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's Meeting

The Board of Selectmen will be meeting on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 5:30 pm for the purpose of signing paperwork and setting the 2016 tax rate.

Town Clerk Closed Thanksgiving Week

The Sharon Town Clerk's office will be closed on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  The Town Clerk will be open regular hours on Tuesday, November 29, 2016.  Please remember that November 29, 2016 is the last day for November registrations.

PLANNING BOARD PUBLIC HEARING

The Planning Board of the Town of Sharon will be holding a Public Hearing on the proposed Article XXV, designed to regulate the construction of Accessory Dwelling Units with the Rural-Residential District of the Town, pursuant to New Hampshire Revised Statutes 674:71-73, to be effective June 1, 2017. Passage of this Article would also require modification to Article VII: Rural-Residential District and Article IX: Building Regulations. Copies of the proposed Article XXV and amendments to Articles VII and IX will be available on the town website. It should be noted that RSA 67471-73 provides that every municipality with a zoning ordinance “shall allow accessory dwelling units as a matter of right or by either conditional use permit pursuant to RSA 674:21 or by special exception, in all zoning districts that permit single-family dwellings.”

The Public Hearing is scheduled for 6:00 PM, November 17, 2016, in the Sharon Meetinghouse; 432 RT 123, Sharon, NH 03458. 

Sharon General Election Results 2016

President
Clinton                                                    132
Trump                                                       94
Jill Stein                                                     4
Roque Rocky De La Fuente                      0
Gary Johnson                                           11
Write in
Evan McMullin                                            1
Mindy Finn                                                 1
Bernie Sanders                                          1
John McCain/Paul Ryan                              1
Evan McMullan/Nathan Johnson                 1
Pence/Trump                                               1
 
Governor
Colin Van Ostern                                        129
Chris Sununu                                              102
Max Abramson                                             11
Write in- Mike Gills                                       1 
 
US Senator
Maggie Hassan                                              129
Kelly Ayotte                                                    104
Brian Chabot                                                   9
Aaron Day                                                       3 
 
Representative in Congress
Ann McLane Kuster                                        135
Jim Lawrence                                                   99                     
John J. Babiarz                                                12 
 
Executive Councilor
Dan Weeks                                                        130
Dave Wheeler                                                    102
Write in-Chester Bowles                                     1 
 
State Senator
Lee C. Nyquist                                                    120
Andy Sanborn                                                     114 
 
State Representatives
Lisa Beaudoin                                                        124
Laura J. Lynch                                                       118
Craig C. Moore                                                       84
Paul Somero                                                           92
Write in-Chester Bowles                                          1
             Merillee Schwanke                                      1
 
Sheriff
Bill Barry                                                                 107
James A. Hardy                                                       99
Richie Merrett                                                          15
Write-Luke Matson                                                   1 
 
County Attorney
Garth Corriveau                                                         117
Dennis Hogan                                                            103 
 
County Treasurer
Jon Hopwood                                                             115
David G. Fredette                                                      102 
 
Register of Deeds
Louise A. Wright                                                       120
Pamela D. Coughlin                                                   98
Write in-Chester Bowles                                             1 
 
Register of Probate
William Bryk                                                              118
B.J. Perry                                                                   96
Write in-Chester Bowles                                            1 
 
County Commissioner
Susan Ladmer                                                             115
Robert H. Rowe                                                           100
 
Regular Ballots 213   Absentee Ballots 35    Total 238
Registered Voters for Sharon 289

Sharon Planning Board - Change of Meeting Dates

In order to not conflict with the Federal and State Election process, the Sharon Planning Board will move the normally scheduled second Tuesday meeting from November 8th, to November 17 th , 2016.

New Faces in town

The BOS would like to introduce Sharon's new Road Agent and Town Administrator.

Your new Road Agent is Tim Keenan.  Tim currently lives in Peterborough and was a previous Road Agent for the Town of Sharon.  Tim's phone number is (603) 533-1027.

Your new Town Administrator is Debra (Deb) Harling.  Deb currently lives in Temple and may be reached at (603) 562-9373.

General Election

The Town Clerk's office will be closed for office hours on Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 for the General Election. Please contact Christina Gonzalez to make other arrangements at sharonnh.townclerk@gmail.com or (603) 831-6661. 

Please find the link below for a sample General Election ballot.

Sharon Ballot

Note that per RSA 664:17 unattended campaign signs are NOT allowed on Town property; that includes along the border of Route 123.

General Election

The General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 8th, 2016. Polling hours will be from 11:00AM-7:00PM at the Sharon Meeting House, 432 RT 123, Sharon, NH. 

Selectmen Meeting - 2016-10-18


The regularly scheduled Selectmen Meeting for Tuesday, October 18th will begin at 5:00PM instead of 5:30PM.

Conservation Commission - Special Meeting, 10/18/2016

The Sharon Conservation Commission will hold a special meeting at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, October 18, 2016.  The meeting will be held at the Sharon Meeting House.

Selectmen Special Meeting - 2016-10-11

The Select Board will be holding a Special Meeting on October 11th at 4:30PM to meet with candidates for the Town Administrator position.

School Board Representative

There is an open position for the Sharon School Board Representative. It is important that this position in filled before the School Board Budget sessions begins. Any interested residents should email sharon03458@gmail.com for more information.

2016-09-20 - Draft Hazard Mitigation Plan Review


A copy of the Draft Hazard Mitigation Plan is available for review at the Selectmen Meeting scheduled for September 20th beginning at 5:30PM. 

Written comments may be addressed to Robert Greenwood, Emergency Management Director, and mailed to the Meeting House, 432 RT 123, Sharon, NH 03458; or by email to Robert Greenwood at greenwodandsons69@gmail.com or Lisa Murphy at lmurphy@swrpc.org. 

State Primary Election Results

There was a good turnout for the State Primary Election held yesterday at the Sharon Meeting House. There were 102 ballots cast by Sharon voters. Below are the election results. 
 
DEMOCRATIC VOTES
For Governor
Colin Van Ostern   37
Mark Connolly       7
Derek Dextraze      0
Ian Freeman           0
Steve Marchand    12
For United States Senator
Maggie Hassan      52
For Representative in Congress
Ann McLane Kuster    54
For Executive Councilor
Dan Weeks               49
For State Senator
Jeanne Dietsch          40
Lee C. Nyquist         17
For State Representatives
Lisa Beaudoin           47
For Sheriff
Bill Barry                  43

For County Attorney
Garth Corriveau       43
For County Treasurer
Jon Hopwood          43
For Register of Deeds
Louise A. Wright      44
For Register of Probate
William Bryk            43
For County Commissioner
Susan Ladmer         45
Write-Ins
United State Senator- Bernie Sanders  1
Representative in Congress-Bernie Sanders  1

REPUBLICAN VOTES
For Governor
Jeanie Forrester         6
Ted Gatsas                6
Jonathan Lavoie         3
Chris Sununu             9
Frank Edelblut          20
For United States Senator
Jim Rubens                      10
Tom Alciere                     0
Kelly Ayotte                     32
Gerard Beloin                   0
Stanley Michael Emanuel   1
For Representative in Congress
Casey Newell              1
Eric P. Estevez             1
Jack B. Flanagan         12
Walter W. Kelly          11
Jim Lawrence              13
Andy Martin                4
Jay Mercer                  4
For Executive Councilor
Dave Wheeler            36
For State Senator                    
Andy Sanborn            38
For State Representatives
Craig C. Moore         19
Paul Somero              30
For Sheriff
James A. Hardy         36

For County Attorney
Shawn Sweeney        15
Dennis Hogan            18
For County Treasurer
David G. Fredette      34
For Register of Deeds
Mary Ann Crowell     17
Pamela D. Coughlin    17
For Register of Probate
B.J. Perry                  34
For County Commissioner
Len Mannino             11
Robert H. Rowe        19
 
Write-In
Delegate to the State Convention-Mark Laplante  1

Town Clerk Hours - 2016-09-13

Due to the State Primary Election, the Town Clerk's office will be closed for office hours on Tuesday, September 13th.

Please contact Christina Gonzalez at 603-831-6661 if you have any questions.

Selectmen Special Meeting - 2016-09-15

The Selectmen will be holding a Special Meeting on Thursday, September 15th at 5:30PM to meet with candidates to fill the Road Agent position.

2016-09-13 State Primary Election

The State Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. Polls will open at 11:00AM and close at 7:00PM at the Sharon Meeting House. Below are sample ballots for each party.

Democratic Ballot           Republican Ballot


125th Annual Sharon Picnic - August 28, 2016



Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Monday, August 29, 2016

At its 125th annual Sharon Picnic, residents of the town celebrated its past, discussed its present, and embraced its future.
The now-yearly event at Willard Bass Park goes all the way back to 1890, when a group of Sharon residents gathered in what was then called Hadley’s Grove until it was bought by the town with the help of Samuel Willard Bass. Today, the Bass Park Society still brings the town together every August alongside Route 123.
“If you look at the Sharon history, there’s a lot about this picnic they’ve been having for a long time,” Patrick Galbraith said.
He has lived in Sharon for 10 years and only misses the picnic when he is traveling. His children, 6-year-old Kiran and 5-year-old Sarah, come with him when they can.
Kiran and Sarah have lived in Sharon their whole lives, but that is not that long yet. Carl Newton says he might be the oldest resident born in Sharon, but is not sure. He was part of the first ConVal High School graduating class and serves Sharon as a selectman.

Bruce Matthews, who has lived in Sharon since 1941, says he missed the past two picnics but otherwise has made them all.
“It’s changed a lot since the mid-’40s,” he said. “The town, I think in the past 20 years the number of houses has doubled.”
After the picnic, a crowd gathered for cake and ice cream at the Town Meeting House.
Dedicated in 2007 after first being brought up for a vote in 1801, the Meeting House was funded by a ten-year mortgage.
In a ceremony on Sunday, Newton and Town Moderator Rory Goff “retired” the mortgage, burning a copy at the picnic. “We had to take out a loan and that has been paid off,” Goff, a Sharon resident since 1987, said.
Because Sharon is required to have the picnic every year to retain the property, and because it is a unique chance to bring the whole town – Newton said about 60 people came – together, it will continue into the foreseeable future.
Maybe someday in many years one of the many children seen playing games and eating cake will be talking about how much things have changed.

Ceremonial burning of the mortgage for the Sharon Meeting House
Selectman Carl Newton and Moderator Rory Goff

Images from the picnic in Bass Park and the ice cream social at the Meeting House
(Pictures taken by Selectman, Linda Paris)









125th Annual Sharon Town Picnic- August 28, 2016

Please join us at the 125th Annual Sharon Town Picnic at Willard Bass Park!
The picnic will be held on Sunday, August 28th, 2016 from noon to 2pm.

Bring your own picnic lunch and celebrate the "retiring of the Meeting House mortgage" with cake and ice cream.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Selectmen Special Meeting - 2016-06-14

The Selectmen will be holding a meeting on Tuesday, June 14th at 5:30 PM to discuss a contract with Keenan Equipment Co. regarding maintenance on Mountain Road.

Selectmen - Summer Meeting Schedule

The Sharon Board of Selectmen will be meeting one time per month in July and August. The Selectmen will be meeting on the following dates:
  • July 19th at 5:30 PM held in the Meeting House. 
  • August 16th at 5:30 PM held in the Red Brick Schoolhouse for the summer "throwback" meeting.

Zoning Board of Adjustment

The Sharon, NH Zoning Board of Adjustment will hold a hearing on two cases on Thursday, June 16, 2016.  The hearing will be held at the Sharon Meeting House beginning at 5:00 pm.

Case 2016-3
.   Tracy Tanner Craig is the owner and operator of The Savory Root Farm & Kitchen, LLC, 284 Spring Hill Road.  Ms. Craig wishes to begin offering lessons in canning and food preparation and has requested a Special Exception to operate a Home Based Business for this purpose.

Case 2016-2
.  Juliana Kazanovicz is the owner and operator of JLWilliams Glass Art, 465 Turnpike Road.  Ms. Kazanovicz wishes to being offering classes and tours and has requested a Special Exception to operate a Home Based Business for this purpose.

Selectmen - Change of Meeting Days

The Sharon Selectmen will return to meeting on the First and Third Tuesday's of the month beginning in May. Meetings will continue to begin at 5:30PM.

Selectmen Special Meeting – 2016-04-13


The Selectmen will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, April 13th at 5:30pm to accept the resignation of the Town Clerk/Tax Collector and to make appointments.

Conservation Commission - Special Meeting Canceled

The Sharon Conservation Commission special meeting scheduled for 10:00AM Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 191 Jarmany Hill Road, Sharon has been cancelled. 

Zoning Board of Adjustment

The Sharon, NH Zoning Board of Adjustment will hold a hearing on two cases on Thursday, April 28, 2016.  The hearing will be held at the Sharon Meeting House beginning at 5:00 pm.

Case 2016-1.   A driveway constructed in 2011 on parcel 3-28C (intersection of NH Route 123 and Nashua Road) has been found to encroach on the 75’ setback from wetlands.  The owner of the parcel, San-Ken Homes, Inc., has requested a variance to allow the driveway to remain in place.

Case 2016-2.  The septic system for the residence at 92 Mill Road (parcel 6-27) has failed.  The proposed location of the replacement leach field encroaches on a side setback and, although the proposed location of the tank meets state requirements for setback from a well, the location does not meet the more strict town setback requirements.  A variance is being requested to allow the replacement installation to be made as proposed.

Earth Day Clean Up - 2016-04-23

The Sharon Conservation Commission is hosting the annual Earth Day Clean Up on Saturday, April 23 at 9 a.m. Meet at the Town House to get bags,find out what specific roads we are focusing on, and enjoy a hot cup of coffee before heading out.

Planning Board Hearing - 2015-04-12

The Sharon Planning Board will be holding a Public Hearing at the Sharon Meetinghouse on Tuesday, April 12, at 7:00 pm.

The purpose of the hearing is to examine the technical aspects of the Application for Earth Excavation submitted by San-Ken Homes, Inc. on Lots 3-38 and 3-38C.

The regular meeting of the Planning Board, scheduled for 6:00 pm, April 12 will be replaced by this Public Hearing. Prior to the Public Hearing, there will be a site visit to Lots 3-38 and 3-38C on Saturday, April 9, at 1:30 pm.  Access to the site will be via the driveway into Lot 3-38C on Route NH123, just south of the intersection of Route 123 and Nashua Road. Abutters and interested parties are welcome to attend.

Conservation Commission - Special Meeting

The Sharon Conservation Commission will hold a special meeting on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 191 Jarmany Hill Road, Sharon beginning at 10:00 AM.  

The purpose of the meeting is to do a site walk of the proposed man-made pond expansion project at that residential location; also to review and sign, if approved, the NHDES Wetlands Permit Application pertaining to this project.

Sharon Planning Board

The Sharon Planning Board will meet at the Sharon Meetinghouse on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 6:00 pm. The purpose of the meeting is to continue the review to determine if the Application for Earth Excavation submitted by San-Ken Homes, Inc. on Lots 3-38 and 3-38C is complete.


If determined to be complete, the Board will then schedule a Public Hearing on the Technical aspects of the Application, to be held at least 15 days following, with notification of the location, date and time provided to the abutters, and posted on the Sharon website.

Town Clerk - Change in Hours

The Sharon Town Clerk's Office will be closed on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 due to the Town Elections.  Instead, the Clerk's office be open on Wednesday March 9, 2016 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm.

Clerk hours will return to regular schedule on Tuesday, March 15, 2016.

Sample Ballots - March 2016

Please click on the following links to view and download sample copies of the ballots for 2016 Town of Sharon elections and questions:

2016 Town Warrant and Budget

The 2016 Warrant and Budget for the Town of Sharon was formally posted on Monday, February 22, 2016.  Here are links where you can view and download copies of those documents along with a copy of the Selectmen's Report for 2015.

Click here to view and download a copy of the 2016 Town Warrant.

Click here to view and download a copy of the 2016 Budget (MS-636).

Click here to view and download a copy of the Selectmen's Report.


The full copy of the Annual Report is currently at the printer.  We will notify you when it is available.

Continuation of Budget Hearing

A continuation of Budget Hearing will be held on Thursday February 11, 2016, 5:30 pm at the Sharon Meeting House.