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Heat Tape

Concerns about HEAT TAPE…. the present one has been installed for years and no one knows how long it will last. Don’t wait until a pipe freezes, check it TODAY!

A fellow resident suggested this easy way to test your heat tape…

Open access to under you house to reach the heat tape wrapped around the main water supply.

Leave your hand exposed until it is real cold then grab around the insulated heat tape.

If it is warm the heat tape is working!!

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Elderly Exemption for Town Taxes

Town of Hopkinton Elderly Exemption (RSA 72:39-a:)

The Town of Hopkinton has adopted an Elderly Exemption program. If qualified, the exemption is subtracted from the property assessment. The exemption for those who qualify is:

  • 65-75 years of age as of April 1st= $120,000
  • 76-79 years of age as of April 1st = $145,000
  • 80+ years of age as of April 1st = $170,000
Filing Procedures:

Applicant must fill out an Elderly Exemption Worksheet, covering the full calendar year preceding April 1st, along with a PA-29 “Permanent Application for Property Tax Credit/Exemptions”, sign, date and submit to the Assessor’s Office.

Listed below are the qualifications:

Elderly Exemption Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be 65 years of age on or before April 1st of year applying.
  • Must be the owner of record on or before April 1st of year applying.
  • Must reside in the State of New Hampshire for 3 years on or before April 1st of year applying.
  • Married couples must have been married for 5 years on or before April 1st of year applying.
  • Must occupy as their principal abode the property qualifying for the elderly exemption.

Income qualifications will include any income from all sources in the calendar year proceeding April 1st.

  • Single person income not to exceed $30,000
  • Married persons joint income not to exceed $40,000

Asset qualifications will include any assets on the date of application

Assets not to exceed $150,000 (excluding the home in which they reside)

  • All other real estate owned
  • Checking and/or savings account balances
  • CD’s, IRA’s, mutual funds, stocks, bonds
  • Automobile(s)

The following documents will be required to verify eligibility: (Please bring documentation with you when applying.)

  • Federal income tax forms
  • State interest and dividends tax forms
  • Statements for checking and/or savings accounts
  • Statements for CD, IRA, stocks and/or bonds

All documents and copies of documents submitted with or requested to verify an application for a property tax credit, exception, or deferral are considered confidential and returned to the applicant after a decision is made on the application.

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Water

THIS DOES NOT APPLY to THE MEADOWS of HOPKINTON

Contoocook Village Precinct –

BOIL ORDER NOTICE

The water system is contaminated with E. coli bacteria BOIL YOUR WATER BEFORE USING Posted on: July 14, 2020 – 2:19pm

BOIL ORDER NOTICE
This water system is contaminated with E. coli bacteria
BOIL YOUR WATER BEFORE USING

Public Water System Name: _Contoocook Village Precinct Water System_________ PWS ID: ___1191010____________
Date Sampled_7/14/2020___________ Location in distribution system/source(s) _2700 Hopkinton Rd., and 846 Main St.

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Financing

Trouble financing the home because it’s a mobile home in a park?

I recently attended a house closing and met Al Lima from Northway Bank. He is a mortgage loan officer and specializes in mobile home mortgages. Northway Bank also will refinance mobile homes with a cash-out option if you have equity in your home.

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Bears

Please bring in your bird feeders! 

Black bears extra hungry this spring in New Hampshire
It’s almost time to take down those birdfeeders.The New Hampshire Fish and Game department urges residents to remove their birdfeeders and other food attractants, such as trash cans, to prevent bears from foraging in back yards. Officials recommend birdfeeders be taken down by March 15 in the southern part of the state and by April 1st.

Officials say bears went into their dens this winter in poor condition due to a dearth of natural food sources. That means black bears are coming out of their dens with depleted fat reserves and will be extremely hungry.

Bears

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Spring Cleanup

A phone message was sent last week to remind residents about spring cleanup.

Philip Strittmatter will be picking up debris on the edge of the road. Please place debris in two piles, one for debris and one for sticks and branches.

If your house is in front of the woods, you’re welcome to put your yard debris there.

The last day will be Monday, May 4, 2020.