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.


Select Board and Planning Board meetings

 PUBLIC NOTICE



The September 15, 2020 Select Board meeting will be held at the Old Brick School House 

at 5:30 pm.



The Planning Board will meet on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 6:30 pm at the Meeting House.

Select Board Special Meeting




The Select Board will have a special meeting on Monday,  August 24, 2020 at 4:30 pm to accept a grant from the Secretary of State office. 

2020 Primary and General Election Absentee Ballot Procedure

2020 Primary and General Election Absentee Ballot Procedure


The State of NH has determined that for the 2020 primary and general elections voters who wish to vote absentee will only need to fill out one absentee ballot request form for both elections.  The State has revised the absentee ballot request form and the new form is now available from the Town Clerk, there is also a link on the Town of Sharon website under the "Documents" tab to download the absentee ballot request form.

You may obtain an absentee ballot request form by either emailing the Town Clerk at sharontownclerk@gmail.com or calling 603-924-1058.  Complete the request form and return it to the Town Clerk.  Once the Town Clerk receives your absentee ballot request the ballot for the September 8, 2020 primary will be mailed to you.  The ballot for the November 3, 2020 general election will be mailed out by the Town Clerk after she receives them from the State.  If your address for November will be different (second home, snow bird, etc.) for the November election please notify the Town Clerk.  Mail ballots as soon as possible, due to the COVID procedures mail is taking significantly longer to arrive at its destination.

All absentee ballots MUST be received at the Sharon Meeting House no later than 5:00 PM on election day.  All instructions included with the absentee ballot must be followed carefully.  Please remember that the Town of Sharon only receives one mail delivery per day, the mail generally arrives at the Sharon Meeting House mail box between 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM.  Also, please remember that there will be no mail on Monday, September 7, 2020 as this is the Labor Day Holiday.  Someone will be at the Sharon Meeting House on Monday, September 7, 2020 between the hours of 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM.

Please call Jane Murray, Town Clerk, if you have any questions regarding the process at       603-924-1058

Select Board meeting with Supervisors of the Checklist



The Sharon Select Board will attend the 

meeting of the Supervisors of the Checklist

on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 5:00 PM

at the Sharon Meeting House

Supervisors of the Checklist Session 2020-06-02



Supervisors of the Checklist will meet on

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 from 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM

at the Sharon Meeting House for residents wanting to change

their party affiliation.

You may download the necessary form from the town website at

www.sharonnh.org, or you may call the Clerk's office at 603-924-9250

to request a form.  Follow the directions on the form and return it by mail or in person.

All forms need to be received by 5:00 PM on June 2, 2020

in order for changes to be made.

If you come to the meetinghouse in person, you should bring ID and your own pen

and wear a face mask.

Select Board Meetinfg 2020-05-19



The Sharon Select Board will be meeting on

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 5:30 pm at the

Sharon Meeting House, 432 Rt 123, Sharon, NH

ZBA Hearing

Sharon, NH ZBA

Notice of Public Hearing


Notice is hereby given that the Town of Sharon Zoning Board of
Adjustment will meet on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 5:00 pm to re-hear a
Request for Variance filed by Tim and Candice Conner, 80 Spring Hill Road.

In October 2019, the Conners were granted a Variance to construct an
addition on the rear side of an existing structure on their property.  After
considering construction options and costs, the Conners now wish to
change the location of the addition.  The proposed re-location would still be
on the rear side of the existing structure and would not encroach on the
setback from Spring Hill Road.

Due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus crisis and in accordance with Governor
Sununu's Emergency Order #12 pursuant to Executive Order 2020-04, this
Board is authorized to meet electronically.  In accordance with the
Emergency Order, we are utilizing the ZOOM platform for this electronic
meeting.  Please note that there is no physical location to observe and listen
contemporaneously to the meeting.

You can participate in one of two ways:

  • Online (audio and video) at ZOOM.US.  Click on "Join a Meeting."
  • By telephone (audio only) at 1-929-205-6099.
  • The Meeting ID is 722-942-7186 and the Password is 432123.

Select Board Meeting May 5, 2020

Public Notice
The Sharon Select Board will be meeting on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 5:30 pm via Webex.
Instructions to access this meeting are as follows:
Frederick Woodhouse invites you to join this Webex meeting.

Meeting number (access code): 627 891 892

Meeting password: 52kKSxfCjP9 (52557932 from phones and video systems)

Tuesday, May 5, 2020
5:30 pm  |  (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)  |  1 hr

Join by phone
Tap to call in from a mobile device (attendees only)
+1-408-418-9388 United States Toll

Join from a video system or application
Dial 627891892@meetingsamer10.webex.com
You can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number.

Join using Microsoft Lync or Microsoft Skype for Business
Dial 627891892.meetingsamer10@lync.webex.com

Select Board Meeting 04/21/2020

Notice of Sharon Select Board Meeting

The Sharon Select Board will hold it's regular
Meeting on Tuesday, April 21, 2020
at 5:30 PM.
This meeting will be via Webex
The Select Board Chair and the Town Administrator
will be at the Meeting House.
I
Instructions to attend this meeting
Frederick Woodhouse invites you to join this Webex meeting.
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:30pm –7:30pm (EDT)
Wherehttps://meetingsamer10.webex.com/meetingsamer10/j.php?MTID=m7b6fcc4d3492b605a9514f6967776e5a
WhoFrederick Woodhouse*
 
Meeting number (access code): 627 206 504
Meeting password: Ux8X3CJWgX7 (89893259 from phones and video systems)
 
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
5:30 pm  |  (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)  |  2 hrs
 
Join meeting
 
Join by phone
Tap to call in from a mobile device (attendees only)
+1-408-418-9388 United States Toll
Global call-in numbers
 
Join from a video system or application
Dial 627206504@meetingsamer10.webex.com
You can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number.
 
Join using Microsoft Lync or Microsoft Skype for Business
Dial 627206504.meetingsamer10@lync.webex.com
 
Need help? Go to http://help.webex.com

Update on Motor Vehicle Registrations

ATTENTION SHARON RESIDENTS

The following protocols will be implemented immediately for
Motor Vehicle Registrations:

Based upon information and advice received from the State of NH all motor vehicle registrations will be done by mail until further notice.  In order to process your registrations please follow the guidelines listed below:  (Edited 3/21/2020)
  1. Reminder letters have been sent, these will list all current vehicles due for registration.
  2. These letter include the amount for each vehicle and the total amount due.
  3. Write a check made payable to the Town of Sharon for the amount due and sign it. 
  4. Write a check made payable to the State of NH-DMV for the amount due and sign it.
  5. Please supply the address that you want the registration(s) mailed to and supply a valid phone number so that the Town Clerk can reach you if there are any questions.
  6. You may drop this information off at the Meeting House in the drop box by the front door, or mail to Jane Murray, Town Clerk, Town of Sharon, 432 Rte 123, Sharon, NH 03458.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

As of Monday, March 23rd the DMV will be open by appointment only.  If you need to visit the DMV you will need to call 603-227-4000 to make an appointment.  The only DMV offices that will take appointments are: Manchester, Dover, Twin Mts., Concord, and Newport.

All temporary plates issued February 26th and later have been extended to the end of April.
If the temporary plate was issued before February 26th you may call the Town Clerk at 603-924-1058 to make an appointment to obtain plates.

Drivers licenses have been extended 6 months, however, if your license has expired you must call the DMV to get your license extended.

DOG LICENSES

You may license your dog by mail.  Spayed and neutered dogs are $6.50 each; unspayed and unneutered dogs $9.00 each.  The first dog for anyone age 65 and over is $2.00, any other dogs are at the regular costs.  If your dog has recently received a rabies shot please send a copy of the rabies certificate.  If licensing by mail please include the name(s) of the dog(s).  Please send a check made payable to the Town of Sharon with the amount due for the number of dogs you have and sign it.  

Town of Sharon Meetings Suspended


Due to the State of Emergency declared by both the Federal and State Governments

the Select Board is suspending all Board and Committee meetings for the next month effective

immediately.  The Board will monitor the situation and reassess as new information

becomes available.


The Town Clerk and Select Board are working to determine the best course of action

for Motor Vehicle registrations.


In an effort to make sure residents have accurate information regarding the COVID-19 efforts

we encourage residents to call 211 or check the State of NH website at

2020 Town Election Results


2020 TOWN ELECTION RESULTS

For selectman   Gary Backstrom 77, Rich Dufresne 1, Mat Craig 1
For Treasurer    Susan Bowles   86, Tracy Craig 1
For Audit Board  Tracy Craig 2, Mark Fernald 2, Gordon Estabrook 1, Bill Joyner 1,
Jack Ogren 1, Alan Everson 1, John Cauthen 1, Rodney Lusk 1, Rich Lusky 1,
Linda Backstrom 1, Scott Brown 1
For School Board   Jim Fredrickson 86
For Moderator Bill Joyner 86
For Trustee of the Trust Fund   Chet Bowles 1, Linda Paris 1, Chris Hartman 1, 
Carl Newton 1 John MacEachern 6, Stephen Gapp 1, Rodney Lusk 1, John Ladue 2
Rich Dufresne 1, Jim Fredrickson 1, Tracy Craig 1
For Supervisor of the Checklist Anne Murrock 84

School District Warrant Articles
#1  yes 43 no 42
#2         42       43
#3         44       40
#4         39       46
#5         46        39
#6          45       41
#7          41       41
#8          41       43
#9          38        39
For School Board  James Fredrickson 86 votes

# of registered voters  288    Voters on March 10th 87

Conval Voting



The Contoocook Valley School District Meeting Part 2 is scheduled on March 10, 2020

at the Sharon Meeting House from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

This is your opportunity to vote on the various Warrant Articles included on the

District ballot - including the proposed 2020-21 School Budget and the

proposed solar power project for the high school.

Each residence will be receiving a flyer with a summary of the District ballot.

Take it with you when you vote!!

Copies of the "School Budget Primer - 2nd Edition" are available at the 

Town Meeting House.

The Conval School Board's website includes a significant amount of information regarding

the proposed 2020-21 School Budget, including the ballot,

the Primer mentioned above, and a host of other articles that will help you

make a more informed decision.

https://schoolboard.convalsd.net/budget-2020-digest/

You are encouraged to vist the site before you vote on March 10.

You can also call your local School Board member, Jim Fredrickson, at

924-4545 if you have any specific questions no addressed on the site.

Planning Board Public Hearing on Master Plan




NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING


The Planning Board of the Town of Sharon will be holding a Public Hearing for
the purpose of reviewing the following:

The Planning Board devoted many hours during the past year reviewing and
updating the Sharon Master Plan.  This important document provides the foundation
for the Zoning and Building Ordinance and the various regulations that define the
future development of the Town.

This is the opportunity for the residents of the Town of Sharon to review,
recommend and contribute to the document before it is approved
by the Planning Board.  Comments can be made in person at the Public Hearing
or written documents may be forwarded by mail to
Planning Board or E-mail at the address above.
A copy of the draft Master Plan is available on the Sharon Town website. 

The Public Hearing is scheduled for 6:00 pm,
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 
at the Sharon Meetinghouse.

2020 Presidential Primary



The 2020 Presidential Primary will be held on

February 11, 2020

Voting for the Town of Sharon will be held at the

Sharon Meeting House, 432 Rte 123, Sharon, NH

The polls will be open from 11 AM to 7 PM

Conval School District Deliberative Session


The Conval School District deliberative session will be held on Tuesday,

February 4, 2020, at Conval High School at 6 PM.

The snow date will be Thursday, February 6, 2020.

Budget Hearing 2020-02-04

Public Notice


The 2020 Budget Hearing for the Town of Sharon, NH will be held on
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at the Sharon Meeting House. 
The Budget Hearing will begin at 5:30 pm.
The regular Selectmen’s meeting will begin at the close of the budget hearing.
All residents are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Select Board 2020-01-28

Public Notice

The Sharon Board of Selectmen will be meeting on Tuesday,
January 28, 2020 at the Sharon Meeting House at 5:30 pm,
for the purpose of working on the 2020 budget.

Supervisors of the Checklist



The Supervisors of the Checklist will meet Tuesday, January 21, 2020

from 7-7:30 pm, for the purpose of accepting voter registrations.

At the Sharon Meeting House
432 Rt 123
Sharon, NH

This will be the last meeting until the day of the NH Primary Election.



Filing for open positions for Town Offices will begin on Wednesday, January 22, 2020

through Friday, January 31, 2020

2020 Town Officers Positions




2020 Town of Sharon
Positions open for Town Offices

Moderator 2 Years 1 Position

Selectman 3 Years 1 Position

Treasurer 1 Year 1 Position

Trustee of the Trust Funds 3 Years 1 Position

Supervisor of the Checklist 6 Years 1 Position

Audit Committee 3 Years 1 Position

The filing period for town offices will be January 22, 2020 to January 31, 2020.
The Town Clerk’s office will be open from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm on January 31, 2020 to file for office.

School Board Representative 3 Years 1 Position

To run for the School Board you must sign up at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools.