Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell digs into his closet, finds his dance outfit and lays it out on the bed. He puts on his leotard and tutu, looks in the mirror and sighs before putting his suit and tie on over the whole shebang and stepping out into the workaday world. Then he writes a city memo.
The clock is ticking
Exemption apps due
The deadline to submit new applications for property tax exemptions and credits is April 15, Aspell writes. The deadline pertains to elderly and blind exemptions, veteran credits, current use applications, and agricultural discretionary preservation easements. Forms are available at the assessing office, located on the first floor of City Hall.
April 15 is also the deadline for the annual filing of A-9 applications requesting educational, religious, or charitable property tax exemptions, Aspell writes. Those property owners requesting a charitable exemption must also file an A-12 application before June 1. The A-9 and A-12 applications are available on-line at nh.gov/btla.
For more information, contact the assessing office at 225-8550, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
The spring yard waste collection program will begin April 16 and run through May 25, Aspell writes. Concord residents who participate in the curbside trash collection program are eligible to participate.
Material to be collected must be placed curbside by 7 a.m. on the same day the regular trash is collected. Residents have two options for pickup: 1) yard waste is placed curbside in paper yard waste bags; or 2) yard waste is placed curbside in 30-gallon barrels weighing less than 50 pounds and clearly marked "Yard Waste." No plastic bags containing yard waste will be collected.
Acceptable materials: leaves; grass; hedge trimmings; weeds; fruit tree droppings; mulch; and garden plant waste. Brush, branches and limbs must measure 3 inches or less in diameter, be cut to 3 feet or less in length, and be bundled.
Unacceptable materials: sand; dirt; rocks; bricks; root balls; concrete blocks or other masonry items; anything plastic or metal (including wire); painted, stained or pressure treated wood.