Harrisville is a small New Hampshire town centered around a uniquely preserved and historic 19th century industrial mill complex. Located in the heart of the Monadnock region it is comprised of 10 lakes and ponds, a rehabilitated brick and granite mill surrounded by a quaint village with a traditional New England general store and a summer farmers market. Our beautiful town, set just off Route 101 and nestled against a picturesque rural backdrop, boasts a vibrant community with active farms, people practicing traditional and digital-age trades, and a wealth of artists and artisans. It is a much-loved vacation destination for families escaping hot urban summers as well as a great place to live year-round, raise a family, or retire in peaceful quietude.

Announcements

Notice to Harrisville Voters: The Supervisors of the Checklist will meet Tuesday, June 2, from 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the Town Offices for additions and corrections to the Town’s Voter Checklist and to make changes to party affiliation (to change to undeclared). To register as a NH voter you must be 18 years of age or older, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the Town of Harrisville. Please bring a license, birth certificate, passport or citizenship affidavit and a piece of recent mail reflecting your Harrisville address when you come. Due to Covid 19, only one resident at a time will enter the town office and we will require wearing a facemask. We can provide a mask if necessary.

2020 Memorial Day Ceremonies were recorded live. Check back for a link to the video.

News from the Tax Collector: During the months of June and July, the Tax Collector’s Office will have extended hours on Tuesdays, from 1:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Please call 827-5546 (extension 3) with any questions or email taxcollector@harrisvillenh.org.

Chesham Pond Dam Update: The Dam Bureau has notified the Select Board that the lower water level in Chesham Pond may continue for several weeks while the construction crew removes the coffer dam.  The level will be brought back up once this upstream work is complete – hopefully by July 1st, if not sooner.

Covid 19 Community Volunteer Network – Volunteers are needed to assist with providing grocery/pharmacy pickup and delivery to our high risk community members. In addition, services are available for those who request it and include seniors as well as parents who cannot leave their children at home safely. To offer to volunteer, or to request services, please call town hall at 827-3431 (extension 1).

The nearest Covid 19 Testing Location will be at the Keene State College Owl Athletic Complex at 110 Krif Road. It will be open 7 days a week, 7am-7pm. To register, click here: https://prd.blogs.nh.gov/dos/hsem/?page_id=8479.

Click here for a Letter from the Emergency Management Team to All Harrisville Residents  Letter to All Residents

Additional information surrounding Covid 19: Effective Monday, March 23, all Town Offices are closed to the public for in-person assistance. Please call or email to arrange an appointment or so that we may assist you electronically or by regular mail. To reach the Town Clerk, dial 827-5546 or email townclerk@harrisvillenh.org; To reach the Select Board office, dial 827-3431 (ext 1) or email townhall@harrisvillenh.org. Stay tuned for updates and schedule modifications.

Information from the Town Clerk: Please read the attached letter for information about how to obtain Vehicle Registrations, Vital Statistics, Records and Dog Licenses. Essential business will be by appointment only.  Covid-19Closure  To complete an application to change party affiliation, click here Application to Change Party Affiliation fill-in

The library remains closed to the public but offers curbside service. Patrons can call or email their requests and arrange a pick-up time. For questions, email Susan Weaver at sweaver@harrisvillenh.lib.nh.us  or call 827-2918

Access to the Police and Fire Stations is restricted to essential matters. Please call or email, rather than visit in person, whenever possible.

The State has launched a 2-1-1 COVID-19 Hotline.
NH residents with questions or concerns can call 2-1-1 or click on  https://www.nh.gov/covid19  
Click here for information from the CDC  http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html    Click here for general information about coronavirus C19 Town Flyer, 2

Common Threads – Thanks to Editor Deborah Abbott, you can click here for the April/May Issue CTAprilMay2020

Town Meeting Results  Click here to view the Election and Town Meeting results
2020 RESULTS School Election   Town Election Results   2020 Zoning Ballot Results  2020 Warrant Results

Click here to download this year’s Town Report HV Annual Report 2019
Town Warrant 2020Warrant  Click here to view the proposed budget 2020Budget  

BROADBAND IMPROVEMENT PROJECT. Click here to see the Town Meeting Handout
Click here for updates and for additional information Broadband

To order merchandise for the 150th Celebration, click here  150th retail items flyer

TOWN CLERK OFFICE HOURS – By appointment only on Tuesdays, from 3-7pm, Thursdays, 8 am -1pm, and the first Saturday of the month from 8am – 11 am.

PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY RESULTS, HARRISVILLE –  2020Presidential Primary Results

TAX COLLECTOR OFFICE HOURS  – By appointment only on Tuesdays from 1:30pm-3:30pm and Fridays from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.  There is a Drop Box for payments located adjacent to the Tax Collector’s window. Please be sure to write the date on your payment envelope.

MEETINGS OF TOWN BOARDS (Meetings begin at 7:00 pm at the Town Offices unless otherwise posted): Select Board – Every Thursday except the last week of the month when the board meets Friday at 9:00 am; Conservation Commission — First Wednesday of the month; Planning Board – Second Wednesday of the month;  Zoning Board – Third Wednesday of the month; Historic District Commission – Fourth Wednesday of the month.

For a copy of the current Zoning Ordinances, click here Zoning Ordinances March 2020 To view the Zoning Amendments adopted at 2020 Town Meeting, click here:  Complete Zoning Amendments for Town Meeting 2020   

Click here to download the Town Report for 2018
https://harrisvillenh.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-Town-Report-Draft-v16-FINAL.pdf. Hard copies are available at Town Offices, the Post Office, the Library and the General Store.

From the Town Clerk’s Office:  Requirements for Proof of Residency. Click here for details  https://harrisvillenh.org/2018/08/01/town-clerk-proof-of-residency-requirements/:

From the Tax Collector’s Office:  Information about Prepayment of Property Taxes
Property owners of the Town of Harrisville may prepay their property taxes up to 2 years in advance as per a vote of the Selectmen and RSA 80:52. Click here for more information. https://harrisvillenh.org/2018/01/15/prepayment-of-property-taxes/

For detailed information about recycling, click on this link to a recent NPR story.. http://apps.npr.org/plastics-recycling/?utm_source=npr_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20190825&utm_campaign=ed&utm_term=nprnews&utm_id=26557208

Notices and Agendas

  • The Select Board next meets Thursday, June 4, at 7:00 pm at town offices. Check back for zoom link.
  • The Historic District Commission next meets Wednesday, June 24, at 7:00 pm at town offices and via zoom.
  • The Gravel Pit Subcommittee of the Select Board next meets on Tuesday, June 2, at 4:00 pm at the town offices, and via zoom.  A public file is available for review at the Town Offices. Click here for remote access   Gravel Subcommittee via Zoom  or dial:1 646 558 865  (Meeting ID: 818 8270 6524; Password: 940664)
  • The Conservation Commission next meets Wednesday, June 3, at 7:00 pm at Town Offices and via Zoom. Check back for remote access information.  
  • The Planning Board next meets Wednesday, June 10, at 7:00 pm at town offices and via zoom. Check back for agenda and zoom link.
  • Interested in getting on the Select Board agenda? Please contact the office by the Monday prior at 827-3431(ext 1) or email selectboard@harrisvillenh.org
  • Due to the state of emergency and recommended safety protocols, board and committee meetings are being held via Zoom with limited in-person attendance. Check this page for links to remote access. 
  • Meeting Minutes of the Town Boards  https://harrisvillenh.org/government/meeting-minutes/