2018 Open Positions for Town Office
Moderator - One 2 year position
SelectBoard - One 1 year position, One 2 year position, & One 3 year position
Treasurer - One 1 year position
Planning Board - One 3 year position
Cemetery Trustee - One 3 year position
Supervisor of the Checklist - One 6 year position, One 2 year position
Auditor - One 1 year position, One 2 year position
Trustee of The Trust Fund - One 2 year position, One 3 year position
Road Agent - 1year
DeputyTreasurer - 1 year
Animal Control Officer - 1, year
Emergency Management Director - 1 year
Deputy Emergency Management Director - 1 year
Zoning Board of Adjustment
Solid Waste District Rep.
Health and Human Services - l year
January 24 - February 2nd
Friday February 2nd 3-5pm last chance to file
Last day must be in person
Public Notice Regarding Fuel Deliveries.
Subject: Press release for fuel deliveries
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, December 29, 2017
Michael D. Todd, DOS PIO
O: (603) 223-3641; C: (603) 892-8196
CONCORD, N.H. - State Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Perry Plummer urges residents to be patient
but persistent with their service providers as extremely cold weather drives demand for fuel deliveries.
"If you are in need of fuel, call your service provider," Plummer said. "With high call volumes, wait times can be 10
minutes or longer. Be patient and stay on the call. Fuel is available and service providers are making deliveries as
quickly as possible. Fuel delivery restrictions have been eased across the region so that drivers can deliver for longer
shifts. That said, driver safety is also a priority. Drivers need enough time to rest between shifts so they can safely
"If you do not get the assistance you are seeking from your service provider and you are using oil, call the other
providers in your area,” Plummer said. "Usually, a service provider will not provide propane to a customer using a
different provider's propane tanks. If your situation becomes urgent, and you are in danger of running out of fuel
before morning, call 2-1-1. Importantly, most fuel providers charge a fee if they are called out for an emergency
delivery while the customer still has fuel."
"If you need to get warm, call 2-1-1 for the most current information about the closest warming center," Plummer said.
"With extremely cold weather expected to continue, it is important for each of us to take the proper precautionary steps
to protect ourselves, our homes and to check on our neighbors."
State Homeland Security Director Perry Plummer offered the following recommendations:
If you need fuel:
Call your local provider and stay on the line. With high call volume, wait times may exceed 10 minutes.
If your service provider is unavailable and you are using oil, call other service providers in your area.
If your situation becomes urgent and you have exhausted all other means, call 2-1-1 for shelter and warming center information.
A warming center list is available at ReadyNH.gov
2-1-1 can provide the most up-to-date information regarding warming centers.
The Fire Marshal urges everyone to only use approved heating sources in the home and to follow manufacturer instructions:
If you are using space heaters, use them according to manufacturer instructions.
Electrical space heaters should be plugged directly into an outlet and kept three feet away from combustibles, e.g., curtains, etc.
Never use a salamander type portable heater because they give off large amounts of carbon monoxide and are not safe for indoor use.
Use caution when thawing pipes with a device such as a hairdryer and only use such devices while you are present.
If you have heat, consider doing the following:
Keep your heat at the normal temperature. If for some reason, your heat is interrupted, or you lose power, the residual heat in your home will delay potential discomfort and a possibly dangerous situation from developing while help arrives.
Set up automatic fuel deliveries from your service provider for the remainder of the winter because households receiving automatic deliveries receive services first.
Book your fuel deliveries now as providers are booking weeks in advance.
New Hampshire Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management coordinates the State's response to natural and
human-caused disasters. NH HSEM also provides planning and training in preparation for possible terrorist attacks. For
additional information about NH HSEM, go to http://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/hsem. Follow NH HSEM updates on Twitter at
href="https://twitter.com/NH_HSEM" style="color:#114577">https://twitter.com/NH_HSEM and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NH.HSEM. Also, sign up for
the free NH Alerts service and download the free NH Alerts mobile app to receive location-specific emergency information
via your landline, mobile and smartphones, including severe weather alerts from the National Weather Service and
emergency information from NH HSEM. To learn more about the free NH Alerts service and to download the freeNH Alerts
app, visit: www.readynh.gov.
If you need firewood assistance, contact the Friends of Mascoma via email@example.com.
A food pantry is open now at 9 Mechanic Street in Canaan behind Canaan Hardware. The pantry is
open to any resident of Enfield, Canaan, Dorchester, Orange and Grafton. Hours of operation:
Wednesdays: Canaan : 2:30-6:30 PM
Thursdays: Enfield: 3-7 PM
Proof of residence required. You can shop once a week.
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