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CURRENT NEWS

(Last Updated 12.12.2016)
NOTICE FROM SELECTMEN'S OFFICE

The Strafford Selectmen will hold a work session on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 9:00AM at the Strafford Town Hall.


NOTE FROM THE PLANNING OFFICE

Strafford Regional Planning Commission has begun the process to update the Town of Strafford’s Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan.
To read details click here


TOWN HALL CLOSED THE FOLLOWING DAY'S IN

DECEMBER & JANUARY Monday, December 26 - Christmas Day (observed) Monday, January 2 - New Year's Day (observed)


A NOTE FROM THE TAX COLLECTOR'S OFFICE

The tax bills were mailed to Strafford Property Owners on Wednesday, November 23rd, and are due on Wednesday, December 28th The New Tax Rate 2016 Town - $2.70 County - $2.72 School (local) - $13.63 School (state) - $2.20 TOTAL = $21.25


FROM THE SELECTMEN’S OFFICE…….

ATTENTION ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS
We are looking for a special photograph that represents Strafford for the cover of the 2016 Town Report. Historic black and white photos or current digital images are welcome. The ideal photo would be of a special place or view in Strafford. Along with the photo, please include in your submission the location, name of photographer (if known), any significant background information in the case of an old photograph, and a statement of permission to print your photograph. Attach a digital image to an email directed to officeassist@strafford.nh.gov. Non-digital photos may be dropped off at the Town Hall. We will scan and return them.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR STRAFFORD PROPERTY OWNERS

The Town's assessing Agent and Assistant will be continuing the process of verifying data on properties that have sold in the past (2) years, in addition to the appraisal of all new construction for ad velorem tax purposes and to check construction that was not complete as of April 2015. Data verification of all properties within the Town boundaries will continue to be done on a cyclical basis. Please give them your cooperation in this process. Please be advised that refusing entry to an assessing agent could jeopardize your right to appeal on your assessment. Statistical Revaluation Update In accordance with New Hampshire State law and with appropriations voted at the 2016 Town Meeting, Strafford has been in the process of undergoing a Statistical Revaluation of all real properties within the Town boundaries. KRT, the firm contracted to complete this work, is nearly finished. In early to mid-September property owners will receive a letter from KRT notifying them of their property’s current assessed value. The letter will also outline the process to follow should owners believe their property value is inaccurate. Informal meetings to discuss property values will be held in mid to late September at the Town Hall; the letter will direct property owners how to schedule an appointment should that be desired. The Town website, www.strafford.nh.gov, will have updated information concerning the process as it becomes available. As always, should there be any questions about the process, please feel free to call the Town Office at 664-2192 ext 107. 2016 Statistical Revaluation The attached information has been provided to the Town of Strafford by KRT who conducted the 2016 Statistical Revaluation. It should be helpful in understanding how the revaluation was conducted and in assisting taxpayers in reading property tax cards. Property tax cards are available at the Town Office, by request. Further revaluation information is available at the Town Hall or from the KRT website. Click here - Pages 1-14 Click here- Pages 15-25


Election Information

Track your General Election Absentee Ballot: http://app.sos.nh.gov
STRAFFORD 2016 GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS - click here

Huntin'
& Fishin'

You can now register your snowmobiles, OHRV's and get fishing and hunting licenses at the Strafford Town Hall! See Judy at the Tax collectors window and she will be happy to help you, or call 603-664-2192 x103 if you have any questions.

Have an Old Flag?

Retire your used and old flags at the Strafford Town Hall. This program is presented by Boy Scout Troop 23 - Click here for details