There will be a public hearing at 7:15 pm on Monday, June 1, 2015 in the Town Hall meeting room to discuss the future use of Town Buildings.
The Public is urged to attend.
To the Townspeople of Mont Vernon,
I write to you today to announce that on Monday, June 1st, at 7:15 PM, the Selectmen will be holding a public hearing to gather input on the future use of town buildings. The board has determined that for a number of converging reasons we are rapidly approaching a point in time where we need to decide upon a comprehensive plan for the future.
The catalyst for this discussion has been the continuing work on the McCollom building. At this time, we are almost halfway through the process of its rehabilitation, and to complete the work we need to finalize just what town offices will be occupying it. The single biggest question here is the police department. Chief Furlong and the board have concluded that for public safety and security reasons the police department would be best sited by itself, away from other town offices. How this would be accomplished most efficiently needs to be determined.
Another factor for our consideration is the library. There are new plans afoot to try to build a replacement for the Daland Library next to Carleton Pond, on land that was long ago acquired for that purpose. If this plan is to move forward, the question of what to do with the present building needs to answered, as well as to what role the town plays in its final disposition.
There is also the future of the town hall to be considered. We have concentrated our efforts the last few years on slowly bringing back the McCollom, knowing that it was beyond the town's ability to concurrently do extensive work on both buildings. Once McCollom is complete, do we begin a similar renovation of the town hall?
All of these questions need to be answered, and that is why we are asking for your help. It is our intention to formulate a plan that both fulfills our requirements and does so in an efficient and cost effective manner. We hope that many of you will turn out to take part in this discussion and give us your opinions on how we resolve these issues. Beyond the hearing itself, the final goal of the board on June 1st will be to organize a future use committee that will be charged with studying these issues over the summer and returning with recommendations for the board by the end of September. We hope to see you there.
On June 1, 2015 the Selectmen will move to their summer meeting schedule.
Regular public meetings will be held every other Monday beginning June 1st.
During the "off" weeks, the meetings will be held Monday afternoon from 2:45 to 3:00 pm in order to sign checks. There will be no public participation at these abbreviated meetings, although they are still open for public attendance.
Regular Public Meetings will be held:
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Household Hazardous Waste
& Electronics Collection
Thursday, June 4th / 3:00 - 7:00pm
Nashua Public Works Garage
9 Stadium Drive
Nashua, New Hampshire
WHO CAN ATTEND:
Residents of Amherst, Brookline, Hollis, Hudson, Litchfield, Merrimack, Milford, Mont Vernon, Nashua, Pelham, and Windham
$10 user fee per vehicle covers up to 10 gallons or 20 pounds, additional charges for electronics recycling. For more information and a complete list of accepted items visit: http://www.nashuarpc.org/hhw or call 603-424-2240.
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INFORMATION: The town of Mont Vernon is located in the hills of south-central New Hampshire, in the New England region of the United States. The town still maintains a very rural character while offering proximity to the cultural and recreational activities of the New England area.
Mont Vernon borders the northwestern side of the Town of Amherst. The town is only a short drive to Manchester or Nashua from Mont Vernon and Boston is 59 miles away. It is considered a suburban New Hampshire town with many rural qualities. Mont Vernon has one school – the Mont Vernon Village (Elementary) School, which serves kindergarten to sixth grade. Other students who attend public school go to Amherst Middle School or Souhegan High School. A Board of Selectmen governs the town of 2,347 residents. Mont Vernon also has a police department and an "On Call" fire department. The Mont Vernon Historical Society Museum is located upstairs in the Town Hall. There are many beautiful hiking trails, and lots of open land that the residents use for fishing, hunting, cross country skiing etc... Purgatory Falls is only accessable by foot, and is beautiful any time of the year.
HISTORY: The Town of Mont Vernon incorporated itself in 1803 after it split from the Town of Amherst. Many of the town’s residents thought the distance to the Amherst Courthouse was too far to travel for town meetings, thus the community members decided to form their own town. It is said that the name Mont Vernon derives from Mount Vernon in Virginia, the home of President George Washington. The drop of the letter “u” in the name has been disputed over the years and until the 1920s there was still some disagreement. In the late 1800s, Mont Vernon was a resort town for Boston residents retreating to the mountains of New Hampshire. However, with the invention of the automobile and the financial hardships stemming from Great Depression, Mont Vernon’s many resort hotels lost appeal and are no longer in existence. Today, Mont Vernon hosts two annual celebrations: “Lamson Farm Day” which celebrates the town’s agricultural history and the “Mont Vernon Spring Gala.”
(the preceeding was taken from nh.com website)
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