East Kingston News

 

Town of East Kingston, Annual Rabies Clinic

Dr. Kirk Smith of the Amesbury Animal Hospital and the Town of East Kingston will hold its annual Rabies Clinic on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm at the East Kingston Town Office Building parking lot, 24 Depot Road.

A fee of $13.00 will be charged for each animal. Any domestic animal may be brought to the clinic but must be restrained by a leash or in a cage.

Please bring the pet's most recent proof of rabies certification so that a three year vaccination can be offered. Otherwise, all vaccinations will cover a one year period.

The Town Clerk's Office will also be open during this time to issue dog licenses to East Kingston residents.

East Kingston residents are reminded that April 30th is the deadline for dog owners to license their dogs with the Town Clerk. This applies to all dogs, three months and older. A certificate of rabies vaccination is required as well as proof of neutering/spaying.

You can license your dog online here.

Special pick up days 2017 (pdf)

  • Bulky Pick-up   5/22/17
  • Bulky Pick-up    9/25/17
  • White Goods/Electronics   10/16/17

Sample Ballots - Election March 14, 2017

Absentee Ballots

Absentee Ballots are now available in the Town Clerk's Office or by mail or HERE for the Town Election to be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. March 3, 2017 will be the last day to accept voter registration applications until election day.

An absentee voter must be registered to vote in East Kingston, will be absent from Town on Voting Day, unable to come to the polls due to physical disability, or a religious observance, or an employment obligation requiring physical presence at work.

Requests must include your signature, East Kingston address, and a mailing address if different from home address. Written requests for the ballot can be mailed to the East Kingston Town Clerk, PO Box 249, East Kingston, NH 03827, emailed to bclark@eastkingstonnh.gov, or applied for in person at the Town Clerk's Office. The office will also accept faxed requests to (603)642-5096.

Completed ballots, returned in person, must be received at the Town Clerk's Office no later than 5:00PM, March 13, 2017, or received by mail by March 14, 2017. Ballots must be returned to the Town Clerk only by the voter, spouse, child, sibling or parent (special form required if not being delivered by voter).

Please call the Town Clerk's Office at 642-8794 for more information.

First Deliberative Session Feb. 6, 2017 Minutes (pdf)

Motor Vehicle Registration - February 2017

The NH Department of Safety, Division of Motor Vehicles is pleased to announce that a new computer system (VISION) will be implemented in the month of February.  As a result, there will be an interruption of motor vehicle registration processing statewide. Town/City Clerk’s offices, along with the DMV offices, will be unable to process new or renewal registrations over the President’s Day holiday weekend, beginning Friday, February 17, 2017, and will be resuming transactions on Wednesday, February 22, 2017.  Throughout this process, the Town/City Clerk’s office will be open for other transactions not related to vehicle registrations during our normal, scheduled hours of operation.

If you have a new registration, a temporary plate or your registration renewal is due during the month of February, please make sure you are aware of the processing interruption.

Please feel free to visit the DMV website at www.nh.gov/dmv for updates concerning this implementation.

2017 Town Elected Offices (pdf)

2017 Budget (pdf)

2017 Default Budget (pdf)

2017 Warrant - Signed (pdf)

2017 1st Deliberative Session Voting Day Notice (pdf)

Deliberative Session and Voting Notice (pdf)

2017 Warrant Articles (pdf)

Voting Machine Testing - Town of East Kingston

Please be advised that the testing of the Accuvote Voting machine that the Town of East Kingston will be using on November 8, 2016 will be held on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 10:00am in the Town Clerk’s Office, 24 Depot Road. This is a public process and all are encouraged to witness. If you have any questions regarding the process, please do not hesitate to contact Barbara A. Clark, Town Clerk at bclark@eastkingstonnh.gov.

Halloween 2016

The town of East Kingston will observe Trick or Treat on Sunday October 30th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Have a safe and happy Halloween!

WREATHS OF REMEMBRANCE

Wreaths of Remembrance will be placed at Arlington National Cemetery as well as at town and city monuments across the United States as a part of the Wreaths Across America Program. Honoring those who have defended our country helps us remember and appreciate their service and our freedom.

On Saturday, December 17, 2015 at 12 NOON, a Wreath of Remembrance will be placed at the Veterans Memorial Stone outside of the East Kingston Library on Maplevale Road. The East Kingston Community United Methodist Church will present the wreath and lead a brief service honoring our troops both past and present. Refreshments will be served at the East Kingston Community United Methodist Church following the ceremony. All are welcome.

HONOR A VETERAN - SPONSOR A WREATH

Perhaps you have a loved one who served in the military and is buried in East Kingston or Fremont, NH. One way to honor them this holiday season is to sponsor a wreath that will be placed on their gravesite. Not only will your family member or friend be remembered but homeless veterans will also be helped through your sponsorship.

The Wreaths Across America Program provides wreaths for $15 each. Ten dollars pays for the construction and delivery of the wreath to the Peoples United Methodist Church in Fremont. Volunteers will place the wreaths on each veteran’s gravesite in both East Kingston and Fremont in December. The remaining $5 will be donated to two local veterans’ centers that provide food, shelter and clothing to our homeless vets.

Wreaths Across America provides wreaths for Arlington National Cemetery as well as local cemeteries through the United States. The Selectmen and Cemetery Trustees in East Kingston and Fremont have approved this program. Sponsorship forms are available at the Fremont and East Kingston Town Halls.

If you would like to sponsor a wreath by phone, please call Gerry Tilley at 895-6658.

Absentee Ballots - October 2016

Absentee Ballots are now available in the Town Clerk's Office or by mail for the General Election to be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.  October 28, 2016 will be the last day to accept voter registration applications in the Town Clerk’s Office until election day.

An absentee voter must be registered to vote in East Kingston, will be absent from Town on Voting Day, unable to come to the polls due to physical disability, or a religious observance, or an employment obligation requiring physical presence at work.

Requests must include your signature, East Kingston address, and a mailing address if different from home address. Written requests for the ballot can be mailed to the East Kingston Town Clerk, PO Box 249, East Kingston, NH 03827, or applied for in person at the Town Clerk's Office. The office will also accept faxed requests to (603)642-5096.

Completed ballots, returned in person, must be received at the Town Clerk's Office no later than 5:00PM, November 7 , 2016, or received by mail by November 8, 2016.  Ballots must be returned to the Town Clerk only by the voter, spouse, child, sibling or parent (special form required if not being delivered by voter).

Please call the Town Clerk's Office at 642-8794 for more information.

* Application for NH State Election Absentee Ballot (pdf)

* Sample Ballot Nov. 2016
 

Mandatory Water Restrictions (pdf)

Bulk Waste/White Goods and Electronic Waste Pick-up Monday, October 17, 2016 (pdf)

On Monday, October 17, 2016, Waste Management will be collecting white goods as well as electronic waste for East Kingston residents. Acceptable white goods: stoves, gas grills (with gas tank removed), dishwashers, washing machines, dryers, lawn mowers and snowblowers. Lawnmowers and snowblowers must have oil and gas tanks removed. Electronic waste is limited to the following items: any computer, peripheral device such as but not limited to: televisions, monitors, printers, computers, keyboards, computer mouse, scanners, fax machines, VCR's, DVD players & recorders, portable digital music players, video game systems, small servers, satellite receivers, cable receivers and digital converter boxes.

Items not accepted: Air conditioners, furniture, mattresses, couches, wood items, paint/solvents, automobile parts, and construction materials.

Residents must purchase stickers at the Town Clerk’s Office. There is a $15.00 fee per item. Residents MUST contact Waste Management at (800) 972-4545 the week prior to collection to notify them what white goods or electronic waste you'll be placing at the curb.  Only goods called in advance and with a sticker will be picked up. All items must be curbside by 7:00AM on the 17th and will be picked-up by a separate truck.

Drought Emergency in New Hampshire Recommended Measures for New Hampshire Residents notice (pdf)

Hazardous Waste Day

October 15, 2016 from 8:00am – 1:00PM

Flyer (pdf)

Absentee Ballots

Absentee Ballots are now available in the Town Clerk's Office or by mail for the State Primary Election to be held on Tuesday, September 13, 2016.  September 6, 2016 will be the last day to accept voter registration applications until election day.

An absentee voter must be registered to vote in East Kingston, will be absent from Town on Voting Day, unable to come to the polls due to physical disability, or a religious observance, or an employment obligation requiring physical presence at work.

Requests must include your signature, East Kingston address, and a mailing address if different from home address. Written requests for the ballot can be mailed to the East Kingston Town Clerk, PO Box 249, East Kingston, NH 03827, or applied for in person at the Town Clerk's Office. The office will also accept faxed requests to (603)642-5096.

Completed ballots, returned in person, must be received at the Town Clerk's Office no later than 5:00PM, September 12, 2016 or received by mail by September 13, 2016.  Ballots must be returned to the Town Clerk  only by the voter, spouse, child, sibling or parent (special form required if not being delivered by voter).

Please call the Town Clerk's Office at 642-8794 for more information.

Track your Ballot

Voters: check your party, find your polling place, and more...

Track your ballots on: State of NH Voter Information Look-up

Filing Period

The State Primary Filing Period is from June 1-10, 2016.  All candidates for State Representative as well as Delegate to the Republican State Convention must file in person with the Town Clerk's Office. 

Dog Licensing Reminder....

East Kingston residents are reminded that April 30th is the deadline for dog owners to license their dogs with the Town Clerk.

A new adult dog should be licensed immediately with the Town Clerk. A puppy must be licensed as soon as it is 4 months old. 

  • Male/Female - $9.00
  • Spayed Female /Neutered Male - $6.50
  • Dogs under 7 months old - $6.50
  • SeniorCitizen (65+ years - first animal only) - $2.00

A current rabies certificate, proof of spaying/neutering (if necessary) or previous year's dog license are required for licensing.

There is a $1.00 per month late fee for each month after May 31st. If you fail to license your dog, a fine of $30.00 will be issued by the East Kingston Police Department.

You can license your dog online under Town Clerk/Taxes.

Town Report 2015 (pdf)