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Welcome to Allenstown Alt
This web site exists to inform Allenstown residents about important community activities and public events, to get voters more engaged in the political process, to present clear and detailed information about upcoming town elections, to help residents understand where their taxes are being spent, and to help bring about a more prosperous future direction for the town.
The NeighborhoodAllenstown lies in Merrimack County in southern New Hampshire midway between Manchester and Concord along the Route 3 corridor on the east side of the Merrimack River.
Town Government Structure
Local government consists of several governing bodies (AKA kingdoms) that perform separate functions and fund their operations through distinct taxation. The Town Government, School District, and Sewer Commission administer their own functions, working in cooperation with each other but independent of each other.
Quick Views of the Budgets
Every year around May, the next year's budgeting process begins. By October, the Selectmen review the Town Government and Sewer Dept. budgets. By November and December, the Budget Committee diligently reviews ALL the budgets and decides whether to accept them as is, issue cuts, or (heaven forbid!) suggest increases.
After looking at all the budget narratives, spreadsheets, and other documents on the town web site, you wonder how to understand it all. For a simpler view of the budget documents, go to the Department Budgets page.
Save tax money, vote default budgets - Feb. 6, 2018
Tax exemption may jump start Allenstown - Jan. 24, 2018
Town Administrator resigns; takes Lebanon job - Jan. 9, 2018
Stabilizing State Aid to Schools - Dec. 24, 2017
Pembroke School Budget $1 Million Short - Nov. 28, 2017
Tax Bill Going Up for Many - Nov. 6, 2017
Musical Chairs at Town Hall - Oct. 3, 2017
Compassionate people help single mom - Sept. 17, 2017
Town Administrative Assistant resigns - Aug. 27, 2017
Economic Dev. Committee Chair resigns - Aug. 24, 2017
Fire Chief resigns - Aug. 26, 2017
Surprising Election Results - Mar. 17, 2017
Candidates Forum + Election Moved to March 16 - Mar. 13, 2017
Opposition to 210 More Homes in Holiday Acres - Mar. 4, 2017
Allenstown Wins Sewer Lawsuit - Feb. 19, 2017
2017 School Budget Back to $10.4 Million - Feb. 10, 2017
2017 School & Town Warrant Articles Reviewed - Jan. 29, 2017
2017 School Budget cut, Resource Officer nixed - Jan. 13, 2017
2017 School Budget at $10.4 Million - Dec. 23, 2016
View all Notices and Events on the Public Bulletin Board.
Side Roads Off Deerfield Rd. Paved, Sept. 25, 2017
2018 Town Meeting Schedule, Sept. 15, 2017
Upper Deerfield Rd. Paving Completed, Aug. 16, 2017
River Road Extended Paving, Aug. 7, 2017
Selectmen at Old Meeting House, June 5, 2017
Apt. building gets tax relief,
River Road Repaved, May 12, 2017
Board of Selectmen: Meets every two or three weeks, Mondays, 6:00 p.m., Town Hall
Budget Committee: Meets on selected dates, at 6:00 p.m., Allenstown Community Center.
Planning Board: Meets on the first and third Weds. at 6:30 p.m., Allenstown Town Hall.
Economic Development Committee: Meets on selected dates at 6:30 p.m., Allenstown Town Hall.