City Manager’s Newsletter: Dog license reminder, road work and hiking

On Friday, Stefanie Breton, the city’s public information officer, sent out the weekly City Manager’s Newsletter. Here are some of the highlights:

Last chance to register dog

You should have registered your dog with the city clerk by today, April 30. You can do so online, by mail or in person. Cost is $10 for non-spayed/non-neutered dogs, $7.50 for spayed/neutered dogs, $7.50 for pupped under 8 months old, $20 for five or more dogs of the same owner, and $2 for the first dog of an owner 65 and older.

Owners who license a dog after May 31 are subject to additional fees. If you are no longer required to license a dog with the City of Concord, because you relocated outside of Concord or Penacook or you no longer have your pet, please give us a call at 225-8500 or email us at and we will update our records.

Roads and streets getting spiffy

The City’s contracted road striper, HiWay Safety Systems Inc., has started repainting the double yellow lines and fog lines throughout the city to improve visibility. They were delayed early in the week because of rain, but will complete two of five night’s worth of work this week. If the weather cooperates, they will complete this work next week.

The City’s contracted street sweeper, Avery Sweeping Inc., has been in doing the spring sweeping in between rain. They have completed the Heights and East Concord drainage areas. They have also completed the south end of town from the Bow town line up to Pleasant St. If the weather cooperates they should have completed everything up to Penacook by the end of next week.

Happy trails

The Concord Trails Committee will lead a group hike on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Weir Road/Boscawen Town Forest Trails. Meet Gail at the Weir Road trailhead for an easy 2- to 3-mile walk. Pack bug spray, water and a snack. For more information, contact Beth at 225-8515 or

Leaf collection to continue until June

The city of Concord’s Spring Leaf Collection started on April 22. Concord residents with curbside trash and recycling collection can participate in the program.

Leaves must be placed in biodegradable yard waste bags (available at local retailers) or rigid containers labeled “leaves” (no plastic bags), and be at the curb by 7 a.m. on your scheduled trash collection day. Leaves raked loosely to the curb are only collected during Fall Leaf Collection. Only leaves that are bagged or contained in a rigid container will be collected. Spring leaf collection will continue in coordination with curbside trash collection through June 1. The last week of collection will be delayed by one day with no trash or leaf collection on May 27 due to the Memorial Day holiday. Unacceptable items, including plastic bags, will not be collected.

Residents can also bring leaves to Earth Materials Recycling Center. Drop-off is free with proof of residency if the load is smaller than a non-commercial pickup truck. Hours are weather dependent and are subject to change. Call ahead to confirm specific drop-off times at545-4835.

Visit for more information.

Utility work ahead

Liberty Utilities will be working at the following locations next week:

  • Fayette Street (South Street to North State Street)
  • Mason Court
  • Perry Avenue (Washington Street to Centre Street)
  • Rowell Street (White Street end)
  • School Street (Wildemere Terrace Intersection)
  • Washington Street (North State Street to Perry Avenue)

There may be delays, one-lane traffic and encumbrances of parking spaces. Work will generally take place during business hours.

Stefanie Breton

Author: Insider Staff

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