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.

Selectmen - Change of Meeting Date

The Selectmen will move their regularly scheduled meeting from Tuesday, January 1, 2013 to the following day, Wednesday, January 2, 2013, 5:30 PM at the Sharon Meeting House.

Town Clerk Hours

The Sharon Town Clerk schedule for upcoming weeks is as follows:
  • Tuesday, December 18 - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM  (Regular Hours)
  • Tuesday, December 25 - Closed
  • Tuesday, January 1 - Closed.  Instead, Clerk will be available on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
For appointments and emergencies, please contact Lisa Hall directly at  (603) 345-0380

Planning Board

The Sharon Planning Board will hold two public hearings on December 11, 2012.  One hearing will be for the purpose of discussing and describing proposed additions and changes to the Sharon Zoning Ordinances.  The other hearing will be for the purpose of gaining public input to a proposed regulation dealing with Large Wind Energy Systems (LEWS). 

The following notices will appear in the Ledger-Transcript and have been posted on the Town bulletin board.  Please note that copies of the all documents are available on the "Documents" section of the Sharon town web site (www.sharonnh.org) or at the Meeting House.


Notice # 1

Sharon Planning Board

The Board will meet on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 6:00 PM at the Sharon Meeting House, 432 Route 123 to consider the following:
  • Proposed addition to Sharon Zoning Ordinances to control and guide the use of land with elevations greater than 1,300 feet.  The proposed ordinance would be Article XXIII, Highland Conservation District and would require voter approval at Town Meeting in March 2013.
  • Several proposed additions and corrections to existing sections of the Sharon Zoning Ordinances.  These changes would require voter approval at Town Meeting in March 2013.
Copies of all documents are available on the Sharon town web site (www.sharonnh.org) or at the Sharon Meeting House.


Notice # 2

Sharon Planning Board

The Board will meet on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 6:00 PM at the Sharon Meeting House, 432 Route 123 to gain public input on a proposed regulation of Large Wind Energy Systems.  After gaining public input, the Board will consider the adoption of the regulation at a subsequent meeting.

Copies of the proposed regulation are available on the Sharon town web site (www.sharonnh.org) or at the Sharon Meeting House.

Zoning Board of Adjustment

The following is an addition to the agenda for the Zoning Board of Adjustment hearing scheduled for Thursday, December 6, 7:00 PM at the Sharon Meeting House.

The Board is tentatively scheduled to consider an application to
replace a failed septic system at 212 Temple Road. Although the proposed
location of the septic is further away from property lines and the road
(Temple Road) than the current system, it would still be within the 75 foot
setback as required in the Sharon Zoning Ordinances (IV:B:1).

Zoning Board of Adjustment

The Sharon Zoning Board of Adjustment will meet at 7:00 PM on Thursday, December 6, 2012 to consider an application for a variance submitted by Pam and Alan Everson, 389 Jarmany Hill Road.  The applicants wish to place a new septic system and leach field within the 75 foot setback from roadways as required by the Sharon Zoning Ordinances (IV:B:1).

Zoning Board of Adjustment

The Sharon Zoning Board of Adjustment will meet on Thursday, September 27, 2012, 7:00PM at the Sharon Meeting House, 432 Route 123, Sharon, NH.  The Board will consider the following:
  • An application by Mary Ellen Bushnell to operate a bed and breakfast at her home, 457 Jarmany Hill Road.
  • To amend the Board's previous ruling to conform with the Court's order concerning the application by San-Ken Homes, Inc. to excavate gravel from parcels 3-38 and 3-38C located on Nashua Road.

Selectmen's Meetings

The Sharon Selectmen will return to their regular twice-a-month meeting schedule in September, meeting on both September 4 and September 18.  

Selectmen's meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month beginning at 5:30 PM.  All meetings are held at the Sharon Meeting House, 432 Route 123.

Cross Road Bridge - Selection of Engineering Firm

Eight firms submitted responses to the Request for Qualifications for the replacement of the Cross Road Bridge.  After reviewing all submissions, the committee selected three firms to interview for the project.  The interviews will take place on Friday, August 24, 2012 at the Sharon Meeting House, 432 Route 123, Sharon, NH.

  • 8:15 AM - Hoyle & Tanner Associates, Inc., Manchester, NH
  • 9:15 AM - Dubois and King, Inc., Bedford, NH
  • 10:15 AM- Quantum Construction Consultants, LLC, Concord, NH

Sharon Town Picnic

Willard Bass Park
August 26 from noon to 2pm


Come to see old friends and hear news of the town. Please bring your own picnic lunch.

It's not too late to contribute to the Willard Bass Park Fence Fund.
Checks can be sent to:
Trustees of Willard Bass Park
c/o Ken Callahan
PO Box 505
Peterborough, NH 03458

Cross Road Bridge

The Selectmen have established a committee to oversee activities relative to the replacement of the Cross Road Bridge.

The committee consists of Selectmen Marc LaPlante and Linda Paris, Road Agent Peter Paris, and Deputy Road Agent Tom Ross.  The committee is assisted by Rodney Bartlett, Director of Public Works for the Town of Peterborough.

The committee will meet at 9:00 AM on Friday, August 3, 2012 at the Sharon Meeting House to examine submissions from various engineering firms as part of the public RFQ process outlined by the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT).

Selectmen Summer Meetings

The Sharon Board of Selectmen will meet on the following dates during the summer months:
  • June 19
  • July 17
  • August 21
  • September 18
All meetings are held at the Sharon Meeting House, 5:30 PM.

New Selectman - Linda Paris

At their meeting last night, the Selectmen appointed Linda Paris as Selectman, replacing Harry Dermody who resigned in early April.

As many residents know, Linda served as Sharon Town Clerk for many years and is currently the Tax Collector for Peterborough.

Linda may be reached by telephone at 924-4078.  Her email address is petelin@myfairpoint.net.

Roadside Cleanup Day

Saturday, April 28th, 9:00 am. to noon
 
The Conservation Commission will provide trash bags
 
Please meet at the Brick School House parking lot at 9:00 on Saturday morning to pick up trash bags. We will be cleaning up Rt. 123, and as much of Rt. 124 as possible, although anyone can pick up trash on any of the other town roads. 
 
If you get the special blue trash bags on Saturday morning, they can be left alongside either of the highways, as well as Jarmany Hill Road and Spring Hill Road. The state highway crew will pick up these bags and dispose of the trash bags. There is no need to sort the material before placing it in the bags. Tires and other large items can be left with the bags for pickup. 
 
If you have any questions, call Ken Callahan at 924-3726.

Spring Cleaning in Sharon

The Town of Sharon is working to gather any & all documents, records, photos, etc. pertaining to the Town & its residents.  Over the years, a good number of items related to the town have migrated into many homes throughout the community (ledgers, town records, town histories, etc.). 

The goal is to fully develop a centralized location within the Sharon Town Hall in which all items will be catalogued, archived and fully accessible to all within & outside of Sharon.   A climate-controlled archive is located in the lower level of the Sharon Town Hall building; storage in this facility will help to ensure the preservation of Sharon’s present & past history, as well as create a more complete historical record of who we are and what we’ve accomplished.  

Examples of items sought include town ledgers, copies of marriage certificates/death certificates, photos of town gatherings/ events, photos of houses, homesteads & residents, newspaper articles, family histories, etc.  In short, any & all items related to the Town & its residents.   If the donor wishes to retain the original document, a means of copying/scanning the document for town archive use will be available.  

To submit items to the archives or for any questions, please contact Tracy Tanner Craig at 924-3858. 

Planning Board - Change of Meeting Date

The Sharon Planning Board is moving its April meeting from Tuesday, April 10 to Monday, April 9, 6:00 PM at the Meeting House.

Harry Dermody - Resignation

At their meeting last night, the Selectmen accepted Harry Dermody's resignation as Selectman.  Harry has also submitted a letter of resignation from the Zoning Board of Adjustment.

In his letter to the Selectmen Harry said, "It has been an honor and privilege to have served this wonderful town and residents over the years."

"I have given my all," he continued, "to help preserve, protect and administer with honesty, integrity and fairness.  Please know I love this town and thank the residents for their support over the years.  God bless you all."

The Selectmen accepted Harry's resignation with great regret, but with gratitude for all he has done in service to Sharon.  The Selectmen will appoint an individual to fill the position until the next election in March 2013.

Burning Prohibited

Due to the exceptionally dry conditions, no burn permits will be issued the Town of Sharon until further notice.

Selectmen - Change of Date

The Sharon Selectmen have changed the date of their next meeting from Tuesday, March 20 to Monday, March 19, 5:30 at the Meeting House.

Planning Board - Change of Date

Because of the conflict with Town Meeting, the Sharon Planning Board will move its March meeting from Tuesday, March 13 to Tuesday, March 20, 6:00 PM at the Meeting House.

Documents for Town Meeting

At their meeting on February 21, the Selectmen signed the 2012 warrant and budget for the Town of Sharon.  The Annual Report is now at the printer and should be available for mailing in early March. 

In the meantime, the warrant along with the two proposed additions to the zoning ordinances are now posted on the Town web site.  To view these documents, go to the Sharon web site (www.sharonnh.org), then click on "Documents" at the top of the page.

Please note that the Town portion of the budget is substantially lower this year--the 2011 budget was $358,558, while the 2012 budget is $341,054.  That is a reduction of $17,504.

Finally, please mark your calendars:  Town Meeting is March 13.  Voting hours are 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM.  Town Meeting will start at 8:00 PM.

Budget Hearing

TOWN OF SHARON
BUDGET HEARING
 
Notice is hereby given pursuant to RSA 32:5, that the Board of Selectmen will conduct a public hearing at the Meeting House on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 5:30 P.M. to receive public input regarding the Town’s proposed annual budget. Sharon residents are invited to attend.

Planning Board Hearing

Public Notice


The Sharon Planning Board will conduct a hearing on Thursday, January 26, 2012 7:00 PM at the Sharon Meeting House to discuss and hear comments from the public concerning two proposed zoning ordinances relative to Telecommunications Facilities and Broadband Facilities. 

Copies of the proposed ordinances are posted on the Meeting House bulletin board and will also be available on the Town web site (www.sharonnh.org) prior to the hearing.

Planning Board

The Planning Board will hold a special meeting to consider possible changes to the Sharon Zoning Ordinances.  The meeting will be held on Monday, January 16, 2012, 6:00 PM at the Sharon Meeting House.

Party Affiliation

If you would like to switch your party affiliation from Democrat to Republican, Republican to Democrat, or either of those to Undeclared, there are only 2 days this year when you can switch.

January 24 between 7:00 pm and 7:30 pm

or

June 5 between  7:00 pm and 7:30 pm

at the Sharon Meeting House.

Sharon Primary Results

January 10, 2012

Total on checklist = 268
69 Rep
89 Dem
110 Und

13 Same day registration (not included above)
2 Rep
1 Dem
10 Und

Dem Results
51 Obama

Rep Results
3 Gingrich
23 Huntsman
23 Paul
1 Perry
1 Roemer
47 Romney
9 Santorum

159 residents voted (that includes absentee ballots and new registrations).
Thank you for participating.

Rory Goff
Deputy Moderator

NH Primary

Tuesday, January 10 2012 is Primary Day in NH. You may vote at the Town Meeting House between 11:00 am and 7:00 pm.

This is a party primary, which means that you will have to declare as a Democrat or a Republican if you are registered as Undeclared (Independent), but you may return to Undeclared after voting.

Democrats may not realize it, but there may be as many as 14 candidates on the Democratic ballot, not just one as many people believe. Your vote is important.

Please vote on Tuesday.