Lisbon is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire. The population was 1,595, at the time of the 2010 census. The Town hosts an annual “Lilac Festival” on Memorial Day weekend. The primary settlement in town is located along U.S. Route 302 and the Ammonoosuc River in the southwestern corner of the town.
Board of Selectmen’s Response to July 11th Petition
The Board of Selectmen, after careful review of the issues presented in the petition presented at the meeting on July 11th, wish to address the accusations made in the petition regarding the Town Administrator.
Please find their official response below:
List of Town of Lisbon Employee Costs:
The Board of Selectmen, in an attempt to ensure transparency and in response to concerns about the costs of staff salaries, etc., have determined that it is in the Town’s best interest to disclose the total costs of Town employees, including their salaries, FICA, 457 and retirement plans, as applicable and in accordance with state law. Costs of health insurance are not included on the advice of legal counsel as they could be a violation of employees rights under HIPAA. Costs of overtime, special duties or court time are also not included.
Board of Selectmen’s Meeting of July 25th, 2016 CANCELLED
The Board of Selectmen’s meeting on Monday, July 25th, 2016 has been cancelled due to a lack of quorum.
The next regular Board of Selectmen’s meeting will be Monday, August 8th, 2016.
Town Treasurer Needed !!!
The Board of Selectmen have regretfully had to accept the resignation of Arlene Hite as Treasurer due to a change in her residency, and the Board is looking for candidates to fill her unexpired term until Town Meeting in March of 2017. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest via USPS or e-mail to:
Town of Lisbon Treasurer Search
ATTN: Town Administrator
46 School Street
Lisbon, NH 03585
or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Board will be accepting applications until the position if filled.
There is a $3,000 annual stipend, paid quarterly, for the position.
Details on the responsibilities of the Town Treasurer can be found on-line under RSA 41:26 through 41:29-a, which can be found here:
You may also contact the Town Administrator, Dan Merhalski, at 838-6376, ext. 12.
Master Plan Community Survey Now Available!
Please look for the Town’s 2016 Community Survey to be appearing in your mailbox soon, or complete the survey below.
Please complete the survey by Friday, July 29th, 2016.
Thank you for your assistance in this vital project.
NOTICE TO RESIDENTS – Utility Scam
MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (July 6, 2016) – Eversource and the Londonderry Police Department are reminding utility customers to take important steps to protect themselves from scams. An increasing number of residents and businesses throughout the state are reporting being targeted by scammers impersonating utility employees or demanding immediate bill payment in cash or with a pre-paid debit card. In some instances, these scams are an attempt to gain access to people’s homes.
Eversource representative very rarely request entry to a customer’s home. When entry is requested, it’s usually because the representative needs to check metering equipment located inside. In the event of a pending service disconnection due to non-payment of bills, the company will inform the customer in advance by mail and then in person prior to disconnection.
“We will knock on a customer’s door if they have received disconnect notices and we will accept a check for payment, but we do not ask for nor would we accept cash or pre-paid debit cards,” said Jerry Dee, Eversource Manager of Customer Field Operations. “If anyone suspects that someone is impersonating an Eversource representative, they should ask for identification and call us to confirm. All our representatives in the field carry photo identification featuring the Eversource logo.”
“Here in Londonderry, we often see scams targeting elderly residents,” said Londonderry Police Det. Chris Olson. “Residents should always be sure to ask for identification from anyone who comes to their home to conduct unsolicited business, and should always verify the legitimacy of anyone to whom they are making a payment or providing sensitive personal information. Scammers succeed when they create a sense of urgency, scaring people into making hasty payments.”
If something seems suspicious, call Eversource immediately toll-free at 1-800-662-7764. Eversource customer service representatives are always able to verify the name, address and exact past due balance on an account. Also be sure to report any suspicious activity to the Londonderry Police Department at 432-1118.
In addition to scams related to collecting payments from customers, Eversource has seen a rise in the number of customers reporting solicitations from independent energy suppliers claiming to be Eversource employees or representatives. In these instances, it’s important to remember Eversource does not sell energy door-to-door.
Though electricity customers in New Hampshire do have the option of choosing a competitive energy supplier, Eversource urges them to do their due diligence and check the validity of any company or offer being made. A list of registered energy suppliers is available on the Public Utility Commission’s website.
Kaitlyn Woods, 634-2418, email@example.com
Monthly Town Newsletter – July 2016
The Town of Lisbon is launching a monthly newsletter to better communicate with residents and businesses in the Town what efforts and projects the municipal government are undertaking during the month and to notify the public of significant events or dates to allow for participation and dissemination of information. This Newsletter will be released on-line and in PDF format and will be available on the Town’s web site. If you would prefer a hard copy, this PDF will be downloadable or a copy may be requested at the Town offices for the usual copy fee. This outreach effort is largely due to the efforts of the Board of Selectmen and Tom Demers in particular, as they had wanted to create another means of distributing information to the public that would allow residents, businesses and staff to better understand the workings of the Town’s governmental departments and how they relate to each other.
The Newsletter can be downloaded below, or pick up a copy at Town Hall.
NOW HIRING – DPW Laborer –
The Town of Lisbon is seeking candidates for the permanent, part-time position of Laborer. The position assists with all operations of the Town’s Public Works Department, including hands-on labor and maintenance of all Town facilities and Public Works projects. Random drug testing and a background check are mandatory. This position is part-time, 8-10 hours per week. Starting wage of $13.50/hr.
Applications can be picked up at the Public Works Garage at 420 Bath Rd., Lisbon, NH.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
RESIDENTIAL BURN PERMITS NOW AVAILABLE ON-LINE
The Lisbon Fire Department has changed the way we issue fire permits. The residents in town are now able to get a fire permit online through the state. There will be a $3 processing fee. We are hoping this will make it much more convenient for the townspeople. To access this, please go to www.nhfirepermit.com.
For more information, please visit the Lisbon Fire Dept. Web page at http://lisbonfirenh.weebly.com/fireblog/changes-to-the-lfd.
Property maps online.
This program allows you to look at property cards, maps and print them.
Town Hall Hours
Selectmen Office: Mon – Fri 9:00 am to 12 and 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Town Clerk/Tax Collector Office: Mon — Fri 9:00 am to 12 and 1:00pm to 4:00 pm. First Saturday of month 9:00 to 11:00
About Lisbon, NH
Governor Benning Wentworth granted a charter in 1763 under the name of Concord, opening the township which became Lisbon. No settlement was made under that charter, and in 1768 another was made under the name of Gunthwaite. At town meeting in 1824 is was voted to name the town Lisbon after Lisbon, Portugal. Read more!
46 School Street
Lisbon, NH 03585