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THE SAFETY SERVICES BUILDING COMMITTEE WILL MEET ON THE 2nd THURSDAY OF THE MONTH

NEXT MEETING THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2024

AT 7pm

DANBURY FIRE STATION

10 NORTH ROAD

BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING DATES

Meeting Dates for 2024 Budget Season/All meetings at 6:30pm

November 2, November 9, November 16 and November 30

December 7, December 14 and December 21

January 11 - Budget Hearing

TOWN CLERK & TAX COLLECTOR SERVICES NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE


Payments can be made online with a checking account.

The Board of Selectmen meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6pm, 23 High St. Meetings are open to the public.

The next meeting will be March 6, 2024 at 6pm

danbury_selectmen@comcast.net

603 768-3313

Town Clerk/Tax Collector hours 768-5448

danburyclerk@comcast.net

Monday 12-6
Tuesday 12-7
Wednesday 11-6
Thursday 9-3
Friday Closed
4th Sat of Month 9-12

2022 ANNUAL TOWN REPORTS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE TOWN HALL AND THE DANBURY COUNTRY STORE. YOU CAN ALSO CLICK ON THE PHOTO BELOW FOR A PDF VERSION OF THE REPORT.

All public body meeting minutes can be viewed and copies obtained during normal business hours at the Danbury Town Hall, 23 High Street.

Board of Selectmen, Budget Committee & Planning Board Minutes Calendar

Election Results January 23, 2024 Presidential Primary

CANDIDACY FILING FOR DANBURY TOWN OFFICES

NOTICE: CANDIDACY FILING FOR DANBURY TOWN OFFICES

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 1st day for candidates to file a declaration of candidacy with town clerk

Board of Selectmen - one position for (3) year term

Budget committee - two positions for (3) years, one position for (1) year

Auditor -one (2) year term

Cemetery trustee - one (3) year term

Library trustee - one (3) year term

Moderator - to complete a term for (1) year

Planning board - two positions for (3) years; one to complete a (2) year term; one to complete a (1) year term

Recreation committee - two (3) year terms

Supervisor of checklist - one (6) year term

Trustee of trust funds - one (3) year term

Zoning board of adjustments - two (3) year terms and one (2) year term

School board - one (3) year term

School budget committee - one (3) year term

Friday, February 2, 2024 Last day for candidates to file a declaration of candidacy with town clerk

SUPERVISORS OF THE CHECKLIST MEETING 03/02/2024

FIRE STATION OPEN HOUSE

There will be an open house at the Fire Station on March 2nd from 9-12

Question and Answer Session

There will be a question and answer session at the Town Hall on March 7th at 7 pm concerning the Safety Service Building.

REVISED SCHMATIC PLANS

FIREHOUSE TO POLICE DEPT

PROPOSED DANBURY SAFETY BUILDING INFORMATION

Danbury Safety Study Options Analysis

PROPERTY TAX RATE IS SET/BILLS SENT

The 2023 property tax rate is set at $20.00/$1000 assessed value.

2023 Tax Rate 2022 Tax Rate Difference
Municipal 6.85 4.54 2.31
County 2.08 2.02 0.06
Local Education 9.61 9.89 -0.28
State Education 1.46 1.05 0.41
TOTAL $$$ 20.00 17.50 2.50

There are two tax bills each year. The first bill of the year is an estimate, based on one-half of the previous year’s tax. This tax bill is mailed out near the end of May, is usually due July 1st every year. The tax rate is set in the fall of the year, after which the bill is printed. This bill is calculated using the new rate multiplied by your property’s assessed value as of April 1st. This bill is usually mailed at the end of October and due by December 1st.

The largest factor is the tax rate is appropriations, or the budget the voters approved in March. Another factor is the non property tax revenue the town collects each year. Once the final estimates are submitted to the New Hampshire Department of Revenue, the DRA sets the tax rate.

Here is an article explaining the property tax in New Hampshire.

Property Tax: Understanding the Math, Dispelling the Myths

MASTER PLAN SURVEY

BURN PERMITS REQUIRED!

Effective March 24, 2022, burn permits will be required for the 2022 season per Forest Fire Warden.

Permits may be obtained through the state online permit system. Click the link below to be taken to the NH Online Fire Permitting site:

www.nhfirepermit.com

A printer and a credit card are needed as permits must be printed and signed to be valid. The permits are $5.50 each(payment fee for the vendor).

You must have a permit and may obtain it online. If you cannot access this system or do not wish to pay the fee, you may obtain a permit by:

Contacting Forest Fire Warden Jacob Moran at (603)491-0121 or Issuing Agent Merton Austin at (603) 768-3677. Other Deputy Wardens that may issue permits are: Joshua Hatch and Jeremy Martin.

BURN PERMITS FROM WARDEN, DEPUTIES, OR ISSUING AGENTS WILL NOT BE ISSUED AFTER 8:00PM(arrangements should be made to get your permit before 8pm. If you need a permit after 8pm you MUST obtain it through the online system.)

2024 VOTER INFORMATION

PETITION WARRANT ARTICLES

Tuesday, January 9, 2024 is the last day to petition selectmen to include an article in the town meeting warrant, provided that if a petitioned article proposes a bond governed by RSA 33:8-a, the deadline is the preceding Friday, January 5, 2024

BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING

Thursday, January 11, 2024 - 6:30pm

CANDIDACY FILING

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 1st day for candidates to file a declaration of candidacy with town clerk

Friday, February 2, 2024 Last day for candidates to file a declaration of candidacy with town clerk

1st DELIBERATIVE SESSION OF TOWN MEETING

Thursday, February 8, 2024 7pm

TOWN VOTING

Tuesday, March 12, 2024 11am - 7pm

Old Danbury NH

Danbury was not an original colonial grant, but was formed from part of the town of Alexandria to the north. In 1794, a group of Alexandria residents petitioned the state legislature to separate Alexandria into two towns due to the inconvenience of having a mountain divide the town, making it difficult for all the residents to gather in a single place.

The petition was granted in 1795, and the lower piece was incorporated as Danbury in that year. The name was suggested by a settler from Danbury, Connecticut. Later more land was added to Danbury from Hill and Wilmot.

In 1800 there were 165 people in Danbury, which on July 10, 1874 was transferred from Grafton County to Merrimack County. Today there are close to 1,300 people in Danbury.