Wilton's Emergency Response to COVID-19

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Emergency AlertThis page summarizes the current status of Wilton’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. In conjunction with our Emergency Management Director we shall be continuing to update the website and reassure our residents that we are committed to timely and ongoing communications regarding this Pandemic.

We continue to actively monitor the COVID-19 situation which is rapidly evolving by reviewing the updates prepared by both the CDC and the DHSS which we can pass along to our residents via our Town website. Like other New Hampshire communities we intend to do our part to “flatten” the curve of this Pandemic.

The Town of Wilton Emergency Management Director, David Boissonnault, in conjunction with the Town Health Officer, Paul Branscombe, is strongly recommending the immediate cancellation of all large gatherings and events until further notice. This recommendation is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

Wilton Police Department

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 concerns the Wilton Police Department will be limiting face-to face contact with the public. We are asking residents to avoid coming directly to the lobby to speak with an officer regarding non-emergency reports. We are recommending these reports be made by phone. We will continue to respond as normal to all emergency calls.

Thank you for your patience. Stay well.

Emergency 911
Resource Hotline 211
Wilton PD 654-9452

For non-emergency questions regarding COVID-19 please call 2-1-1 (a State hotline manned 24/7 specifically for such questions).

Wilton Fire Department

We are back to "normal" and issuing burn permits on the weekends at the Fire Station. The Town Hall continues to be closed, therefore the only time we are issuing is Saturday and Sunday, 4:00-5:00 p.m. as we usually do. We are setting up a table outside and practicing social distancing and hygiene.

The Fire Station remains closed to outside organizations for meetings.


Town Hall

Although the Town Clerk's office remains closed (see below), in an effort to demonstrate ‘social distancing’ we are continuing to accept appointments for our Planning and Building Departments. Michele Decoteau, the Land Use Administrator, can be reached on (603) 654-9451 extension 309, and Norma Ditri the Building Inspector on (603) 801-1640.

The Select Board Office will remain open until further notice during this crisis to assist residents with questions and concerns. The Town Administrator/Health Officer is reachable at (603) 654-3299, and if out of the office can be reached at (603) 707-9370. 

In accordance with State law the public needs to be able to attend meetings. However as the Town Offices have the capability to live stream meetings we are restricting the number of people to 10 in observing the social distancing aspect of the CDC guidelines.

All in-person Boards and Committee meetings have been cancelled for March, or are using live-stream or conference calls.  This will most likely continue through April.  Check the Government Calendar on the Wilton website for the latest details.

The Town Hall Theater is also officially closed.

Town Clerk’s Office

The Wilton Town Clerk & Tax Collector’s office is closed for walk-in service until further notice.  We are striving to keep helping residents while maintaining social distancing for everyone’s safety and well-being. 

Drop boxMotor Vehicle Renewals -- motor vehicle renewals can be processed online via the town website.  Payments can be done via charge card or ACH.  We have also mailed out vehicle renewal notices to owners with March and April expirations.  The notices have been sent to residents who registered their vehicles in Wilton last year.  Paperwork and payments can be mailed to our PO Box 83 Wilton address or deposited in our drop box located to the right of our front door (see photo).  The registrations will be processed and mailed to you with your stickers. 

New car purchases – if it was purchased in NH, temporary plates issued after February 26 are now valid until April 30th.  It is recommended that anyone traveling outside the state check in with other states to see if the temporary New Hampshire tag will be honored.

If the car was purchased out-of-state or through a private sale, the State DMV has added, beginning Monday March 23, 2020, the following option for private sale buyers needing a temporary plate:  The buyer needs to be able to fax or scan and email to the State NH DMV office the following information:
Name, address, date of birth, and phone number.
Copies of all paperwork.  Bill of sale / title showing vehicle identification number, year, make & model as well as buyer’s and seller’s name, address and signatures.
Copy of their driver’s license.
Ability to pay the $10 fee via a credit card.
All of the information above should be sent to “[email protected]” with the subject line showing “20-day temporary plate request”.  

Driver’s Licenses - Any driver’s license due to expire in the months of March and April can receive a six-month extension.  Drivers can make this change over the phone at 603-227-4020.  A photograph needs to be on file in order to process any extension. Commercial licenses are not eligible for an extension.  The Real ID Drivers License Program deadline has been extended to October 2021. 

Dog License Renewals -- dog license renewals can be processed on line via the town website.  Payments can be done via charge card or ACH.  You can also mail renewal requests (along with your payment) to PO Box 83, Wilton, or utilize the drop box located to the right of our front door.  Renewal fees are $7.50 spayed/neutered, $10 not spayed/neutered, $3 if owner is age 65 or older.  The dog license will be processed and mailed to you with a dog tag.

New Dog Licenses - Put a rabies certificate in the drop box (located to the right of the front door) with a check for $7.50 for spade/neutered or puppy, $10 for dog not spayed/neutered, or $3 if the owner is age 65 or older, as well as a note with your phone number, address, owner name and birth date.  The dog license will be processed and mailed to you with a dog tag.

For help with anything not covered above, you can send an email to either [email protected] or [email protected] or call 654-9451.

Recycling Center

We are open to the public during the normal operating hours. 

 Tuesdays      7:30 am to 4:45 pm
 Thursday      9 am   to 4:45 pm
 Saturday       9 am   to 4:45 pm
 Sunday          8 am   to 11:45 am

We have several request for our protection and yours:
Please properly sort your plastics. Remember #1’s are clear or see-through and bottles only; 
#2’s are solid color jugs, containers and bottles.
Milk jugs that are translucent are separate and are deposited through the window by the trash window. 
The less we handle the plastics to retrieve contaminates out of the bags, the safer we and you will be in that area. 
Please sort all recyclables at home so less time is spent around other people.
Please read the signs in the glass area.
Please push your trash bags off the table, but in doing so, look down first to make sure the skid steer is not at the window. There is no door on that machine, therefore without caution the trash bag lands in Bruce’s face.
Keep a distance as much as possible and please do not socialize, as we are trying to facilitate keeping everyone moving along to avoid congested areas. 
If at all possible pay by check so the handling of money is kept to a minimum. Don’t forget to have your phone number on the check.                                                                                                                                         
We are doing all we can to make your visit in this trying time to be as quickly as possible and go smoothly.

Thank you for your cooperation and consideration.
           
The Staff of the Wilton Recycling Center

Wilton Library

The Library board of Trustees has made the decision to close the library until further notice. It is our duty to do all that we can to prevent the spread of illness in our town. The closing takes effect immediately and will be in place as long as the situation demands. We know that this places our dedicated library users in an unhappy situation. But the library will do all it can to provide books and services remotely while we are closed. More on that will be available on our website soon.

We are extending all due dates, ending the charging of overdue fees, and freezing all reserves. We ask that you keep currently checked out books at home and do not place any books in the book drop outside the library. As most other libraries are also closed, this also applies to inter-library loan. Your librarians will be working hard to keep you in reading materials through our digital collections.

We will also continue to keep you up to date with the information you need, and help with the census in the next few days. We love our town and will do our very best to work with you and the town as we go through this crisis.
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