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.
UPDATE – Water Damage at Rail Road Station –
The Town received word that there was a water line break at the Historic Rail Road Station following the power outage on Wednesday night/Thursday morning, Jan. 11th-12th. The following morning there was an inspection after the water had been shut off and it was discovered that there was, fortunately, no major damage to the building. While we are still assessing the cause of the break, we do know that there was minimal water leakage and that this seems to have been isolated to the sprinkler system in the roof. We believe that the combination of the power outage and the cold temperatures in the insulated roof area of the station made these charged sprinkler lines freeze and caused the break. A sprinkler contracting company has been contacted and after a brief inspection of the building, they are confident that the system is no longer charged and no further damage from freezing pipes can occur. However, the system does need to be reinspected and repaired before it can be recharged and the building can be used again. Therefore, until further notice, all meetings of Town Boards and Committees that were scheduled at the Rail Road Station will be rescheduled to the Town Hall auditorium until these repairs can be affected. The Town will continue to investigate the cause of this incident and will look at taking appropriate steps to ensure that this historic gem in the heart of Town is protected from future damage and can be preserved for the future for Town and public use.
Board of Selectmen Meeting Time Change –
The Board of Selectmen’s meetings will begin at 5:45 pm beginning January 9th, 2017.
Meetings will continue to be held at the Railroad Station at 25 Central Street.
Tax Rate for FY 2016 Set
The Town has just set the tax rate for FY 2016 (NH taxation has the 1st bill of the 2016 FY go out in November of 2016 with the 2nd bill to follow in 2017).
The Overall Tax Rate will remain the same as the FY 2015 rate at $28.68 per mill. (A mill is equal to $1,000 of assessed valuation of property).
The Select Board have used $260,000 of the Town’s Unassigned Fund Balance (Surplus) to pay down the municipal rate to keep the tax rate the same for this year as last.
The complete breakdown in taxes, and their corresponding increase/decrease, is indicated below:
Town: $9.36 (-$1.36/-13%)
County: $1.63 (-$0.17/-9%)
Local School: $15.19 (+1.59/+12%)
State School: $2.50 (-$0.06/-2%)
The overall Town Valuation was up $37,382 (0.003%) to $106,869,030.
Water and Sewer Rates Set
The Board of Selectmen set the water and sewer rates at the November 14th Board meeting.
The Water Rate will drop by 10% from the spring ’16 billing to $6.75 per 1,000 gallons.
The Sewer Rate will also drop by 10% from the spring ’16 billing to $7.96 per 1,000 gallons.
Water usage, which together with the budget for the Water and Wastewater departments sets the rate, was up to 10,366,250 gals.
The Selectmen also used approx. $10,000 each from the Water and Wastewater Trust funds to pay down the rate.
Water Rate: $6.75
Sewer Rate: $7.96
Town Newsletter – December:
The monthly newsletter can be found in PDF format below, or copies may be picked up at the Town Offices. A hard copy will also be available in the Library.
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 email@example.com
The Board will be accepting applications until the position if filled.
There is a $5,000 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.
Lisbon Regional School – The official site of Lisbon Regional School
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 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