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Happy Holidays!
Here's your December 20, 2018 edition of LebNews. LebNews is sent every Thursday to keep you informed of events and news happening in the City of Lebanon. You can subscribe to this and other City communications at LebanonNH.gov/Subscribe. Please forward to a friend!

"Festive holiday lights outside City Hall on the Lebanon town green, Colburn Park." Photo submitted by Amy Drapeau Olson.

LebNH Photo of the Week

"Festive holiday lights outside City Hall on the Lebanon town green, Colburn Park." Photo submitted by Amy Drapeau Olson. Do you have photos of Lebanon or West Lebanon you are willing to share? Please consider sharing them in our LebNH Photo Gallery. 
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Christmas Holiday Hours

Please be aware that all City administrative offices, Lebanon Libraries, and the Lebanon Solid Waste Facility will be closed on Tuesday, December 25, 2018.

Please also be aware that Lebanon Libraries will close early at 2:00PM on Monday, December 24th. Regular hours will resume citywide on Tuesday, December 26th. 


The City of Lebanon wishes you the very best during this holiday season!
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"Downtown Lebanon in December. Thanks to all who have lit up Lebanon - it looks wonder-ful!" Photo submitted by Patricia McGovern.

Council Approves 2019 City Budget

At the close of the December 19, 2018 public hearing on the proposed 2019 Municipal Budget, the City Council took action to adopt the budget with numerous amendments culminating in:

  • a $30,840 reduction to the proposed General Fund budget; 
  • a $7,030 reduction to the proposed Solid Waste Disposal Fund budget; 
  • a $1,600 reduction to the proposed Water Treatment and Distribution Fund budget ; 
  • an $11,890 reduction to the proposed Sewer Collection and Disposal Fund budget; 
  • a $5,450 reduction to the proposed Municipal Airport Fund budget; 
  • and a $6,251,850 reduction to the proposed Capital Improvements Fund budget. 

The total Municipal Budget for 2019 is $71,107,374 which represents a 2.3% increase in the Municipal Tax Rate. For more information, please visit our Budget Information page or contact the City Manager’s Office. 


Upper Valley Homeless Vigil

Please join Upper Valley service providers on Friday, December 21st - the longest night of the year - for a candlelight vigil to honor the homeless who have passed away in 2018 in both New Hampshire and Vermont. Meet at 4:30 pm at LISTEN in White River Jct. Participants are invited to have hot cocoa and cookies at LISTEN after the vigil. Candles will be provided.
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Lebanon Energy in the News

Lebanon was recently in the news with a short NHPR piece featuring the City’s various energy projects. Sustainable Lebanon member Devin Wilke is featured with work he is doing to insulate and weatherize his home; Lebanon Energy Advisory Committee member Greg Ames talks about his solar power and electric car; and Lebanon Energy & Facilities Manager Tad Montgomery describes various citywide energy projects that are underway.

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Arts & Culture, Zoning, and TIF Volunteer Members Needed!

The City of Lebanon is currently seeking volunteer board members to serve on the newly establish Arts & Culture Commission. Citizen representatives and arts organization representatives are needed to help complete the purposes of the commission.
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The City of Lebanon is also in need of volunteer board members to serve on the Zoning Board of Adjustment and Downtown Lebanon Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Advisory Board. View the details and duties of each board then complete an online application! 

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Holiday Safety Tips

The Lebanon Fire Department wishes you a very Happy Holiday and offers the following holiday safety tips as a reminder this season.

Christmas Tree Safety
Each year, fire departments respond to an average of 210 structure fires caused by Christmas trees. Please review the following safety tips if you plan to have a Christmas tree in your home this holiday season.
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Winter Holiday Safety
Winter holidays are a time for families and friends to get together but that also means a greater risk for fire. Following a few simple tips will ensure a happy and fire-safe holiday season.
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Manager Updates for November

Are you curious about what's happening in the City? Do you want to know the status of citywide construction projects or how many enplanements the airport has had so far this year? Check out the monthly Manager Update to find out what's happening with each department.

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Managing Holiday Waste

The holiday season is in full swing. Many are wrapping gifts for loved ones and decorating their homes. At the end of this festive season, however, there is a whole lot of trash to deal with. Here are some quick tips to better manage your holiday waste.
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Christmas trees donated by Sacred Heart Church

Lebanon Police News

Recent notices and press releases posted by the Lebanon Police Department:

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Recreation & Parks Highlights


Adult Open Gym Basketball and Power Volleyball will return in 2019!


NH Fly Tying Class – Saturday, January 12th 9 am to 3 pm, Lebanon City Hall; Learn to tie several fly patterns, participants will be taught about the basic equipment and materials necessary to tie flies. Register online at LebanonNH.gov/Register.


Free Intro to Belly Dancing Class – Saturday, January 12th 11 am to 12 pm, CCBA Studio; Come sway, shimmy and jingle with Gina Capossela as she teaches you basic beginner belly dance moves and creates an entire dance just for you. Register online at LebanonNH.gov/Register.


Cadillac Cuisine Club: Bugbee Senior Center – Tuesday, January 15th or Thursday, January 17th 11:15 am to 1:30 pm; A noon-time dining out event for seniors! An opportunity to socialize with other seniors in the Upper Valley. Call 603-448-5121 to register.


Winter Quilter’s Retreat – Friday, January 18th 6 pm to 9 pm & Saturday, January 19th 10 am to 5 pm, First Congregational Church of Lebanon; Try your hand at an easy quilt project and enjoy exclusive time set aside just for you! Fee includes patterns, basic instruction, admiration by fellow quilters, Saturday lunch and a chair massage. Register online at LebanonNH.gov/Register.


Full Moon Fiesta – Saturday, January 19th 6 pm to 8 pm, Storrs Hill Ski Lodge; Get active outdoors this winter and join us at our 13th Annual dinner. The whole family can travel by snowshoe, ski or snowboard at Storrs Hill Ski Lodge. Local sponsoring restaurants will offer light food and hot beverage as you get out and enjoy the snow and some delicious food. Register online at LebanonNH.gov/Register.

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Looking for Employment?

The following is a listing of current City employment opportunities.
City employment opportunities are posted on the City's website at LebanonNH.gov/Jobs. You can subscribe using our NotifyMe service to receive email or text notifications when new opportunities are posted.

Upcoming City Meetings

The following is a listing of upcoming City meetings. 

You can subscribe through our NotifyMe Service to receive email notifications when agendas and minutes are posted in our Agenda Center.


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