Meeting Held On: 2021-05-13
The Town of Northwood was founded in 1773 and is home to 4,241 year-round residents. Situated on Route 4 the Town is on the main thoroughfare between Concord and Portsmouth and sees an average of 13,000 commuters every day.
The Town of Northwood New Hampshire seeks sustainable growth that protects our natural and historic resources, while preserving our values, qualities, and culture.
To promote and improve our quality of living, enhance our sense of community, and preserve the integrity of our small-town heritage.
We are committed to providing excellence in service for all citizens, businesses, and visitors through constant improvement and determination. We strive to sustain the public trust through open and responsive government, and we encourage public participation from our citizens and businesses.
The weekly reports for the Town of Northwood are located under the Administration Department's Files & Documents. Please CLICK THIS LINK to view them.
Eversource will be performing vegetation management work along electric power corridors (rights of way) within the town of Northwood during 2021. All of the vegetation management team members working within the right of way will be adhering to Eversource’s COVID 19 protocols. Please CLICK THIS LINK for more details. Additionally, please CLICK THIS LINK to view the area's in Northwood that Eversource will be preforming vegetation management work.
Recordings of Northwood government meetings are broadcast Friday evenings and Saturdays on Metrocast Channel 26. Please CLICK THIS LINK for this weeks schedule.
The Board of Selectmen, in consultation with the Moderator, has determined that the Northwood Elementary School will be unsafe to conduct the Northwood Town Meeting on January 30, 2021 and March 9, 2021 due to the ongoing pandemic. The Deliberative Session of the Northwood Town Meeting is therefore continued until Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 9:00 AM. The meeting will be held at the Northwood Elementary School.
For more information on this, please CLICK THIS LINK to view the public notice.
Additional information is also provided under News & Notices. Please CLICK THIS LINK for more information.
An advisory committee was formed to review and recommend actions to resolve the safety and liability issues that exist with Northwood’s three current Public Safety facilities. To raise awareness of the current deficiencies and to inform the citizens of Northwood, a video was created by the Northwood Public Safety Strategy Committee, and can be viewed here:
Due to the importance of dealing with these safety and liability issues in a timely manner, the committee is recommending that a plot of land be purchased to begin working with an architect to design a more cost-effective solution than what was proposed to the citizens of Northwood in 2019. Analysis by the committee concluded:
The Public Safety Facility Strategy Committee appreciates your consideration of the Warrant article to approve the purchase of land to allow for exploration of design/build options for a Public Safety building that will reduce liability, increase safety, efficiency and be more economical to build and maintain.
For more information contact: Beth Boudreau, Northwood Public Safety Strategy Committee Chair,
The committee is looking for group sponsored events and activities for all ages and a suggestion for mementos to be sold for the celebration. CLICK THIS LINK for the form
You may pick up a copy at the town hall during regular business hours 9-1 Monday-Thursday. It is also available to view on the website under Selectmen's Documents.
At the October 27, 2020 meeting, the Select Board unanimously voted to require mandatory mask usage at the Transfer Station with the following motion: “to require masks effective immediately at the dumping stations at the transfer station, and that signage posted immediately indicating that requirement”. Please be aware that this requirement is in effect for all areas of the transfer station. If you have any questions, please contact Paul Allard at (603) 942-5586 ext 2013.
Please Visit our Human Services Page for: Molly Ewing's Girl Scout Gold Award Podcasts
If anyone would like to donate to the food pantry, please reach out to Julie Roberts at (603) 664-6937 for more information. Otherwise, please send all mail-in donations to the following address:
Northwood Emergency Food Pantry
734 First NH Turpike
Northwood, NH 03261
The Northwood Town Offices are Open to Public with Limited Hours
The Northwood Town Business Office is open to the public from Monday-Thursday 9 am to 1 pm. This is subject to change by the Board of Selectmen based on changing safety guidelines. In order to protect our community from the potential spread of COVID-19 wearing a mask before entering the building is required.
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND, the Town Clerk/Tax Collector is excluded from the hours listed above. Please CLICK THIS LINK to be directed to the Tax Collector's page of the website. There you will see their hours of operation listed under "General Information".
Staff may be reached by phone or by email:
Assessing (603) 942-5586 x2006 email@example.com
Building Department (603) 942-5586 x2003 firstname.lastname@example.org
Finance Department (603) 942-5586 x2012 email@example.com
Highway Department (603) 942-5586 x2008 firstname.lastname@example.org
Human Services (603) 942-5586 x2007 email@example.com
Land Use Administrative Assistant (603) 942-5586 x2004 firstname.lastname@example.org
Land Use Specialist (603) 942-5586 x2005 email@example.com
Recreation (603) 942-5586 x2011 firstname.lastname@example.org
Town Clerk/Tax Collector (603) 942-5586 x2002 email@example.com
Deputy Town Clerk/Tax Collector (603) 942-5586 x2001 firstname.lastname@example.org
Town Administrator (603) 942-5586 x2020 email@example.com
Treasurer (603) 942-5586 x2014 firstname.lastname@example.org
Municipal Administrative Assistant (603) 942-5586 x2013 email@example.com
Hal Kreider: firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt Frye: email@example.com
Beth Boudreau: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tim Colby: email@example.com
Pamela Sanderson: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Northwood Board of Selectmen have moved all of their meetings to the Zoom platform until future notice. The public is welcome to join the Zoom meeting. The following procedures will be followed:
If you wish to participate in the BOS meeting via Zoom, the following procedures are in place to ensure that everyone who would like to participate will be able to do so. You will be muted and video turned off upon entry to the meeting, with your microphone and camera only turned on during Citizens Forum, and only if you wish to speak during those times. You must identify yourself if you wish to speak during Citizens Forum. The host will change your name for you if you do not have an identifying label already. (ie: phone number, or generic “iPhone”)
Please fill out this Citizen's Form - Agenda Request Form
please email your citizen's form statement to: email@example.com
and we will read it during the citizen's forum section of the meeting within the following guidelines:
When the Board is meeting electronically without access for the public to verbally address the Board, the Board may accept written comments from residents to be read into the record during the electronic meeting. The letters must be sent to the Board via the Citizen’s Forum email address posted on the town web site. Alternatively, they can be sent via the USPS, ATTENTION BOS: Citizens Forum. Submissions must identify the resident by name and be received by noon the day before the meeting to allow time to verify that it is in fact from the resident. Consequently, contact information must be included with the letter. If the Town cannot verify the identity of the person, the letter will not be read. The reading will be limited to the first 400 words of the email. The reader is not required to read aloud any vulgarities or swearing in the reading of the letter and will make clear that what is being read are the opinions of the author of the letter/email and not those of the one reading the text or the Board.
The YouTube Link to watch Board of Selectmen, Planning Board, and Conservation meetings can be found here:
ONLINE ASSESSING CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://www.axisgis.com/northwoodnh/
Northwood Transfer Station
is OPEN to all household trash and recycling.
The Northwood Transfer Station
is currently accepting items with a fee payable by check or credit card ONLY.
The 2020 Annual Town Report is available to pick up at the town offices during regular business hours: Monday-Thursday 9-1. Please note: one per family/household. You may also view the town report in the Selectmen's documents and files on the town website: www.northwoodnh.org ...read more
Pursuant to Emergency Order #83, the Northwood Board of Selectmen, in consultation with the Moderator, has determined that the Northwood Elementary School will be unsafe to conduct the Northwood Town Meeting on January 30, 2021 and March 9, 2021 due to the ongoing pandemic. ...read more
The State of New Hampshire Department of Revenue will be doing inspections of homes to verify assessments are correct for tax purposes.Dear Taxpayer, As part of our duties under NH law, RSA 21-J:11-a, New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration (DRA), may randomly selec ...read more