COVID-19: Updates & resources for our community members
This page is updated daily to keep Fremont residents and visitors informed of how COVID-19 is impacting the Town of Fremont. We are trying to make information available as quickly as possible as we transition to reduce face-to-face contact and help to slow the spread of the virus. We are still only open by appointment at the Town Hall and we are working on how to re-open safely.
Don't forget to license your dog ASAP to avoid the State fine.
We have had to cancel our annual Memorial Day Services in light of the Governor's Orders. We are placing flags at our buildings, and along the wall at the Village Cemetery. We will have a wreath placed on Sunday at the Town Hall Memorial. Thank you Veterans for your service and sacrifice!
Trash and recycling will be delayed by one day due to the Memorial Day Holiday. Thursday pickup will be Friday May 29th and Friday pickup will be Saturday May 30th.
All Press Releases from NHDMV can be found at the bottom of this page. Please reveiw this in reference to ANY Motor Vehicle / DMV Transaction.
Cancelled events: Bulky Day, Litter Free Fremont, Memorial Day Parade - see notes near the end of this writing.
See the following updated file attachments at the bottom of this article for Family Resources, Self-monitoring and Quarantine information from NH DHHS, LHC Community Resource Brochure file, Outdoor Distancing Do's and Don'ts.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TO THE RESIDENTS OF FREMONT NH - TOWN BUILDINGS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
We continue to actively monitor the COVID-19 situation, which changes daily. The Town is committed to the continued health and optimal safety of our residents as well as our employees, and we intend to do our part to “flatten the curve” of the COVID-19 pandemic. To that end, in consultation with our Emergency Management Director and other Public Safety Services, we have decided that effective immediately, all of the Town’s Offices will be closed to the public until further notice.
We are still working to serve residents, operating a “VIRTUAL TOWN HALL.” In today’s world, most of the transactions for our residents can be done online or arranged via phone, email, or drop box. Resident questions can and will be answered via phone or email. As a last resort, you may schedule an appointment in Town Hall with the appropriate Town personnel to complete your transaction. Town employees will be working in various capacities (in very limited numbers as necessary)—and will continue to be at your service as best we can.
FIRE, EMS AND POLICE: Of course, our incredible Police and Fire Rescue Departments will continue to serve the residents of our Town on a “business as usual” basis; however, we ask that you please keep all non-emergency calls to a minimum so that they may devote their time to those residents in need of emergency services. If you have non-emergency COVID-19 related questions, please call 2-1-1 (a state hotline manned 24/7 specifically for such questions). The lobby at the Safety Complex is locked and there is a Blink camera system installed that is motion sensitive. If you approach the door and speak, it will activate. Someone will be with you shortly (M-F 8-4). If you have a true emergency situation, please call 911. You can also do this from the red phone at the right of the Complex door. It is a direct dial to NH 9-1-1 as soon as you lift the receiver.
PUBLIC MEETINGS: With the exception of the Board of Selectmen, all other meetings have been recessed or cancelled. Watch the CALENDAR on the Town website. More information will be forthcoming about meetings in the future. This is a very fluid situation. Public gatherings must be less than 10 people and observe social distance of at least 6 feet. We ask that you watch us from home on FCTV 22 or Vimeo (posted just after each meeting closes). If you have questions, we will usually have an email address posted to send them in and we will try and address them on air.
Finally, please know that we are monitoring all local developments related to COVID-19, and as your Town Officials, we are committed to timely and ongoing communication about any and all changes to our operating status as well as any recommendations to the public from public health and other government officials.
“HOW TO” COMPLETE VARIOUS MUNICIPAL TRANSACTIONS
WEBSITE: The Town website address is www.fremont.nh.gov, and we encourage you to visit the website frequently for new information and updates. Please use the “Ask a Question button” in the Citizen Action Center on the Fremont Homepage.
TOWN HALL MAILING ADDRESS: Should you need mail anything to Town Hall, the address is as follows:
(Specify which Department, if possible) Fremont Town Office, PO Box 120, Fremont NH 03044-0120
DROP BOXES: At the front entrance to Town Hall at 295 Main Street, there is a secure, green mailbox where you may drop off checks (NO CASH) or other paperwork. Should your paperwork not fit, please refer to the list of contacts below to make alternative arrangements.
TOWN HALL GENERAL TELEPHONE NUMBER: (603) 895 2226 (See contacts below for more specific extensions). Our lines do jump to next available, so dialing in to the main number will allow you to access any department or extension. You can also reach the Town Administrator Heidi Carlson at 603 418 4416.
TRANSACTIONS: The following is a list of the transactions most often performed for our residents with some directions as to how each may be accomplished until the COVID-19 crisis passes and we can safely re-open our doors:
Renewal of a car registration: Should be done online via our website portal: https://www.eb2gov.com/eb2gov.dll/TownLaunch?towncode=824
Registration and title transfers of a newly purchased vehicle: PLEASE NOTE, ALL 20 DAY TEMPORARY PLATES IN THE STATE OF NH ISSUED AFTER FEBRAURY 26, 2020 HAVE NOW BEEN EXTENDED TO MAY 31, 2020. This should help with all new vehicle purchases in NH, you DO NOT have to register until May 31st. If you have a temporary plate which now expires on May 31, 2020, appointments will be granted on an “as needed” basis. The Town Clerk is limiting interaction with the public as much as possible due to the Covid 19 Pandemic, therefore the registration process for new vehicles will be a little more work than usual, but doable.
STEPS TO REGISTER A NEW vehicle:
1. Email firstname.lastname@example.org copies or pictures of your NH dealership title application OR if private sale; the title-front and back,
Note: If the vehicle is older than a 1999 model or a trailer under 3,000 lbs. you will not need a title, just a copy/photo of the bill of sale and VIN verification. Here is the link for VIN verification form if needed: https://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/dmv/forms/documents/tdmv19a.pdf
2. Any lienholder information if applicable
3. Your license
4. The registration from the vehicle you are transferring plates if you are transferring. If you are NOT transferring plates, specify what type of plate (passenger is most common, moose plate, state park, vanity etc). For a vanity plate, include a copy of that application. Vanity applications are downloadable and printable here: https://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/dmv/forms/documents/rdmv120.pdf
5. A contact phone number to reach you for appointment purposes.
This allows the clerk to process ahead of time. Once received, she will make an appointment for you to come to the Town Hall and make payment (cash or 2 checks; one for the Town of Fremont and one for the State of NH). She will then be able to collect signatures on the title application and registration and give you your plates. Please also bring all forms that you previously emailed as she will need original title application or title if private sale, original registration if transferring plates, original VIN verification if applicable and original vanity application if applicable.
Copies of vital records: https://www.eb2gov.com/eb2gov.dll/TownLaunch?towncode=824 Town Clerk Nicole Cloutier email@example.com 895 8693 x 307
Tax payments: mail (checks ONLY and post dates will be honored as the date of payment); or dropping your check in the secure drop box outside of Town Hall (no cash). Contact Tax Collector Nicole Cloutier with questions firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note address and/or map/lot on your check.
Dog licensing: Renewals can be done online at https://www.eb2gov.com/eb2gov.dll/TownLaunch?towncode=824
Registration of new dogs: Leave a copy of your rabies certificate and all of your contact information (name, address and cell phone number) with a check in the drop box or send in by mail. Fees are $7.50 for spayed/neutered per dog; $10 for unaltered, and $2.00 for seniors. Contact Town Clerk Nicole Cloutier at email@example.com.
Boat licensing: Renewals can be done with the Town Clerk or the State of NH. The pre-printed forms do not have the updated fees, so please contact NH DMV or the Town Clerk for more information before leaving off your checks. firstname.lastname@example.org
Voter Registration: Contact Town Clerk at email@example.com
Abatement applications: Can be downloaded from the Town’s website at https://www.fremont.nh.gov/assessing/pages/abatements Contact Jeanne Nygren at firstname.lastname@example.org or 895 2226 x 303. The deadline has passed for the 2019 tax year, so this doesn’t apply until December 2020 tax bill cycle. We can mail you this form upon request as well.
Property Record Cards: Can be sent out by mail if you need it, and can be accessed all the time online at https://www.fremont.nh.gov/assessing/pages/online-property-look. Contact Jeanne, Kathy or Heidi in the Selectmen’s Office to have any of our forms mailed or emailed out to you.
Filing for and renewals of Exemptions and Credits: Information for verification or renewal can be sent by mail or dropped off in the drop box; questions can be directed to Kathy Clement, email@example.com 895 2226 x 302. Forms can be downloaded from https://www.fremont.nh.gov/assessing/pages/credits-exemptions. Print and fill out and submit with necessary documentation (which we will return to you). We can also mail these to you. The deadline by Statute is April 15th annually, and has now passed for the 2020 tax year.
Intents to Cut and Intents to Excavate: Can be mailed to the Selectmen’s Office or scanned/sent to firstname.lastname@example.org once completed. Please be sure your form is complete and includes an email and phone contact. Report of Cut/Excavated Materials are due April 15, 2020. Please submit to Heidi by mail, email or drop box as soon as possible.
Verification of Owners on Abutters List: Already created abutters lists can be emailed for ownership verification to email@example.com. Contact the Selectmen’s Office if you need assistance putting together a list or to get access to the most-current information needed.
Building Inspections: Inspections and life safety matters addressed as conditions permit. All other inspection requests shall be directed to the Inspector at firstname.lastname@example.org 895 3200 x 309
Building permits: Permit applications are available on the Town website and will be accepted via email, mail or drop box outside Town Hall. Payments are to be made by check only. Should you need to drop off plans or applications which will not fit in the drop box, please contact 895 3200 x 309 or email@example.com.
Building plan reviews: Will be accepted via email, mail or drop box outside Town Hall. If necessary, we will meet individuals by appointment only to go over plan questions; please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 895 3200 x 309.
Burial plot sales and Interments: contact Cemetery Sexton Shawn Perreault at email@example.com at 895 2226 x 310 to arrange.
Driveway Inspections: Permits are on the Town website. You can also call Heidi, Jeanne or Kathy to have one mailed to you. Fill out the application form and leave with $65.00 fee in the drop box. Please note there are two types, one for new construction, and one for paving/repaving of a driveway.
Food Pantry - Renee 603 244 1404 or Kim 207 370 5096. Arrangements made for outdoor pickup. Contact Renee or Kim to get food or to make a donation. At this uncertain time, the best way to make a donation is by check. Mail to Selectmen's Office or drop in front drop box at Town Hall.
Notary - If you need something notarized, call Heidi at 895 2226 x 301 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment.
Oil burner permits can be downloaded from this state link: NHFMO Oil Burner Permit Form. Print and complete the form and drop off in the Town Hall dropbox or mail to Town of Fremont, PO Box 120, Fremont NH 03044 with the $65.00 fee payable to Town of Fremont. Be sure to leave all of your contact information.
Road concerns or questions, Snow Plowing, Roadway drainage: Contact Road Agent Leon Holmes Jr at 603 300 7430. The Highway Department continues to work normal hours (7:00 am to 3:30 pm), observing appropriate social distancing.
Trash / Recycling: To log a repair ticket for a toter, get another recycling bin, or general recycling questions about pickup, acceptable items or schedules, contact Jeanne Nygren email@example.com 895 2226 x 303 or Kathy Clement firstname.lastname@example.org 895 2226 x 302. FOR TOTER REPAIRS, you can call the Waste Management Toter Line at 603 330 2168 as well.
Waste Management is collecting trash and recycling on their normal schedule, observing appropriate social distancing. ALL TRASH MUST BE SECURED (TIED) IN BAGS BEFORE GOING IN YOUR TOTER. Latex gloves are trash, cannot be recycled.
To file Land Use Board submissions (including Planning Board, Zoning Board, Conservation Commission), or to review property files, site plans, subdivision plans, etc. please contact Leanne Miner email@example.com to arrange.
Selectmen’s Meetings / Agendas or follow-up items contact Heidi Carlson firstname.lastname@example.org 895 2226 x 301
Fremont Public Library – Closed to the public and no longer able to do curbside pickup based on recommendation from the NH State Library. Converting to all online services and tech support. Email Library Director Eric Abney at email@example.com (email is the best method) or call 895 9543 and leave a message.
All Library programming is suspended through at least May 31. You can return items as usual in the book drop.
Town fee schedule if you need to submit a check with a permit application: https://www.fremont.nh.gov/town-administrator/pages/fee-schedule
OTHER IMPORTANT CONTACTS
Have a question for a particular department? Please contact the following staff members either via email or by phone (895 2226, or number and specific extensions noted below):
Tax payment questions, Marriage Licenses, Vehicle, Boat, Dog, Voter Registrations: Nicole Cloutier firstname.lastname@example.org or 895 8693 x 307 (Email preferred).
Building Department questions: Building Inspector Larry Miner email@example.com 895 3200 x 309
EMERGENGY – DIAL 9-1-1
Emergency Management Director – Mark DeVeber firstname.lastname@example.org
Fire Rescue – Non-emergency 895 9634 or Raymond Dispatch 895 4222
Food Pantry - Renee 603 244 1404 or Kim 207 370 5096
Health Officer - April Phelps 895 2226 X 301 or email Health Officer Consider reviewing the Health Officer's Presentation from the March 19th Selectmen's Meeting (click open the file attachment at the bottom of this page). It is very informative.
Highway Department questions: Road Agent Leon Holmes Jr 603 300 7430
Planning Department questions: Land Use AA Leanne Miner email@example.com 895 3200 x 306
Budget and Finance questions: Heidi Carlson firstname.lastname@example.org 895 2226 x 301
FCTV: Coordinator Bill Millios FremontCTV@gmail.com 895 3200 x 312
Police non-emergency: Station 895 3425 or 895 2229 Rockingham County Sherriff's Department 679 2225
Welfare questions: Herb Tardiff email@example.com 483 2881
Of course, should you have a general question and you are not sure who to call, please contact our Administration office: Town Administrator Heidi Carlson: firstname.lastname@example.org 895 2226 x 301
If you do not have internet service, please call us and we will be creative in finding a way to help!
Other fluid updates – Please check back to the Town’s homepage often at www.fremont.nh.gov
The planned events of Bulky Day, Litter Free Fremont, and the Memorial Day Parade have been cancelled. You can pick up Litter Free bags and do roadside cleanup, observing social distance, IF YOU CAN FIT THE BAGS IN YOUR TOTER with your weekly trash. We will make it available if it is safe to do a town-wide collection at some point in the future. Bags are at the Town Hall out front by the drop box, and at the main entrance to the Fremont Public Library.
New Hampshire residents with questions should call the following phone numbers:
General questions on COVID-19: 2-1-1 Callers will reach a phone menu, and then select the ‘COVID’ option to reach a live operator. Callers should expect to wait patiently for many minutes to reach an operator.
To immediately report any suspect cases of COVID-19 (via exposure or travel) to the DPHS at: During the day, call 603 271 4496 (office hours from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM) or 603 271 5300 (only after hours). Caller should expect to leave a message with an operator, or leave a voice mail, and wait patiently for a return call within a few hours.
Direct sick people (i.e. symptomatic with fever, cough or shortness of breath) should call their healthcare provider. If they don’t have a provider, they can call an urgent care clinic and ask for an evaluation.
ALWAYS REMEMBER THE BASICS: Please wash your hands often with soap and water.
Stay home if you are ill. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, throw it away immediately, and WASH your HANDS.
For more information, please visit the DHHS COVID-19 webpage at https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/2019-ncov.htm.
PRESS RELEASE May 7, 2020 NH DMV
NH DMV EXPANDS APPOINTMENT-BASED SERVICES TO THREE ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS
CONCORD, N.H. – The New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announces the expansion of appointment-based services to three additional locations. Starting Monday, May 11, Salem, Nashua, and Keene will open for appointment only services, in addition to Concord, Dover, Manchester, Newport, and Twin Mountain.
The following appointment only services will resume on Monday, May 11:
Motorcycle permit testing – by appointment only. Call 227-4000 to schedule an appointment.
Motorcycle testing – by appointment only, limited to the Concord location. Call 227-4020 to schedule an appointment.
Motorcycle Rider Training classes. Call 227-4025 to register for a class.
In-person driver license renewals are available for customers whose licenses have expired or will expire by June 30, 2020 – by appointment only. Call 227-4000 to schedule an appointment. Customers are encouraged to renew at www.nh.gov/dmv, if eligible.
Customers transferring a license from another state – by appointment only. Call 227-4000 to schedule an appointment.
The DMV offers the following important service reminders:
Driver Licenses: Non-Commercial Driver License driving road tests are not currently being conducted.
All Commercial Driver License related transactions can be conducted by appointment only. Call 227-4000 to schedule an appointment.
Customers whose licenses have expired or will expire by June 30, 2020 may apply for a 6-month license extension. Call 227-4020 to apply for the 6-month license extension over the phone. Customers are encouraged to renew at www.nh.gov/dmv, if eligible.
The REAL ID compliance deadline has been extended until October, 2021. REAL ID transactions will not be conducted for the duration of the Stay at Home Order.
Vehicle Registrations: Existing vehicle registrations are renewed by your city or town clerk’s office. Please visit your town website or call your local town clerk’s office for vehicle registration renewal options. NH DMV 20-day plates as well as NH authorized dealer 20-day plates, issued on or after February 26, 2020 have been given an automatic extension through May 31, 2020. Residents are encouraged to reach out to their local city or town clerk’s office for permanent vehicle registration options.
Walking disability placards or license plates may be issued 6-month extensions without meeting the in-person application and medical certification requirements.
Drop box services are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:15 p.m. at the following locations: Concord, Dover, Manchester, Newport, Twin Mountain, Salem, Nashua, and Keene.
For all other transactions, please call DMV customer service at 227-4000 to determine the availability of services. Customers should take advantage of the DMV’s online services, including online driver license renewal for those who are eligible, ID renewals, and online ticket pay at www.nh.gov/dmv.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, April 23, 2020 Larry Crowe, DMV PIO O: (603) 227-4200, (603) 227-4050
NH DMV EXTENDS EXPIRATION DATE OF PREVIOUSLY ISSUED 20-DAY PLATES
CONCORD, N.H. - The New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has extended the expiration date of previously issued 20-day plates through May 31, 2020. NH DMV 20-day plates as well as NH authorized dealer 20-day plates issued on or after February 26, 2020 have been given an automatic extension through May 31, 2020. Residents are encouraged to reach out to their local city or town clerk’s office for permanent vehicle options.
The DMV would also like to offer the following important service reminders:
The Division of Motor Vehicles has transitioned to phone and online services and appointment only walk-in services consolidated to five locations: Concord, Dover, Manchester, Newport, and Twin Mountain.
Non-CDL driving road tests as well as motorcycle testing will not be conducted for the duration of the Stay at Home Order.
All CDL related transactions can be conducted by appointment only. Call 227 4000 to schedule an appointment.
Customers whose licenses have expired or are set to expire between April 1, 2020 and May 31, 2020 may apply for a 6-month license extension. Call 227 4020 to apply for the 6-month license extension over the phone.
The REAL ID compliance deadline has been extended until October, 2021. REAL ID transactions will not be conducted for the duration of the Stay at Home Order.
Existing vehicle registrations are renewed by your city or town clerk’s office. Please visit your town website or call your local town clerk’s office for vehicle registration renewal options.
NH DMV 20-day plates as well as NH authorized dealer 20-day plates issued on or after February 26, 2020 have been given an automatic extension through May 31, 2020.
Walking disability placards or license plates may be issued six (6) month extensions without meeting the in-person application and medical certification requirements.
DMV Drop box services are available Monday through Friday from 8 am until 4:15 pm at the following locations: Concord, Dover, Manchester, Newport, and Twin Mountain. For all other transactions, please call DMV customer service at 227 4000 to determine the availability of services.
Customers should take advantage of the DMV’s online services, including online driver license renewal, ID renewals, and online ticket pay at www.nh.gov/dmv.
***** End of NH DMV Press Release *****
This situation is very fluid, and we are monitoring State updates and will be posting notices as quickly as possible. We are transitioning all other town services to appointment only. We encourage you to call us for anything you need, or to send email or use electronic/internet services wherever possible. We can mail or email you many of our documents or information as needed. We want to limit public gatherings and are reviewing our meeting schedule and postponing or cancelling whenever possible. There is a drop box outside the front door of the Town Hall and the Safety Complex for you to leave any applications, forms or other information. Please check the website at www.fremont.nh.gov for updates; or call 895 2226 x 301 or email email@example.com with any questions or need for services.
We are taking these drastic measures because we are committed to a safe environment for our staff and the entire Fremont community. Please continue to check this site often as it is updated multiple times every day.
NEWS RELEASE Thursday March 26, 2020
Released by: Gordon J. MacDonald, Attorney General
Subject: New Hampshire Attorney General’s Charitable Trusts Unit Issues Scam Alert as a result of the COVID-19 Outbreak
Contact: Kate Spiner, Director of Communications firstname.lastname@example.org / 603-573-6103
Concord, NH – Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald urges people in New Hampshire to be on the alert for charitable giving and consumer product scams related to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Scammers may take advantage of fears related to COVID-19 outbreak by selling bogus “treatment” and “prevention” products, establishing fake charities, and sending seemingly legitimate emails with malicious links or attachments.
Be Careful When Making Charitable Donations: Before making donations to support those who are ill or suffering financially because of the COVID-19 outbreak, do your homework: If the appeal claims to be from a charity, make sure that it is registered with the Attorney General’s Charitable Trusts Unit. The list may be found here: https://www.doj.nh.gov/charitable-trusts/
If the appeal is for an individual, think hard about donating unless you know the person needing help and that person’s circumstances; Do not let anyone rush you into making a donation; Check that you are dealing with a legitimate charity or individual and not an “imposter” with a deceptively similar name; Do not assume that social media recommendations for donations are legitimate.
Beware of False Claims and Deceptive Marketing: Do not be tempted by claims and advice on social media and online websites that certain products or treatments can cure or prevent COVID-19. There currently are no prescription or over-the-counter pills, vaccines, oils, lotions, or other products available to treat or cure COVID-19. Always check with your health care provider before buying such products.
Be on the Lookout for Phony CDC Emails: Be careful about opening emails claiming to be from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or from others claiming to have information about COVID-19. Clicking on links or attachments could cause a computer virus to infect your device.
Stay Informed: For up-to-date information about the COVID-19 outbreak in New Hampshire visit: nh.gov/covid19
To report a charitable giving scam, contact the Charitable Trusts Unit: Phone: 603-271-3591 Email: email@example.com
To report a business-related scam, contact the Consumer Protection Hotline: Phone: 1-888-468-4454 Email: DOJ-CPB@doj.nh.gov
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