Tilton Conservation Commission
Tilton, NH

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Tilton Conservation Commission, 257 Main Street, Tilton, NH 03276            Winter  2012             

Winter 2012 Newsletter

A Special Place to Visit in Tilton

The town of Tilton has many special places natural, historic, architectural, and retail.
         This Tilton Conservation Newsletter offers a glimpse into one of those special places

Vest Pocket Park in Tilton, NH    Native American statue in Vest Pocket Park

Vest Pocket Park

   As you cross the Winnipesaukee River and enter the town of Tilton,
there is a small, wooded park with the statue of a native American.
This is known as Vest Pocket Park, and it is your introduction to
Tilton. From here you can travel north to the downtown shops or
south to the Riverfront shops and park. It is a quiet place to sit and to
watch what is happening in this small town. Behind the park flows
 the Winnipesaukee River which both separates and joins the towns
of Tilton and Northfield.

 Land Resource Management  NH DES logo

Land Resource Management will begin a new internal process for reviewing incoming permit application packages.
Alteration of Terrain Bureau, Subsurface Systems Bureau, and Wetlands Bureau, which includes Shoreland Program
will have the initial application review conducted by a team of cross-trained administrative staff. The
Drinking Water and
Groundwater Bureau application receipt process will not be included in the new application receipt process.

The coordinated application receipt process will determine the presence or
 absence of the minimum elements required for DES to begin technical review.

Application packages containing the required elements will be accepted. Applicants will receive
 a letter indicating that their application package has been accepted. For Wetlands applications,
this will constitutethe notice of administrative completeness under RSA 482-A:3, XIV.

Application packages missing required elements will be returned to the applicant in their entirety,
including the fee.
Land Resources Management will include a letter identifying the missing elements and
describing how to resubmit the application package to DES. For Wetlands applications, this will constitute the notice of
administrative incompleteness under RSA 482-A:3, XIV. The applicant is expected to provide copies of missing or
modified elements of the application package to the municipal clerk and others, as required by statute or regulation.

Land Resources Management will copy the acceptance or return letter to the municipal clerk
in the city or town where the proposed project is located.

The following types of Land Resources Management applications will be reviewed under the new application receipt process:

  • Wetlands Standard Dredge and Fill Applications
  • Wetland Minimum Impact Expedited Applications
  • Wetland Application for Minimum Impact Agricultural Projects
  • Shoreland Applications, including Waivers and Variances
  • Subsurface Subdivision Approval
  • Individual Septic Disposal System Applications
  • Alteration of Terrain Applications

The following applications will not be handled under the new process at this time:

  • Wetlands Emergency Permits
  • Wetlands Permits-By-Notification
  • Wetlands Forestry, Trails and Utility Applications
  • Drinking Water and Groundwater Bureau Applications

snowflakes      Winter Driving  

As winter weather approaches, the New Hampshire State Police, Department of Transportation, and
Department of Environmental Services remind motorists that driving during winter storms can be dangerous
depending on conditions and driver behavior. Now is the time to start thinking differently about how you drive in
winter conditions before it's too late.

Prepare your vehicle by installing snow tires and an "emergency kit" that may include jumper cables, a flashlight,
a folding shovel, rock salt, a first aid kit, emergency flares, and a blanket.

Avoid driving during winter storms if possible. Drive more slowly in anticipation of slippery conditions, even if the roads
do not appear to be slippery. Leave more room to stop safely. A four-wheel drive vehicle will not help you stop more quickly.

Salting and plowing continue to be the best tools available to clear the roads, but they need time to have any effect
on the driving conditions. If you notice slippery conditions, please slow down and be assured that crews
are working to clear all roads as soon as practical.

On the interstates and turnpikes, you may encounter "tandem plowing". That's when several plow trucks operate
across all travel lanes to efficiently clear the highway. For everyone's safety, don't attempt to pass the plows,
and please allow extra room behind the plows don't crowd the plows!

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