On Friday, Stefanie Breton, the city’s public information officer, sent out the weekly City Manager’s Newsletter. You can read the full newsletter by going to concordnh.gov and clicking the Newsletter button on the home page. Here are some highlights:
Property tax bills
Property tax bills containing the July 1, 2019, and Oct. 1, 2019, payment coupons were mailed in May. If you have not received, or have lost your property tax bill, please contact the Treasury/Collection Office at firstname.lastname@example.org for a duplicate copy.
Fall leaf collection
Save the date for Concord’s Fall Leaf Collection! Bulk leaf collection will begin Oct. 28 and continue as weather permits through Dec. 6. Bagged leaf collection was introduced last year for the first time in the fall and it was a big success! Unlike bulk collection, bagged collection is not weather dependent and provides an additional and guaranteed collection alternative. Bagged leaf collection is returning again this year and will begin on Nov. 18 and continue for three weeks through Dec. 6.
Neighborhood street paving
The Neighborhood Street Paving Program continues. Continental Paving will be working on lowering covers on Sewalls Falls Road from Second Street to Abbott Road and on Penacook Street from just east of Bradley Street to Rumford Street in preparation of cold planing these sections later this week or next week. They will also be raising covers on Laurel Street, Pine Street and Norwich Street in preparation of the final maintenance overlays on those streets later this week or next week. Curb has been set on South Fruit Street and the sidewalks have been paved, and loam and seed is complete. Finish paving of this section will be completed in the next few weeks. All work is weather dependent and the schedule could change day to day.
Fire Prevention Week
Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 6-12. This year’s theme is “Not every hero wears a cape. Plan and practice your escape!” The Concord Fire Department wants to remind you to make a home escape plan with all members of your household and practice it twice a year. This is also a great time to check and replace the batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.
Heights Community Mural
Head over to Arnie’s Place on Saturday to take part in the Concord Heights Community Mural Project. Join members of the community to help create a mural outside Arnie’s to celebrate the culture and diversity of the Heights. Painting will be going on from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., but you don’t have to stay the whole time – just come when you can! No artistic experience or skill is necessary.
Liberty Utilities will be working at the following locations this week:
Broadway (Pillsbury Street to West Street)
Centre Street/Liberty Street (at Roundabout)
Manchester Street (Black Hills Road to Garvin Falls Road)
North State Street (Centre Street to Pleasant Street)
The State of New Hampshire will be installing new steam lines on Green Street and Park Street until November. Work for this week includes the following:
Green Street (School Street to Capitol Street): The sidewalk and parking on the east side of the road will be closed.
Park Street (between North Main and North State streets): Portions of the sidewalk and parking will be impacted.
School Street (Green Street to N. State Street) : The sidewalk will be closed for steam pipe removal. Pedestrian traffic will be detoured.
School Street (at Green Street) : The road will be closed during the day for steam pipe installation.