Commercial and Light Business Zone Makes Sense

Future plans need to address housing

By Ken wells

The 2013 Master Plan called for the creation of  a “commercial and light industrial “ (C&I) zone in Andover. Why would anybody want this? There are several reasons the creation of a C&I business zone made sense to the 2013 Master Planning committee. First, it makes some sense to cluster newly constructed businesses together, rather […]

Town Website Continues to be Updated and Improved

Email notifications are available with sign-up

By Kimverley Brown Edellmann

During quieter moments, we continue to put more work into the Town website with the goal of making it a great resource for everyone. When we add content, we can have the website send email notifications to those who want them. Residents can choose to be notified about different types of website content, such as […]

Administrator Explains Difference between Operating and Capital Budgets

2024 budget planning on the radar

By Kimberley Brown Edelmann

At Town Meeting in March, citizens vote on an operating budget and several capital budgets. These are very different types of budgets. The operating budget can be likened to your household budget. It covers the day-to-day expenses anticipated in running the Town for one year. Almost half of it covers wages and related payroll costs […]

Select Board Approves Final Buyout of Town Hall Solar Equipment

On Thursday July 14, the Andover Select Board heard views from residents on whether the Town should conclude its “Pre-Purchase Agreement” (PPA) with ReVision Energy by paying $17,724 from the unexpended fund balance to become outright owner of the equipment installed on the Town Office Building back in 2017. The PPA was negotiated with ReVision […]

Electric Bill Breakdown Demystifies Components of Charges

Have you ever looked at your electric bill and been confused about what all those separate charges are for? It sure is complicated! So go get your recent electric bill, pour yourself a cuppa and let’s go through it… First of all, what are they selling us? Energy – the thing that makes changes happen […]

Andover Police Department Service Calls for June 2023

Andover Police Department The Andover Police Department handled 295 Calls for Service during June 2023 including: Animal Cruelty: 1 Animal Livestock Complaint: 2 Animal Nuisance: 1 Assist Citizen: 6 Assist Police: 10 Beach Patrol: 39 Civil Issue/Stand-by: 1 Dog Loose: 2 Good Morning Andover: 38 Parking Violation: 11 Road Rage: 1 Stalking: 1 Theft: 4 […]

NHDOT Holds Public Hearing for Route 4 Bridge at AE/MS

NHDOT Holds Public Hearing for Route 4 Bridge at AE/MS

The NH Department of Transportation held its public hearing at AEMS on July 20. Project manager Jason Tremblay and Senior Project Engineer Ronald Kleim of NHDOT presented a preliminary design for project #40392 – replacement of the Rte 4 bridge between Fenvale and Plains roads. The current bridge is described as a “through-girder” bridge, which […]

Master Planning Meetings Poorly Attended

Andover’s previous Master Plan was approved in 2013, and it is supposed to be updated every 10 years. At the June 15 meeting, those citizens present worked on devising a survey to be circulated to Andover households, to gather citizens’ views on such crucial future issues as housing, business development, Andover’s tax base, and the future […]

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