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Eversource Converting to Automated Meters - December 14th Start Date
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.
If anyone has any questions related to the Eversource automated meter reading project, please refer to this link:
Belmont Mill added to state register of historic places
November 21, 2015 Citizen Photo & Content Michael Weiss - For 182 years, the Belmont Mill has been the heart and soul of commerce in Belmont and now it's drawing acclaim after having been been added to the New Hampshire State Register of Historic Places. The New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources announced earlier this week that the mill, built in 1833 and a key supplier to Belmont’s economy for much of the 20th century, has been added to its list of historic properties. The Belmont Mill is the third landmark in Belmont to be recognized by state or federal authorities and joins the Belmont Public Library and the Province Road Meeting House, said Linda Frawley, chair of the Belmont Heritage Commission. "Belmont’s put a great deal of effort and care into the revitalization of the village area,” said Candace Daigle, Belmont’s Town Planner. "This designation is an important factor in that.” Daigle praised the work of the Belmont Heritage Commission, which was founded in 2004, as having largely spearheaded the Belmont Mill’s renovation process. "The Heritage Commission is very active in village preservation,” said Daigle. According to the Heritage Commission’s website, Belmont NH Heritage (belmontnh.homestead.com), the Belmont Mill is 80 feet long, 40 feet deep and is built on a granite foundation. It was constructed in 1833 by the Gilmanton Village Manufacturing Company, with the ownership of the mill changing periodically for decades while remaining open for business until 1970. "It’s certainly a building with a storied history,” said Frawley. In 1992, a fire broke out in the mill, causing what Frawley referred to as "a horrific mess.” State Register of Historic Places adds Belmont Mill. The Mill was acquired by the town of Belmont in 1995, where it was in danger of demolition, she said. However, thanks to the efforts of Belmont citizens, and in particular Wallace Rhodes, who is now the Town Historian Emeritus of Belmont, the mill was saved and restored, Frawley said. Since then, the Belmont Mill has received numerous awards from historical societies across New Hampshire, including a Preservation Award from the Victorian Society in America/New England Chapter, she said. Frawley quoted a New Hampshire historian named James Gavin, who spoke of the Belmont Mill as "a monument in the preservation history of New Hampshire.” Eileen Gilbert, director of the Belmont Public Library, called the Belmont Mill "a great piece of work that shows the dedication of the Belmont Heritage Commission.” A warrant article calling for its renovation was overwhelmingly defeated by Belmont voters in March. The proposal called for $3,357,250 to refurbish the mill building and moved town hall offices there. Of that money, $2,957,250 was to be raised through the issuing of bonds and another $400,000 would have come from the Municipal Facilities Capital Reserve.
Holiday Gathering in Belmont
Community Service Award to Kenneth Knowlton
A Community Service Award was presented to Ken Knowlton who served 17 years (15 years as Chairman) providing guidance and leadership to the Belmont Conservation Commission and the community in making sound, environmentally progressive decisions.
While employed with the State, Ken elevated the junkyard inspection and certification program into an effective method of protecting the environment. Ken has supported town projects sensitive to the environment through his 18 years on the Budget Committee, 8 years on the Public Works Advisory Committee, as well as participating on the Master Plan, Capital Improvements Plan, and Town Hall Study committees. (Pictured· Ken Knowlton and Warren Hutchins, LRPC Executive Board Chair.)
NHBOA Receives ICC Chapter of the Year 2015 Award
The New Hampshire Building Officials Association was recently recognized as the National 2015 Chapter of the Year through the International Code Council at their annual business meeting in Long Beach, California. This honor is bestowed upon one membership chapter throughout the ICC national organization commending excellence and achievements in contributing to the code enforcement profession.More Info...
Photo Courtesy of NHBOA: Showcasing the award on behalf of the New Hampshire Building Officials Association (L to R) Michael Santa, City of Concord, Tedd Evans, City of Concord, Dario Cararra, Town of Peterborough, Mark Morong, Town of Durham, William McKinney, City of Nashua, Bruce Buttrick, Town of Bow, Tom Johnson, Town of Durham, Carrie Rouleau-Cote, Town of Auburn, Audrey Cline, Town of Stratham, Steve Paquin, Town of Belmont, Wayne Richardson, Town of Bedford.
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