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The DUMP will be CLOSED JULY 4th !

Also, Town Clerk/Tax Collector’s office will be CLOSED on Thursday July 2 and Friday July 3. Drop box is available at the front door of town offices.

ELM ST. BRIDGE To CLOSE JULY 6TH – for 2 weeks – see detours!

The Elm Street Bridge will be CLOSED for planned repairs for a minimum of two weeks starting July 6th. Please watch for detours.

Zoning Board Public Hearing July 7 at 6:15pm

The Zoning Board has received an application for a variance for property owned by Michele Pope NH Nominee Trust, on Tax Map 103, Lot 30, located at 1666 Province Lake Road. The application concerns the placement of a 15’ by 15’ accessory structure on the property. The proposed structure is unable to meet the side and rear setbacks.

Any interested parties should plan to be present for the re-scheduled Zoning Board meeting scheduled for Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 6pm for the consideration of relief from the side and rear setbacks on the property. The consideration of application acceptance and subsequent public hearing for the application will not begin before 6:15pm.

The public hearing will be held online. The public may attend via video connection or by a telephone connection. Anyone wishing public access to the meeting should email zba.admin@effinghamnh.net by 5pm on Tuesday, July 7 for a link to the meeting.

If unable to attend in person, you may submit your comments for or against the application in writing to the Zoning Board at the email address above or to the Effingham Zoning Board at 68 School Street, Effingham, NH 03882.

Subdivision/Special Use Permit Public Hearing August 6 @6:15pm.

The Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, August 6, 2020, not before 6:15pm, with a meeting preceding at 6pm. Proposed is a combined 3-lot Subdivision for Whitaker and Fadden of 165-acre property on Jack Russell Road, Tax Map 408-45 and a Special Use Permit Application for a driveway(s) to cross wetlands on the property.

 Any interested parties should plan to attend. The public hearing will be held online. Anyone wishing public access to the meeting should email pb.admin@effinghamnh.net by 5pm Tuesday, August 6th for a link to connect to the meeting. 

 Digital copies of the applications are available for interested parties.

Anyone unable to attend in person may submit comments for or against either application in writing to the email address above or to the Town of Effingham Planning Board at 68 School Street, Effingham, NH 03882.

Major Site Plan/Gravel Pit Public Hearing August 13 @6:15pm

The Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, August 13, 2020, not before 6:15pm, with a meeting preceding at 6pm. Proposed is a Major Site Plan for aggregate extraction on Elm Street and the end of Duncan Lake Road (Ossipee), Tax Map 413-138.  The application concerns gravel extraction from approximately 88 acres of the 114-acre parcel with road access via Duncan Lake Road in Ossipee.

 Any interested parties should plan to attend. The public hearing will be held online. Anyone wishing public access to the meeting should email pb.admin@effinghamnh.net by 5pm Tuesday, August 13th for a link to connect to the meeting. 

 Digital copies of the applications are available for interested parties.

Anyone unable to attend in person may submit comments for or against either application in writing to the email address above or to the Town of Effingham Planning Board at 68 School Street, Effingham, NH 03882.


            RE Property Revaluation – Avitar Work Protocol Given the COVID-19 Pandemic: In light of the Governor’s announcement regarding the State of Emergency and School closures, we have felt the need to be proactive and safe. Given the contracts we have in place, we still need to work and keep on schedule as much as possible. Our field staff are still out in the field working, however, they have been advised not to enter properties for interior inspections. They will still visit, knock, step back and gather information from the taxpayers at the door and continue on with any exterior work needed. This is in line with the CDC recommendations regarding avoidance of close contact. If taxpayers are sick, they should be advised not to open the door at all. We will be sending letters at a later date to complete interior inspections where needed. The safety of our staff and all taxpayers is one of our top concerns and we will work diligently to ensure everyone stays as safe as possible. We recognize that we may encounter children home alone or with their parents and want to get the word out regarding our protocol. If this pandemic continues, this may alter how we handle the informal hearing process for those towns with updates/revaluations this year, as well. We will post updates as they occur on our website and send further notification if and when things change.  – Loren Martin, Director, Assessing Operations

Link: Effingham Property Assessment Revaluation 2020


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Upcoming Events

Mon, 6 Jul 2020
6:30 pm Conservation Commission
Tue, 7 Jul 2020
9:00 am Select Board Mtg followed by work session
11:00 am Select Board Work Session - DES/Avitar teleconference
11:45 am Select Board Nonpublic
6:00 pm ZBA Meeting Public Hearing
Tue, 14 Jul 2020
9:00 am Select Board Mtg followed by work session
Wed, 15 Jul 2020
6:00 pm Historic Town Hall Project Committee Meeting
Thu, 16 Jul 2020
6:30 pm Capital Improvement Plan Committee
Mon, 20 Jul 2020
6:00 pm Budget Committee
Tue, 21 Jul 2020
9:00 am Select Board Mtg followed by work session
Tue, 28 Jul 2020
9:00 am Select Board Mtg followed by work session
Mon, 3 Aug 2020
6:30 pm Conservation Commission