Sunapee will hold hearing on noise ordinance

Sunapee selectmen will hold a public hearing on a new noise ordinance on Monday, October 22 (7 p.m. ) at the town office building, Edgemont Road. You can view the draft ordinance at the town website or scroll down. Continue reading

2011 Town Warrant awaits Sunapee voters

When Sunapee voters gather for their 2011 Town Meeting, they will have 27 Town Warrant articles to consider including a petition warrant article that seeks to abolish the town’s water and sewer commission.

The deliberative session in Sunapee is February 8. Voting and Election Day is March 8.

Sunapee posted the Town Warrant on its website.

Sunapee News also provides it here: Sunapee, New Hampshire – 2011 Warrant Articles with petition (PDF, 197KB) Continue reading

Sunapee town offices post holiday hours

The Sunapee Transfer Station will close at noon on Friday, December 24, and be closed all day on Christmas day and New Year’s Day. The Sunapee Town Offices will close at noon on Wednesday, December 22, and be closed on Friday, December 24; Saturday, December 25; and Friday, December 31. The Sunapee board of selectmen, with no agenda items scheduled, canceled their Monday, December 27 meeting. (Selectmen meeting agendas and minutes are available on the town website;  minutes are available by subscribing to town news.)

Who is Sunapee’s Oldest Resident?

Sunapee selectmen want help “to determine who our oldest resident may be” and who might be the next recipient of the Boston Post Cane. In October, Helene Nutting, the holder of the cane, passed away at the age of 101.

The Boston Post newspaper devised the Boston Post Cane award in 1909. Edwin A. Grozier, the owner of the Boston Post in the early 1900’s, started the practice for publicity purposes. His newspaper distributed ornate, gold-tipped canes to hundreds of towns in New England for honoring the town’s oldest male resident. Starting in 1930, women were included.

Many New England towns including Sunapee continue the tradition. And Sunapee still has its original cane, which is kept in a case at the town office building. Recipients receive a replica.

“The Town of Sunapee is proud to be one of the municipalities presented with a cane,” according to the recent town notice. If anyone has any idea who might be eligible, please call the Sunapee Selectmen’s office at 763-2212 or email

Sunapee Selectmen Survey Residents about Communication

Sunapee selectmen are looking for feedback. They are asking residents to complete a “customer satisfaction survey” on communication. It can be found on the town website ( and at the office of the selectmen on Edgemont Road and at the town library. View/download the survey here:  CommunicationSurvey (102 KB).

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Sunapee Selectmen OK Emergency Funds for Library Repairs

Sunapee selectmen approved on December 21 an emergency expenditure of $20,000 for mold remediation and repairs at the town library. The money will come from the town’s unreserved fund balance, which is allowed by RSA32:11. The funding request was subsequently approved by the NH Dept. of Revenue Administration, as required. Continue reading

Sunapee Selectmen Will Consider Emergency Funds for Town Library

The board of selectmen in Sunapee will hold a public hearing on December 21 to consider, as prescribed by RSA 32.11, an emergency expenditure of $20,000 for mold remediation at the town library, according to selectmen minutes. Abbott Library Director John Walden and Xan Gallup, chair of the library board of trustees, went before the selectmen on November 30 to discuss the emergency expenditure.

Earlier in the year, toxic mold was discovered in the building’s lower level. The library basement houses adult and children book collections, office space, and the After School Kids (ASK) program that operates three days a week.

The library closed its lower level in November for the mold remediation. However, when books and shelves were removed, other moisture-related damage, drainage failures, and critical maintenance needs became apparent. The cost of the maintenance and repairs including replacement of the basement stairs exceeds available funds within the library budget and from the town contingency fund.

Repair of the basement floor required removing part of the library’s interior staircase. The trustees determined a re-build of the stairs leading to the lower level was necessary based on code requirements.

As for mold, the post-remediation mold tests showed “versicolor mold” still existed in the lower level office. The trustees recently agreed more cleaning airing, and re-testing of the area was needed. Volunteers will assist with the cleaning.

The children’s ASK program found a temporary meeting location, the Sunapee Community Methodist Church located across the street.

If the Sunapee selectmen approve the emergency expenditure on December 21, the funds with approval from the NH Dept. of Revenue could be available to the library within a few days, according to trustee minutes.

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