Board of Selectmen will be conducting a Budget Workshop Session
on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 4:00pm
in the meeting room of the Town Hall
(There will be no public input at this meeting)
The Supervisors of the Checklist will be in session for correction of the checklist, party affiliation changes and new voter registration
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
between 7:00 PM and 7:30 PM
at the Franconia Town Hall
Advertisement for Bids
Town of Franconia
The Town of Franconia, New Hampshire hereby gives notice that sealed bids will be received from anyone interested in the demolition of an apartment building and outbuilding located at 192 Main Street. Demolition shall include complete removal of the buildings and foundation(s) (if applicable) , pumping and crushing of septic tanks, and the backfilling and final grading of the demolition sites after the buildings have been removed to include clean fill to level site, loam, seed and mulch. Sealed bids shall be received until 1:30 p.m. on Friday, December 7, 2018 at the Franconia Town Hall, 421 Main Street, PO Box 900, Franconia, NH 03580. The bids will be opened and read during the Selectmen’s Meeting Wednesday, December 12, 2018 beginning at 4:00 p.m. Note: Bid awards are subject to funding approval at Town Meeting, March 12, 2019.
Bids shall cover the demolition and removal of all material from the existing buildings at 192 Main Street, including the foundation if applicable. Bids shall also cover the cost of fill material and placement of said fill material in the void of the removed foundation if applicable as well as to level the entire site with clean fill, loam, seed and mulch. Bids shall also cover any costs associated with the transportation and disposal of demolition materials. The contractor is also responsible for the removal of all the utilities and any local or state permits associated with the demolition.
An inspection of the building can be arranged by calling Kim Cowles, Building & Grounds Department at 603-991-8925.
Click here for a bid sheet and description of the project or it may be obtained by contacting the Franconia Town Hall any time during business hours, Tuesday – Thursday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm or Fridays from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm at 421 Main St.,
All bids should be addressed to the Town of Franconia, PO Box 900, 421 Main Street, Franconia, New Hampshire 03580, and the name and address of the bidder marked on the outside of the envelope, said envelope shall be plainly marked “192 Main Street Building Demolition”.
The Franconia Board of Selectmen has the right to accept or reject any or all bids outright, and further to award the contract to the bidder who, in the judgment of the Board, will best serve the interest of the Town of Franconia.
Town of Franconia
commences hazard mitigation planning
The Emergency Management Director of the Town of Franconia recently met with June Garneau, of Mapping and Planning Solutions and other Team members from Franconia, to begin work on the required five-year update to the 2013 Franconia Hazard Mitigation Plan. As a result of this meeting, Mapping and Planning Solutions is conducting a series of meetings on the Hazard Mitigation Plan over the next few months.
Through this series of public meetings, the Team will address issues such as flooding, hurricanes, drought, landslides and wildfires, and determine efforts the Town can undertake to mitigate the effects of both natural and human-caused hazards. The Team will also examine potential shelter sites and the need for generators at those sites.
By examining critical infrastructure and key resources, along with past hazards, the team will establish priorities for future mitigation projects and steps that can be taken to increase public awareness of hazards in general.
As mandated by the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, all municipalities are required to complete a local Hazard Mitigation Plan in order to qualify for Federal Emergency Management Administration funding should a natural disaster occur. The planning processes are made possible by grants from FEMA.
The Hazard Mitigation Planning Team is currently being formed; Franconia citizens and any interested stakeholders are invited to participate. All interested parties should contact Mark Taylor, the Franconia Emergency Management Director, at 348-2817 if they wish to be included in the process.
Three future meetings are scheduled: September 25, October 16 and October 30 @ 9:00 AM. All future meetings will be held at the Franconia Safety Services Building. The general public is encouraged to attend all meetings, regardless of whether they are a part of the Planning Team.
More information on the hazard mitigation planning process is available from June Garneau at Mapping and Planning Solutions, 603-837-7122.