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Public Works Department


Address: PO Box 310
149 Hurricane Road
Belmont, NH 03220-0310
Phone: 603-528-2677
Fax: 603-528-2682
Hours: Summer Hours:
Monday-Thursday-6:30am-4:00pm
Friday, 6:30am-10:30am 

  


Staff

 Name Title 

Public Works Director 
Geraldine Mitchell Secretary 

Belmont hires Public Works and Finance Directors  Daily Sun 06/27/17


Additional Links and Bookmarks

911 Uniform Street Numbering System Scenic Roads
Scenic Road Consent Application
Class VI/Private Road Waiver Sample and Application Sewer Regulations
Driveway Regulations, Application & FAQ
Driveway Permits Are Required
Snow Ordinance
Highway Dedication/Acceptance Application Traffic Ordinance
Highway Layout Guidelines & Petition Waste Oil Recycling
Highway Maintenance & Snowplowing Water Regulations & Service Application
Road Evaluation, UEI, 2007 Work in Public Ways Ordinance & Application
Roadside Litter Collection   



Spring Road Restrictions

Each spring the Town of Belmont posts all Town roads to a maximum weight limit of 6 tons during the spring thaw per RSA 231:190-191. The timing of this ban depends each year on the spring conditions.

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 this 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 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. 


Driveway Permits Required
Spring is the time that we remember any problems we have with our driveway; mud, bumps, drainage.  Just a reminder that any work done on that portion of the driveway that meets the Town or State road right-of-way requires a Driveway Permit before the work commences.  This includes just paving or re-paving.

Several homeowners have had their driveways accessing town roads re-paved or reconstructed only to learn after the work that it required a permit.  Fees are doubled for any permits where the work has already been started.  In addition, violations of the Regulations can result in a Violation or Misdemeanor charge.

The Town has requested assistance from paving companies asking for their cooperation in making sure that a valid permit exists before they pave.  That obviously is not happening based on information we get from homeowners and the responsibility for the permit ultimately falls to the property owner.

Driveway Permit Applications can be obtained in the Land Use Office or on line.  Processing applications may take 7-10 business days as the Public Works Department will view the site to make sure that no concerns related to adequate road drainage exist.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Land Use Office with any questions.


Highway Maintenance and Snow Plowing

Please do not place any private property within the Town's Right-of-Way.  This includes planters, barrels, etc.  The Town is not responsible for personal property that is within the Right-of-Way that is damaged.

Please maintain your road-side mailbox in good repair.

In accordance with Section III.A of the Belmont Ordinance Regulating Traffic, there shall be no overnight parking of vehicles along any roadway between November 15th and April 30th.

Snow Ordinance  



Roadside Litter Collection - New Hampshire the Beautiful

If any civic or private group or individual would like to assist in cleaning up the roadsides in Belmont, the Public Works Department now has trash bags from New Hampshire the Beautiful, Inc. that can be used for this purpose.  Once filled, the Public Works Department will pick up these blue bags only.  Bags are limited so we need to use them wisely, but encourage residents and others to assist in this process.


Waste Oil Recycling

The Public Works facility at 149 Hurricane Road is equipped with a Reznor 125,000 BTU waste oil heater.  The heater is the primary heat source for the building.  It burns waste motor oil that is donated at the garage during the hours listed below:

Used Motor Oil Recycling Hours - 7:30am - 3:30pm Monday - Thursday



Public Highways With Permanent Restrictions

The following list of public highways have the noted permanent restrictions.  

In addition, a temporary posting occurs each spring which restricts all public highways to load limits not exceeding 6 tons.  More information is posted at that time.


Concord Street No Thru Trucking
Dutile Road 38,000 lb weight limit 
North Main Street No Thru Trucking
Exit onto Laconia Road limited to Southbound traffic only
South Road No Thru Trucking