The 22nd annual Tuftonboro Holiday Festival will be November 11 & 12. The Festival is a weekend in Tuftonboro during which residents share their interests, creations and holiday spirit in their homes and businesses. On offer will be clothing, jewelry, soaps, wreaths, baked goods, and more.
Local businesses the Garden Cape, For Every Season, Full Moon Fashions, and GeezLouise will also be open on Friday (November 8) from 5-8PM for a preview of the weekend.
Follow the Tuftonboro Holiday Festival Facebook page for more updates.
August 25-27 is Old Home Days in Tuftonboro. Click here for the schedule of events.
Residents of Tuftonboro’s many islands took advantage of the annual island day trash pickup this past Saturday. A 30-yard trash container was nearly full when I stopped by around 11:30AM, to say nothing of the two trucks and a trailer that were quickly filling up with scrap metal, spent propane tanks, and other items.
Would you like to know how to respond to a local emergency in order to protect and assist your family, friends and your community?
In just 20 hours, learn how to provide basic first aid, search and rescue victims safely, manage utilities, put out small fires and effectively help your family and community during a local crisis.
This training will be held at the Tuftonboro Central Fire Department on Friday August 18th, 6-9pm, Saturday August 19th, 9am – 5pm and on Saturday August 26th, 9am – 5pm. Each day will cover different topics of emergency response.
You may take the entire course in Tuftonboro, or in part – there will be other training locations and dates throughout the year; it is possible to complete the training in segments over a period of time, for your convenience.
This free event is generously offered by CERT, Granite United Way and Carroll County Coalition for Public Health.
For more information, and to pre-register ( required to ensure minimum enrollment requirements ) please call Jeff Jones at 603-301-1251 ext. 304 .
Someone has moved the rock that was blocking the access to Lower Beech Pond at Brown Road.
As you can see in the video, it’s evident that the rock was dragged along the shoulder. It has been left a considerable distance from its prior position. It is also within the town’s right of way, which extends 14’3″ to either side of the pavement.
Here’s what the access looks like today:
And here’s what it looked liked a few days ago:
Carroll County Coalition for Public Health presented a free training in the use of NarCan at the Tuftonboro Free Library on Friday, May 5. NarCan, also known as Naloxone, is used to reverse drug overdoses.
Video thanks to Joe Kowalski.
Steve Honeycutt, Tuftonboro resident and cemetery sexton, passed away last month. If you would like to honor his memory, please make a donation to Special Olympics New Hampshire, as requested by his family in lieu of flowers in Steve’s obituary.
Rest in Peace.
Although it’s supposed to rain, Saturday morning is the annual town-wide roadside cleanup.
Residents have been signing up since Town Meeting to divy up certain section of roads in town. Trash bags will be available at the Town Office from 8Am-12PM.
If you’re able to, please come join your fellow Tuftonboro residents in keeping our town beautiful.
Time stamps are approximate:
0:01 Pledge of Allegiance
0:25 Library update
Christy doesn’t like Trump’s proposed budget that cuts federal funding to libraries
Friends of the Library to donate another $10k. $40k+ over last… ten years.
new fiction book club starting
5:20 NarCan training at library on May 5
7:00 Bill asks Christy to attend emergency management debriefing on Friday
8:10 Roads department update
$5,000 over cleanup budget already
45 road events this year (29 last year)
Dame, New, and Brown Roads are in particularly tough shape
12:15 Selectmen discuss planned emergency management debriefing
13:15 Review and approve minutes
19:18 Signature file
Public employee salary adjustment for RETROACTIVE PAY RAISES
21:00 written permission to send information to auditors
23:20 copier agreement: $.13 per page (Lloyd misread: fee is actual 1.5 cents per page!)
Chip: that gives us a basis for charging for copies
25:10 Veteran’s credit for property taxes two properties
first approved, second denied — application by surviving spouse who moved to NH after the veteran died. credit only available to resident veterans and surviving spouses
31:08 tax levy gravel pit
32:00 notice to excavate
33:55 Continued Business
Board meeting schedule
40:00 Brown Road
Chip: Carolyn Sundquist told Steinmens they could put the boulders in place.
45:25 Lloyd asks for public comment
Bob & Sue both said just remove the rocks
Chip: The rocks were placed there because one selectman made a decision so we need to make a decision as a board
Max: Aren’t the rock the Steinman’s property? If the town removes them, might the Steinmans retaliate legally?
Jim: Just wants to be sure so that if we move the rocks we don’t have to do it again
52:00 Town copy policy
53:40 Bill: clear that “actual cost” not intended to cover labor!
54:45 Chip: We’re not in it for profit
55:05 Lloyd NH supreme court accepted Merrimack county Superior Court decision (Kelley v. Hooksett Assessing Office, Case No. 11-CV-266): you can’t charge for labor.
57:00 Chip: spending $275/hr for an attorney to argue about cost of copy. (Chip probably misspoke: Sager’s last known fee was $175/hour)
57:50 Chip motion to change copy fee to $.15 per page. Motion passes 3-0.
58:50 Police cruiser
59:09 Lang Pond
Review checklist (Jim Bean)
1:11:25 Jack Parsons
1:11:55 Update town contact list (?)
1:12:30 Lake Road boat ramp proposal
1:13:45 Selectmen’s update
old homes days committee will meet April 18 (open meeting)
Master plan update. Zoning in town.
Lloyd: Multitown roundtable April 11 at 6:30 at the fire station in Tuftonboro
1:21:00 Lloyd is recusing himself from fire department-related issues since he’s on the department
1:21:40 Brown Road correspondence
1:23:25 Lloyd wants to send $100 from the town to special olympics in honor of Steve Honeycutt (his obit. requests such donations in lieu of flowers)
1:24:50 RTK response to Ed Comeau
1:32:00 Chip felt Sager’s response was trying to pick a fight and Chip wants to avoid that.
1:34:09 Continue with other correspondence
1:42:13 Other Business
Court case continued. No hearing on April 18.
1:44:00 Public Input
1:44:20 Bob McWhirter asked about emergency management debriefing scheduled for Friday.
1:46:33 Max Ledoux asked the board to investigate using a payroll company to process employee paychecks
Joe Kowalski: Is there a fee for bringing in your own scanner to make copies of public records (No)
1:48:00 Guy Pike: Municipal estoppel (re Brown Road)
1:49:40 motion to adjourn