SELECTMEN'S MEETING SCHEDULE
Meetings are held biweekly at 6:00 pm at the Lyman Town Hall and are open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Monday - Feb 23, 2015
Monday - Mar 9, 2015
Monday - Mar 23, 2015

CEMETERY COMMITTEE MEETING
Wednesday - February 25th - 6:00 pm
Lyman Town Hall - Selectmen's Room
To open proposals for 2015 cemetery maintenance
Open to the Public

SUPERVISORS OF THE CHECKLIST SESSION
The Supervisors of the Checklist will be in session at the Town Hall
Saturday, February 28, 2015, 11:00 - 11:30 am
Annie Baker, John Murray, Larry Schieman

DODGE POND DAY - FAMILY FUN AND FRIENDSHIP
Saturday, March 7th from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm
Hotdogs and drinks provided - Bring your favorite dish to share!
Fishing - Dog Sled Rides - Skating - Socializing
Dodge Pond Dip - Cold Water Rescue Training

LOW COST RABIES SHOT CLINICS
April 11 - April 25 - October 3
Second Chance Animal Rescue
1517 Meadow St - Littleton, NH
603-259-3244 www.secongchance.org
Also holding monthly Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinics

2015 TOWN WARRANT
To the Inhabitants of the Town of Lyman, in the County of Grafton, and the State of New Hampshire, qualified to vote in the Town affairs:

You are hereby notified to meet at the Town Hall in said Town on TUESDAY, the TENTH day of MARCH 2015; polls to open at ELEVEN O'CLOCK in the morning and will not close before SIX O'CLOCK in the evening in said Town Hall, to act on Article 1, the remaining Articles to be considered at SEVEN O'CLOCK in the evening.

Article 1. To choose all necessary Town Officers for the ensuing year.

Article 2. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Three Hundred Eighty-Three Thousand Five Hundred Forty-Seven Dollars ($383,547) to defray Town charges for the ensuing year. (Majority vote required) (Recommended by the Selectmen)

Executive - 47,820
Election, Reg., Vital Statistics - 36,616
Financial Administration - 37,655
Legal Expenses - 3,000
Personnel Administration - 61,280
Planning - 5,755
Zoning - 1,300
General Government Buildings - 59,205
Cemeteries - 7,000
Insurance otherwise not allocated - 8,000
Advertising & Regional Assoc. - 2,035
Other General Government - 700
Ambulance - 7,862
Fire - 18,950
Emergency Management - 7,620
Solid Waste Disposal - 48,160
Health Officer - 1,180
Animal Control - 1,530
Health Agencies - 4,909
Welfare Administration - 680
Welfare Vendor Payments - 3,000
Parks and Recreation - 110
Library - 1,200
Patriotic Purposes - 100
Other Culture - 2,400
Conservation - 200
Principal on Long Term Notes - 8,275
Interest on Long Term Notes - 3,505
Interest on TAN - 3,500

Article 3. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Two Hundred Twenty Thousand Three Hundred Ninety Dollars ($220,390) for maintenance, expenses, salaries, supplies, equipment and street lighting for the Highway Department for the ensuing year. (Majority vote required) (Recommended by Selectmen)

Highway Administration - 108,590
Highway Maintenance - 111,250
Street Lighting - 550

Article 4. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000) to be placed in the Highway Equipment Capital Reserve Fund. (Majority vote required) (Recommended by the Selectmen)

Article 5. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000) to be placed in the Highway Bridge Replacement & Repair Capital Reserve Fund. (Majority vote required) (Recommended by the Selectmen)

Article 6. To see if the Town will vote to establish a contingency fund for the current year for unanticipated expenses that may arise and further to raise and appropriate Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) to go into the fund. This sum to come from fund balance and no amount to be raised from taxation. Any appropriation left in the fund at the end of the year will lapse to the general fund. (Majority vote required) (Recommended by the Selectmen)

Article 7. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Three Thousand Dollars ($3,000) to be placed in the Property Revaluation Capital Reserve Fund. (Majority vote required) (Recommended by the Selectmen)

Article 8. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($2,500) to be placed in the Office & Computer Equipment Capital Reserve Fund. (Majority vote required) (Recommended by the Selectmen)

Article 9. Resolved that the State of New Hampshire provide a comprehensive meaningful system of funding for State Education needs. To see if the Town will vote to ask our governor and state legislators to reform state funding for education with that reform to be directed to significant reduction of property taxes. The record of the vote approving this article shall be transmitted by written notice from the Select Board to the governor and state legislators informing them of the instructions from their constituents within 30 days of the vote. (Majority vote required)

Article 10. To transact any other business that may legally come before the Meeting.

Given under our hands and seal this 3rd day of February, 2015.

The Lyman Board of Selectmen

James Trudell, Chairman
Stephen Moscicki
Bruce Beane

TOWN OF LYMAN DOG REGISTRATION

Dogs four months old or older must be licensed EACH YEAR by April 30th.

License Fees:
Male or Female $10.00
Spayed or Neutered $7.50
Puppies 4-7 months $6.50
1st dog for owner age 65 $2.00

Current rabies certificate required.
Spaying/Neutering proof required for discount.
Failure to license will make the owner liable to a penalty of $25.00 plus $1.00 interest per month after May 31st.

Carol M. Messner, Town Clerk

WHAT TYPE OF ID WILL I NEED TO VOTE?

You should provide one of the following:
* Driver's license issued by any state or the federal government
* Non-driver ID card issued by DMV
* Photo ID for "voting ID only" card issued by NH DMV
* US Armed Services ID card
* US passport
* A valid acceptable NH Student ID card
* Other photo ID deemed legitimate by supervisors of the checklist, moderator or the town clerk

An acceptable photo ID must have an expiration date or date of issuance. The ID will remain valid 5 years beyond the expiration date or date of issuance unless the voter is 65 or older in which case the expiration date can be exceeded beyond 5 years.

What If I don't have an approved photo ID?

Any voter who does not present an approved photo ID will be permitted to vote after executing a "challenged voter affidavit".

A voter who does not have an approved photo ID may obtain a free photo ID for voting purposes only by presenting a voucher from their town clerk or the Secretary of State to any NH DMV office that issues IDs. (Sec of State # 271-3242)

TOWN OF LYMAN TO BEGIN PROPERTY DATA VERIFICATION IN DECEMBER

The Lyman Board of Selectmen has contracted with the appraisal company of Commerford Nieder Perkins, LLC (CNP) to perform data verification on all properties in the Town of Lyman for 2014. This process will begin in December 2013.

A representative from CNP (wearing picture ID) will check the exterior measurements of all buildings and inspect the interior of the house if the owner is home. The purpose of the interior inspection is to determine the quality of the materials used to construct the home and assess the overall condition, as well as verify the data collected, such as number of bedrooms and bathrooms. If they are unable to inspect the home at that time, they will leave a notice indicating they have been there and will offer the owner an opportunity by letter to allow the interior inspection.

All data changes to properties will be made in 2014, however the final year of the project to update the values according to the market will not be completed until 2015.

If you have any questions, please call the Lyman Town Office at 603-838-5900 during regular business hours - Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.

NOTICE

If you own real estate lots that were involuntarily merged by municipal action, you may be able to have those lots restored to their pre-merger status.

Your property may qualify if two or more lots were merged for zoning, assessing, or taxation purposes and the merger occurred:

* During your ownership, without your consent; or
* Prior to your ownership, if no previous owner consented to the merger.

To restore your property to pre-merger status, you must:

* Make a request to the local governing body no later than December 31, 2016.

Once restored:

* Your properties will once again become separate lots; however, they must still conform to applicable land use ordinances. Restoration does not cure non-conformity.

This notice must be:

* Posted continuously in a public place from January 1, 2012 until December 31, 2016, and
* Published in the 2011 through 2015 Annual Report.

Read the full statute at RSA 674:39-aa Restoration of Involuntarily Merged Lots.

"DO NOT CALL LIST" INFORMATION

The UNH T2 Center advised that cell phone numbers are being made public this month and provided information on how to block calls from telemarketing companies by registering cell phones and home phones with the National DO NOT CALL list. Call the following number from the phone you wish to have blocked: 1-888-382-1222. It blocks your number for five (5) years. You must call from the phone number you want to have blocked. You cannot call from a different phone number.

CHANGE IN PROCEDURE FOR SUBMITTING WETLANDS DREDGE & FILL PERMIT APPLICATIONS TO NHDES

As of June 17, 2014, town and city clerks are no longer required to mail Wetland Dredge and Fill permit application forms to NHDES. Town and city clerks are now only required to sign and certify that the municipality in which the property is located has received four copies of the application form and attachments. After the town or city clerks signs and certifies receipt of the application form and attachments, the applicant is responsible for either mailing or hand delivering the original permit application form and attachments to NHDES. Permit application forms can be hand delivered to NHDES during normal business hours; Monday through Friday, 8am to 4pm.

Town or city clerks must still ensure a copy of the permit application form and attachment are provided to the local governing body, and, if any, the municipal planning board and the municipal conservation commission. The town or city clerk must also retain one copy of the permit application form and attachments to be made reasonably accessible to the public.

If you have questions about this new procedure, please call (603) 271-2147.

INFORMATIONAL BULLETIN ON RESIDENTIAL GENERATOR SAFETY

The State Fire Marshal has developed this informational document to provide homeowners and other residents of New Hampshire with valuable information about generator safety during periods of power outages. Accidental fires from improper refueling methods, improper wiring methods, and carbon monoxide poisoning from exhaust can cause severe injuries or death to citizens. In addition, linemen attempting to restore power to the area can be injured or killed if the generator is not installed properly. For additional safety inspections and tips please contact your local Fire Department or this office at (603) 223-4298 or fmo@dos.nh.gov.

Portable Generators

Portable generators should be placed 10 feet from any structure, with the exhaust facing away from the building openings. Deadly exhaust fumes can enter the building through any opening and resulting in severe injury or death to unsuspecting occupants.

Never place portable generators on or near combustible surfaces such as decks, porches, or tool sheds. Heat generated by the motor, or improper refueling methods can start a fire.

Never run portable generators inside any building including basement areas, and garages. Deadly levels of carbon monoxide can build up in minutes inuring affecting occupants with little to no warning.

Allow plenty of time to cool the generator before refueling. Gasoline vapors can easily ignite from hot surfaces causing a flash fire and severe injuries.

Always store approved gasoline containers a safe distance from generators while in use. Always store gasoline in an approved container placed in a well ventilated storage area. Never store gasoline products in basements or enclosed areas of your dwelling.

Never modify or construct any power cord so a generator can be connected to a receptacle, dryer or range outlet.

Never connect a generator directly to panelboard without a means to prevent inadvertent connection to the normal supply system wiring. Connecting a generator directly to an electrical outlet or to a panelboard without a transfer switch or an interlocking device could result in a situation where power from the generator could energize the utility’s wiring (back feeds into the utility system). Electrical power from a generator back fed through your meter into the utility system can cause fires, serious injury or death to utility workers trying to repair the lines in the street, or electricians working on nearby property’s electrical systems.

Unless you are the owner of, and are occupying, a single family residence or meet one of the exceptions in RSA 319-C, a license is required to perform the electrical installation for connection of a generator to premises wiring. Therefore, a properly licensed master electrician must perform the electrical installation. In all cases the electrical installation must meet the minimum requirements of the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70-2008).

Although the generator is portable, an electrical permit and inspection may be required by the local jurisdiction for the installation of electrical wiring and equipment for connecting the generator to the premises wiring. Therefore it would be prudent to contact the local jurisdiction to ascertain whether an electrical permit is required.

Stationary Generator Installations

In many cases property owners have chosen to install a stationary generator. In addition to the above mentioned items, stationary generators used for an alternate source of power require additional considerations. Along with the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70-2008) the requirements of other documents, that are either adopted directly or by reference by the State of New Hampshire, must be adhered to. Examples of these documents and the types of requirements they contain are:

NFPA 37, Standard for the Installation and Use of Stationary Combustion Engines and Gas Turbines (2002 Edition)

NFPA 54, National Fuel Gas Code (2003 Edition)

The Manufacturers Instructions

NFPA 37 requires stationary generator engines and their weatherproof housings if provided, that are installed outdoors to be located at least 5’ from openings in walls. This standard recognizes the potential danger of deadly carbon monoxide gasses entering the structure and injuring the occupants. Building openings could be, but are not limited to, the following:

Basement doors & bulkhead openings
Basement windows
Exit doors or sliding glass openings
Windows
Dryer vents
Kitchen appliance vents
Mechanical exhaust vents for heating or hot water appliances
Air intake openings or screens

NFPA 37 also requires stationary generator engines and their weatherproof housings if provided, that are installed outdoors to be placed a minimum of five feet (5’) from structures having combustible walls. The minimum separation is not required where:

(1) The adjacent wall of the structure has a fire resistance rating of at least 1 hour and;

(2) The weatherproof enclosure is constructed of noncombustible materials, which has been listed and approved in accordance with NFPA 555, verifying that a fire within the enclosure will not ignite combustible materials outside the enclosure.

These allowances apply directly to the separation from the combustible wall surface and in no case shall reduce the minimum distance to a building opening.

The fuel gas piping must be installed in accordance with both NFPA 37 and NFPA 54 (National Fuel Gas Code). These documents require that the second stage system regulator be placed a minimum of five feet (5’) from any building opening and ignition source. Care must be given in placement of both the generator engine and delivery system piping to address the minimum separation distances.

Unless you are the owner of, and are occupying, a single family residence or meet one of the exceptions in RSA 319-C, a license is required to perform the electrical installation for connection of a stationary generator to premises wiring. Therefore, a properly licensed master electrician must perform the electrical installation. In all cases the electrical installation must meet the minimum requirements of the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70-2008).

Unless you are the owner of an existing single family stand-alone structure that is used as your primary residence, Saf-C 8003.01 requires a license to perform the installation of the fuel gas supply system. In all cases the installation of the fuel gas supply system must meet all the applicable standards and codes.

Installation permits and inspection may be required by the local jurisdiction for the installation of electrical wiring and equipment for connecting the generator to the premises wiring and for the fuel gas fitting portion of the installation. Therefore it would be prudent to contact the local jurisdiction to ascertain whether a permit(s) is required.


ABOUT THE WEBSITE

This website is intended to be a way for Lyman residents to get information about the town and foster a sense of community within the town.

The navigation bar along the left-hand side of the screen lists the main topic categories currently available and allows you to easily find information. You can always return to the home page by clicking on the website address in the upper left-hand corner of the screen.

The first section of the navigation bar contains links to pages that concern the town government. Here you will find names and positions of elected officials, office hours for the Administrative Assistant and Town Clerk, meeting minutes, and other information.

There are various email links on the detailed pages of the site and also a link to the webmaster on every page, both in the upper right-hand corner of the screen and at the very bottom of the page.