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Cornish News & Announcements

12.22.16  The Office of the Selectboard will be closed from Wednesday, December 21, until 4pm on Monday, December 26.  The Selectboard will not meet on Friday, December 23.  The Selectboard will meet on Monday, December 26.

11.15.16  The Office of the Selectboard will be closed Friday, November 25, 2016, and the Selectboard will not meet that day.

11.1.16 The CREA Management Plan has been posted to the CREA Page.

10.4.16 DISCRETIONARY PRESERVATION EASEMENT PUBLIC HEARING: Pursuant to RSA 79-D, the Selectboard will hold a public hearing on Friday, October 14, 2016 at 3:00pm at the Cornish Town Office, 488 Town House Road .  There are 8 renewals for Discretionary Preservation Easements for Historic Agricultural Structures.  The hearing is to accept public input on why or why not each structure will receive a reduction in its tax assessment.  A list of easements and easement information is available at the Town Office for public inspection.

9.19.16 From NH DOT:  Cornish Public Informational Meeting Reconstruction of a Section of Saint Gaudens Road

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) announces a Public Informational Meeting will be held in Cornish on the planned reconstruction of Saint Gaudens Road from NH Route 12A to Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site.

The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 6:00 pm, at the Cornish Town Hall, 488 Town House Road, in Cornish, NH.

The project work includes removal of the existing pavement structure, improvements to the subsurface structure, placement of new pavement, earth work, and other miscellaneous activities. The work also includes the installation of underdrains on both sides of the roadway and the replacement of the existing cable guardrail along the westerly side. A final pavement overlay will be placed from the NH Route 12A intersection to the Visitor’s Center with a future NHDOT project.

The purpose of this meeting is to present citizens and public officials with information regarding the proposed project and to solicit public input in order to ensure that project decisions meet public transportation needs, community goals, and protect and enhance the environment. Accordingly, NHDOT assures that this project will be administered according to the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and all related statutes to ensure nondiscrimination.

Any individuals needing assistance or auxiliary communication equipment due to sensory impairment or other disability, should contact the Bureau of Right-of-Way, NHDOT, PO Box 483, Concord, New Hampshire 03302-0483 or call 603-271-3222 – TDD Access: Relay NH 1-800-735-2964. Notification for the need of assistance should be made at the earliest convenience. If you have any questions or need any additional information regarding the proposed project, call (603) 271-2171. Other information about the project can be found on the NHDOT web site at http://www.nh.gov/dot/projects/specifics.htm

9.3.2016 The Planning Board will hold a Scenic Road Public Hearing on Thursday, September 15, 2016, at 7pm, regarding proposed tree cutting on Paget Road by the NH Electric Co-op.  Please visit the Planning Board page for more information.

9.3.2016 The Town Clerk’s Office will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2016. 

8.29.2016 The Office of the Selectboard will be closed and the Selectboard will not meet on Friday, September 2, 2016 and on Monday, September 5, 2016.

8.15.2016 Parsonage Road is closed for thru traffic from Townhouse Road to the Town Garage on Friday, August 19, 2016  6:00 am to 11:00 pm; Saturday, August 20, 2016  6:00 am to 11:00 om; and Sunday, August 21, 2016  6:00 am to 7:00 pm. Per Order of The Cornish, NH, Selectboard and Road Agent.

8.15.2016 The Office of the Selectboard will close on Tuesday, 8/16/16, at 12 noon and will reopen on Monday, 8/22/16 at 12:30pm.  The Selectboard will not meet on Friday, 8/19/16.

8.5.2016 The NH Department of Transportation will hold a combined Public Officials/Public Information meeting at the Cornish Town Offices on Thursday, August 11, 2016, at 6 pm.   NHDOT will discuss the reconstruction of Saint Gaudens Road from NH Route 12A to the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site.

8.4.2016 Road closed to thru traffic on School Street, Thursday, August 4th for paving.  Road closed to thru traffic on Cornish Stage Road, Friday, August 5th for paving, weather permitting. – Cornish Highway Department

7.25.2016 Hazard Mitigation Plan Update: The Selectboard will be meeting on August 12, 2016, at 3pm upstairs in the Town Office to update the Town of Cornish Hazard Mitigation Plan.  This required update will allow the town to apply for Hazard Mitigation Grants.  The public is welcomed and encouraged to attend.

6.20.2016 The Selectboard Office  will close at noon on Tuesday, June 28 and will reopen on Tuesday, July 5th at 8:30am.  The Selectboard will NOT be meeting on Friday July 1st or Monday July 4th.

4.27.2016  Dog Licenses are due April 30.  Licenses may be purchased from the Town Clerk. Fees may be mailed to the Town Clerk with a self addressed, stamped ($0.70 postage) envelope included.
neutered/spayed: $6.50
unaltered: $9.00
puppy: $6.50
senior (owner over 65): $2.00
Dogs must have a valid rabies certificate in order to be licensed.