Thornton, NH News & Notices

Public Notices and News:


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Notice to Subcontractors: Request for Applications 2014/2015 Winter Snow Removal

The Town of Thornton Highway Department is accepting applications for snow removal for the 2014/2015 winter season.  With the winter season approaching, subcontractors are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible.  A map identifying the routes is available for review at the Town Office.

  • Applications can be picked up at the Thornton Town Office during regular business hours and are available by clicking on Application Packet.
  • Applications will be received throughout the 2014/2015 winter season.
  • Applications will be reviewed upon submission by the Road Agent and will remain on file.
  • Subcontractors shall be willing to be on call 24/7 throughout the 2014/2015 winter season.
  • Subcontractors will complete a Winter Subcontractor Log to report work performed.
  • The Winter Subcontractor Log will be submitted on a biweekly basis due at the Town Office by 3:00pm on Friday prior to the regular Board of Selectmen meetings.

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.

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As of April 1, 2012, the Land Resources Management Programs will no longer be accepting outdated permit application forms.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.