Thornton, NH News & Notices

Public Notices and News:

                       EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

CHIEF OF POLICE: Town of Thornton, NH, is seeking a progressive, community oriented Police Chief to lead a department of 5 FT officers and 1 FT admin assistant. Operating budget for this department serving 2,500 residents, is approximately $600K. Thornton is located in the White Mountain/Waterville Valley Region, just minutes from the Lakes Region of NH. The area hosts tourists year round for the many outdoor seasonal attractions. With easy access to Interstate 93, Thornton is just 45 minutes to Concord and 1 hour to Manchester. Town is governed by 5 member Board of Selectmen, with an appointed Town Administrator. College Degree, ten years of police experience, 5 years command experience, and NH certification preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Salary range to $70K. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications. Excellent benefits. EOE.

Resume and Cover letter, in confidence, in pdf file to:

For additional information see:

Deadline: October 17, 2016 at 8 AM EST


PERMANENT PART-TIME & FULL-TIME TRANSFER STATION ATTENDANTS: The Town of Thornton is seeking candidates for immediate openings for one (1) permanent part-time position and one (1) full-time position of Transfer Station Attendant. Applicants should have a minimum of 5 years of experience or a Class III State DES license.  Applicants must work well with the public and have experience operating a backhoe.  The positions are labor grade 2 with an hourly pay range from $10.59/hr. to $14.96/hr.  Weekend work hours are required.  A full job description and application packet is available at the Town Office and on the town website:

            Applications must be submitted by noon on Thursday, October 20,2016 to:

Board of Selectmen, ATTN: Transfer Station Attendant

16 Merrill Access Road, Thornton, NH  03285

 The first round of interviews will start the following week.

The Town of Thornton is an equal opportunity employer.

The position will remain open until filled.

Employment Application packet


REQUEST FOR BALLOT CLERKS:  The Board of Selectmen is looking for residents of the Town of Thornton to serve as Alternate (Backup) Ballot Clerks for elections. Ballot Clerks are present for all of Election Day and stay to count the ballots.  State law requires a specific number of registered Democrats and registered Republican ballot clerks be available. The Town currently has 2 clerks for each party as required but are looking for backups.  You must be a registered and declared party voter of Thornton to hold such a position.

 Please contact the Administrative Assistant at the Town Office at 726-8168 if you are interested in becoming an Alternate Ballot Clerk.


PART-TIME BOARD ASSISTANT: The Town of Thornton is seeking a candidate for an immediate opening for one (1)  part-time position of Board Assistant. The applicant will be responsible for performing clerical, legal and administrative work for the Town Administrator, Board of Selectmen, Planning and Zoning Boards.  This part-time position budgeted to work 8-14 hours a week. The position is labor grade 4 with an hourly pay range from $12.95/hr. to $15.02/hr. This position will remain open until filled by a qualified individual.

                        First round of application reviews will be May 25, 2016

                                         Applications must be submitted to:

Board of Selectmen

ATTN: Part-Time Board Assistant

16 Merrill Access Road

Thornton, NH  03285

Application and job description packet




2016/2017 WINTER SAND: The Thornton Highway Department is accepting bids for approximately 2,500 cubic yards of undelivered, screened winter sand for the Town of Thornton 2016/2017 winter season.

  • Bids must be submitted as a cost per cubic yard.
  • Bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope marked “2016/2017 Winter Sand” to 16 Merrill Access Road, Thornton, NH  03285 no later than 3:00pm on Friday, October 21, 2016.
  • Bids will be opened on Monday, October 24, 2016.
  • The award process is scheduled to commence at the Board of Selectmen’s meeting on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 1:45pm.

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.


2016/2017 WINTER SNOW REMOVAL: The Town of Thornton Highway Department is accepting applications for 2016/2017 Winter Snow Removal Subcontractors. Applications can be picked up at the Thornton Town Office during regular business hours and are available on the Town website:

A map identifying the routes are available for review at the Town Office.Subcontractors shall submit applications on or before 3:00pm, October 21, 2016.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 1:30pm on Wednesday, October 26, 2016.

   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.


USED VEHICLES: The Town of Thornton is currently accepting two seperate bids for two used vehicles.  Bids are due to the Thornonton Town Office no later than October 25, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Attached are the detailed bid specs



Attached please find details of the properties and the sale process

Sealed bids must be received at the Thornton Town Office by 3:00 pm on October 21, 2016.  Bids will be opened at 2:00 pm during the Board of Selectmen meeting on October 26, 2016.



The Board of Selectmen for the Town of Thornton will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at the Thornton Town Office beginning at 7:00pm to consider amending the Town of Thornton Fee Schedule per RSA 41:9-a.

The proposed schedule will be available at the Selectmen’s office and updated here.



HALLOWEEN HOURS: The Thornton PD has made us aware that Trick-or-Treat times for Mad River Road (for Thornton residents) is 5:30-7:30 on Monday, October 31st. Candy donations for our awesome Mad River residents will be accepted at the Thornton PD or Thornton Central School. Thank you!


SELECTMEN OFFICE CLOSING: The Board of Selectmen for the Town of Thornton have determined to accommodate the request of the Supervisors of the Checklist, Moderator and Town Clerk by closing the Selectmen’s Office to regular business for the NH State Primary and the General  Election on the following dates:

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - NH Primary Election

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - General Election



The Town of Thornton tax maps and zonIng maps are now available on the Town website at in the right side bar of the home page under          ON-LINE SERVICES.

 You can now view and print these pdf files from the convenience of your own on-line devices at no cost to you.


                           ANNUAL TOWN REPORTS

The Town and School annual reports can be viewed by going to the DOCUMENTS LIBRARY from the Home Page of our website.



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


9-27-2016  NH DES has issued information regarding the drought situation in the State.  Although Thornton, and most of Grafton County are considered Abnormally Dry and not classified as Drought, we would like to offer the following documents for Recommended Water Conservation Measures and Guidance for Homeowners on Private Wells.

Recommended Measures for NH Residents

Drought Guidance for Homeowners on Private Wells


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.