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.

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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

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, A SELECTMAN WILL BE ON DUTY TUESDAYS FROM 9:00 TO 11:00 AM AT THE ASHLAND TOWN HALL.

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.

Job Posting -- Town Administrator for Ashland, NH

The Ashland Board of Selectmen are asking you to submit your ideal qualifications for our next Town Administrator. Please e-mail your suggestions to Chairman Norm DeWolfe at ndewolfe@ashland.nh.gov or drop off your suggestions at the Town Office.

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. Submit a letter or email of interest to Norm DeWolfe, Chair, Board of Selectmen.
Zoning Board --
1 regular member and 1 alternate member
Planning Board -- 3 alternate members
Heritage Commission -- 5 regular members and 3 alternate members
Conservation Commission -- 2 regular members
CIP (Capital Improvements) Committee -- 1 regular member
Economic Development Committee -- 3 regular members

Advance Notice -- Pemigewasset River Drawdown, September 2015

Upcoming Town Government Meetings

July 29 -- Board of Selectmen Meeting Agenda (Updated with location change) -- 7:30 am, Fire Station

July 29 -- Planning Board Work Session Agenda -- 6:30 pm, LOCATION CHANGE: Fire Station

July 30 -- Capital Improvements Program (CIP) Committee Meeting -- 6:30 pm, Fire Station

July 30 -- Budget Committee Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Fire Station [Mid-Year Budget Review, DPW & Electric]

August 3 -- Board of Selectmen Meeting Agenda -- 7:00 pm, Elementary School Library

August 4 -- Ashland School Board Meeting -- 5:30 Policy Committee, 6:30 Regular Meeting -- Elementary School Library

August 4 -- Water and Sewer Commission Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Utility Office (side entrance)

August 5 -- Board of Selectmen Meeting -- 8:00 am, Fire Station

August 5 -- Planning Board Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Elementary School Library

August 11 -- Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting Agenda -- 6:30 pm, Elementary School Library

August 11 -- Electric Commission Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Utility Office

August 12 -- Housing Standards Board Meeting -- 4:00 pm, Fire Station

August 12 -- Conservation Commission Meeting -- 6:30 pm, Town Office

August 13 -- Budget Committee Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Fire Station [Mid-Year Budget Review, Water Sewer & Town]

August 17 -- Board of Selectmen Work Session -- 7:00 pm, Elementary School Library

August 18 -- Water and Sewer Commission Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Utility Office (side entrance)

August 20 -- Budget Committee Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Fire Station [Mid-Year Budget Review, Park Rec & Library]

August 25 -- Electric Commission Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Utility Office

August 26 -- Planning Board Work Session -- 6:30 pm, Town Office

August 31 -- Town Library Trustees Meeting -- 6:00 pm, Ashland Town Library

August 31 -- Economic Development Committee Meeting -- 6:30 pm, Fire Station

Upcoming Community Events

Affordable Care Act Help -- 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 pm, Ashland Town Library. Enrollment assistance and information provided by Darla Jaquith, Outreach & Enrollment Coordinator, MidState Health Center.

July & August -- Red Cross Swim Lessons available through Ashland Park & Recreation

July 30 -- Art Harriman Concert, Fundraiser for the Ashland Town Library Building Fund -- 6:00 pm, Ashland Town Library Lawn.

August 6 -- "Robin Hood" Play, presented by the Hampstead Stage Company -- 6:00 pm, Ashland Town Library. On the Library lawn; bring a chair or blanket. Rain location: Ashland Booster Club.

August 7 -- Pre-School Story Time -- 10:30-11:30 am, Ashland Town Library. Reserve space at the Library desk.

August 7 -- Outdoor Movie in the Park, "Into the Woods" -- 8:30 pm, Ashland Ball Field. Presented by the Ashland Area Recreation Association. Concessions will be sold; bring your chair or blanket. Sponsored by Squam Lake Plumbing and Heating.

August 15 -- Young Ladies Tea -- 4:00 pm, Glidden Toy Museum. Sponsored by the Ashland Historical Society.

August 19 -- Upland Invasive Plants Seminar -- 6:00-7:30 pm, Meredith Community Center. Presented by the Waukewan and Winona Watershed Protective Association.

August 19 -- "The Shakers in New Hampshire" presented by Roger Kosits -- 7:00 pm, Railroad Station Museum. Sponsored by the Ashland Historical Society.

August 20 -- Friends of the Library Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Ashland Town Library

August 21 -- Outdoor Movie in the Park, "Guardians of the Galazy" -- 8:30 pm, Ashland Ball Field. Presented by the Ashland Area Recreation Association. Concessions will be sold; bring your chair or blanket.

August 24 -- Book Discussion Group -- 7:00 pm, Ashland Town Library. This month's selection is "One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd" by Jim Fergus.

August 31 -- First Day of School at Plymouth Regional High School

August 31 -- First Day of School at Ashland Elementary School

September 19 -- Ashland's Town Wide Yard Sale -- 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Rain or Shine. Sponsored by the Community Council of Ashland.

September 26 -- Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day -- 9:00 am-Noon, Plymouth Recycling Center, 56 Beech Hill Road. See flyer for details.

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Dog Licensing

Vital Records

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Code Red Emergency Communications Network

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