Presidents' Day Holiday
Warner Town Departments will be CLOSED on Monday, February 15, 2021 in observance of the Presidents' Day holiday.
Meeting Minutes - It is the Town's goal to upload meeting minutes to the Town Website as soon after meetings as possible. Please be aware that it takes time to listen to the audio recordings and to transcribe them into meaningful minutes. The Meeting Minutes page includes a list of minutes that have been updated within the last 60 days. If you wish to have access before the minutes have been transcribed, please contact the Town Administrator to obtain access to the audio recording. To get notices in your email, sign up at warner.nh.us/keep-in-touch.
Job Opening - The Warner Police Department is currently accepting resumes for a full-time Police Officer. Interested candidates must be at least 21 years of age, possess a High School diploma, or equivalent, and a valid driver's license.
Applicants will undergo a written and physical fitness exam, oral board interview, polygraph, psychological evaluation, and an extensive background investigation. Warner offers a generous benefit package and is an equal opportunity employer. For more information, please see the Jobs page.
Childcare Survey - The Warner Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) is seeking input to determine childcare needs for those who live and/or work in Warner. Who should take the survey? Parents, grandparents, teachers, sitters, employers, and interested residents. All responses are anonymous. Please take the survey today. Scan the QR code or go to https://surveymonkey.com/r/WarnerChildcare. If you prefer to fill out a hard copy, you may download the PDF to print it. This survey will remain open until October 11, 2021. If you are filling out a hard copy of this survey, please return to the Town Hall, Library, or MainStreet BookEnds by October 11, 2021.
Volunteers Wanted - The UNH Cooperative Extension seeks volunteers to gather nature observations on town-owned lands across New Hampshire during the month of September. Volunteers of all ages are needed to report sightings of living thingsincluding trees, flowers, mushrooms, birds and mammals. No experience is necessary, and online trainings are available for interested volunteers. To learn more and get involved, visit extension.unh.edu/nhbioblitz or read the press release.
Masks Required in Town Buildings -
On August 3, 2021, the Selectboard voted to require masks in Town buildings.
Town Hall is open for walk-in business. Group events will be considered at a later date. All meetings are in person. Maintain social distancing. Audience chairs will be 6 feet apart. After the meeting, groups should clean their tables using Clorox wipes which will be available.
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 Erin Reed or Lori Garret 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.