Thornton, NH News & Notices

Public Notices and News:


Notice to Subcontractors:  Request for Applications

2015/2016 Winter Snow Removal

The Town of Thornton Highway Department is accepting applications for 2015/2016 Winter Snow Removal Subcontractors.  Application packets can be picked up at the Thornton Town Office during regular business hours or click on 2015-2016 Winter Plowing Subcontractor Application Packet.

  • A map identifying the routes is available for review at the Town Office.
  • Subcontractors shall submit applications on or before 3:00pm, October 27, 2015.
  • A Certificate of Insurance as required must be attached to the application when submitted to ensure Board of Selectmen consideration for approval.
  • Applications will be considered for approval by the Board of Selectmen at 2:45pm on Wednesday, October 28, 2015.
  • The Town of Thornton reserves the right to reject any and all applications.
  • Questions may be directed to Road Agent John Kubik at 603/726-4546.

Invitation to Bid:  2015/2016 Winter Sand

The Thornton Highway Department is accepting bids for 3,000 cubic yards of undelivered, screened winter sand for the Town of Thornton 2015/2016 winter season.

  • Bids must be submitted with a cost per cubic yard.
  • Bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope marked “2015/2016 Winter Sand” to 16 Merrill Access Road, Thornton, NH  03285 no later than 3:00pm on Friday, October 23, 2015.
  • Bids will be opened on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 3:00pm at the Town Office.
  • The award process is scheduled to commence at the Board of Selectmen’s meeting on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 2:30pm.

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

Questions may be directed to Road Agent John Kubik at 603/398-9444.


Town of Thornton Highway Department

Part-time Winter Season Employee

The Thornton Highway Department is seeking a part-time winter season employee. A valid CDL-B license is preferred.

  • Applications and the Job Description are available at the Town Hall or by clicking on the Part-time Winter Season Employee Application Packet.
  • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled
  • Applications shall be submitted to 16 Merrill Access Road, Thornton, NH  03285
  • Applicants must be willing to be on call 24 hours/ 7 days a week
  • Prior plowing experience preferred

The Town reserves the right to reject any and all applications.  If any questions, please contact Road Agent John Kubik at 726-4546



October 13, 2015  1:00pm to 3:00pm

LOCATION: Thornton, NH

                Over the last several months, the Town of Thornton, with the Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee, has been working to update Thornton’s Hazard Mitigation Plan.  The Plan identifies potential natural and Man-made hazards throughout the town and various projects and/or strategies to mitigate their effects.  The President signed into law, the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA), Section 322-Mitigation Planning.  It requires all local governments to prepare and adopt jurisdiction wide hazard mitigation plans as a condition of receiving Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) and Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) project grants.

                All residents, neighboring communities, businesses, and interested parties are formally invited to participate in the plan update process.

                For more information please contact the Emergency Operations Director, Tom Powers, at (603)726-7562 or via email at



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

  • Town Moderator (until March 2016 election)

  • Conservation Committee Member

  • Zoning Board of Adjustment Alternate



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]


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.