September 16, 2016

The selectmen meeting on Wednesday was one person short as Cathy Ryan was absent.  Still town business was carried on.  Kathy Vizard reported that the assessor has almost completed his work for this year. Tax notification is coming. Watch for it in the mail. The selectmen noted that a sign is needed on Passaconoway Road at the Conway line to alert drivers that trucks cannot negotiate that road.  One tried it last week and damaged the road in several places.

Selectman Ferris reported that the school board is considering charging parents of young students if they do not have their child met at the bus stop.  The drivers can not drop the child off to be left alone and therefore must take him/her back to the school.

The selectmen plan to bring up changes to the budget cycle at Town Meeting in March. They are also considering the idea of changing the date of Town Meeting.

It is expected that the state representatives will be meeting with the selectmen and Conservation Commission shortly to discuss contracts.  It is hoped that a Fish and Game representative will also attend.

Selectman Hiland reported that a representative from Utopia, the new owners of Pine Knoll Camp Grounds, came to a Planning Board meeting to present their plans for the new camp ground.  They plan on keeping the present sites with some changes.  There will be 150 sites holding tents, chalets, but no campers or motor homes will be allowed.  They plan on building a small pool, a recreation hall, and a small restaurant, but not one that will compete with local establishments. They are hiring local workmen for their projects.

The selectmen thanked all those who worked to make the primary election on Tuesday go smoothly.


The selectmen’s office will be closed on September 22 and 23.


Saturday is Hazardous Waste Collection Day. This happens only once a year. Each household is allowed up to 10 gallons (counted by the number of cans, not actual gallons) to be dumped at no charge. For more information on what is considered hazardous go to The hours are from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Conway Transfer Station on East Conway Road. If you are unable to attend this Saturday, or are a small commercial generator(contractor, cabinet maker, etc.) the Lakes Region Household Hazardous Product Facility in Wolfeboro welcomes you to their final monthly collection day of the season on Saturday October 15. Call 651-7530 before then. Non-residents will be charged $40 for every 0-5 gallon increment.


Gibson Center: Eat at Joseph’s Spaghetti Shed on Monday, September 19 from 5-8 p.m. and help support the Center. Call Jill (356-3231) if you can  help set up the Center’s display at the Fryeburg Fair.


Library:  Library Trustee Meeting at 5 p.m. on Monday, September 19 is open to the public.  At 6 p.m. check out the movie, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. On Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. it’s Story Time for Twos. At 11:30 a.m. the Heritage Scrapbooking group meets. Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. it’s Story Time for Wee Ones and at 6:30 p.m. the NH Humanities Council presents “Rally ‘Round the Flag: The American Civil War through Folk Song”. Thursday at 10:30 a.m. it’s Story Time for Threes and Fours and at 11 a.m. there’s Yoga for Kids and Caregivers.  At 4:30 p.m. the Pokemon Club meets.


UNH Extension: For questions about backyard livestock, flowers, shrubs and ornamentals, food safety, fruits and vegetables, gardening, lawns, or pests call the Info Line 877-398-4769.


A film “Starting Early Learning for Children” will be shown at the North Conway Community Center on September 21 from 6-8 p.m.  It will also be shown at the Joseph Bartlett Elementary School on September 27 from 6-8 p.m.


The trees are turning, the weather is cooling and school is in session.  But there’s much to enjoy so have a great week!