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Published: 07/28/2006    print this story   email this story  

Danville, N.H.




AROUND TOWN

Town government

Town Hall, 603-382-8253. Selectmen meet every other Monday except during budget season, when meetings are weekly.

On the Web: townofdanville.org

Planning Board: Second and fourth Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., except for July and August. Janie Sigilman, clerk.

Budget Committee: Meets Tuesday at 7 p.m. during budget season. Budget hearing is in February. Deliberative Session is in February. Ballot voting on town and school issues is in March.

Conservation Commission: Meets third Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

Heritage Commission: Meets fourth Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall.

To license a dog: Town clerk: Doreen Moore, Monday, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Tuesday, 3:30 to 8 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Thursday 3:30 to 8 p.m.,

Paying taxes: Tax collector: Janie Sigilman, 603-382-8253. Monday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Tuesday, 9 a.m. to noon and 7 to 9 p.m.; Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tax rate is $16.91 per $1,000 valuation. Valuation will change to 100 percent with second tax bill. Tax bills are semiannual, due on July 1 and Dec. 1.

In emergencies: Enhanced 911. Full-time police, volunteer fire and rescue coverage.

Police Department, 603-382-9403. Fire Department, 603-382-5133.

Animal control: Officer Sheila Johannesen, 603-382-4443. Rabies clinic is held in early spring. Registrations may be done at that time or with the town clerk during office hours.

For the needy: Welfare Officer, Doreen Moore, 603-382-8253, ext. 2. For food and other welfare necessities; driving assistance available for shut-ins.

Recreation: Director Judy Armstrong, 603-382-7287 and Dawn Weston, 603-378-0436. Baseball fields at Kenneth Day Memorial Field next to the Village Store; two fields within the Rockrimmon Estate development off Long Pond. Rockrimmon Estate development also features playground-park, tennis court and three-quarter basketball court. Recreation Committee meets third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.

Green space: Several dirt roads are used year-round by residents for walking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, dirt biking and snowmobiling. Roads include portions of Hershey, Rockrimmon, Back, Brentwood and Tuckertown roads. Tuckertown Road leads through the original town settlement, to one of the state's oldest and largest blue heron rookeries. Great care must be taken to minimize noise and disruptions to the site as herons will abandon a site if disturbed. Long Pond, on Long Pond Road, has a small public access for canoe launching near Pine Street. The lake is used for swimming, boating and fishing.

Recycling every other week. Curbside trash pickup weekly. Waste Management, 800-847-5303. Schedule at townofdanville.org/waste/trash_schedule_2006.pdf

Scouting:

Girl Scouts: Swift Water Council, 603-627-4158. swgirlscouts.org

Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, Daniel Webster Council, 603-625-6431, 800-221-0009. dwcbsa.org.

Library: Colby Memorial Library, 7 Colby Road, 603-382-6733. Monday and Tuesday, noon to 8 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July and August hours: Monday and Tuesday, noon to 8 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Closed Saturday. Preschool story hour, Thursday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. townofdanville.org/library.shtml

Voting: Poll at the Fire Association Hall on Main Street. Town and School District meetings are in February. Meetings are deliberative only and voting takes place in March. To register, see the town clerk during office hours, 603-382-8253.

SCHOOLS

Public: Danville Elementary (grades 1-5), 603-382-5554. Principal Nancy Hart. Parents of new students should contact the school immediately to register.

Timberlane Regional School District Superintendent Dr. Douglas B. McDonald, 603-382-6119.

Timberlane Regional Middle School (grades 6-8), 603-382-7131, Principal Michael Hogan; Timberlane Regional High (grades 9-12), Principal Charles Coker, 603-382-6541.

Timberlane School Board representatives are Vice Chairman Arlene Champey, 603-382-3813 and William Luongo, 603-642-4338. Meetings are first and third Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. at the SAU Office in Plaistow. Meetings televised on cable channel 60.

CHURCHES

Baptist: Danville Baptist Church, Main Street, 603-382-7711. Pastor James F. Smith, parsonage, 603-382-6884. Summer service, 9:30 a.m. September through June, worship at 10:45 a.m. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. No Sunday school in summer.

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