Public Notices and News:
Seeking Ballot Clerks
The Town of Thornton is seeking Ballot Clerks to serve from both political parties. Duties include assistance with elections and voting processes. Thornton residents interested in serving as a Ballot Clerk are encouraged to submit a letter of interest, indicating your political affiliation, to the Board of Selectmen. Letters should be dropped off at the Thornton Town Office or mailed to: Board of Selectmen 16 Merrill Access Road Thornton, NH 03285. The appointments will remain open until filled.
Special Note of Thanks
Special Note of Thanks (pdf file) ... to all the Volunteers that have been busy donating time, equipment, and materials to improve the grounds at the town hall.
Land Resources Management Programs Permit Change
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 undergone some significant changes. Click here for more information...
Town of Thornton Public Notice
Division of Involuntarily Merged Lots. Chapter 206 (HB 316) 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.
First, the request must be submitted to the governing body prior to December 31, 2016. Second, 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 municipality is not required to divide the lots. Third, the legislation makes clear that separation of previously merged lots does not cure any non-conformity with current land use ordinances. Fourth, the amendment authorizes a municipality to adopt ordinances that provide more generous relief than the statute. Finally, 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