Last week the New Hampshire Municipal Association hosted its 76th Annual Conference in Manchester. DTC Lawyers was there as an Exhibitor and Attorneys Christopher Boldt and Eric Maher gave a lecture on the NH Utility Appeals. Since 2014, several utility companies have appealed their assessments in multiple communities throughout New Hampshire. The lecture was on the history behind these utility appeals and gave an update on recent court decisions and pending litigation. For more information on the New Hampshire Municipal Association click here.
On Saturday September 23rd and Saturday October 14th, Attorneys Kate Miller and Justin Pasay will be presenters at the 2017 Municipal Law Lecture Series. These lectures are intended for municipal officials with an interest in or responsibility for any aspect of municipal land use regulation, including members of planning and zoning boards, planners, land use administrators, select boards, town and city councilors, building inspectors, code enforcement officers, and public works personnel.
Their lecture will go over the following:
Does state or federal law trump local zoning for cell towers? How can Planning Boards and ZBAs protect municipal interests and comply with state and federal law when permitting wireless facilities? With all the changes in state and federal law over the past 8 years, it is hard to keep up! And mistakes can be expensive. This presentation will present an overview of the evolving law on permitting wireless facilities, plus provide specific recommendations for procedures your land use boards, municipal staff and regional planners can implement to ensure this tricky process is done right.
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Denise A. Poulos has been elected to serve as President of the Seacoast Board of Veterans Count, which as the philanthropic arm of Easterseals Military & Veterans Services, over the past 10 years has provided services to more than 9,900 individuals for challenges including suicide prevention, employment, homelessness, substance misuse treatment, transportation, legal concerns, mental health issues resulting from post-traumatic stress and/or traumatic brain injury. In addition, emergency financial assistance for food, utilities, housing, rent, emergency shelter, fuel assistance, vehicle repair, child care, gasoline, and medical bills is also provided. For more information on Veterans Count, click here.
On Thursday, June 1st our client, colleagues and friends joined us at our new Exeter location to enjoy refreshments and check out our new space. The evening was bittersweet as we said farewell to one of our founding Partners, Charlie Tucker, as he retires after 50 years of service to his clients. Mike Donahue, Rob Ciandella and Bob Derosier shared many fond memories of Charlie. We wish Charlie and Jean well as they embark on their new adventure. In case you missed it, we’ve compiled a slide show with photos of the event and our new office. Click here.
Attorney Chris Boldt will once again be presenting at the 2017 Annual Spring Planning and Zoning Conference of the NH Office of Energy and Planning, scheduled for Saturday, April 29th at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, NH. Chris has again been asked to speak at a double session on the basic procedures ZBA members should use in making their various decisions on variances, special exceptions, appeals of administrative decisions and waivers of dimensional criteria. For more information and on-line registration, please go to http://www.nh.gov/oep
Attorneys Sharon Somers and Kate Miller will be presenting “Cell Towers: Managing the Approval Process to Protect Municipal Interests and Comply with State and Federal Law” on Wednesday, November 16 at the NH Municipal Association’s Annual Conference at the Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm Street, Manchester, NH. Kate and Sharon have lectured on this extensive subject in the past. Given recent changes to the law, this program is a must-see for those municipal officials who are faced with dealing with applications for cell tower locations. You can also visit our attorneys at our booth (#110) in the Exhibitor’s Hall on both Wednesday and Thursday. To view the materials from this presentation click here.
Attorney Chris Boldt will play the blinded old soldier “The Earl of Gloucester” in Seven Stages Shakespeare Company’s production of Shakespeare’s thrilling drama of family and political dysfunction Lear at 7:30 p.m. on November 3rd, 4th, 5th, 10th, 11th & 12th at the Millspace in Newmarket. Seen through the prism of Alzheimer’s Disease, Director Dan Beaulieu brings this production of a pillar of Western Literature into and around the audience at all times. It will be an experience not to be missed. As always, Seven Stages presentations are “Free for All or Pay What You Will”. For more information, please go to www.7stagesshakespeare.org.
DTC is proud to sponsor the first annual “Thanks for Giving Road Race” to benefit the Southern District YMCA’s Youth Programs and St Vincent de Paul of Exeter Community Assistance Center and Food Pantry. Start your Thanksgiving morning off right with the 5K and 10K family run/walk road race. To register or to learn how you can help click here.
DTC Lawyers is again proud to sponsor the Gala at RiverWoods at Exeter, to benefit the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Exeter on October 15th, 2016, at the Boulders campus at RiverWoods . St. Vincent de Paul provides critically needed services to our neighbors in need in Exeter and the New Hampshire Seacoast: a well-stocked food pantry, access to medical and dental care, job skills training and countless other benefits. The RiverWoods biennial Gala, which benefits a specific charity each time, is a great opportunity for the community to come out to raise significant funds for St. Vincent de Paul. Please join the attorneys at DTC and other community members for a night of silent and live auctions, wonderful hors d’oeuvres and heartier fare, festive beverages and good cheer, all hosted by RiverWoods at Exeter. For more information please visit www.svdpexeter.com or riverwoodsrc.org.
These lectures are intended for municipal officials with an interest in, or responsibility for, any aspect of municipal land use regulation, including members of planning boards, zoning boards, conservation commissions, and select boards, as well as councilors, planners, building inspectors and code enforcement officers.
Code enforcement can be complicated, with various nuanced procedures that are dependent on the code being enforced. This presentation will inform attendees of the various land use, building, and safety codes enforceable by municipalities in the State of New Hampshire, as well as the procedures established to enforce those codes. Attendees will be further provided with practical advice with regard to enforcement actions from three practitioners in code enforcement.
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