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ROAD BANS ARE IN PLACE AND EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 28TH AT 2:30PM. QUESTIONS, DOUG GLOVER 603-616-8467
Town Meeting is March 12th at the Sugar Hill Meetinghouse
ARTICLE 25: To see if the Town will vote to adopt the Sugar Hill Community Power plan, to authorize the Select Board to implement the plan, and to take all action in furtherance thereof, pursuant to RSA 53-E. The Sugar Hill Community Power plan is an opt-out program that offers more flexible electricity procurement. The plan will initially provide lower electricity rates for residents, or it will not launch. Initial participation in the plan can be declined, after which enrollment becomes voluntary.”
The Select Board recommends this Article.
THE SELECT BOARD WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING PER RSA 41:8-b ON MONDAY MARCH 4TH, 2024 AT 6:00PM FOR THE PURPOSE OF DISCUSSING ARTICLE #2 ON THE 2024 TOWN WARRANT.
Are you in favor of increasing the board of selectmen to 5 members?
(Majority ballot vote required) ____________YES_______________NO
Petition Warrant Article
Should the article pass it will take effect as of the 2025 annual town meeting. At the 2025 town election, the town would vote to elect 2 selectmen for three-year terms (the one whose term would be up then, plus one extra), and also elect 1 more selectman for a term of one year. RSA 41:8-e.
SUGAR HILL PLANNING BOARD – PROPOSED AMENDMENTS UPDATED AFTER HEARING
PLEASE CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO READ THE AMENDMENTS PROPOSED FOR THE SUGAR HILL ZONING ORDINANCE. THE FINAL AMENDMENTS WILL BE VOTED ON BY BALLOT AT TOWN MEETING.
BROADBAND INFORMATION – You can sign up, no obligation for future broadband options!!!
NH Broadband Mapping Program – https://NHBroadbandMapping.unh.edu
FCC National Broadband Map – Home | FCC National Broadband Map
(Keep in mind that the maps won’t have new fiber build locations)
Links to providers:
CCI – Fidium Fiber Pre-order – Fiber Cities (fidiumfiber.com)
NHEC NH Broadband LLC – NH Broadband – Powered by NHEC | Contact
Charter/Spectrum – Spectrum.net
WILLING WORKERS SCHOLARSHIP 2024
The Willing Workers Society of Sugar Hill offers a Merit Award to graduating seniors planning on furthering their education. If you are a student planning to graduate this year, and are interested in applying for this Merit Award, please contact Claire Von Karls, Chairman of the Education Committee, at email@example.com.
Students who attend any kind of high school are welcome to apply as long as they are current residents of Sugar Hill and have been in residence in Sugar Hill for 2 years.
Please include your name, school you are currently attending, email address, and a valid snail mail address. We will send you an application to complete by the April 15, 2024 deadline.
EVERSOURCE POLE REPLACEMENT INFORMATION
As part of our ongoing investments to deliver reliable energy to our customers and communities, Eversource will be replacing existing wooden pole structures in Campton, Thornton, Woodstock, Lincoln, Easton, Sugar Hill, Bethlehem, Dalton, and Whitefield, N.H. This work will be taking place within the existing right-of-way (power line corridor) of the X178 Line, a 115kV transmission line.
This transmission line is 49 miles long and is located between the Beebe River Substation in Campton and the Whitefield Substation in Whitefield, N.H. In total, 470 wooden H-frame structures will be replaced, and new conductor (power line) and fiber optic cable, known as Optical Ground Wire (OPGW), will be installed the length of the line. The project also includes replacing poles along the Streeter Pond Tap, a 225-foot-long power line that connects the U199 transmission line to the X178 line in Sugar Hill.
The Town Office has FREE COVID Tests available for residents.
TRI TOWN TRANSFER STATION
Beginning July 15th, 2023 the Tri-town Transfer Station will only be accepting #1 & #2 plastics for recycling.
The Town of Sugar Hill commences hazard mitigation planning
CodeRED Emergency Notification System
The Sugar Hill Emergency Management Director (EMD), Fire and Police Departments, in partnership with the Grafton County Sheriff’s Department, has instituted the CodeRED Emergency Notification System – an ultra-high-speed telephone communication service for emergency notifications. This system allows us to telephone targeted areas of the Grafton County Dispatch area in case of an emergency that requires immediate action (such as a missing child or evacuation notices). The system is capable of dialing thousands of phone numbers per hour. It then delivers our recorded message to a live person or an answering machine, making three attempts to connect to any number.
It is important that all residents and businesses within the dispatch area subscribe to the system to ensure proper notification can be made during an emergency. Subscription is quick and easy, and your information will remain confidential within our system and not be used for any other purpose.
PUBLIC NOTICE – Indian Brook Replacement – December 27, 2022
The Federal Emergency Management Agency hereby provides final notice of its decision to provide Public Assistance Program funding for actions located in a floodplain and wetland. Funding would be provided through New Hampshire Homeland Security and Emergency Management to the Town of Sugar Hill to reconstruct a bridge over Indian Brook on Streeter Pond Road. The proposed action is located at GPS coordinates (44.244278, -71.766457) and within a mapped special flood hazard area (100-year floodplain) and wetland. The proposed bridge would have a wider opening designed to accommodate the 100-year flood and would be in a slightly different alignment than the existing bridge to better convey Indian Brook flow.
The bridge is functionally dependent on its location over the brook thus the proposed action must take place in the floodplain and wetland. The project is not expected to result in loss of flood storage or exacerbate flood hazards to others. The action would conform with applicable state wetland regulations and local floodplain protection standards. Any potential project impacts would be mitigated by compliance with permit conditions issued by state and federal agencies, and any conditions required by the local floodplain administrator.
Alternatives considered included no action and replacing the bridge in-kind. Replacing the bridge in-kind was rejected because the Town determined the proposed design is superior and in conformance with New Hampshire stream crossing guidelines.
Maps of the project areas are available upon request to firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 718-3367. Comments about the project and its floodplain and wetland impacts can be submitted within 15 days of the date of this publication to:
Linda Hutchins, Environmental Protection Specialist
Federal Emergency Management Agency, Boston, MA
Linda.email@example.com; (202) 718-3367
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