Town of Belmont, New Hampshire
Town of Belmont
New Hampshire
Town of Belmont, New Hampshire
Town of Belmont
New Hampshire

Belmont Town Offices

143 Main Street, PO Box 310, Belmont, NH 03220 - (603)-267-8300

Town Hall Business Hours - Monday-Friday - 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Upcoming Belmont Town Hall Closings for 2023

02/20, 05/29
07/04, 09/04
10/09, 11/10
11/23, 11/24
12/25



Please schedule your visits to our offices accordingly.


Click to view full calendar of upcoming meetings and events


ABOUT BELMONT

NH MapThe Town of Belmont is located in the southern portion of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region in Belknap County. The Village Area, located at the intersections of Laconia (State Route 106) and Gilmanton Roads (State Route 140) is four miles from Exit 20 Interstate I-93, seven miles south of Laconia and twenty-four miles north of Concord.


Current News and Notices

The Town Clerk/Tax Collector's Office will be closed daily for lunch 
from 12pm to 1 pm.


2023 Town Meeting Warrant Articles (PDF)


Belmont FD Rescues Dog on Lake

 

Belmont FD Rescues Dog on Lake

https://www.laconiadailysun.com/news/local/dog-rescued-after-falling-through-ice-on-winnisquam/article_86814900-9ccd-11ed-b35f-ff16864f333f.html


Notice of Impact - Gale School Renovation


Please Be Kind

Everyone should now be using their new trash and recycling carts.

If you did not receive carts, need to swap for smaller (65 gallon) carts, or if you need your old garbage/recycling cans picked up, please contact Town Hall at 267-8300 xt. 118.

If you have concerns about where to place your carts due to driveway/road location, please contact Casella directly at 524-5881.


NOTICE TO BELMONT RESIDENTS

Declaration of Candidacy for the March election will be accepted at the Town Clerk’s Office between the hours of 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM from Wednesday January 25, 2023 through Friday February 3, 2023.  On Friday February 3, 2023, we will be open from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Only Declarations will be accepted between 4:00-5:00 PM on February 3, 2023.

 

The following Offices are Open:

POSITION

INCUMBENT

OPENINGS

TERM

       

Selectman

Claude "Sonny" Patten Jr

(1)

3

Selectman

New Position

(1)

2

Selectman

New Position

(1)

1

Budget Committee

Gary Grant

(1)

3

Budget Committee

Norma Patten

(1)

3

Budget Committee

Roland Coffin

(1)

3

Budget Committee

Marsha Campbell

(1)

3

Budget Committee

Bob Chapman

(1)

2

Budget Committee

Lisa Crocker

(1)

1

Cemetery Trustee

Norma Patten

(1)

3

Library Trustee

Mary-Louise Charnley

(1)

3

Library Trustee

Shela Cunningham

(1)

3

Planning Board

Peter Harris

(1)

3

Planning Board

Richard Pickwick

(1)

3

Trustee of Trust Fund

Thomas Garfield

(1)

3

Zoning Board

Peter Harris

(1)

3

Zoning Board

Norma Patten

(1)

3


NEW Automated Curbside Trash & Recycling Program starts 01/02/2023

Please see our Press Release "Belmont rolls out new automated trash and recycling program with carts" in the Laconia Daily Sun.

Click here for the We're On a Roll Welcome Letter (PDF)

Our new automated collection program started January 2023. 

  • Residents will be required to use the new carts that will be delivered the week of December 6th through the 10th. 
  • Each home will receive one trash and one recycling cart, for properties with 3 or fewer dwelling units.  (The draft ordinance includes a provision for each home with more than 4 occupants to pay for one additional trash and one additional recycling cart for an annual fee after the program has run for a period of time.)
  • Trash pickup will be every week starting January 2, 2023
  • Recycling pickup will be every other week starting January 9, 2023
  • If you require a smaller cart (65 gallon instead of 95 gallon) due to physical limitations, OR if you are a seasonal resident and need to delay delivery of your carts, please call (603) 267-8300 xt. 118 as soon as possible
  • See our Solid Waste webpage for additional details and information, including links to Casella's informational webpage for Belmont residents

2023 Zoning Amendments 

 

Full-text amendments


2022 Tax Rate

The 2022 Town of Belmont tax rate was set in coordination with the Department of Revenue Administration. This year’s total tax rate has been set at $19.11 which breaks down as follows:

Town $6.33
Local School $10.95
State School $0.95
County $0.88

                                                                      

 

 

 

Overall, the rate decreased by $7.56 this year.

Due to the Property Sales update, we were able to capture a significant increase in the Town’s valuation which helped reduce the tax rate for the Town and Local School portions of the tax rate.

As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact my office at 267-8300 ext. 124 or email
administration@belmontnh.gov

We anticipate Tax Bills will be mailed November 14th, 2022.  They will be due December 16th, 2022.
 


Job Openings


PLANNING & ZONING ADMINISTRATOR 
BELMONT, NH 


The Town of Belmont (population 7500), centrally located in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Planning & Zoning Coordinator.  Working under the direction of the Planning Board, the Planner provides management, leadership, and coordination to the planning, engineering, zoning, code enforcement, and economic development activities of the Town.  Must possess a service orientated attitude, and a thorough knowledge of the land use operations and functions of a municipal land use department.  Coordinates all aspects of development projects.  Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Planning or related discipline, Master’s degree highly desirable, with a minimum of 5 years related experience, including two years in a municipality.  American Planning Association member and American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification desirable.  Salary range to $91,000; starting salary commensurate with qualifications, plus excellent benefits.  The Town of Belmont is an Equal Opportunity Employer.   

For further information potential candidates are directed to the Municipal Resources, Inc. website at www.mrigov.com/career or to contact Municipal Resources, Inc. at 603-279-0352 ext. 330.  

To apply submit a resume and cover letter in confidence as a PDF attachment to recruitment@mrigov.com

Resumes accepted until position is filled with first review on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2023.  

Click here for the Planning & Zoning Administrator Job Description (PDF)


 


Finance/Human Resources Clerk

The Town of Belmont is seeking a self-motivated, detail-oriented, organized, communicative, and respectful professional to fill the part-time (+/- 32 hours per week) position of Finance/HR Clerk in the finance department.  The successful candidate will have a general knowledge and experience of municipal finance and clerical duties.

 

Duties include accounts payable, payroll, cash receipts, coordination of human resources paperwork, dissemination of information regarding employee benefits, and other administrative tasks as assigned.

The ideal candidate would have municipal experience, public finance administration experience, and proficiency with finance software (BMSI a plus) and Microsoft Office. Associates degree in accounting or related field or at least two years of municipal experience; any combination of education and experience will be considered. Wages commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Complete job description and application is available online at www.belmontnh.gov. E-mail cover letter, resume, and list of references to Katherine Davis, Finance Director, at Finance@belmontnh.gov. The position shall remain open until filled. The Town of Belmont is an EOE.

Click here for Full Notice and Job Description


Belmont Fire Department 
Lieutenant/ALS Provider 

The Town of Belmont Fire Department is seeking a qualified candidate for an immediate opening for the position of Full Time Lieutenant/ALS Provider (Paramedic Preferred.) This individual will perform responsible shift supervision, firefighting operations, emergency medical care, and other related duties that apply. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 
▪ High school diploma or GED (Associates Degree Preferred) 
▪ Certification as a Firefighter II and Nationally Registered AEMT (Paramedic preferred.) 
▪ Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of New Hampshire for the type of vehicle or equipment operated (CDL-B with tank endorsement). 
▪ Completion of the State of NH Administrative rules, 701.01, 701.02, 702.01, 702.02 or a lateral transfer that meets rule 703.01.  
▪ Possession of Pro Board Fire Officer II certification (or ability to obtain within 1 year) 
▪ Pass a criminal and driving background check 
▪ Pass an NFPA 1582 pre-employment physical 

This position will work 42-hour week, on a rotating shift. Schedule consists of a 24-hour shift, followed by 3 days off. Do not attach copies of certifications.  A transcript from the NHFA or similar educational institution will be accepted as proof of certifications. This is a Union position.  The Town of Belmont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Cover letters and resume must be submitted to: 
Lieutenant/ALS Provider Hiring Process 
Attention: Assistant Chief Deborah Black, PO Box 837 Belmont NH 03220 
by 15:00 Wednesday February 8, 2023

Fire Department Lieutenant/ALS Provider Job Posting (PDF)


February Newsletter

The February Newsletter (PDF)  is available here.

Previous Editions can be found here...


Housing in your Community Survey


Bulky Item Collection & Disposal

Town of Belmont Residential Customers ONLY

On the 1st Wednesday of each month,

Casella Waste will collect your bulky items curbside.

Piles of debris, trash, yard waste or a single item too large for one person to collect

WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

A request for pickup must be made in advance by calling Town Hall at 267-8300, Extension 118 or 124. You will be asked to list the items you want picked up, you will be advised what the cost is, and

You will need to drop off a check made payable to the Town of Belmont prior to the collection day.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL NOTICE WITH FEES, COLLECTION DATES AND MORE


Important Notice

Dont' put bad/stale beer down the drain even in small volumes!

Please click here for the full artcle.


Old Home Day 10- Mile Race Results 2022

Click Here for the 10-Mile Road Race Results for 2022.


Not Everything is Flushable!!!

During this time of crisis it is important that we be mindfull of what is flushable and what is not. Check out the DO NOT FLUSH list to protect your sewer and septic system.

A "Flushable" label does not mean it is SAFE for your septic system or sewer. 

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Public Notices

Deliberative Session

Town of Belmont

 

The Town of Belmont will hold its 2023 Deliberative Session on Saturday, February 4, 2023, beginning at 10:00 am in the Belmont High School Gym, located at 255 Seavey Road Belmont NH.

 

Join Zoom Meeting (Viewing Only)

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Town of Belmont
Cemetery Maintenance Request for Proposals

The Town of Belmont Cemetery Trustees invite interested vendors to submit a proposal for the Yearly Caretaker Contract for the 2023 season to include spring and fall clean up, trash removal, mowing, trimming, clean up and upkeep of 22 cemeteries located in the Town of Belmont. The contract will run from snow melt until November 15th. All prices submitted shall be by lump sum and no additional compensation will be made by the Town unless authorized by the Cemetery Trustees. All interested vendors may contact Sharon Ciampi, Cemetery Trustee, at 603-581-9746 or by email belcem2015@gmail.com. There will be a Trustee available to answer any questions, hand out specification sheets, and to provide a tour of the cemeteries involved. Final proposals shall be mailed to the Cemetery Trustees at PO Box 310, Belmont, New Hampshire 03220, or dropped off at Town Hall no later than the close of business on February 2nd, 2023. Trustees Meeting for opening proposals will be Friday, February 3rd, at 12:00pm at the Belmont Mill.


PUBLIC NOTICE

The Town of Belmont Cemetery Trustees will be working on a project to repair, restore, clean and/or replace historical headstones in 23 cemeteries maintained by the Town of Belmont. This is a muti-year project with an anticipated end date of October 2025.  Any interested or concerned parties should reach out to the Cemetery Trustees at belcem2015@gmail.com  A list of cemeteries will be provided upon request.  Please note that South Road Cemetery is a private association and is not maintained by the Town.


BELMONT

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Tioga Meeting Room - 4th Floor Mill
14 Mill Street, Belmont, NH 03220

 

In accordance with RSA 33:8-a II, to take public comment on a proposed long-term lease agreement in an amount up to Five Hundred and Seventy-Five Thousand Dollars ($575,000) payable over a term of 60 (Sixty) months for the purchase of an Ambulance for the Fire Department withdrawal of said amount from the Fire/Ambulance Equipment and apparatus Special Revenue Fund previously established in accordance with RSA 31:95, c (Created 1994/Amended 1999). 


The Board of Selectmen on Tuesday January 17, 2023, at 10:00 am

will hold a Public Hearing, per RSA 31:95-b II,

to accept unanticipated funds, in the amount

of $125,888 from the State of New Hampshire’s

Special One-Time Municipally Owned Bridge Allocation payment in

accordance with Senate Bill 401; payment for repair, maintenance,

and construction of municipal bridges. Meeting Rescinded.


The Belmont Supervisors of the Checklist
Meeting Notice 
Posting date: 1/9/2023 -------- REMOVE date: 3/15/2023 

The Belmont Supervisors of the Checklist will be in public session at the Belmont Town Hall, 143 Main Street, Belmont  NH on the following dates and times, to accept new voter registrations, and to make additions, changes, and corrections to the voter checklist. You can also register to vote and make changes at the Town Clerks office Monday thru Friday 7-4pm  

  • January 24, 2023, Tuesday 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm  
  • Town Meeting First Session – Deliberative Session at Belmont High School Seavey Road, February 4, 2023, Saturday 10:00 am 
  • School District First Session – Deliberative Session at Belmont High School Seavey Road February 8, 2023, Wednesday 6:00pm 
  • March 4, 2023, Saturday 11:00 am to 11:30 am 
  • Town Meeting Second Session – March 14, 2023, at Belmont High School, polls 7:00 am to 7:00 pm 

Supervisors of the Voter Checklist 
Brenda Paquette, Donna Shepherd, Nikki Wheeler