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The Dispatch May 3rd, 2022

REMINDER Town Meeting
Tuesday May 10th, Ballot Session / Elections, Voting will take place at the Community Center and polls will be open at 7:00am and close at 7:00pm.
Wednesday May 11th, Open Session of Town Meeting, Upper Hall of the Town House 7:00pm.

Town Meeting Information on the Web, Click here for link.

2021 Annual Report now available on the Web, click here for file links.

Public Parking Lot, EV Charging Stations:
Drive Electric Expo Comes to Peterborough First Friday May 6, 5-8 PM

The Town of Peterborough and the Peterborough Energy Committee Celebrate the Installation of our New Electric Vehicle Chargers. The Drive Electric Expo is a perfect place for those who are thinking about buying an electric vehicle (EV) to check out the town’s new public EV chargers (in the Charge Lab network), learn about the different makes and models of EVs from the cars' owners, and perhaps even take a test drive. The event will take place during Peterborough’s regular First Friday event this Friday, May 6 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Eight cars will be on display including Chevy Bolts, Teslas, a Nissan Leaf, a Honda Clarity. There will also be information tables by Drive Electric NH and The Monadnock Sustainability Hub, and cake will be served!
Where: Riverwalk Parking Lot, Peterborough
Why: To celebrate and inform the public about Peterborough’s new public EV chargers in the Charge Lab network; to showcase and answer questions about EV cars, and share information from sponsors Monadnock Sustainability Hub and Drive Electric NH
Visuals: A variety of EVs, new EV charging stands, tables with information from The Monadnock Sustainability Hub and Drive Electric NH, and CAKE!

Monadnock Center Community Conversation: 100% Renewable - Let's Talk About It
Across the U.S. over 25% of the population lives in a community that has committed to achieving 100% renewable energy. This conversation will be kicked off by three panelists who have been working with their respective local communities, Peterborough, Harrisville, and Temple, to reach their goals to reach 100% renewable energy. The Monadnock Center for History and Culture will host a Community Conversation on renewable energy on Wednesday, May 4 at 7 p.m. The program is free and all are welcome. The Community Conversations series addresses issues impacting our communities through a local lens. The program begins with three local experts who share their viewpoints and then the program is opened to a moderated discussion where participants can ask questions, share knowledge, and discuss solutions.
Who: Panelists: 
Dori Drachman, Peterborough: co-leader of the Peterborough Renewable Energy Planning (PREP) Team tasked with developing the plan for transitioning the entire town to 100% renewable energy usage. She is co-chair of the Board for the Monadnock Sustainability Hub, a member of the Peterborough Energy Committee and of Peterborough’s Community Power Task Force.

Bev Edwards, Temple,  became the chair of the Temple Energy Committee, focusing on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and energy efficiency efforts for all sectors of the Temple community. In 2011, she became the Coordinator of the Monadnock Energy Resources Initiative, a regional non-profit organization offering free weatherization trainings and barn-raiser solar installations. Since 2018, Bev has been working with the Temple Renewable Energy Task Force.

Andrea Hodson, Harrisville, works in community as a volunteer. Most recently, Andrea has volunteered for the Town of Harrisville as member of the Select Board, Co-Chair of the Electric Aggregation Committee, and Board representative to the Community Power Coalition of New Hampshire. Harrisville was the first town to vote to authorize Community Power at its Town Meeting in 2021 and is now charting its course toward implementation. When: Wednesday, May 4, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Bass Hall at the Monadnock Center, 19 Grove Street, Peterborough

Cunningham Pond parking stickers are now available at the Recreation office, 64 Union Street.  The first sticker per Peterborough household is free; each additional sticker issued to that household is $15. Proof of Peterborough residency and your car’s registration is required.  Stickers can be obtained in person at the Recreation office weekdays from 8:30am – 4:30pm, or by mail.  Details can be found here:  Pond stickers are required for parking in the lot from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

Public Works:
The Peterborough Water Department resumed its biannual hydrant-flushing program on Monday, April 11th. The work is estimated to continue through May.  Flushing will occur between 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM.  These dates and times are approximate and are subject to change due to scheduling and/or weather conditions. 
Customers may experience discolored water, low water pressure, or a disruption in water service during this time.  Residents are urged to reduce water use and consumption during flushing periods.  Please wait until the evening hours (after 4:00pm) to do laundry and also refrain from using bleach, as bleach enhances iron levels in the water and can cause discoloration in clothing. If you find that your water appears cloudy or discolored, open all cold-water faucets and wait until the water runs clear before using it. 
Although the water may not be visually appealing, it is safe to drink and continues to meet all federal and state drinking water standards. There is no health hazard associated with the discolored water. For more information, please visit our website here.
Job Opening: Seasonal Maintenance Laborer
The Peterborough Department of Public Works is accepting applications for the position of Seasonal Cemetery/Park Maintenance Laborer.  This is a temporary/seasonal part-time position that will be staffed approximately 28 hours per week.  The starting pay for this position is $12.50 per hour, but is negotiable based on experience.
Job responsibilities will include routine mowing and maintenance of cemeteries, grounds, recreation facilities, buildings, and grounds.  Minimum qualifications include a high school diploma or equivalent.  Specific experience operating mowing and landscaping equipment is preferred but training can be provided.
Interested persons may obtain an employment application at the Peterborough Town House, DPW Office, 1 Grove Street; or, online at  Completed applications can be dropped off in person or emailed to
The Town of Peterborough is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  This position will remain open until filled.
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