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Town of Stratham - Select Board Newsletter April 2

 
 
 

April 2nd Select Board Newsletter

 

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Dear Stratham Residents,

Please read below for news and notes from the Town of Stratham.  In this edition:

  • Clean Up Day - April 17th
  • Town Meeting Thank You
  • Transfer Station - New Hours
  • 2021 Mosquito Control Program
  • Update on Water Source Protection Plan
  • Squamscott River Temporary Waterway Restriction
  • Covid 19 Vaccination Registration Information

Please remind your neighbors about this resource for keeping on top of information from the Town.  To sign-up for these updates and other notifications, please visit: https://www.strathamnh.gov/subscribe.

The Select Board
Michael Houghton, Chairman            Joe Lovejoy, Vice Chair            Allison Knab

CLEAN UP DAY
Once again the Conservation Commission will sponsor a Clean Up Stratham Day.  Gloves, vests and trash bags will be provided.  Let’s meet at the Front Pavilion at Stratham Hill Park at 9:00 am on Saturday, April 17th.  See you there!

TOWN MEETING
Thank you to all who attended Town Meeting on Saturday, March 27th.  If you missed it, you can access information about the Town's operating budget, capital improvement plan, annual report link, and other information about Town business addressed at this year's meeting, including the day's presentation.  We want to especially thank and recognize SAU 16, Exeter High School staff, and our own Town staff for their work to ensure a smooth and effective meeting.  Thank you all!

TRANSFER STATION - Summers Hours begin with Thursday hours added
The Transfer Station now has new hours!  During summer hours (April to November), the Transfer Station will be open every Thursday from 2:00 - 6:00 pm and every Saturday from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.  Residents wil be able to bring their commingled recyclables as well as household solid waste to the facility.  Please note, only checks will be accepted; no cash or credit cards.

STRATHAM HILL PARK TRAIL MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The Select Board is set to appoint the Trail Management Advisory Committee at its next meeting on April 5th.  Thank you to all of the residents who submitted interest.  In the coming days and weeks more information about the first meeting of the Committee and next steps will be announced, please stay tuned.

MOSQUITO CONTROL
At a recent Select Board meeting, the Board authorized the 2021 Mosquito Control contract with Dragon Mosquito Control, Inc.  There will be a few changes to this year’s program, including the transition to need-based road spraying and use of organic spraying agent.  More information about the 2021 Mosquito program and changes can be found in this summary posted on our Mosquito webpage. The public notice for our program can be found in this public notice.

STRATHAM SOURCE WATER PROTECTION PLAN
Thank you to all residents who participated in the public information session for the Source Water Protection Plan.  The Stratham Planning Board and Planning Department is working with the Rockingham Regional Planning Commission to develop a Source Water Protection Plan for the Town.  On March 30, 2021, the Town and Rockingham Regional Planning Commission hosted an electronic Public Information session for residents to learn more about the development of the plan and how it can used in Stratham. The event can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mf9wph2YiOE.

The draft document is nearly complete.  In early April 2021, the draft plan will available for public review. After the public review period, the Planning Board will have the option to formally adopt the plan.  Once the plan is adopted, the recommendations will be incorporated over time.  For more information on the Drinking Water Source Protection Plan, please contact the Planning Department at (603) 772-7391, ext. 147.

SQUAMSCOTT RIVER TEMPORARY WATERWAY RESTRICTION
Please follow the link to read about the waterway restriction notice for Great Bay and the Squamscott River in Stratham NH. This notice has been coordinated with the Coast Guard.  Click here for bridge map

COVID 19 VACCINATION REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Still have questions regarding the vaccination registration process?  To get your questions answered, follow this link:  https://www.vaccines.nh.gov/helpful-info/helpful-resources-new-hampshire-residents