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Website Updated 7/24/2021 


Planning Board Public Notice
 Please be advised of a regular meeting of the Planning Board of the Town of Strafford to be held on Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 7: 30 PM. The Board will address the following applications and any other business which may properly come before the Board. Informal discussions are scheduled after all formal applications have been reviewed.Notification has been sent by "Certified Mail" to all known abutters of these proposed subdivisions, boundary adjustments, non-residential site plan applications, and/or applications for excavation of earth scheduled for public hearings.
 Review of the following applications, to include Public Hearings when appropriate, has been scheduled on this month's agenda:
Continuing Business
     Design Review  Caverly Hill Farm LLC, proposed 6-lot conservation development subdivision, Leonard Caverly Road  (Tax Map 8, Lot 69)
     Non-Residential Site Plan Review  Jarod Legsdin, Amanda Legsdin, & Gabrielle Holland, SCCH Ltd. d/b/a Parker Mountain Machine, 19 Fire Road 13 (Tax Map 31, Lot 71 & Tax Map 3, Lot 18-1)
     Major Subdivision (cumulative impact)  Christopher & Stephanie Wilson, 3-lot subdivision of Tax Map 8, Lot 28, Range Road & 21 New Road (Tax Map 8, Lot 28 and Lot 28-1)
New Business
     Minor Subdivision (3 lots or fewer)  Donald Douglas and Susan Patteson, 2-lot subdivision, 792 Province Road and Old Ridge Road (Tax Map 27,  Lot 3A) 
Preliminary Conceptual Consultations/Informal  Discussions May be scheduled up to two days in advance of the meeting.
The closing date for new applications to appear on the agenda for the regular September 2, 2021 meeting will be 5:00 PM, August 9, 2021.  Revised applications for projects already under review must be submitted by Tuesday, June 27th for the August meeting; Tuesday August 24, 2021 for the September meeting.
Planning Board Information


 Town Office Position Opening – Assistant to the Town Administrator

The Town of Strafford is currently accepting applications for a bookkeeping/clerical position at the Town Office. The position works under the supervision of the Town Administrator and is responsible for handling accounts payable and revenues along with clerical duties through the Selectmen’s Office, and providing support for the Assessing and Building Departments. Requirements include proficiency in Microsoft Office software and bookkeeping experience/training. The ideal candidate is a self-motivated individual who enjoys working with the public, possesses good writing and communication skills, is attentive to detail while managing multiple priorities and deadlines, and is a team player. Approximately 24-29hrs/week, at present; the position has potential for growth. Further details may be obtained by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling the Town Office, 664-2192 ext 101 or 107. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Applications will be accepted until the position is filled



Bow Lake Beach Strafford
 
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The Strafford beach at Bow Lake will not be staffed with lifeguards this summer, for the first time in many years. All who use the facility should take note of this and be aware that they will be using the lake and dam area at their own risk. Children should not be swimming without an attending adult. The Town will conduct periodic water tests and will notify via signage and the Town website should a problem arise. Please remember that we are guests of the State of New Hampshire in our use of the dam area. The area is a CARRY IN - CARRY OUT facility. Please take home trash!  Have a safe and enjoyable summer!
 
Department of Envirnonmental Services 6/10/21 Posting Regarding Bow Lake Beach Strafford


  Assessing News

Statistical Revaluation Update – July 2021 The work on the Statistical Revaluation is nearly complete. Sales from the past year have been analyzed and the tables in the assessing software have been adjusted so that property valuations more nearly reflect current market conditions. The models are being “tested” next week. A representative from KRT will be in Town July 19th thru 23rd to complete this task. He will not be visiting individual properties, but you may see him pause in front of your home or even pull into your driveway.

After the models have been tested, residents will be notified by mail (late July or early August) of their new property valuation. The letter of notification will contain information about scheduling a hearing with the assessing agent if you want to discuss your new valuation. If you have any questions, please call the assessing office at 603-664-2192 ext 107

Property Assessing Information 



Supervisors of the Checklist Public Notice

The Supervisors of the Checklist will be sitting at the Town Office on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 3:30-4:00 pm for corrections to the checklist and additions of new voters. If you are registering as a new voter, a photo ID, proof of citizenship, age and domicile in Strafford needs to be provided. RSA 654:7; RSA 654:12.

Carol Cooper, Martha English, Judith Dupre

 Election & Voter Information



   Map of Strafford, click below:

Map of Strafford



 THE TOWN HALL WILL BE CLOSED THE FOLLOWING DAYS IN 2021

JANUARY            Monday, January 18 - Martin Luther King Jr/Civil Rights Day

FEBRUARY         Monday, February 15 - Presidents’ Day

MARCH               Tuesday, March 9 - Town Election  (Town Meeting 3/13)

MAY                      Monday, May 31 - Memorial Day

JULY                      Monday, July 5 - Independence Day (Observed)

SEPTEMBER       Monday, September 6 - Labor Day

OCTOBER           Monday, October 11 - Columbus Day

NOVEMBER       Thursday, November 11 - Veterans Day

                               Thursday, November 25 - Thanksgiving Day



  Retire your used and old flags at the Strafford Town Hall.


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This program is presented  by Boy Scout Troop 23 - Click here for details



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