Thornton, NH News & Notices

Public Notices and News:

Notice of Public Meeting

The Pemigewasset River Local Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at the Pease Public Library located at 1 Russell Street in Plymouth, NH beginning at 7:00pm. 

The draft minutes of the June 30, 2015 Pemigewasset River Local Advisory Committee (PRLAC) are now available on the “Meetings” page of the PRLAC website



2015 Paving 

The Town of Thornton is accepting bids for the following paving projects. Detailed packets describing each project are available at the Thornton Town Hall during normal business hours and by clicking on 2015 Paving Bid Submission Packet.

 Bids shall be submitted by the ton as follows:

 Project 1:

  • Cost per ton for an estimated 510 tons of ¾ inch base compacted to 2 ½ inches
  • Cost per ton for an estimated 310 tons of ½ inch superpave compacted to 1 ½ inches

Project 2:

  • Cost per ton for an estimated 310 tons of ¾ inch base compacted to 2 inches
  • Cost per ton for an estimated 815 tons of ½ inch superpave compacted to 1 ¼ inches

Bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope and labeled “2015 Paving - Attention: Town Administrator” and mailed or delivered to 16 Merrill Access Road, Thornton, New Hampshire 03285.

All bids must be received at the Thornton Town Hall no later than 3:00PM on Monday, July 6, 2015.

The bids will be opened at the Thornton Town Hall on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 3:00PM.

The award process is scheduled for 1:45PM at the Board of Selectmen’s meeting on July 8, 2015.

The Town reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

If any questions, please contact Road Agent John Kubik at 398-9444



 Necessary skills will include but are not limited to the following:

1.  Assist the Tax Collector in collection of property taxes.

2.  Process auto registrations, dog licenses, vital records and other Town Clerk functions.

3.  Serve as the appointed deputy tax collector and perform duties assigned by the tax collector.

4.  Serve as Tax Collector if needed.

5.  Maintain a working knowledge of state statutes and state administrative rules regarding the taxation of motor vehicles.

6.  Ability to communicate effectively and professionally both verbally and in writing.

7.  Willingness to work hours as prescribed by the Tax Collector as well as the Town Clerk which will include regularly scheduled business hours, on-call hours, hour for coverage of vacations & time off for Town Clerk & Tax Collector, and may include evening hours.

8.  Obtain all State certifications as required to be a Municipal Agent for the State of New Hampshire.

Salary range:  $12.70/hr. to $17.94/hr.

Average weekly hours:  18-20 Includes on-call hours

A full job description and application packet is available by clicking here:

Part-time Tax Collector/Municipal Clerk Application Packet

Letters of interest with a resume and a completed Application for Employment form must be submitted by 3:00pm Friday, July 10, 2015 to:

Board of Selectmen

 ATTN: Deputy Tax Collector/Municipal Clerk Position

16 Merrill Access Road

Thornton, NH  03285

The Town of Thornton is an equal opportunity employer.


Please submit a letter of interest to the Board of Selectmen if you interested in serving in one of the following positions:

  • Capital Improvements Plan Committee Member

  • Zoning Board of Adjustment Alternate

These positions need to be filled!

Thornton Beautification Committee Meeting

The Town of Thornton Beautification Committee will meet on

Monday, July 6, 2015, 6:00 PM at the Thornton Town Hall.

The committee welcomes the public to attend, and to consider joining to promote a welcoming community, while preserving and enhancing the Town of Thornton's natural beauty.



Click here for Contact Information, Hours of Operation and information on the Thornton Mall.  Click here for information on Recycling and the Fee Schedule.

2014 Revaluation

The 2014 Revaluation is complete. New property assessments are available as a PDF file here. [17.2 MB -- Large file: right-click to download]

Capital Improvement Plan                           Committee Members Needed

If you are interested in serving on the Capital Improvement Plan Committee. Please submit a letter of interest to the Board of Selectmen.

NH DES Land Resources Management Permit Changes:

In an effort to provide a higher quality, more streamlined permitting process for the regulated public, most Land resources Management Programs (Alteration of Terrain Bureau, Subsurface Systems Bureau, Wetlands Bureau and the Shoreland Program) have updated their permit application forms.   All current application forms are available at their respective DES web pages and have a revision date of 01/01/2012 located within the footnote.

As of April 1, 2012, the Land Resources Management Programs will no longer be accepting outdated permit application forms. Going forward, all LRMP application forms will be simultaneously updated every 6 months. The next round of revisions is scheduled to occur on July 1, 2012. Land Resources Management, a subsection of the Water Division, coordinates communication and resources across those bureaus and programs that regulate land development projects that may impact state aquatic resources.

For more information, please visit the NH DES Land Resources Management web page at:


Division of Involuntarily Merged Lots

Chapter 206 (HB316) requires a municipality, upon request of the property owner, to divide lots that were involuntarily merged prior to September 18, 2010, subject to certain conditions:

1.  The request must be submitted to the governing body prior to December 31, 2016.

2.  If any owner in the chain of title from the date of the involuntary merger abandoned a lot line or took any other action indicating that the owner regarded the lots as merged, the municipaolity is not required to divide the lots.

3.  The legislation makes clear that separation of previously merged lots does not cure any non-conformity with current land use ordinances.

4.  The amendment authorizes a municipality to adopt ordinances that provide more generous relief than the statute.

5.  Municipalities must inform the public of this new law by posting a notice in a public place continuously from January 2012 until December 2016, and publish notices in the town's annual reports for years 2011 through 2015.