Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell heads to a mountain, starts an avalanche and ends up buried deep beneath the snow. Once the weather warms up, the snow melts and he tumbles downhill, finally coming to rest on Main Street. Then he hops up, brushes off and reads the city memo.
fido's got mail
State of New Hampshire RSA 466:1 requires that every owner or keeper of a dog 4 months of age or older license said dog in the municipal clerk's office in the city or town in which the dog is kept. Licenses are effective from May 1 to April 30 of the subsequent year, Aspell writes.
The city of Concord does not invoice residents for dog licenses, and many residents have requested that the city provide dog licensing reminders. In follow-up to those requests, the city clerk's office and the city's information technology department have designed a dog licensing database, to which residents may add their email addresses in order to receive dog licensing reminders from the city clerk's office.
Residents wishing to receive general email reminder notices from the city about dog licensing may add their email address to the database by sending an email to email@example.com. To stop receiving these notices, residents may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please contact the city clerk's office at 225-8500 or viaemail at email@example.com.
The city has partnered with the Penacook Village Association to host two "charrettes" (a.k.a. planning sessions) with village residents and businesses, Aspell writes.
The first session was held March 10 at the United Church of Penacook and focused exclusively on reconstruction of Route 3 North (Village Street), from Stark Street to the Boscawen town line.
A second Charrette is scheduled for April 19, from 6-9 p.m., and will focus on other Penacook issues, including redevelopment of the Rivco site, long-term redevelopment of other public buildings (such as the former Washington Street School and former firehouse), ideas for future commercial development at Thirty Pines, and neighborhood park improvements. This session will also be held at the United Church of Penacook, located on Canal Street across from the former tannery site. For more information, visit penacook.org.
how's my driving?
The Mid-State Regional Coordinating Council, in partnership with the Merrimack County and the Community Action Program of Belknap-Merrimack County, has developed a Volunteer Driver Program for the two-county region, which includes Concord, Aspell writes. The program, which is soliciting both drivers and riders to participate, is intended to help fill the gaps in transportation services for the elderly and disabled. The program offered its first rides in December 2011, and is in need of additional volunteer drivers, as well as riders. The drivers and passengers must go through a screening process and the volunteer drivers are reimbursed for mileage. The program is funded entirely through donations and a federal grant. For more information, contact program administrator Susan Jutras at 224-8043 or visit midstatercc.org/volunteer-driver-program.
For more than 60 years, the parks and recreation department has operated seven neighborhood swimming pools. The department is offering a unique opportunity for companies or families to receive recognition for supporting the community pools in Concord, Aspell writes.
Platinum Level: $1,750
Private pool party rental for up to two hours for up to 75 people; 1/4-page advertisement in the department's 2012 summer-fall brochure (agreement must be secured by March 31); web link to your business or family name listed on the department's web page. (next page »)