Town of Bow Bulletin
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April 2018 Edition

Welcome to the monthly bulletin from the Town of Bow.  As part of our commitment to keep citizens informed and involved in the community, we hope you find this information to be useful. Follow the public meeting schedule. Sign up for text and email notifications through NotifyMe®.  Follow Bow Police, Recreation, and Library on social media.

Town Manager, David Stack
 David Stack, Town Manager       Photo © Eric Anderson.

Town Manager's Report

New Twitter Account

I have set up a new Twitter account to serve as just one more way to get news and information out to Bow residents. Follow me on Twitter @BowManager

Old Town Hall Accessibility Project

The project to make the Old Town Hall entrance and bathrooms ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant is almost done. Work on the bathrooms was completed through the efforts of Cobb Hill Construction,  R & T Electric and Bow Plumbing and Heating. All three companies donated the labor needed to get the job done. Thank you! The old front door has been replaced with a wider door and the new access ramp will soon be completed by volunteers from the Men's Club. Thanks also to Dana Gourley from the Department of Public Works for his assistance. This project will enable all members of the public to access the building and participate in the programs that are offered. It has been a great collaborative effort that truly exemplifies the community spirit of Bow. 

Groundskeeper Dan Freeman is Leaving
Dan Freeman will be leaving the Town to assume the position of Superintendent at the Lochmere Golf and County Club. To say that Dan did a great job to bring back to life the Town's athletic fields is an understatement. He led the effort to install a watering system at Hanson Park. Through his talent, knowledge and efforts, the fields have become a source of pride for the community. Thank you very much, Dan and best of luck in your new endeavor.

Community Development Department

The Town adopted a Tax Increment Finance District at this year’s annual Town Meeting to help attract new businesses to Bow.
The Town building inspector, Bob Pike, was recently featured in an episode of North Woods Law New Hampshire.
Discussions regarding several new business prospects have been ongoing, including a foundry relocating to town, and the expansion of mini-storage and tool sales businesses.

Bow Fire Department

Bow Fire Department

In the Community

Chief Mitch Harrington recently served as a judge at the  Bow Elementary School Invention Convention. 

The members of both the Bow Police Department and Bow Fire Department met with Bow Girl Scouts to show them what the departments do and take a tour. 
Fire Fighters pose with Bow Girlscout Troop
Captain Paramedic Jim Beaudoin and Firefighter/AEMT David Eastman with the Bow Girl Scout Troop
Girls jumping off Rock
Photo by Eric Anderson

Parks & Recreation Department

Easter Egg Hunt

We just held our Annual Easter Egg Hunt, in the snow!  Luckily, the Easter Bunny didn’t bring any white eggs this year.  Thank you to the Bow Men’s Club for a delicious breakfast, the Bow Girl Scouts for helping the Easter Bunny prior to the event, the Bow Elementary School and it’s staff, Miss NH Lauren Percy, the Bow High School Interact Club and all who joined us.

Spring Recreation Flyer
Have you checked out our Spring Activities Flyer?  It’s full of activities for children through adults.  Check it out.   Registration for all our programs is first come/first served and many will fill up!  Find our flyer on the town website –
Summer Camp Registration
We will hold registration night for our Summer Camp & Trips on Wednesday, April 4th from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.  Registration is first come, first served.  Full information about the camp and trips is on the Town of Bow website and Bow Parks & Recreation Face Book Page.  It’s going to be a great summer!
Check out our Face Book Page…..”Bow Parks & Recreation” This page is updated regularily to keep you informed of “Parks & Recreation Happenings” here in Bow.

                   Celebrating Children Preschool Open House

Celebrating Children is hosting an Open House on Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Click here for more information

Bow Police Department Badge

Bow Police Department 

Drug Take Back Day 

Drug Take Back Day will be held on Saturday, April 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Bow Safety Center.
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue.  According to the  National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.4 million Americans abused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.

CHAD - Children's Hospital at Dartmouth

Sgt. Phil Lamy recently played in the Annual CHAD Battle of the Badges, representing Bow Police. Thank you to everyone who came out and showed your support for #5 and CHAD.  

Protect our Town

Bow Police, Bow Fire & Emergency Management sponsored our  3rd quarterly meeting on “Protect our Town” on March 4th.  This was a great gathering of community members who are willing to learn about Public Safety and provide additional insight on protecting Bow.  Emergency Management Director Lee Kimball presented on the workings of the Emergency Operations Center and the CERT training program.  Chief Lougee spoke about school and business safety response and on the trail system meeting the Town had in February. 

The next meeting will be May 6 (Sunday) from 2pm-3pm at the Safety Center.  All interested Bow Citizens are welcome to attend!

Community News

School Resiurce Officer Mike Carpenter and Chief Margaret Lougee conducted safety training for Celebrating Children at the Town Hall.  They performed Active Shooter scenario training.  SRO Carpenter also went to Winnisquam School in Tilton to assist them in School Safety and Chief Lougee attended an Auburn School Safety Team meeting to assist them with their Safety.  Chief Lougee assisted the Bow Elementary School with a training for parents on safety procedures.

The Police Department is conducting three (3) grant funded details in the month of March, sponsored by the Office of Highway Safety:  Sustained Traffic Enforcement Patrol; DWI; Safe Commute. 

Continuing Education Updates

Chief Margaret Lougee attended a two day conference in Boston, Mass. on “Women in Command”, sponsored by Calibre Press.   Five of the six female Chief’s from NH attended.  #1 goal, every day of all supervisors, managers and leaders in any organization anywhere MUST be to create an atmosphere of TRUST.  #1 priority of Police supervisors is the safety of all Officers.
School Resource Officer Mike Carpenter and Chief Lougee received training on “Crisis Management for School Based Incidents”, sponsored by FEMA and Homeland Security.  We will be getting the Town and School District to discuss possible changes/updates for our plans.

                       "See Something, Say Something"

                                 Town of  Bow Police Department

Department of Public Works


Winter will just not go away!

In March, the DPW crew plowed and treated roads and parking areas dduring five ice and snow events, inlcuding Skylar. Skylar took a toll on the employees with the crew working through the night trying to keep the roads safe.  After the storms the crew patched potholes and cleaned up fallen limbs and replaced guardrail posts on the back side of Brown Hill. 

Road Load Limits

The DPW team put up the load limit signs to keep heavy trucking off the soft roads. The office was very busy issuing waivers for truckers to use the posted roads when the weather permitted and the loads met the requirements.

Fleet Maintenance

A new fleet preventative maintenance program has been put into place for all Town vehicles and equipment, including Police, Public Works and Recreation. his will help with the track and manage the expenses of major repairs.  T

Town Clerk/Tax Collector's Office

Town and School Elections

In spite of the weather the Town elections went off smoothly on Tuesday, March 13th with the help of all the volunteers, the Department of Public Works crew and the Bow Police Department. We had a good turnout of 1,191 voters. As always, the Department of Public Works crew did a great job setting up before and cleaning up after the elections. They also did an amazing job of keeping the roads cleared so people could come in and vote. Thank you to the Bow Police who helped with traffic control. Thank you to everyone who also helped out at the Town Meeting on Wednesday March 14th.

Have you Registered your Dog?

Remember to register your dog by April 30. Late fees will start to accrue on June 1. A  big thank you to everyone who has already registered their dogs. Please update your email address with Town clerk’s office so we can send you dog reminder emails in the future. As always, you can register in person at the Town Clerk's Office, online or by mail.  If you are registering your dog online or by mail please remember to have your dog's 2017 license number.  If you do not have the 2017 dog license number, just call the Town Clerk's office and we can provide it to you.

Property Tax Liens

Tax lien notices will be going out soon for 2017 unpaid taxes. The Lien date is May 15th

Bow Heritage Commission

Baker Heritage Room

The Baker Heritage Room at the Baker Free Library will be open Thursday, April 12, 2018 and Saturday,  April 21, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and by appointment.  Bow Heritage Commission staff will be available to assist you in locating and viewing materials.
Available are the Henry Baker Book Collection, Native American artifacts, Town papers & documents, Bow Civil War documents and NH Regiment books, Deeds and surveys of Frank White, Cemetery inscriptions, Genealogy information, Old Photos, scrap books and much more. Please check in at the library desk before going to the Heritage Room.

Volunteers needed

We still need volunteers. You can apply during open hours or contact Faye Johnson 603-228-8149.

Town of Bow Recyles

Recycling and Solid Waste Committee 

Volunteers Needed

The Committee Is accepting applications for new members. Contact the Town Manager's Office or go online to complete the Volunteer Application.  

For more information on the Recycling and Solid Waste Committee check out our page on the Town Website.

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