PUBLIC NOTICES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Notices are shown in chronological order, with the most recent notices shown first. Older notices may be found in the archive at the bottom of this page.

2020 General Election

    THE POLLS IN SHARON WILL BE OPEN FOR VOTING ON


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2020 FROM 11:00 AM TO 7:00 PM


ELECTION OFFICIALS ARE TAKING COVID PRECAUTIONS


VOTERS ARE ASKED TO WEAR MASKS.


SUPERVISORS OF THE CHECKLIST WILL MEET

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2020 FROM 5:30 PM TO 6:00 PM

FOR VOTER REGISTRATION.

Audit Committee Meeting

The Audit Committee will be meeting on Saturday, October 17, 2020

at 8:30 AM at the Sharon Meeting House to audit the

2019 Town of Sharon financials 

Special Select Board Meeting

 


The Select Board will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 5:00 PM

At the Sharon Meeting House to vote on the hiring of a new Road Agent.


Voter Alert

 


VOTER ALERT: Unidentified Mailers Containing Absentee Ballot Application Forms
NH Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald issues the following alert to New Hampshire voters.
The Attorney General’s Office has been notified that some New Hampshire residents have received unidentified mailers containing an absentee ballot application form with an allegedly hand written note. The message on the note states, “You are needed please fill this out and mail it in.” The mailer also contains a return envelope with the recipient’s town or city clerk in the address block.
An example of this unidentified mailer is attached. State law requires that a mailing such as this contain the identity of the entity mailing and distributing the form. No such identification accompanies the attached mailer.
The Attorney General’s Office has received inquiries from election officials and voters regarding this mailer. Voters should be aware that these unidentified mailers have not been sent by New Hampshire town or city clerks. These unidentified mailers have not been sent by any State agency.
Voters receiving this unidentified mailer who have already requested and/or submitted an absentee ballot need not complete another absentee ballot application form. Voters can check the status of their absentee ballot here: https://app.sos.nh.gov/Public/AbsenteeBallot.aspx
Voters can find the contact information for their local town or city clerk here: https://app.sos.nh.gov/Public/Reports.aspx
Information about absentee ballots can be found here: https://sos.nh.gov/elections/voters/absentee-ballots/
Voters are reminded that the Attorney General’s Office and Secretary of State’s Office are the official resources available to all New Hampshire voters and election officials for guidance and assistance regarding election related issues or concerns ahead of the General Election on November 3, 2020.
Voters with questions or concerns are urged to contact the Attorney General’s Election hotline: 1-866-868-3703 (1-866-VOTER03). In the event a caller receives voicemail, the caller should leave a message. Attorneys in the office will address each message received. Inquiries and complaints may also be submitted via email at electionlaw@doj.nh.gov.

Fire Ban

 Due to extremely dangerous fire conditions, the Fire Warden is prohibiting all outdoor burning, including previously permitted seasonal campfires.  See below the order by the Chief of the New Hampshire Forest Protection Bureau.  These restrictions will not be lifted until a substantial change in the weather takes place.  Please check with any of the three Wardens in town about getting burn permits in the future.

Ken Callahan, Fire Warden, Town of Sharon  924-3726

Peter Paris, Deputy Fire Warden  924-4078

Francis Guptill, Deputy Fire Warden  924-3013

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

DEPARTMENT of NATURAL and CULTURAL RESOURCES

DIVISION of FORESTS and LANDS

172 Pembroke Road Concord, New Hampshire 03301

 603-271-2214

 

To: Forest Fire Wardens, Deputy Wardens, Special Deputy Wardens, Fire Departments

From: Steven Sherman, Chief, NH Forest Protection Bureau

Date: September 25, 2020

Subject: State Prohibition on Open Fires and Smoking in and near woodlands

 

Today the Governor and Council signed a Proclamation prohibiting open fires and smoking in and near woodlands.  This was done because of the fire conditions we have and will continue to have as we enter Fall.  The drought conditions are severe across the state and wildfire indices are at the point where the potential for large fire activity exists.

What prohibitions are contained in the Proclamation?

Also to note: The online fire permit system has been shut down until weather conditions improve.it shall be unlawful for any person in the State to Kindle an open fire, including fires built for camping, the burning of debris, or warming, on all public trails or other public property, excluding public Campgrounds, to  smoke a pipe, cigar and/or cigarette outdoors in or near public woodlands or on public trails, to kindle a category 3 fire; a fire greater than 4 feet in diameter or a fire not contained within a ring of fire resistive material

What this means is:

All fires are prohibited on public lands, except in a campground

Category 3 fires are banned everywhere, public and private lands

Category 1 and 2 fires are allowed on private property with a fire permit

No smoking is allowed in or near public woodlands or on public trails

 

Post the Proclamation Signs in public places and at access points to public lands in your town. A

copy of the sign is attached to this letter for you to print and post.    Contact public and private campgrounds to discuss fire prevention measures, staffing at

campgrounds, and ensure all extra campground requirements are still in place for each campfire.

o Advise your Forest Ranger when fire danger conditions change in your community as well as any

permit restrictions in place.  While not prohibited in the proclamation, per Res 5601.04(a)(5)

Category 1 and 2 permits may be suspended by the Forest Fire Warden if they determine weather

conditions to be unfavorable.  Res 5608.01 Unfavorable weather conditions shall include, but not

be limited to, wind, lack of precipitation, or any other factor which could increase fire hazard

 

Sincerely,

Steven Sherman

Chief, New Hampshire Forest Protection Bureau

Primary Election Results

 Republican   60 voters

Governor     Testerman 9,  Nobody 1,   Sununu 50
US Senator Bolduc 19,  Martin 1, Messner 33, Beloin      Bozo t clown 1, Nobody 1
Rep in Congress   Clemmer 7, Negron 24, BJelobrk 3, Blankenbeker 18    Nobody 1
Exec Councilor  Wheeler 39, Clegg 15     Nobody 1
State Senator  Ricciardi 41     Nobody 1
State Repr    Kelley 37, Somero 36      nobody 1
Sheriff   Holmes 13, Connelly 33  Carl Newton 1   Nobody 1
County Attorney Coughlin 24, Hynes 24     Bruce Rootsela 1   Nobody 1
County Treasurer   Fredette 41    Craig Rautiola 1  Nobody 1
Register of Deeds   Sapienza 20, Flanagan 21    Nobody 1
Register of Probate Recupero 26, Moreau 15    Nobody 1
County Commissioner Rowe 41      Fran Rautiola 1   Nobody 1
Delegate to the State Convention  Fran Rautiola 1, Chester Bowles 1, Jack Ogren 2, Cory Lewendowski 2

Democrat   78 Voters
Governor  Feltes 34, Volinsky 42
US Senator Krautman 5, Shaheen 71
Rep in Congress Kuster 75, Mirzoeff 3
Exec Councilor Pignatelli 71
State Senator Dietsch 74    Mark Fernald 1
State Rep Crooker 53, Lynch 60
Sheriff    Barry 61
County Attorney Conlon 64
County Treasurer Bryk 63
Register of Deeds O'Connell 14, Crowell 48
Register of Probate Ropp 66
County Commissioner Radhakrishnan 29, Ketteridge 31

36 Absentee Ballots were cast

Election Worker Thank You

 To all of our Election Officials:


Thanks to all of you, we had a successful Primary Day that required a great deal of effort and understanding from everyone.  Many of you have done this for years.  Incredible service.  The Town can be proud of all of our citizens for cooperating during these trying times.

Also, thanks to the volunteers who helped at the polls:  Chet Bowles, Gracie Hartman, Candice and Tim Conner, Mark Fernald, Robert Hauser, and Ken Callahan.  Now we just have to do it all over again on November 3.