Tuftonboro Times Spring 2017 - Tuftonboro NH

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Vol XIX, No 2

A Quarterly Newsletter Published by the Tuftonboro Association

Spring 2017

Lloyd Wood elected as chairman, Board of Selectmen On March 15th, the Tuftonboro Board of Selectmen welcomed new member Chip Albee to the board. Chip is a long-time resident of Center Tuftonboro and has previously served as a Selectman and a County Commissioner. The Board looks forward to the experience and insight he brings to the table. At the board’s organizational meeting, Selectman Lloyd Wood was elected Chairman. He will continue to serve as representative to the Conservation Commission, the Mirror Lake Watershed Committee and the Lakes Region Technical Advisory Committee. Bill Marcussen will continue as the Selectmen’s representative to the Planning Board, CIP Committee, Milfoil Control Committee, Energy Committee, Old Home Days Committee and Joint Loss Management Committee. Chip Albee will be the new representative to the Agricultural Commission, Budget Committee and Parks & Recreation Commission The Board continues to explore opportunities to improve services and increase value for town residents and property owners. It has partnered with the Lakes

Region Planning Commission (LRPC) for Household Hazardous Waste Collection and Disposal. Under this new arrangement, everyone in town will be able to dispose of waste at no direct cost to themselves by visiting a participating drop-off location on scheduled summer dates. LRPC will also be conducting an inventory of culverts and drains on all town roads. When completed later this year, the inventory will be a valuable maintenance planning tool and allow for evaluation of drainage improvement possibilities. Benchmarking and cooperative arrangements can also identify improvement opportunities. The Transfer Station participates in the Lakes Region Solid Waste Roundtable and is currently completing a full cost analysis of solid waste disposal. Also, Selectman Wood represents the Board on the Regional Select Board Roundtable. This group is currently exploring pooled purchasing of commodities and the potential for shared services. Town Elections were held during the worst winter storm since 1998. In spite of heavy snow

The Parks and Rec commission has been planning for a busy spring and summer. The ever-popular Easter egg hunt will be held Saturday, April 15th at 1:00 p.m. at Davis Memorial Field, 205 Middle Road. Please bring a non-perishable food item for End 68 Hours of Hunger. Check-in begins at 12:30 p.m. Please dress appropriately for the weather. The event takes place rain or shine, and bring your Easter Basket. A town-wide yard sale will be held on Saturday, June 3rd, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Registration forms will be available at the Town Offices and at www.tuftonboro.org by mid-May. To be shown on the map, please return the forms to the town office by May 26th. The town-wide yard sale will be held rain or shine, although some locations may not be able to participate during inclement weather. Maps will be available at the Tuftonboro Town Offices & Tuftonboro Free Library, online at www.

tuftonboro.org and at the individual yard sale sites. Happy Hunting! In a cooperative effort between the Conservation Commission, Spider Web Gardens and Parks and Rec., a Full Moon Walk will be held on June 9th, starting at Spider Web Gardens. The walk will be led by Conservation Commission Chair Steve Wingate. Check Tuftonboro.org for more info. Swim Lessons/Team Registration forms will be available at the Town Offices, and on www. tuftonboro.org, by the first week of May. Forms will also be sent home with the students at Tuftonboro Central School. Half-day lessons are Monday through Thursday during the month of July. Swim Team meets Monday –Thursday for 1 hour. Swim meets (dates to be determined) are usually on Fridays. Swim team runs through July. The Kick Off Summer event is Saturday, June 24th, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the 19 Mile Bay Continued on page 8

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