Town of Tilton
257 Main Street, Tilton, NH 03276
Phone: 603.286.4521 Fax: 603.286.3519
Town Hall Office Hours: 8:30 - 4:15, Thursday to 5:30
Transfer Station Hours: Wed 1 - 3 pm, Sat 9am - 1pm
Senior Center Hours: 8:30 am - 1:30 pm, Friday 10 am to 3 pm
- Tilton Candidate's Night Video
To view the video of the Tilton Candidate's night held Thursday, February 27th, 2014 click here.
- TOWN ELECTION AND TOWN MEETING
Town Elections being held at WRMS on Tuesday, March 11th from 8 AM - 7 PM and the Annual Town Meeting will be held in the WRHS Cafetorium on Saturday, March 15th 8 AM.
Sample ballots are provided for Executive Council, School District,
Fire District (when sample is available), and Town of Tilton.
Recommended 2014 Budget and Warrant Articles:
Please see the Town of Tilton 2014 Budget and Warrant Articles recommended by the Budget Committee at the public hearing held on February 12th, 2014.
Town Reports will be available here and in Town Hall. We had a problem with our normal production process, so if you received a report which is difficult to read due to the shading of the paper, there are good quality reports now available in Town Hall (3/4/14 at 2pm).
- New Ordinance: Prohibition of the Possession
or Sale of Synthetic Cannabinoids
The Board of Selectmen approved a new Town ordinance prohibiting the posession or sale of Synthetic Cannabinoids at their February 20th, 2014 meeting.
- March Senior Center Events
Good day! Attached is the newsletter for March events here at the Tilton Senior Center. I hope that there is something that will pique your interest! In addition to our regular events, I'd like to call your attention to 2 upcoming special events:
*March for Meals on May 17th in Laconia on the WOW Trail.----- Each year, the National Meals on Wheels organization holds a series of awareness events to call attention to the enormous problem of seniors going hungry. Community Action Program Belknap Merrimack Counties partners with several other statewide organizations to raise money and awareness of the work that Meals on Wheels undertakes.
This year, the city of Laconia's Parks and Recreation Commission has agreed to allow us to hold a walk in our neck of the woods--on the WOW trail. There are many ways to get involved, from forming a team and raising funds within your community, church, or civic organization, to walking with us to show your support for Meals on Wheels. If you'd like to learn how you can help, please give me a call. We're hoping to form two community teams from the Tilton/Sanbornton/Northfield area. Remember--save May 17th at 10 am to show your support for meals on wheels!
*TSC Fundraiser at Applebee's on March 22nd from 8 am to 10 am. The cost is $10 for breakfast and tickets are available at the door or at the Senior Center on Wednesday evenings and Fridays. This is a joint fundraiser with the Friends of Belmont Football, and proceeds will be divided evenly between the Senior Center Operating Fund and the Friends of Belmont Football. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Emily Laplante at 491-8547.
Hope to see you soon!
Sarah Paratore, Director
Tilton Senior Center
11 Grange Road
Tilton, NH 03276
- Sign up for emergency Alerts
AlertTilton is the Town of Tilton's emergency notification system. Create a contact profile with the Town to receive alerts about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for our alert program, AlertTilton. By signing up and entering a little information about how to contact you, we'll be able to provide you with information as well as important emergency alerts by either regular telephone, cell phone, email, or text message. This system enables us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods, unusual police activity, town office closures, etc.
You will receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages and more. You pick where, you pick how. Sign up today to be sure you receive important notifications.
Update 12/2013: AlertTilton helps nab area burglar, see Union Leader story.
- Tax Rate up 11 cents to $20.25, town portion down 13 cents
The Board of Selectmen announced the 2013 tax rate due December 20th. The Town of Tilton's finance director, Tim Pearson, has written a citizen's guide explaining the tax rate which is available here. The components of the tax rate follow:
Entity 2013 2012 Town 6.55 6.68 County 1.29 1.35 School local 8.02 7.82 School state 2.44 2.40 Fire District 1.95 1.89 Total 20.25 20.14
- Keeping Tilton Clean
Attention Tilton Residents - want to make our state roads cleaner and more attractive while and at the same time control the growing cost of litter removal?
The State has a program to sponsor highways.
Also, NH the Beautiful is a unique organization offering anti-litter programs for communities. See the NH The beautiful flyer for more information.
Also, there is a new littering ordinance effective May 9th, 2013.
- Beware of utility scams
Please see the attached document concerning marketing for lowering your utility costs. IT CONTAINS HELPFUL QUESTIONS TO ASK if you are approached by marketers. And please note that there may be some scams going on. Please pay attention to the phone number if you have caller ID, it could help to identify unauthorized marketing and scams. Courtesy of EngAGING NH from: http://www.puc.nh.gov//
- Timber (Yield) Tax Procedure Changes effective 1/1/2013
There are new timber (yield) tax procedure changes which will go into effect on January 1st, 2013. Please read the Department of Revenue's notice.
- Driveway permits are required for paving work
Please note that a driveway permit is required if you repave your driveway. For more information, please contact the Land Use office at 286-4521 ext 105.
- Notice regarding Lot mergers
NOTICE -- If you own real estate lots that were involuntarily merged by municipal action, you may be able to have those lots restored to their pre-merger status. Your property may qualify if two or more lots were merged for zoning, assessing, or taxation purposes and the merger occurred:
- During your ownership, without your consent; or
- Prior to your ownership, if no previous owner consented to the merger.
To restore your property to pre-merger status, you must:
- Make a request to the local governing body
- No later than December 31, 2016.
- Your properties will once again become separate lots; however, they must still conform to applicable land use ordinances. Restoration does not cure non-conformity.
This notice must be:
- Posted continuously in a public place from January 1, 2012 until December 31. 2016. and
- Published in the 2011 through 2015 Annual Report.
Read the full statute at RSA 674:39-aa Restoration of Involuntarilv Merged Lots.
- Business Registrations and Occupancy Permits
As of March 2011 Zoning Regulation 10.4 was adopted to require new businesses coming in to town to register their business and to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy prior to the opening of the business. All existing businesses are also being asked to register their business with the town. Please use the attached form for registering your business. This will help the town to compile a list of businesses in the Town of Tilton for the town web site.
- Landlord Affidavit
Per RSA 540:1, the following affidavit is required to be filed with the Town Clerk. There is a fee of $15.00 per affidavit. For more information please see the RSA definitions.