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Weekly Dispatch - July 7, 2021

July 7th, 2021

Town of Peterborough - The Dispatch

Select Board:
Call for Town Committee Memberships

After Town Meeting approval of Article 11 this past May 11, the Select Board recently approved the creation of two new town committees to help achieve our goals to transition to 100% renewable electricity by 2030 and 100% renewable heat and transportation by 2050. We are now seeking volunteers to participate in either/both committees.
The first is an Ad Hoc, informal committee to develop the renewable energy plan. This process will include gathering baseline energy data for the town, determining the scope of the plan, getting community input and visioning, researching best practices, and writing the plan.
The second is an official, formal Community Power Committee tasked with exploring what Community Power can offer the town and developing a Community Power Plan. Community Power is a state approved program (via RSA 53-E) that allows municipalities to procure electricity for all of their residents and small businesses at wholesale prices, according to the town’s priorities. Through this bulk purchase, towns can negotiate better prices and choose the sources of their electricity mix, e.g. renewable energy.  While this committee will be technical in nature, you do not need to be an expert on electricity to serve.  An interest in the topic, a willingness to learn, and a desire to help your community are the primary requisites.

If you are interested in joining either committee, please fill out this form OR contact us by email: And pass this request along to your family, neighbors and colleagues.

 Public Works:
Highway News
The State will soon be installing an Intersection Conflict Warning System at the Rt. 101 / Rt. 123 (Old Street Road) intersection. This is part of a 3-yr pilot study to assess this type of device. NH DOT is looking for your feedback – please click the link and take a short survey.

Recycling Center:  Wanted, Recycling Attendant 1 – Full-Time
Job Posting
The Peterborough DPW Recycling Division is accepting applications for the position of Recycling Attendant 1 Full Time. We are looking for a team player that can work in a professional, fast paced, customer-oriented environment. This is an excellent career opportunity with a great organization that offers excellent benefits, competitive pay, a retirement package, four day 10-hour work week, and advancement opportunities. Job responsibilities will include general recycling duties and operation of balers and forklift. Minimum qualifications include a high school diploma or equivalent, 6 mos. experience as a solid waste operator preferred, but the Town will consider an appropriate combination of education and experience that provide the knowledge and skills to perform the job. Training will be available to the chosen candidate. The pay range for this position is $16.19 through $21.27. Interested persons may obtain an employment application at the Town House, or on the Town’s website at

Completed applications and related materials may be dropped off in person in the mail slot to the left of the front door at the Town House located at 1 Grove St., or at the Recycling Center on Scott Mitchell Rd. Applications and materials that are mailed should be addressed to: Scott Bradford, Recycling Manager, 1 Grove St, Peterborough, NH 03458. The Town of Peterborough is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This position will remain opened until filled.

 Town Clerk
The office will be CLOSED on Fridays during the summer months, beginning on Friday, June 4th and through the month of August. The office will be open its regular 8:30am-4pm hours Monday – Thursday.   For online transactions, visit the Town Clerk’s page:  HERE

Tax Collector
Property tax bills were due 7/1/21.  Have you sent in your payment? Reminder: payments can be made online, by mail or dropped in the Town House’s front drop slot. Pay online HERE

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