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 - March 10, 2014
Monday - March 24, 2014
DODGE POND FRIENDS AND FAMILY DAY
Saturday - March 8th - 11:00 am to 2:30 pm
It's happening again this year. Everyone is invited for a day of fun and friendship.
We will have hot dogs, soup, fried dough, desserts and much more.
We've heard that a few of the strong willed penguins will be here again this year to perhaps take a quick dip. There may be some local cold water rescue team members on scene again this year doing demonstrations and assisting the penguins.
Back by popular demand will be "The Doubleday Family" with some of their sled dogs providing dog sled rides. Bring your ice skates, ice fishing gear or just a chair to sit and visit with old and new friends.
If you would like to add to the food table with a dish, dessert or even a bag of chips, we welcome it.
If you have any questions, please call Brett and Celine Presby at 603-838-6689 or Shon and Cinnamon Grant at 603-838-8971.
TOWN OF LYMAN - ANNUAL TOWN MEETING
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 8:00 pm at the Lyman Town Hall
Polls are open from 8:00 am until 7:00 pm to choose all necessary Town Officers, to vote for Executive Councilor and to vote on amendments to the Lyman Zoning Ordinance.
** Please note the extended polling hours and later Town Meeting start time necessary to accommodate the State election for Executive Councilor. **
Lyman Board of Selectmen
TOWN MEETING WARRANT
PLEASE NOTE ENTENDED POLLING HOURS AND 8:00 PM START TIME FOR TOWN MEETING TO FULFILL STATE ELECTION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL SEAT.
ZONING AMENDMENT ARTICLES 2 - 7 WILL BE VOTED ON BY BALLOT DURING POLLING HOURS, NOT AT TOWN MEETING. FULL TEXT AVAILABLE AT THE TOWN OFFICE AND AT THE TOWN HALL ON THE DAY OF VOTING.
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 ELEVENTH day of MARCH 2014; polls to open at EIGHT O'CLOCK in the morning and will not close before SEVEN O'CLOCK in the evening in said Town Hall, to act on Article 1 and vote on Articles 2 - 7, the remaining Articles to be considered at EIGHT O'CLOCK in the evening. (Note extended polling hours and later Town Meeting starting time to accommodate State election for Executive Councilor).
Article 1. To choose all necessary Town Officers for the ensuing year and to bring in your votes for Executive Councilor.
Article 2. Are you in favor of the adoption of Amendment No. 1 as proposed by the planning board for the town zoning ordinance as follows:
- Amendment No. 1 addresses several updates, technical corrections and clarifications; and reorganizes and renumbers certain sections.
Article 3. Are you in favor of the adoption of Amendment No. 2 as proposed by the planning board for the town zoning ordinance as follows:
- Amendment No. 2 adds a new section requiring damaged structures to be repaired or removed within two years.
Article 4. Are you in favor of the adoption of Amendment No. 3 as proposed by the planning board for the town zoning ordinance as follows:
- Amendment No. 3 adds "Presite Built Housing" as a permitted residential use and adds a definition for "Presite Built Housing" as follows: "Any structure designed primarily for residential occupancy which is wholly or in substantial part made, fabricated, formed or assembled in off-site manufacturing facilities in conformance with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development minimum property standards and local building codes, for installation, or assembly and installation, on the building site. Owner must comply with all state and federal regulations regarding installation."
Article 5. Are you in favor of the adoption of Amendment No. 4 as proposed by the planning board for the town zoning ordinance as follows:
- Amendment No. 4 changes home occupations from a use permitted by special exception to a permitted use.
Article 6. Are you in favor of the adoption of Amendment No. 5 as proposed by the planning board for the town zoning ordinance as follows:
- Amendment No. 5 adds a new section providing that there shall be only one principal use and one principal building on each lot, and also allows "one attached or detached dwelling in addition to a nonresidential use" as a use permitted by special exception.
Article 7. Are you in favor of the adoption of Amendment No. 6 as proposed by the planning board for the town zoning ordinance as follows:
- Amendment No. 6 adds more details to the criteria for a special exception to explain what is meant by the phrase "will not adversely affect the neighborhood" as follows: "The use will not adversely affect the neighborhood, including but not limited to such considerations as: the nature of the proposed use relative to surrounding properties; size and extent of structures and outdoor activities; the proposed operation; proposed lighting, screening, signs and outside storage; proposed hours of operation; amount of parking and other impervious surface; potential odor, fumes, vibration and noise; projected delivery and customer traffic; and number of employees."
Article 8. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Three Hundred Thirty-Seven Thousand One Hundred Ninety-Four Dollars ($337,194) to defray Town charges for the ensuing year. (Majority vote required) (Recommended by the Selectmen)
Executive - 47,180
Election, Reg., Vital Statistics - 36,968
Financial Administration - 34,700
Legal Expenses - 3,000
Personnel Administration - 52,740
Planning - 5,755
Zoning - 1,300
General Government Buildings - 29,205
Cemeteries - 7,000
Insurance otherwise not allocated - 8,000
Advertising & Regional Assoc - 1,400
Other General Government - 700
Ambulance - 7,862
Fire - 18,450
Emergency Management - 7,620
Solid Waste Disposal - 45,920
Health Officer - 1,180
Animal Control - 1,265
Health Agencies - 4,859
Welfare Administration - 680
Welfare Vendor Payments - 3,000
Parks and Recreation - 110
Library - 1,100
Patriotic Purposes - 100
Other Culture - 1,300
Conservation - 200
Principal on Long Term Notes - 8,275
Interest on Long Term Notes - 3,825
Interest on TAN - 3,500
Article 9. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Two Hundred Seventy Thousand Four Hundred Sixty Dollars ($270,460) 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 - 107,160
Highway Maintenance - 162,750
Street Lighting - 550
Article 10. To see if the Town will vote to change the name and purpose of the existing Building Repair & Maintenance Capital Reserve Fund to the Building Capital Reserve Fund and to name the Board of Selectmen as Agents to Expend. (2/3 vote required) (Recommended by the Selectmen)
Article 11. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Thirty Thousand Dollars ($30,000) to be placed in the Building Capital Reserve Fund. (Majority vote required) (Recommended by the Selectmen)
Article 12. To see if the Town will vote to establish a Capital Reserve Fund under the provisions of RSA 35:1 for the purpose of Highway Bridge Replacement & Repair and to raise and appropriate the sum of Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000) to be placed in this fund and to name the Board of Selectmen as Agents to Expend. (Majority vote required) (Recommended by the Selectmen)
Article 13. 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 14. Polling hours in the Town of Lyman are now 8:00 am to 7:00 pm. Shall we place a question on the state election ballot to change polling hours so that polls shall open at 11:00 am and close at 7:00 pm for all regular state elections beginning November 4, 2014? (Majority vote required)
Article 15. To transact any other business that may legally come before the Meeting.
Given under our hands and seal this 4th day of February, 2014.
The Lyman Board of Selectmen
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.
TOWN OF LYMAN DOG REGISTRATION
Dogs four months old or older must be licensed EACH YEAR
by April 30th.
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
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.
* 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.
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 email@example.com.
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
Exit doors or sliding glass openings
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
(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.