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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:

  • Kinder Morgan - **Updated ** Open Houses scheduled throughout New Hampshire and Massachusetts

 

Kinder Morgan:

Northeast Energy Direct (NED) Project Information:

Northeast Energy Direct (NED) Project Maps:

Recent News Articles

Guidance on Negotiating Easements versus Eminent Domain

  • Massachusetts Attorney Letter re: Decline in Property Values Due to Pipeline
  • University of Kentucky — Questions Landowners Should Ask in Negotiations with Companies Seeking Easements
  • Pipeline Safety Trust The Pipeline Safety Trust promotes pipeline safety through education and advocacy, increased access to information, and partnerships with residents, safety advocates, government, and industry, resulting in safer communities and a healthier environment.
  • Ft Worth, TX Attorney Natural Gas Pipeline Easement and Right-of-Way Agreements:  A Landowner’s List of Terms to Negotiate
  • NHPipelineAwareness.org Some useful information for affected property owners

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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2015 Zoning Amendments

The proposed 2015 Zoning Amendments can viewed here.

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Town Deliberative Session – FY16 Budget, Bond and Warrant Articles

Pursuant to New Hampshire RSA 40:13, the Amherst Board of Selectmen hereby announces to the citizens the convening of the First Session - Deliberative Session – for the Town of Amherst. Participants have the opportunity to discuss, debate, and possibly amend the articles on the warrant. This meeting will discuss the FY 16 Town Operating Budget, bonds and notes, and proposed warrant articles. All citizens are invited to attend.

Souhegan High School Auditorium – 412 Boston Post Road

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 7:00 PM

 

FY15 Operating Budget vs. FY16 Proposed Operating Budget

2015 Town of Amherst Warrant Articles

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FY16 Strategic Planning & Budget Process

The Amherst Board of Selectmen have begun the FY16 Strategic Planning & Budget Process. <<<Click Here>>> to learn more.

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Town Officers for the March 2015 Election

 The following Town Officer positions are up for election on March 10, 2015.

 

Positions Available:

2 Selectmen for 3 Years

1 Cemetery Trustee for 3 Years

2 Library Trustees for 3 Years

1 Supervisor of the Checklist for 1 Year

1 Town Treasurer 3 Years

1 Trustee of the Trust Fund for 3 Years

3 Zoning Board of Adjustment Members for 3 Years

 

Candidates shall file with the Town Clerk during regular business hours which are Monday – Friday from 9AM – 3PM and Tuesday night for 4:30PM – 6:30PM

On January  30th, the last day of the filing period, the office will be open until 5PM.

Nancy A Demers

Town Clerk

 

 

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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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Take the Village Strategic Planning Survey

Click here to take the Village Strategic Planning Survey

 

 

 

 

 

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Request for Inspection Letters mailed on Januay 9, 2015

Letters were mailed to all properties that have not been inspected as part of the ongoing cyclical review process mandated by DRA. Reps from KRT, the towns contracted assessing firm, will be scheduling appointments for the last two weeks of January.  For further information please visit the Assessor’s Web Page.

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Election Results

View The Election Results Here

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March 11, 2014, Annual Town Election Results

The Amherst Board of Selectmen present the Tuesday, March 11, 2014, Annual Town Election Results.

Official Ballot, March 11, 2014

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