Selectboard Opening - Clyde Carson is stepping down from the Selectboard and will be taking on the job of Finance Director as of Monday, May 16. The Town has an immediate opening for someone to fill the vacancy until Town elections next year. Please contact the Town if you are interested. You can email selectboard@WarnerNH.gov, call 603-456-2298 x1 or x2, or stop by the Town Hall during business hours.
We Moved! All Town of Warner email addresses are now @WarnerNH.gov. Our website address hasn't moved yet. It will be changing to https://WarnerNH.gov soon. When it changes, the old URL will continue to work, redirecting you to the new address.
Housing Assistance - Renter and homeowner assistance programs are available at https://homehelpnh.org/. Both programs are limited by available resources depending on utilization by renters and owners. People can also call 2-1-1, particularly if they don't have Internet access. For homeowners, the program provides up to $20,000 per household for delinquencies related to mortgages, utilities, property taxes, and other housing related costs. The property must be owner-occupied and must be the owner's primary residence.
The Zoning Board of Adjustment applies ordinances adopted by Warner voters. Determines appeals of administrative decisions, Special Exceptions, Variances and Equitable Waivers of Dimension based on facts and finding. The ZBA meets once a month, when there is business before the Board. They meet on the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM. Meetings average 1 to 2 hours and there are between 6 to 8 meetings a year. The NH Municipal Association provides training.
Volunteer for the Planning Board! The Planning Board is instrumental in long range planning and the Master Plan. The Board reviews and regulates subdivisions, site plans, holds public hearings, recommends zoning ordinance and amendments, makes recommendations on the Capital Improvement Programs and adopts regulations for driveways and excavation.
Planning Board members review plans, maps, regulations, ordinances and sets conditions. Training is available through the NH Municipal Association. They meet once a month and potentially up to twice a month depending on the demand.
911 Address Markers are available for purchase from the Warner Firefighters Association. Cost is $20. More information is available on the Fire Department page.
Outdoor Water Use Restrictions - Due to continuing moderate drought conditions, the Warner Village Water District has placed restrictions on outside water use. No auto washing, no watering of existing lawns. Gardens can be watered, but please conserve and restrict the watering. We also have an under performing well which could add to further water restrictions. The District requests compliance and the co-operation of all water customers. If you have questions, please contact Ray Martin at 603-344-5431.
Winter Parking Ban
The Town of Warner's Parking Ordinance is in effect and states that no vehicle may be left on any street, road, or highway in the Town of Warner between the hours of 12:00 a.m. midnight and 6:00 a.m., from November 1st until May 1st of each year. Any vehicle found to be in violation of this ban will be towed away at the owner’s expense.
Town Bulletin Board
- Dog Ordinance in our Parks: Dog Leash/Clean Up Requirements - A friendly reminder to all dog owners. The Town has an ordinance that has established that all dogs be leashed while inside Town recreation areas, and leashed or under voice command in Town common areas and that the handler be responsible for removing defecation as it occurs in all areas. The mandatory dog leash areas are as follows: Bagley Field, Riverside Park, Simonds School and the Old Grade School playground. The mandatory dog leash or under voice command areas are as follows: Town Hall lawn, Masonic lawn, Monument and all sidewalks. Please respect the ordinance to minimize clean-up when preparing the fields at a later date.
- 911 Address Markers: The Warner Firefighters Association is selling reflective address markers. More info...
- White Plains Rd / Meadow Brook bridge deficiency (Webster, NH) has resulted in a 3 Ton Load Limit and Passengers Cars Only. Full details are in the NH DOT report.
- Preservation of Historic Barns is encouraged by granting property tax relief. More details here.
- The Mid-State Regional Coordinating Council, as part of the Coordinated Transit and Human Services Transportation Plan update, is seeking the public’s input regarding access to transportation across the region. There is an on-line survey here.
- State Renewable Energy Rebates: The State of NH provides a rebate payment of 40% of the system and installation cost, up to a maximum of $10,000, for NH residents who invest in high-efficiency (80% or greater), bulk-fuel fed, wood-pellet central heating boilers and furnaces serving designed intent and installer-certified on or after July 9, 2016. For complete program details, please see the PUC webpage
- Funds Available for Heating Assistance - Community Action Program, Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc wants to remind homeowners and renters in Belknap and Merrimack Counties that Fuel Assistance funds are still available and the agency Area Center offices are open Monday through Friday to take applications. More info here
- Warner Connects Community Services / Food Pantry: The Food Pantry is located at the Warner Community Center, 49 W Main St, Warner NH. For assitance or more information please contact Lori Garrett at 603-456-2053 / WarnerConnectsInfo@gmail.com. Donated items may be dropped off at the Food Pantry or in the donation box located in the north entrance of Market Basket. Checks can be made out to MainStreet Warner, Inc. with a note of "Food Pantry" and sent to PO Box 130, Warner NH 03278. MainStreet Warner, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) Non-Profit Community Foundation. You can also contact Donna McGinley at Mainstreet Warner Inc at 603-456–3745 / info@MainstreetWarnerInc.org.
- The Town is looking for pictures from past storm events. Please email pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
- The Community Wood Bank purpose is to provide supplemental firewood to people who are in an emergency or in a situation of need. Please see this document for more information.
- The Town is always looking for ideas or pictures for the yearly Town Report. Please email the Selectmen if you have something to recommend.
Warner, situated in the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Region of New Hampshire and in the western part of Merrimack County, is eighteen miles northwest of Concord via Interstate 89 or NH Route 103. The village is pleasant and picturesque with neatness evident in all the surroundings.
Mount Kearsarge, at 2937 feet above sea level, is the highest point in Merrimack County and the third tallest peak south of the White Mountains. The 360 degree panorama from the summit includes the White Mountains, Green Mountains, New Hampshire and Maine coasts and the tallest buildings in Boston. There are 6 ponds within the town's 31,851 acres.
Warner is one of the seven towns that comprise the Kearsarge Regional School District. Kearsarge Regional High School was designated one of the exemplary schools in the nation by the United States Department of Education under its National Secondary Schools Recognition Program. It holds accreditation by both the State of New Hampshire and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Simonds Elementary School received the Excellence in Education award in 2008 for the New Hampshire Elementary School of the Year.
In October, on Columbus Day / Indigenous Peoples' Day weekend, the annual Fall Foliage Festival is held, drawing thousands of people from all over New England and the USA.