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Selectmen meet the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Mondays each month. Selectmen meet more frequently during preparation for budget and town meeting.
All requests for fundraisers are done through the Town Manager's Office. A letter of request is needed identifying the days requested, name of the organization and contact information.
A citizen petition is a way for a resident to put something on the Town Meeting Warrant if it is not addressed through the budget, i.e., paving roads, installing street lights, etc. Citizen petitions require 25 signatures of registered Salem voters per RSA 39:3. Petitions are due in the Town Manager's office the 5th Tuesday before the Town Meeting, held the 2nd Tuesday in March. Although we cannot write the petition for you, the Town Manager's office can help you with developing the language for your citizen petition; however, it is your responsibility to determine the costs, if any, associated with your petition. Sample citizen petition forms are available on the Town's web site. Contact the Town Manager's Office at 890-2120 for additional information. With regard to petition articles for zoning amendments, please contact Ross Moldoff at 603-890-2083 for information.
The Town's municipal election is held annually on the 2nd Tuesday in March. The Town also has two deliberative sessions. In accordance with the Town Charter, the 1st deliberative session is held on either the first or second Saturday in February after the last Monday in January. This deliberative session discusses the Budget, Collective Bargaining Agreements, and Bond Articles. Results of this meeting go on the ballot to be voted upon on the 2nd Tuesday in March. The 2nd deliberative session is held the Saturday after the election and will include all other articles including citizen petitions.
The NH DMV is located in the lower level of the Town Hall. It is not a Town Department, but a State agency. Their hours are 8:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. The Town has no way of connecting you to their office. If you want general information, call 893-8734. You will be connected to a voicemail system. If you need to speak with someone directly, contact the State Dept. of Safety at 271-2251.
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