NH State Primary Election - September 9th
The State Primary is fast approaching on September 9, 2014. A primary election is the preliminary step in the process of electing a candidate running for office. It is one of the most important phases of an election. This is when each vote counts the most. This is the time you will elect your candidates for Governor, State and County positions. It is an open primary, meaning anyone can vote no matter if you are registered Republican, Democrat, or Undeclared. You must declare a party at the polls, but may return to Undeclared upon exiting polls. We should have absentee ballots at the Clerk’s office August 9, 2014. You may come in to register at the Town Clerk's Office, 143 Main Street - Monday-Friday (except Holidays), 7:30am-4pm. As of September 2, 2014 we can no longer accept new voter registrations at the Town Clerk’s office. However, you may register at the polls on the day of the election. Polls will be open on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 7am to 7pm, Belmont High School, 255 Seavey Road.
Water Meter Replacement Project
If you receive water from the Town of Belmont Municipal Water Department, please review the Water Meter Replacement Project FAQ Sheet. As you may know, the Town is in the process of upgrading certain water meters and converting all water services to Automatic Meter Reading. The FAQ Sheet will be helpful to you in understanding the process and what contacts you may experience from Water Department Personnel or the Installation Contractor.
Drinking Water Notice
The Town of Belmont Municipal Water System recently violated a drinking water standard related to coliform bacteria. This is not an emergency. You do not need to boil your water or take other corrective actions. You may drink the water. If you have specific health concerns contact your health care professional. People with severely compromised immune systems, infants, pregnant women and some elderly may be at increased risk and should seek advice from their health care providers.
Coliforms are bacteria that are naturally present in the environment and are used as an indicator that other, potentially-harmful, bacteria may be present. Coliforms were found in more samples than allowed and this was a warning of potential problems.
The Town of Belmont flushed, resampled and retested the water and all tests passed. The system will continue to be monitored in accordance with NH DES Guidelines.
For more information contact James Fortin or Don Hurd of the Belmont Water Department (603) 267-8300 x 120 or the Town of Belmont, 143 Main Street, PO Box 310, Belmont, NH 03220 or Dave Gordon, NH DES (603) 271-4608. More Information Citizen 8/16/14
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