year in Review - Winnisquam Echo - 12/26/2013


Belmont Village Revitalization, Old Home Day, Penstock Park and more!  Winnisquam Echo 12/26/13



Conservation Commission Develops Forest Management Plan - 11/25/2013


The Belmont Conservation Commission, with the assistance of Forest Resource Consultants has developed a Forest Management Plan for the Andrew Sanborn Farm (219 Middle Route) and Pop's Woods (386 Durrell  Mountain Road) Conservation parcels.



Dover Trail Bridge Completes Move to Belmont - 11/8/2013


Volunteers assist Leslie E. Roberts LLC to move a 154' wooden pedestrian bridge from Dover to Belmont.  The bridge will "rest" in the Public Works lot over the winter, but plans are underway for the bridge to be used in two sections to cross the Tioga River in two locations.  Laconia Daily Sun  Winnisquam Echo 
Moving Day 1. Moving Day 2Moving Day 3Moving Day 4.   Before the moveWinter "rest".



Belmont Parks & Recreation Office has Moved! - 11/4/2013


On November 4th the Belmont Parks & Recreation Office was relocated to the 2nd floor of the Belmont Mill.

Please note the following changes:

NEW Physical Address:  14 Mill Street, 2nd Floor, Belmont, NH
SAME Mailing Address:  PO Box 310, Belmont, NH 03220
NEW Phone and Fax Number:  (603) 267-1865

There will be a drop-box located outside the rear entrance of the Belmont Mill for after-hour drop-off of forms. 

Office Hours are 8:30am - 4:00pm Monday through Thursday, and vary due to weekend and evening programming.



Selectmen present 2013 Community Heritage Awards - 10/16/2013


At their meeting on October 9th, the Selectmen presented the 2013 Community Heritage Awards.  More...





Touch A Truck Day - 10/7/2013


Hope you all joined us for our first Touch A Truck Day on September 29th.



History-Belmont Resident's JFK Assassination Attempts Foiled - 9/26/2013


Historians re-visit Belmont resident's foiled assassination attempts against JFK.  Winnisquam Echo



NH Route 140 Corridor Study Completed - 9/19/2013


A local advisory working group consisting of representatives from Alton, Gilmanton, Belmont, Northfield and Tilton was formed by the Lakes Region Planning Commission to gain an understanding of current and future development impacts, safety needs, and capacity preservation needs within the Route 140 corridor. A presentation of the findings and recommendations were made to the Selectmen in each community.  After review of the recommendations contained in the final report the Belmont Selectmen voted to accept the report as presented.  The report, along with additional maps and background information can be viewed at http://lakesrpc.org/services_transportation_route140.asp.



Fritz Wetherbee Visits Belmont - 9/19/2013


Fritz Wetherbee visited Belmont on Friday, September 12th.  More from the Winnisquam Echo...



Belmont Bandstand On the Move! - 9/17/2013


The Belmont Bandstand has made it's final voyage to a prominent location in the revitalized Village Center.  Additional work on the structure will soon commence.



Tax Relief for Renovations in the Village - 8/29/2013


Does your Factory Village District building need renovation, but you're worried about the potential increase in taxes?  In 2011, Belmont voters approved the adoption of RSA 79-E which will provide temporary TAX RELIEF for a property owner to revitalize their building in the Factory Village District of Belmont!  RSA 79-E allows a property owner to apply to the Board of Selectmen to delay the increases in taxes for up to 5 years.  Please refer to the RSA 79-E Handout or contact the Town Administrator's office at Town Hall for details and an application!  



4-H Fair Keeps a Local Tradition Alive - 8/15/2013


4-H Fair Keeps a Local Tradition Alive.  Winnisquam Echo



Town Unveils NH Historical Highway Marker for Mill - 7/16/2013


On July 15th Town Officials unveiled a New Hampshire Historical Highway Marker commemorating the efforts to save the Belmont Mill...Laconia Daily Sun...Laconia Citizen...Union Leader  



Phase II Village Revitalization Environmental Impact and Funding Release Statement - 6/27/2013


Notice of a Finding of No Significant Impact and Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds have been issued in relation to Phase II of the Belmont Village Revitalization Project.  Comment period for the Impact Notice closes July 15, 2013.  Objection period for the Notice of Funding Release closes approximately July 31, 2013 (See Notice).  More...  



Would You Like to Receive Our Monthly Newsletter and Community Calendar Directly in Your In-Box? - 5/31/2013


Each month the Town publishes a Monthly Newsletter and Community Calendar.  You can visit our Home Page or our Newsletter Page where you can also read past issues.  The Town also e-mails the Newsletter to those wishing to subscribe.  To receive this service just send a request to  Assessing@belmontnh.org. Be sure to put "Belmont Newsletter Subscription" on the Subject line and let us know the e-mail address you wish us to use.  You won't have to worry about missing our upcoming issues!  



Community Service Day Project - Belmont High School Students Help Clean Up Bank of Tioga River - 5/30/2013


On Friday, May 24th, members of the Belmont High School Class of 2013 helped clean up the bank of the Tioga River behind the Belmont Mill.  Daily Sun    Winnisquam Echo



Rededication of Scout-Built Memorial Highlights Holiday in Belmont - 5/30/2013


Members of Boy Scout Troop 65 in Belmont played prominent role yesterday in the rededication of a Verteran's Memorial by former Eagle Scout Alan Bartlett.  More...  



Revaluation Data Verification Underway - 3/5/2013


The Board of Selectmen at their meeting January 7, 2012 voted to contract with Commeford, Neider & Perkins to begin the process of Data Verification, which will include measuring & listing every property, for the 2014 State mandated revaluation. Beginning immediately employees of Commeford, Neider & Perkins will be in town for 2013/2014, for this purpose.





Belmont Village Revitalization - Construction Continues - 2/25/2013


The Town of Belmont Village Revitalization Project has geared up for the spring construction season!  Plans for Phase II which include utility and road reconstruction on Gale, Spring, School, Nelson Court and Lawrence Court are underway.  Curbing, landscaping and additional sidewalk, water and sewer line work is continuing.   More on the Main Street Memorial Day preparations - Laconia Daily Sun.



Open Space - Recreation - Protected Places - 12/14/2012


  A new webpage is being developed by the Conservation Commission to identify Open Spaces and Protected Places within the community.  Along with the environmental, wildlife, tax and health benefits such areas provide, they often are excellent recreational sites for such activities as nature walks, showshoeing, hiking, wildlife watching, cross-country skiing, bicycling, horse-back riding, dog-sledding and snowmobiling.  Some trails are even universally accessible.  As the page is under development, we'll be posting some of the upcoming information below:
Jeff Marden Town Forest



Belmont Residential Curbside Trash Pickup and Recycling Drop Off Center - 12/3/2011


  Residents who have municipal curbside trash pickup can check the Pickup Schedule for the correct pickup day for their street.  Trash should be curbside no later than 7am.  Collection is made from one side of the street at a time. Trash pickup will be rescheduled on Christmas, New Years, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day and Thanksgiving.  Waste Management Disposal Service is the municipal contractor for this service.  Call the Town Hall at 267-8300 with any questions or comments.
Non-trash items not eligible for curb-side pickup are accepted at Bestway Disposal, 43 Industrial Drive. No resident sticker is required. A fee may be charged.
Multi-unit residential and non-residential uses must contract with a private provider.
A Recyling Drop-off Center is also operated by Bestway Disposal at 43 Industrial Drive. The Town will provide residents with 2 free recycling bins which can be used to deliver your recyclables to the Drop-off Center.




Business Resources - Upcoming Construction and General Industry Safety Roundtables - 11/18/2011


Businesses involved in the construction industry or general industry are invited to attend Safety Roundtables sponsored by SBDC.  Info on upcoming events. More information available on our Business Resources page.



Directions to Municipal Services and Facilities - 9/1/2011


Use the links below for directions to Municipal Services and Facilities.  Contact Information can be found in the current Timely Reminders - use the "When We're Open/Who to Call" quick-link button at the top of this page!
Belmont Corner Meeting House     Belmont Elementary School     Belmont Fire Department     Belmont High School     Belmont Middle School     Belmont Mill     Belmont Parks & Rec/Winnisquam Fire Station     Belmont Police Department     Belmont Public Library     Belmont Public Works Facility     Belmont Sargent Park     Belmont Town Hall     Bestway Disposal Recycling Center     Leslie E. Roberts Town Beach & Recreation Area     Shaker Regional School District, SAU 80   



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