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

4th of July – The Recycling Center will be open Friday, July 3, from 10-5 and Saturday, July 4, from 7:00 AM to Noon. Have a safe and good 4th, everyone!

2020 Swim Lesson Program Information –  Advanced registration required for physically distanced swim lessons. Limited class size. We are holding more lessons shorter in length to accommodate changing needs this year. For further information contact Kyle Anderson:  kylebud12@me.com  or 603-831-9989. Dates for lessons: June 30, July 2, 3, 7, 9, 10, 14, 16, 17  (tues, thurs, fri) 

Recycling Center Stickers:  Vehicle Stickers for the Recycling Center are $10 per household. They can be obtained by coming to town offices Mon-Thurs between 9am and 3pm, or Fridays 9am to noon.  You also can place $10 (check or cash) in an envelope with your name and address in the lockbox up at the RC and a sticker will be mailed to you.

Common Threads June / July 2020

Tax Collector Office Hours/Upcoming Schedule: During the month of June, 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.  The office also is open Friday mornings from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm, both days by appointment only until further notice.  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.  The office will be closed July 7, 14, and 21.

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. Please read the letter in the subsequent link for information about how to obtain Vehicle Registrations, Vital Statistics, Records and Dog Licenses.   Covid-19Closure  To complete an application to change party affiliation, click here Application to Change Party Affiliation  To obtain voting instructions related to Covid-19 click here Covid-19 Voting Instructions
To obtain an Absentee Ballot application, click here 2020 Absentee Ballot Application 
Click here for  Proof of Residency Requirements

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).

State Housing Relief Program – Struggling with rental or mortgage payments due to Covid-19? Click on https://www.capnh.org/ for assistance.

The nearest Covid 19 Testing Location is Keene State College, Owl Athletic Complex, 110 Krif Road. It is 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 walk-in 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.

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 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

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.

Town Warrant 2020Warrant  Click here to view the proposed budget 2020Budget  

Broadband Improvement Project.  The Broadband build-out is under way! Check back for a more detailed timeline and for more information about how to sign up for faster internet speeds. 

To order merchandise for the 150th Celebration, click here  150th retail items flyer. The celebration weekend has been postponed until July 2021.  

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   

Notices and Agendas

Meetings Of Town Boards and Committees – Meetings begin at 7:00 pm at the Town Offices unless otherwise posted: Select Board – The first three Thursday nights and the last Friday morning (9:00 am) of each month; 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.

  • Select Board – The next meeting is Thursday, July 9. The board will not meet on July 2.
  • Gravel Pit Committee Click here to view Gravel Pit Committee Report  GPC – Report 6-25-20
  • The Conservation Commission – Wednesday, August 5, at 7:00 pm at town offices and via zoom. The Rain Garden subcommittee will meet Tuesday, July 7, at 10 am at town offices.
  • The Planning Board – Wednesday, July 8, at 7:00 pm at town offices. Check back for agenda and zoom link. The Ordinance Review Committee will meet Monday, July 6, at 4:00 pm at town offices and via zoom. Agenda with zoom link
  • The Historic District Commission – Wednesday, July 22, at 7:00 pm at town offices and via zoom.
  • 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
  • Meeting Minutes of the Town Boards  https://harrisvillenh.org/government/meeting-minutes/