UPCOMING TOWN ELECTION
There will be an open position for Trustee of Trust Funds on the March ballot. There are three Trustees who are charged with investing Town trust funds (using RBC as advisors) and distributing the income to those that qualify for them. They meet monthly at a time convenient for all. Besides meeting time a Trustee must be able to act as treasurer (about two checks a month) or secretary (take minutes & minimum correspondence). This is a non-paid position. For further information call Eileen Naber at 673-1876
The Town voted to conduct cyclical assessments which means that every year, sometime between October and December there will be an assessor visiting almost 300 of our properties.
He/She will have identification stating that they are a Commerford*Nieder*Perkins Assessor. Since it is impossible to predict what days he/she will be in Town, they have been asked to let the PD know when they are here. You may call the PD at 673-5610 to confirm.
This year the Assessor is John Hatfield, and he drives a blue Ford Explorer with NH license plate: HAT
After the hired assessors finish, the State Department of Revenue will "spot check" their work. This means that there will be a State assessor visiting 10% of the newly re-assessed homes. There will be a Stae of NH seal on the car and the assessor will have State of NH, DRA credentials. This work will be completed before July 1st.
The 2016 work will be done by Diane Frechette from the Municipal and Property Division of the DRA. She will be in Town between June 22 and July 1st. She drives a Back Ford Focus with the State Seal on the doors. NH Plate # T49
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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)