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The Dispatch, June 5th, 2024

June 5th, 2024

Holiday Closure for Town Buildings
~Juneteenth Federal Holiday Wednesday, June 19th the Town Recycling Center will also be CLOSED~

Town Clerk: Did you forget to license your dog(s)? NH State law requires that all dogs be licensed annually by April 30th. A current rabies certificate is required. Dog license renewals may be done online through the eb2gov system on the Town of Peterborough website. Or you may come by the Town Clerk’s office M-Th 8:30am – 5:30pm. Late fees will be assessed on June 1st and civil forfeiture fines will be issued on June 17th to owners of all dogs that remain unlicensed for 2024.

Tax Collector: Property Tax bills have been sent out and will be due for payment by July 1st. If you would like to pay online, please visit: the EB2 Gov website for property taxes payment. Search for your account using map/parcel number, account ID, address, or last name.  Once you've located your account, you can view your current balance, forecasted balance and your payment history.

Any information or questions regarding the tax billing, liens, and deeding should be directed in writing to the Town of Peterborough, Finance Department, 1 Grove Street, Peterborough, NH 03458, by telephone to (603) 924-8000 ext. 113, or by email to (emarsh@peterboroughnh.gov). 

Questions regarding assessing, exemptions, abatements, or ownership should be directed to Ali Kreutz (akreutz@peterboroughnh.gov) at (603) 924-8000 ext. 112. 

Department of Public Works: JOB OPENINGS

Our Public Works Dept. is accepting applications for a couple of full-time positions: Truck Driver/General Laborer and a Facilities/Grounds Maintenance Technician. Are you or someone you know a team player that can work in a professional, fast paced, and demanding environment? Please apply for one or both positions for consideration. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage everyone who is interested and qualified for the position to apply. The Town offers exceptional health-care coverage, excellent pay commensurate with your skills and experience and retirement pension contributions to help you secure your future.

Job responsibilities may include the operation of heavy equipment including dump trucks, plow trucks, backhoes, loaders, and other equipment in support of Dept. objectives; manual labor in support of the maintenance of public streets, sidewalks, drainage systems, and other Town-owned property, including buildings; roadside mowing; street sweeping; traffic safety; and other duties as required to help achieve Dept. initiatives. Also, maintenance and care for town-owned grounds, parks, and other public areas; miscellaneous projects to enhance the appearance and functionality of public spaces; and, winter operations, including snow removal and ice control efforts.

Persons with construction, carpentry, landscaping, paving, building and facility maintenance, or similar skills and experience are encouraged to apply. Normal working hours for this position are Monday through Thursday, 6:00am to 4:30pm 10-hour workday schedule, with mandatory overtime for emergencies and weather events.

Interested persons may obtain an employment application on the Town’s website at https://www.peterboroughnh.gov/.../job_and_contractor.... A paper application can also be picked up in person at the Town House. The Town will accept applications until the positions are filled.

Applications and materials should be emailed to trose@peterboroughnh.gov or mailed and addressed to: Tim Rose, Highway Superintendent, 1 Grove St, Peterborough, NH 03458 or dropped off in person at the Town House on Grove St. or at the Highway Garage at 35 Elm St.

Recreation Department: Now accepting applications for the upcoming 2024 Summer Season! Multiple divisions have positions that need to be filled. The Peterborough Recreation Department is looking for energetic, motivated, friendly, and committed staff members to make the facilities enjoyable to use or have the summer programs run efficiently and effectively. CPR/AED and Basic First Aid is required, but we will train you if you are not currently certified. Clean background checks, drug tests and possible driving records are required.  Positions will be available until filled.  The Town of Peterborough is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information on these positions, please go to https://www.peterboroughnh.gov/community/job_and_contractor_opportunities.php.

Seasonal Maintenance:  The seasonal maintenance positions run between mid-May and mid/late-August.  These positions are 40 hour per week positions, running between 8am and 4:30pm. Some weekend work may be required. Must be 18 years of age or older to apply. Responsibilities include grounds and building maintenance at several locations, from the facilities, including the pool, at Adams Playground to maintaining the facility at Cunningham Pond.  Pay starts at $15.50/hr.

Pool Lifeguards:  Adams Pool is open from the last day of school in June for the Contoocook Valley School District’s calendar until around the 16th of August. Current lifeguard certification is required. If you do not have your certification, we can hire contingent upon successful completion of the Lifeguarding Course. We will be able to help pay for it after successful completion of the course and working with the Peterborough Recreation Department through the end of the summer. Some lifeguards participate in swimming lessons instruction for children. One must be 15 years of age to attain certification. Lifeguards have bi-weekly in-service trainings.  Pay:  Starting pay is $15.00/hr. for first year lifeguards.  Part-time and full-time seasonal positions available.

Summer Programs can be found on our website, peterboroughrec.com

Recycling Center:  Do you know what is considered Household Hazardous Waste?
Household hazardous wastes are produced when household hazardous materials are no longer wanted or needed as household products. These wastes include unused paint thinners (flammable) oven cleaners (caustics) or bleach (oxidizers), and they can affect a consumer's health and contaminate the soil, ground water and surface waters. To make informed decisions when buying and using products with hazardous ingredients, you first need to identify which products would be considered harmful to you and the environment.

Proper management of household hazardous products during use, storage and disposal should be everyone's concern. Your actions to reduce the use of these products wherever possible, reduce the amount of waste generated, and properly dispose of all household hazardous wastes will help safeguard your family's health and the environment.

Peterborough Renewable Energy Project (PREP) Energy Allies: PREP is starting a new program to help people who are contemplating energy efficiency or renewable energy work in their homes. If you have had an energy audit, done weatherization of your home, replaced fossil-fuel heating or appliances by efficient electrical ones, or carried out other such work, your neighbors can benefit from your experience. You can be their Energy Ally as they plan their own projects. If you are interested in helping in this way, please let us know by writing to info@prepnh.org. We’ll be in touch with more details.

Prepare to be an energy efficiency professional: We will be offering for a second time the Introduction to Building Energy course that was so popular in March. This course is the first step toward a career in the clean energy trades and culminates in certification from the Building Performance Institute. This time the course will be offered at MAXT on Tuesday evenings, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., from July 9 to August 6. Full details and a registration form are available at 

https://www.maxtmakerspace.org/workforce. Tuition waivers are available to eligible individuals.

Planning: Tell us how to improve public transit in the Monadnock Region! 

Southwest Region Planning Commission (SWRPC) wants to hear from you about potential improvements to our public transit system. We will discuss options for expanding transit services in the Monadnock Region as well as identifying an entity to operate the expanded services. This will be the first in a series of 3 public meetings.

Wednesday, June 19th, 2024 at 6.00 PM
2 Attendance Options:

Online - Zoom virtual meeting (details provided prior to meeting)
In-person - Southwest Region Planning Commission, 37 Ashuelot Street, Keene NH

Please RSVP to tjohnson@swrpc.org

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