Pelham - Windham News | September 23, 2011 - 5 News from Pelham Town Hall
by Tom Gaydos, Town Administrator The Assessing Department is winding up the fourth year of the five
year cycled inspections and the program has been very successful in keeping our values current hence avoiding the need to complete another town wide revaluation and its half million dollar price tag. Our costs to update over the five year period will be on target to be half that amount.
In 2008, our equalized value (assessed value divided the actual recent sale of the property where the goal is to be at 100 percent) was 97.5 percent. It stayed at 97.5 percent in 2009 and in 2010 was 99.4 percent. The state indicates our equalized values will be 100 percent in 2011 which means our assessed values are right on target with the market. In 2011, the median sale price of a home in Pelham was $308,000. On September 28, the town will host a state sponsored half day course on Credits and Exemptions. This is important for us to do properly as Pelham is one of the few towns that offer a 100 percent tax exemption for those over 75 years of age and meet the financial requirements. Last year, the town exempted over $8 million in property for the exemption (40 properties) which meant over $172,000 in taxes was redistributed over the remaining taxpayers. Cable Coordinator Jim Greenwood, representatives of the school, and members of our administration will be meeting with Comcast soon to kick off an Internet discount program for families of children who meet the requirements for free lunches at the school. The discounted rate should be about $10 per month. The incredible benefit was negotiated during our last cable franchise agreement. Fire Chief Midgley reports the Tanker will be out of service while the pump housing is repaired. Of course, our good relationships with surrounding communities will provide backup services should we need it. Training is taking place with the new rescue boat and other training on vehicle extrication has concluded. Our thanks to Woody’s for providing each shift with a junk vehicle so the crews get hands on practice doing these complex extrications. We take for granted the speed and agility the crews use at actual accident scenes but this practice makes it happen. The fall soccer program has over 250 kids enrolled and flag football has over 500. All the parks are full of activity and it’s a great time for families to get out, socialize and cheer their children on. Speaking of great family times, check out the improved disk golf course at Muldoon. Its great fun for the entire family and it is free.
Contact the recreation department for details at www.pe
lhamweb. com/recreation. We want to thank the inmates from the Hillsboro County House of Corrections and their supervisors for the great work they did at the golf course removing brush, tidying up and making improvements. In exchange for hard, back breaking work worth thousands of dollars if hired out, we provide a free lunch. This is a fair exchange for those who are honestly repaying a debt to society. Meetings are continuing for the proposed Southern New Hampshire Medical facility being proposed on Windham Road. There will be more information as the proposed project goes through the Planning and Zoning process. Proposed plans are available at the Planning Department. The police have been busy with the return of children to school and the reminders of all driving in school zones to watch their speed and be cautious. School Resource Officer Brian Kelly will be addressing the Parent Teacher Organization soon. This taxpayer funded program really makes a difference and helps communication between the children, teachers and their parents. Good work by our own Sergeant Pickles who, when reviewing
a surveillance video from a recent Methuen, MA, bank robbery, immediately identified the suspect with whom he was acquainted from his work in Pelham. Warrants have been issued for the arrest and it turns out the same suspect may have been involved in other robberies. Good job, Sergeant! The Senior Center continues to be a busy hub of activity for seniors of all ages. The first annual Luau was held to the delight of over 70 people. The “Red Hats” held a pot luck luncheon last Monday where the attendance was over 50 ladies. There are many trips and events planned for the future so give them a call at 635- 3800 for information. Of special interest is the Tai Chi/Qigong and balance classes to begin on Wednesday, September 21 at 1:30 p.m. and the program is free. Now that’s a class anyone should be interested in as it stresses a new lifestyle of stretching and mind quieting exercise. Try that out you 55-plus folks! Ron Hannon, Director at PERC, is starting the new composting
program which has never been offered in Pelham before. Contact Ron at www.pelhamweb.com/transfer
for more details or to find out about his new informational paper called – you guessed it – Trash Talk. Ron is also working with the Boy Scouts and the schools to provide tours of the facility and assist in their own recycling efforts. Ron is right; it starts with the youth who will make recycling an everyday event for generations to come.
Art on the Common Area Winners
submitted by Barbara Scott, Londonderry Arts Council After a week of heavy rain, Mother Nature blessed the village of white tents that assembled Saturday on Londonderry’s Common for the seventh Fine Art Show. Folks came to admire the array of paintings displayed and to talk with the artists who created them. At noon judges Kim Roth and Lori Woodward Simons announced the winners in the following categories: Mixed Media: third place,
Debra Grubbs from Salem Pastel: second placed, Lili
Mayer from Windham Drawing: third place, Tina Gagnon from Salem Water Color: first place, Marcia Harris from Salem
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