The CIP Advisory Committee annually reviews capital needs and recommends a schedule of Capital Improvements in the context of a ten year period. The Committee's recommendations are presented to Planning Board for public hearing and consideration. The Planning Board forwards its recommendations to the Town Manager and Board of Selectmen for their consideration of the annual budget.
- Meredith established the Conservation Commission pursuant to RSA 36-A
- The Commission is the only Town body specifically charged with protecting natural resources; it provides a focal point within the Town for environmental concerns
- The Commission is an advisory body, it may offer advice on conservation matters to state and local agencies and boards such as the State Division of Environmental Services, and the Meredith Planning Board, Zoning Board of Adjustment and Board of Selectmen
- The Commission may act to protect natural resources by acquiring conservation lands and conservation easements for the Town, with the approval of the Selectmen
The Meredith Energy Committee is an advisory committee appointed by the Board of Selectmen. The broadly stated purpose of the committee is to promote and encourage energy conservation measures for Meredith’s residents, businesses and municipal operations.
1. To promote Parks and Recreational activities for children and adults of all ages and abilities
2. To support the Parks and Recreation Director in his/her efforts to build/maintain recreation facilities in the Town of Meredith
3. To raise awareness of the benefits of recreation for all children and adults
4. To oversee general operations and programs and the viability of the Meredith Community Center
5. To collaborate with other agencies/organizations in town in an effort to maintain/expand the recreational opportunities in the Town of Meredith.
The Planning Board is a volunteer land use board appointed by the Board of Selectmen. The Planning Board consists of seven (7) regular members plus alternate members, the members of which must be residents of Meredith. The board has several statutory responsibilities including:
Preparation of the master plan to guide development of the town;
Preparation a recommended program of municipal capital improvements;
Proposal of amendments to the existing zoning ordinance;
Review and consideration of site plans for the development of non-residential and multi-family uses;
Review and consideration of plats for the subdivision of land.
The Meredith Pathways Committee is an advisory committee appointed by the Board of Selectmen. The broadly stated purpose of the committee is to develop a pedestrian plan and promote pedestrian activity in the community. Pedestrian planning in Meredith is for the purpose of enhancing and expanding pathways to link together recreational, civic and community destinations throughout Meredith Village and the community as a whole.
The Water Watershed Advisory Committee is a volunteer advisory committee appointed by the Board of Selectmen. The committee provides an organizational structure for citizens and local officials from the five (5) watershed communities to facilitate implementation of the Management Plan for the Waukewan Watershed.
A principle responsibility of the committee is to enhance public awareness and facilitate education regarding water quality conservation issues throughout the watershed. While maintaining a diverse geographical and stakeholder structure, the committee works collaboratively with local watershed communities, state agencies, local associations, citizens and other partners in the implementation of the Plan.
Zoning was first adopted in Meredith in 1971. It is required by statute that the zoning ordinance provide for the establishment of a Zoning Board off Adjustment (ZBA). The ZBA is a volunteer land use board appointed by the Board of Selectmen. The ZBA consists of five (5) regular members plus alternate members, the members of which must be residents of Meredith.
The board has several statutory responsibilities including:
Hear and decide appeals if it is alleged there is error in any order, requirement, decision, or determination made by an administrative official in the enforcement of the zoning ordinance;
Hear and decide requests for variance from the terms of the zoning ordinance;
Hear and decide requests for special exception as provided for in the zoning ordinance.