Presidents' Day Holiday
Warner Town Departments will be CLOSED on Monday, February 15, 2021 in observance of the Presidents' Day holiday.
Town Meeting will be held on Saturday, May 1, 2021 starting at 9:00 AM. The location will be at the Warner Town Hall, 5 East Main St, Warner, NH. The meeting will take place both inside and outside on the lawn.
Potential Community Exposure - NH DHHS Announces Potential Community Exposures Connected to Multiple Cases of COVID-19 at Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts. The potential community exposures occurred on the campus, including during events and services such as Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday, on the following dates: Sunday, March 21 through Sunday, April, 4, 2021. DHHS has identified at least 16 cases associated with the outbreak. Please see the complete NH DHHS press release for more information.
Update provide by the college administration: As of Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 30 people in the college community have tested positive for COVID-19. The college continues to be under DHHS observation and is cooperating with its directives. Most of the remaining population of students were tested Tuesday, April 23,2021. The college has instituted isolation protocols for all students and staff.
On the direction of DHHS, a total of 27 students are cleared to leave room isolation, being considered no longer infectious. Some cleared students went home by car to finish their quarantines there and finish the term remotely. DHHS knows where they are and has been in touch with them. But most of the 27 are in residence on campus and such students may be in the general population, while on campus continuing to don masks and to socially distance, all classes being held remotely. By DHHS’s determination they pose no danger to the community. DHHS continues to track every student at Magdalen and in the coming two weeks the college expects to have all students and staff off isolation and free of infection. The college expects to finish the year in-person.
Emergency Rental Assistance - A new federally funded New Hampshire Emergency Rental Assistance Program (NHERAP) launched March 15 to provide assistance to eligible residents of New Hampshire who cannot pay their rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see https://NHHFA.org/emergency-rental-assistance for more information.
Hydrant Flushing - Hydrant flushing will take place in the village over the course of 3 weeks: April 8 thru April 30, 2021. You may notice a decrease in water pressure or slight discoloration in your water at times during this period. Flushing of the hydrants is done two times a year, in April and November.
Conservation Commission Survey Results - The results of Warner Conservation Commission Survey from earlier this year have been compiled and may be downloaded here.
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.
The Town Offices are closed to the public until further notice per the Governor's Stay At Home Executive Order. This is to support efforts to control spread of the COVID-19. Town Hall employees are in working in their offices, so if you have business to conduct, please use email or phone. If you need to physically come to an office, you must schedule an appointment. The selectmen will review this action as the situation changes. CLICK HERE for additional information. Public meetings are being held using Zoom to control the spread of the virus. Please see meeting agendas for Zoom meeting URLs. These meetings will also include a conference call phone number for those that wish to participate that way.
Town Employee Mask Usage - During these extended COVID-19 times, it is as important now as it was in the first weeks of the virus that everyone wear a mask, wash hands often (and for 20 seconds), and keep 6 feet of distance between yourself and others. We cannot let down our guard. Everyone has been doing an outstanding job of following the guidelines of the CDC, and we don't want to understate how diligent everyone has been.
Please continue to follow the guidelines of the CDC. All employees are required to wear a mask during the workday when near another person. If you are in your office alone, or in your vehicle alone, masks are not required. Otherwise, we expect everyone to wear a mask. This is the longest year and we are almost on the other side of this virus.
Thank you for continuing to stay safe.
- Reservations Required to access Rollins State Park: Visitors must make a reservation prior to arrival at the park. Visitors who do not make a reservation, will be turned away. Reservations must be made prior to the arrival and no later than 9am the day of your visit. https://www.nhstateparks.org/planning/day-use-reservations
- NH State COVID-19 Info:
- Governor's website
- Emergency and Executive Orders
- Vaccination Information
- Status: https://NH.Gov/covid19
- Health and Human Services (DHHS): Health Alert Network (HAN) website.
- Business Resources: https://NHEconomy.com/covid19, HHS Letter 2/27/20
- SBA Concord Office: https://sba.gov/offices/district/nh/concord
- Visiting NH: Please see www.VisitNH.gov/covid19/reopening for complete details on what out of state visitors need to know.
- WHO website: https://who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
- CDC guidelines: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html
- CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/
- COVID-19 Map: Johns Hopkins University global cases map
- COVID-19 Community Resources: Intown Concord has put together a list of community resources useful for businesses
Town Bulletin Board
- Tax Collector's Office: The office is open to the public by appointment. Payments may be made using the drop box which has a slot on the front door of the Town Hall (NO CASH PLEASE). Payments may also be mailed to Tax Collector, PO Box 264, Warner, NH 03278. Please do not hesitate to call with any questions, our number is 603-456-2298 ext 224 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Town Clerk Hours: Starting June 1st, 2020, the Town Clerk’s office hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:00a – 3:00p and Tuesday 8:00a – 6:00p, by Appointment only. Renewals, dog licenses and Copies of Vital Records can still be done on line, by mail, or by using the drop box which has a slot on the front door of the Town Hall (NO CASH PLEASE). Please do not hesitate to call with any questions, our number is 603-456-2298 ext 5 or 6 or email: email@example.com.
- Welfare Assistance: If you need assistance, please download an application from the Welfare Department page.
- Riverside Park Playground Closed: To help ensure the safety of our community, the playground will be closed until further notice
- 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...
- Warner Main Street Mural Project: The Warner Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) in partnership with the Warner Historical Society and citizens of Warner seeks proposals for a public art mural project. Additional details can be found on the EDAC page.
- 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.
- Wage Study Report (2017): Project Report, Participant Report, Master Spreadsheet
- Parking Ban: A reminder that no vehicle may be left on any road from Nov 1 until May 1. Vehicles in violation will be towed at the owner's expense.
- 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.