Town of Ashland
20 Highland Street,
P.O. Box 517
Ashland NH 03217

Voice: 603.968.4432
Fax: 603.968.3776

Ashland, New Hampshire

Welcome to the official website of the Town of Ashland, New Hampshire. Residents and visitors alike will find information about the town government and the community.

Ashland is a picturesque rural community, gateway to the Lakes Region and on the southern edge of the White Mountain National Forest. The community of Ashland is bordered on the west by the Pemigewasset River and on the east by Little Squam Lake (the original location of the movie "On Golden Pond"). Ashland offers historical places, outdoor recreational opportunities, local artists and businesses to visit, as well as dining, shopping, and other services.

News and Notices Town Government Meetings Community Events

Board of Selectmen Mission Statement

The Ashland Board of Selectmen seek to build and maintain the public's trust and understand the public's needs by providing a friendly proactive leadership, sound financial management practices and operate a cost-effective and efficient open and engaging town government.

  • Collaborative, objective, fact-based decision process
  • Transparent government
  • Honesty and high ethical standards
  • Fair, friendly, and responsive customer service
  • Planning for present and future needs
  • Communication and coordination with town and regional commissions, committees, departments and boards to help ensure inclusive and effective actions

News and Notices

Important Community information will be sent out via the Ashland Info-Blast as needed or the monthly Town Administrator's Report. To receive Info-Blasts or Town Bulletins, use the sign-up box in the right-hand column on the front page of the website.

Town Administrator's Report -- April 6, 2015
Town Bulletin -- April 8, 2015

Road limit postings effective March 13, 2015.

Nominations Needed for Second Annual "Mary Ruell Citizen of Ashland" Award

Credit card payment of PROPERTY TAXES and VEHICLE REGISTRATIONS, at the Town Office and online. Please read this notice carefully.

New Items

     2015 CIP Plan -- Executive Summary and PowerPoint (Presented Oct 6, 2014)
     Code Enforcement Complaint Form
     Citizen Inquiry/Complaint Form
     Right to Know (91-A) Request for Information Procedure and Form

Board and Committee Vacancies exist for the following positions.
Zoning Board --
1 full member and 1 alternate member (letter or email to Paul Branscombe)
Planning Board -- 1 full member and 2 alternate members (letter or email to Paul Branscombe)
Budget Committee -- 1 position, appointment until March 2016, to be chosen by the Budget Committee. Contact Town Office 968-4432 or David Ruell 968-7716

Advance Notice -- Pemigewasset River Drawdown, September 2015

Upcoming Town Government Meetings

April 20 -- Pemigewasset River Local Advisory Committee (PRLAC) Agenda -- 11:00 am, Pease Public Library, Plymouth

April 20 -- Board of Selectmen Public Hearing and Work Session Agenda -- 6:30 pm, Elementary School Library

April 21 -- Water and Sewer Commission Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Utility Office (side entrance)

April 22 -- Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Committee Meeting -- 6:30 pm, Fire Station (meet with School, Electric & Water/Sewer departments)

April 23 -- Library Trustees Meeting -- 6:00 pm, Ashland Town Library

April 27 -- Economic Development Committee Meeting -- 6:30 pm, Fire Station

April 28 -- Electric Commission Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Utility Office

April 29 -- Planning Board Work Session -- 6:30 pm, Town Office

Upcoming Community Events

Register your child for Ashland's Summer Camp Program with Ashland's Park & Recreation Director at the Booster Club or at the Town Office. Session dates are June 29-July 10; July 13-July 24; or July 27-August 7.

April 17 -- Community Garden Sign-up Begins -- Sign-up sheets are available at the Booster Club, Town Office or Town Library; or sign up by email HEAL@ashland.nh.gov. Space is limited, and the plots will be given out on a first-come-first-served basis.

April 17 -- Kids Night Out "Spring in for Fun" -- 6:00-8:30 pm, Ashland Booster Club. $5 per child, grades K-5. RSVP at 968-9209 or info@aaranh.org. Sponsored by the Ashland Area Recreation Association. [Note: Last Kids Night Out until October]

April 23 -- Reading with Willow -- 6:00-7:00 pm, Ashland Town Library. Reserve space for your child at the check-out desk or call 968-7928.

April 27 -- Book Discussion Group -- 7:00-8:00 pm, Ashland Town Library. The selection for April is "Peyton Place" by Grace Metalious. [Note: There will be no book discussion group in May]

April 27 to May 1 -- April Vacation Day Camp -- 8:30 am-5:00 pm, Ashland Booster Club. $115 per child for the week. Registration / Parent Pick-up Form. Call 968-9209 or email recreation@ashland.nh.org to reserve space.

April 30 -- Reading with Willow -- 6:00-7:00 pm, Ashland Town Library. Reserve space for your child at the check-out desk or call 968-7928.

May 1 -- Pre-School Story Time -- 10:30-11:30 am, Ashland Town Library. Reserve space for your child at the check-out desk or call 968-7928.

May 9 -- Community Garden Orientation -- 10:00 am, Elementary School Cafeteria. There will be an overview of growing practices, basic garden rules, and plans for this year. A $10.00 fee will be collected at the meeting and a cleanup day will be scheduled to prepare for planting Memorial Day weekend.

May 14 -- Friends of the Library Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Ashland Town Library.

Online Services

Vehicle Registration

Dog Licensing

Vital Records

Property Taxes

Code Red Emergency Communications Network

Pay Your Electric Bills

Pay Water/Sewer Bills

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