Effective immediately, the Warner Board of Selectmen have closed Town Hall Offices 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, please 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 allow the public to control the spread of the virus. Please see meeting agendas for Zoom meeting URLs. Zoom supports PCs, tablets, and smartphones. These meetings will also include a conference call phone number for those that wish to participate that way.
Main Street paving project began on Wednesday May 27. Sidewalk, ramp downs, and catch basin work to begin in the following two weeks. There are areas in the sidewalk where you will be unable to walk. There will be activity for the next few weeks. The paving will take place at the end of June.
- 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 of Emergency - Emergency Orders:
- #49 05/29/20: Full text here - Modifying Order #17 business closure / stay at home
- #48 05/26/20: Full text here - Special Ed requirements
- #47 05/21/20: Full text here - Expanding access to COVID-19 testing
- #46 05/21/20: Full text here - Expanding access to medical providers
- #45 05/18/20: Full text here - Modification of Order #31 Long Term Care Stabilization Program
- #44 05/18/20: Full text here - Modification of Order #9 Emergency Healthcare System Relief Fund
- #43 05/13/20: Full text here - Change of party affiliation. Download PDF from State of NH or Town website
- #42 05/11/20: Full text here - Temporary health partners to assist in long-term care facilities
- #41 05/05/20: Full text here - Additional Medicaid Eligibility for Uninsured
- 05/01/20: Full text here - Stay At Home 2.0
- The Governor's website contains a full list of Emergency and Executive Orders.
- NH State COVID-19 Info:
- WHO website: https://who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
- 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
- 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 our secure white drop box located at the front entrance of the building. (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.
- 2020 Warner Fall Foliage Festival: The Festival board met virtually on April 6th and determined that a final decision on the 2020 Warner Fall Foliage Festival must be made by August 1, 2020, in order to allow time enough to prepare for the event. If a government mandate of social distancing is still in place on August 1, 2020, the Festival will not be held. If that mandate is not in place, the board will be looking at guidelines from the CDC and local health organizations, other regional events such as the Hopkinton State Fair and the Deerfield Fair, and availability of critical vendors in order to render their final decision. Thank you for your patience as we navigate the effects of this global crisis on our community.
- 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.
- Weatherize Kearsarge: Helping residents in the Mount Kearsarge and Lake Sunapee region save money and stay warm. Visit VitalCommunities.org/weatherizekearsarge to learn more.
- 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
- The Kearsarge Area Food Pantry is asking for the help of the community to donate and help meet the increased need for assistance. Donations can be dropped off at the Warner Area Center at 49 W Main Street, Warner or in the donation box located in the entrance of Market Basket. For more information please contact Erin Reed or Lori Garret at 603-456-2207 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Checks can be made out to Warner Community Action Program with a note of "Food Pantry" and sent to PO Box 116, Warner NH 03278. Thank you.
- The Town is looking for pictures from past storm events. Please email pictures to email@example.com. 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 early May, the annual Spring Into Warner Arts Festival is held which is sponsored by the Kearsarge Area Chamber of Commerce, Warner retailers, and local organizations.
In October, on Columbus Day weekend, the annual Fall Foliage Festival is held, drawing thousands of people from all over New England and the USA.
In December, the annual Festival of Trees is held in the main hall of the Town Hall. Trees are decorated by various organizations and businesses and are on display from the Saturday one week after Black Friday until the day after Christmas. The Warner Hometown Holiday shopping and festival event is held the Saturday one week after Black Friday.