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Town of Amherst Memorial Day Observance

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Invitation to Bid – Sale of Surplus Docks

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NH Hands Free Electronic Device Law will be in effect July 1, 2015

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Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C. (“Tennessee”)

Amherst Board of Selectmen Awaiting More Information

Like many citizens in our town, the Amherst Board of Selectmen is following closely the information associated with the Kinder Morgan gas pipeline proposal. The Selectmen have not taken a position for or against the pipeline at this point as this process is at the beginning stages with very little information available at this point.

We will continue to gather information, meet with Kinder Morgan, with other towns, the Nashua Regional Planning Commission, our State representatives and also our Federal representatives to try and understand what options exist and to make sure that if a pipeline is built in Amherst, it is done in a way that is best for the town of Amherst.

Kinder Morgan released their open houses schedule for January and February with dates, times and locations. Please review the schedule provided under Upcoming meetings or events for more details. We would encourage interested citizens to attend and speak at the open houses and public hearings.

Below please find information that has been gathered thus far:

Letter to Amherst N.H. Citizens Re: Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C.

From the Amherst Board of Selectmen:

Upcoming meetings or events:

  • May 28, 2015 – Pipeline Taskforce Meeting – 7pm

Past Meetings or Events:

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 – Pipeline Taskforce Meeting with Kinder Morgan Representatives – Letter to FERC & Meeting Materials (added 5-4-2015)

March 23, 2015 – Board of Selectmen Public Meeting with Kinder Morgan

Pipeline Taskforce Working Papers:

Kinder Morgan:

Northeast Energy Direct (NED) Project Information:

Northeast Energy Direct (NED) Project Maps:

Recent News Articles

Guidance on Negotiating Easements versus Eminent Domain

Other Organizations / Sources of Information

  • Protecting Your Rights when the Pipeline Comes Through – A guide to the FERC approval process and to protecting your rights during the process.
  • New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee The New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee was established by the legislature for the review, approval, monitoring and enforcement of compliance in the planning, siting, construction and operation of energy facilities.
  • Overview of the NH Site Evaluation Committee and its Process Slides from the January 14, 2015 presentation in Milford, NH by Michael Iacopino, Counsel for the NH Site Evaluation Committee
  • New England States Committee on Electricity (NESCO) – NESCOE is a not-for-profit organization representing the collective interests of the six New England States on regional electricity matters. It is directed by Managers appointed by the six New England Governors and advances policies to provide electricity at the lowest possible price over the long term, while maintaining reliable electric service and environmental quality.
  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) — FAQs concerning Gas pre-Filing projects  
  • FERC Brochure (PDF)An Interstate Natural Gas Facility on My Land — What Do I Need to Know?   (NOTE:  this file loads very slowly)
  • NHPipelineAwareness.orgNHPipelineAwareness.org strongly opposes construction of the Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline (NED) that Kinder Morgan/Tennessee Gas Pipeline seeks to build in New England, New York, and Pennsylvania.

Additional Information Links:

Town of Amherst Pipeline Committees & Subcommittees

 

Lucas S. Meyer Consultant, Public Affairs Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P.

603.568.2511 (cell)

Lucassmeyer@gmail.com

www.kindermorgan.com (website)

 

Allen Fore Vice President, Public Affairs Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P.

8 Anngina Dr. Enfield, CT 06082

630.725.3044 (office)

www.kindermorgan.com (website)

 

For additional questions that cannot be answered by the links provided above or for suggestions on new informational links, please e-mail: pipelinequestions@amherstnh.gov

 

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Village Strategic Plan – Public Input Sessions

The Village Strategic Plan Committee will hold two public input sessions on the proposed Village Strategic Plan.  These sessions are scheduled for Tuesday, May 19 and Thursday, May 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm and will be held at the Clark School.

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Town Hall Telephones Cause Concerns

During the early part of the month of March, we learned that our telephone system was not functioning properly.  Specifically, messages left at a variety of extensions in the Town Hall were not recorded.  This was discovered following a number of complaints about telephone calls not being returned.  We do not know how long this problem existed but it has now been repaired.  If you called any of the following departments and did not receive a returned call, please try us again.

Town Administrator, Finance, Executive Assistant, Public Assistance, Community Development, Tax Collector, Town Clerk and Assessing.

We apologize for this inconvenience and look forward to hearing from you.

Jim O’Mara, Town Administrator

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Eversource Work in Amherst

Eversource, formerly PSNH, has scheduled work in Amherst.  For more information please click here.

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Municipal Resources, Inc. Final Report of Fire & EMS

The Amherst Board of Selectmen look to Municipal Resources, Inc. (MRI) to evaluate the manner in which Fire/Rescue and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) are provided to the community. For more information on the agreement and scope of work, click <<<here>>>.

 

MRI Study Results:

 

Final Report of the Town of Amherst Fire and EMS Organization Analysis

Appendices of the Town of Amherst Fire & EMS Study

 

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