Hudson - Litchfield News 2 - July 29, 2011
Can’t Sell, So Rent Me
the sale of 47 Ferry Street for the purpose of using the funds to support the building and/ or ongoing budgetary needs of a new library. The issues of asbestos on the property, roof leaks, and maintenance concerns have been corrected.
In an effort to receive income from this residence, Hudson selectmen have entered into an agreement with Central Realty to act as a property management firm in an effort to rent the home. The recommended rental rate will be $1,500 or $1,600. After a lengthy discussion with the Board of Selectmen as well as a discussion with the Library Trustees, the Trustees decided to empower the selectmen with the authority to clean up the asbestos concerns. Before the home is rented, Central Realty has suggested that the town purchase a refrigerator, repair another roof leak, install a handrail for the basement stairs, repair tiles that are missing in the upstairs bath, remove items that are currently stored in the garage, and remove or replace the carpet on the porch. The funds received from the rental will be deposited into the town’s “General Fund,” said Town Administrator Steve Malizia.
by Doug Robinson Since placing the residential property located
at 47 Ferry Street on the market in 2009, the town of Hudson has seen little interest from any
purchasers. The home has been used by the Library Trustees to host their monthly book sales. Hudson voters passed a warrant article in 2009 approving
Hudson Police Receive NH Grant to Enforce
Underage Drinking Laws
by Doug Robinson The Hudson Board of Selectmen approved the $5,000 NH Department of Justice award titled “Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws.” Funding from the grant will fund overtime to combat underage drinking, including compliance checks. The timeframe for the grant will be from June 8, 2011, through
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Warns of an E-mail Phishing Scam
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you have corresponded with via e-mail before, but their e-mail address may be different. All personal information or signatures within the e-mail will be the same. This is a type of phishing scam, where thieves send e-mails that appear to be from a trusted contact and try to trick you into providing personal information or sending large sums of money via wire transfer. If you reply to the e-mail, you will be asked to
wire-transfer money or to provide your bank account or credit card numbers. The scammer may also reply back with a link where you can supply this information. Do not click on links within scam e-mails; your computer will almost certainly be infected with malware or spyware viruses that can help the scammers find enough information on your computer hard drive to steal your identity. The BBB has some simple advice to keep you safe:
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Encourages Homeowners to Conserve Water
submitted by New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services The New Hampshire Department
of Environmental Services (DES) is reminding residents on the need to conserve water resources. Although New Hampshire is not currently under a formal drought declaration, the present heat spell coupled with lower than normal precipitation is causing people to use more water than usual. Some areas of the eastern half of the state have received three to five fewer inches of rainfall over the last 90 days than typical. Southern Coos County shows an even larger departure from normal. Although water conservation is something that needs to be practiced year- round, it can be especially important as a proactive measure during dry conditions and hot weather.
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“One of the easiest steps a homeowner can take is to reduce the amount of water used outdoors,” said Derek Bennett, manager of the Water Use and Conservation program. “Discretionary uses, like lawn irrigation, can account for the majority of a homes total use during the summer months.” Lawn irrigation often leads to restrictions, as water systems confront increasing water demand in the face of limited supply. “Adhering to water use restrictions is important,” said Bennett. “Water systems implement restrictions to avoid larger problems down the road, and full cooperation by the water system connections is needed to be successful.” Even without restrictions in place, reducing the amount of water used on landscapes makes sense, both environmentally and financially. Reducing lawn size, ensuring adequate topsoil, and choosing drought tolerant grass mixes are good first steps. If irrigation is needed to supplement rainfall, the typical lawn requires less than an inch of water per week (irrigation and rainfall combined). DES has prepared a series of guidance documents that assist homeowners with reducing water use both inside and outside of the home. Visit: http://des. nh.gov/organization/commissioner/
pip/factsheets/dwgb/index. htm#efficiency for a complete list of water efficiency fact sheets.
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