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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/


Cable Television Franchise Transfer
08/14/17  The Belmont Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing to solicit input in response to a request to transfer the existing cable television franchise agreement due to the pending sale by MetroCast Cablevision to Atlantic Broadband of the cable system serving the Belmont community.

If approved by the Board of Selectmen, or if no action is taken within 120 days of the request for transfer dated August 4, 2017; Atlantic Broadband will be subject to and bound by all terms of the existing franchise agreement that is in effect until December 31, 2023.  Copies of the existing cable television franchise agreement are available at the Selectmen’s Office and on the Town’s website (www.belmontnh.org). 

Any interested person may attend this public hearing and/or present testimony related thereto.   Cable Franchise Agreement   


Garden Pest Management Presentation

Is the local wildlife enjoying your crops more frequently than you are? Have you ever wondered how to keep pests from eating your garden while limiting or avoiding the use of pesticides? On Thursday, June 29, from 67 p.m. at the Belmont Corner Meeting House join Jeremy DeLisle, an experienced farmer and gardener and the program coordinator for the UNH Cooperative Extension Education Center for Pest Management in the Garden.

The presentation will cover managing pests in your garden using integrated pest management, common beneficial insects and understanding their role in striking a healthy balance, managing common pests in an environmentally friendly manner, and how gardeners can take steps to keep wildlife damage to the garden under control. The presentation will be followed by a time for questions and answers. The program is free and is being sponsored by the Belmont Public Library as part of its Summer Reading Theme, Build a Better World. Daily Sun 6/22/17

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.

Property Assessment Notice

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

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


Everett Weeks - A lifetime of farming



Everett Weeks is still planting corn in Belmont; turned 80 years old Sunday.  Thomas Caldwell/Laconia Daily Sun 5/26/17

Friends and Neighbors surprise Everett Weeks on his 79th birthday.  Friends and neighbors toss surprise birthday party for Everett Weeks  
Daily Sun 6/11/16
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
Solar Village water project


Belmont Selectmen appoint grant administrator for Solar Village water project  
Citizen 5/5/16


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