Meeting Information

SELECTBOARD MEETING LOCATION
2529 Route 25A, Orford, NH

Selectboard meets every 2nd & 4th Wednesday at 5:30 PM in the Town Office to conduct Town business

The Town of Orford commences hazard mitigation planning

 The Town of Orford has met with June Garneau of Mapping and Planning Solutions and other team members from Orford on July 21, 2022, to begin work on the required five-year update of the 2016 Orford Hazard Mitigation Plan.  The town and Mapping and Planning Solutions are conducting a series of Hazard Mitigation meetings to develop the plan over the next few months.

During these public meetings, the planning team will address natural, technological, and human-caused hazards such as Inland Flooding, Long-Term Utility Outage, and Transport Accidents; the team will determine “Action Items” to help mitigate the effects of these hazards.  The team will also review 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 must complete a local Hazard Mitigation Plan to qualify for Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) 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.  Orford citizens and any interested stakeholders are invited to participate.  Zoom meetings are scheduled for Thursday mornings from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM on August 25, September 29, and October 27, 2022.  Additional meetings may also be scheduled.  The public is encouraged to attend all meetings.

To be included in the process, all interested parties should contact Esther Dobbins-Marsh by email at orfordselectmen@orfordnh.us.  Interested parties will be added to the Zoom meeting invitation list.

More information on the hazard mitigation planning process is available from June Garneau at Mapping and Planning Solutions, 603-991-9664 or via email jgarneau@mappingandplanning.com.

Leadership

John Adams, Board Chair
(603) 353-9201
jqadams@orfordnh.us

Jennifer Carter
(603) 728-8404
jcarter@orfordnh.us

P. Chase Kling
(603) 353-4889

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

OFFICE OF THE SELECTBOARD, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2022 at 5:30PM

TOWN OF ORFORD

The Selectboard will be holding a Public Hearing to review and accept $53,212.35 of unanticipated revenue from FEMA in accordance
with NH RSA 31:95-b

TOWN OFFICE, SELECTBOARD ROOM

ORFORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

(to be followed by the regular Selectboard meeting)

Contact & Hours

SELECTBOARD OFFICE – The Selectboard’s office is located in the Town Office
Mailing Address: 2529 Route 25A, Orford, NH 03777
Phone: 353-4889
Fax: 353-4489
email: orfordselectmen@orfordnh.us
Esther Dobbins-Marsh, Administrative Assistant
Office Hours:
Monday thru Thursday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Orford ListServ

The Orford email list, the “Listserv” is used for all manner of announcements and information related to Orford.  Town and organizational meeting notices and minutes, public events at the libraries and the Historical Society, yard sales and “free stuff”, and much, much more.  To join the list, send an email request that includes the requester’s name and email address to tedc@cooleyllc.com