Announcements

Elm St. Bridge CLOSED ’til mid-August. Please seek alternate route. Elm St. Bridge Engineering Reports: 07.23.20 , 07.20.20 , 07.16.20 , 07.13.20 , 07.07.20

Take a sec for the 2020 Census!

The Census sets federal funding for 10 years! Please do your 2020 Census. Roads, schools, hospitals get fed funds per Census data!

The 2020 absentee ballot application has a box to check for absentee due to concerns re: COVID-19. Also, voters now have the option to request absentee ballots for both elections on one application. Download Fill-in Form Here . (Fill out on computer then print or print and complete, then mail/drop.)

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.

Historic District Commission Meeting Aug. 10 @6:30pm

The Historic District Commission will hold a regular meeting on Monday, August 10, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. EDT in the Meeting Room of the Town of Effingham Municipal Offices, 68 School Street, Effingham NH 03882 in order to consider an Application for Certificate of Approval received from Mary Martin regarding work undertaken at her property located at 23 Plantation Road in the Lord’s Hill Historic District, Effingham NH, as well as other regular commission business.

Only Historic District Commission members, an invited member of the Project Team for the Effingham Historic Town Hall-Library Project, and the Applicant for the above referenced application will be permitted into the Meeting Room.

All other interested parties may participate in the meeting via telephone conference by calling 1-503-300-6863 and entering conference code number 867510 when prompted.

All telephone conference participants will be muted by the call manager. Those who wish to make a comment will need to “raise their hand” by pressing 5* on their telephone. They will then be unmuted by the call manager in order to make their comment.

Should the telephone conference fail to function properly or if someone is having trouble logging in to the conference, they may advise the Commission in real time by sending an email to effingham.hdc@gmail.com which will be monitored during the meeting.

This information will also be posted on the Town of Effingham website: www.effinghamnh.net

If you are unable to attend via telephone conference, you may submit comments and/or questions regarding the Application for Certificate of Approval in writing to the Historic District Commission via email to townofeffingham@effinghamnh.net (please put “HDC – Martin application” in the subject line) or via US Mail to the Town of Effingham mailing address given in the first paragraph above.

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

Tue, 4 Aug 2020
9:00 am Select Board Mtg followed by work session
4:30 pm Supervisors of Checklist work session in modular bldg 68 School St.
Thu, 6 Aug 2020
6:15 pm Planning Board Mtg - Remote Public Hearing Subdivisions
Mon, 10 Aug 2020
6:30 pm Historic District Commission
Tue, 11 Aug 2020
9:00 am Select Board Mtg followed by work session
Thu, 13 Aug 2020
6:15 pm Planning Board - Remote Public Hearing Site Plan Gravel Pit
Tue, 18 Aug 2020
9:00 am Select Board Mtg followed by work session
Wed, 19 Aug 2020
6:00 pm Historic Town Hall Project Committee Meeting
Thu, 20 Aug 2020
6:30 pm Capital Improvement Plan Committee
Tue, 25 Aug 2020
9:00 am Select Board Mtg followed by work session
Tue, 1 Sep 2020
9:00 am Select Board Mtg followed by work session
Thu, 3 Sep 2020
6:30 pm Planning Board Mtg