The Board of Selectmen meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month. The next meeting will be April 1, 2020 at 6pm, 23 High St. Meetings are open to the public.
Due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus crisis and in accordance with Governor Sununu’s Emergency Order
#12 pursuant to Executive Order 2020-04, the Select Board is authorized to meet electronically.
In accordance with the Emergency Order, this is to confirm that the meeting is open to the public and can be accessed as described below.
Dial in toll free phone number
1-844-855-4444 and enter access code 559885
If there are problems with access please call 603 768-3313
In the event the public is unable to access the meeting, we will adjourn the meeting and reschedule it.
Please note that all votes that are taken during this meeting shall be done by Roll Call vote.
At the end of the meeting, there will be a nonpublic session. The chair will announce this, take Roll Call vote and will then ask that all members of the public adjourn from the meeting.
Selectmen's Office Hours/BY APPOINTMENT ONLY EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY
Town Cerk/Tax Collector hours 768-5448 BY APPOINTMENT ONLY EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY
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2019 ANNUAL TOWN REPORT(click here to download)
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY(MARCH 25, 2020)
TO ASSIST IN KEEPING OUR COMMUNITY AND EMPLOYEES SAFE IN THE CURRENT COVID-19 SITUATION, THE TOWN OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
We are encouraging our residents to process registration renewals, dog license renewals, vital record requests and property tax payments, via mail. For any other necessary, essential services you may contact the office to schedule an appointment. The town is committed to do our part to protect our residents as well as our employees during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Town Clerk/Tax Collector 768-5448
Selectmen's Office 768-3313
Danbury Police Department 768-5568 (for emergencies dial 9-1-1)
Resident questions can and will be answered via phone or email. And as a last resort, you may schedule an appointment in the Town Office with the appropriate Town personnel to complete your transaction. Our Town Office employees will be working both remotely and on-site (in very limited numbers as necessary)—but we will continue to be at your service.
TRUSTED CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION SOURCES
The New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs has launched a website dedicated to business needs at https://www.nheconomy.com/covid19. The site includes links to unemployment information, public health and support, and state and federal resources.
BURN PERMITS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fire Warden, Merton Austin is asking that all permits be obtained through the online portal. Click the link below to be taken to the NH Online Fire Permitting site:
A printer and a credit card are needed as permits must be printed and signed to be valid. They are also $3 each (the fee for the payment vendor)
We apologize for the inconvenience, but are asking the community to NOT contact the Forest Fire Warden or the Fire Chief for a permit. You must have a permit, and may obtain it online. If you can not access this system or do not wish to pay the fee, please keep an eye on this page for an update as to when the Danbury Fire Department will again be issuing permits.
DO THE FIVE
GOOGLE/WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
1 HANDS Wash them often
2 ELBOW Cough into it
3 FACE Don't touch it
4 FEET Stay more than 3ft apart
5 FEEL sick? Stay home
MARCH 10, 2020 ELECTION RESULTS
TOWN ELECTION RESULTS(Click here to download)
POSTING OF TOWN ROADS
Posting of Town Roads
Please be advised that the town roads within the Town of Danbury are posted for a weight limit of 6 tons, effective Wednesday, March 4, 2020 and continuing until further notice. It may be possible for you, or a contractor, to receive a special permit to operate over posted roads for a job or operation for specific dates and times based on weather and road conditions. These permits are available from Road Agent, Jeremy Cornell.
Please contact him to request a permit or if you have further questions at 768-3317 or leave a message at the Selectmen’s Office at 768-3313 and we will get a message to him.
WINTER SAND POLICY
THE DANBURY BOARD OF SELECTMEN HAS ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING POLICY WITH REGARDS TO WINTER SAND USE BY DANBURY RESIDENTS AND TAX PAYERS.
- The intent is to provide residents and tax payers with winter sand for use at their residence on driveways and walkways. The sand is available for private use only. Residents with long driveways are advised to hire private contractors .Accordingly, this sand is not intended for commercial entities or businesses such as landscapers, snow removal contractors or property maintenance businesses.
- Winter sand is available at the Transfer Station when it is open, 8 am - 4 pm Tuesdays and Saturdays. Please plan ahead for your winter sand needs.
- Winter sand can be shoveled into and removed by pails. A maximum of (4) 5 gallon buckets is allowed per day. Shoveling into truck beds, sanders or other large containers is not allowed.
- Removal of sand by residents at the Highway Garage is prohibited.
- Failure to comply with these rules will result in the loss of access to the winter sand area.
Thank you for your help in keeping costs down and controlling this operation so that it works well for all of us.
THIS POLICY ADOPTED ON DECEMBER 11, 2019 BY UNANIMOUS VOTE OF THE DANBURY BOARD OF SELECTMEN.
Jessica L Hatch, Chairman Board of Selectmen
Lyn H. England, Selectman
James D. Phelps, Selectman
Danbury was not an original colonial grant, but was formed from part of the town of Alexandria to the north. In 1794, a group of Alexandria residents petitioned the state legislature to separate Alexandria into two towns due to the inconvenience of having a mountain divide the town, making it difficult for all the residents to gather in a single place.
The petition was granted in 1795, and the lower piece was incorporated as Danbury in that year. The name was suggested by a settler from Danbury, Connecticut. Later more land was added to Danbury from Hill and Wilmot.
In 1800 there were 165 people in Danbury, which on July 10, 1874 was transferred from Grafton County to Merrimack County. Today there are close to 1,300 people in Danbury.