Auburn Transfer Station Only Accepting Trash and Recylables
Waste Management of New Hampshire (WMNH), in consultation with the Town of Auburn, will be limiting the materials accepted at the Residential Drop Off Area in order to improve social distancing during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the Governor’s Stay at Home order.
EFFECTIVE FRIDAY APRIL 10, 2020 THE RESIDENTIAL DROP OFF AREA WILL ONLY ACCEPT:
- BAGGED SOLID WASTE WHICH GOES INTO THE COMPACTOR
- RECYCLABLE BOTTLES, CANS, PAPER AND CARDBOARD
Please make every attempt to limit each visit to no more than three (3) bags of waste and three (3) bags of recyclables.
The Residential Drop Off Area will NOT ACCEPT BULKY WASTE, CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION WASTE, SCRAP METAL, YARD WASTE, APPLIANCES OR TIRES.
These measures are intended to reduce the time residents are at the Residential Drop Off Area thereby improving social distancing. This will remain in effect during the Governor’s Stay at Home order. Please consult the Auburn Town web site for any updates.
Griffin Free Public Library
The Trustees of the Griffin Free Public Library have extended the closure of the the library to the public through May 4th, which coincides with the current "Stay at Home" directive issued by the Governor.
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, while the library building is closed to the public they are not able to accept book donations.
Please do not leave items outside of the library or on the library porch as we do not have someone available to bring them inside on a daily basis. Items left on the porch become ruined in the weather and then need to be discarded. Once we reopen, we will be very happy to receive your gently used books again. Thank you for your understanding!
While the library is closed, please don't hesitate to contact Library Director Kathryn Growney at firstname.lastname@example.org who will continue to work from home during this time. She will be able to assist you with connecting you to the Library's wealth of online resources including ebooks, magazines, streaming audiobooks, movies and music.
For those of you who have physical material already checked out – please do not worry about items being overdue. Most of your items are set for automatic renewal. If you do happen to receive an automatic overdue notice in your email, please know that we do not charge overdue fines.
If your library account comes up for renewal or you need a password to login to our online resources, the Library Director will be able to assist you.
If you need free internet access, the library’s Wi-Fi is accessible from the parking lot. We also have a couple of picnic tables outside that you are welcome to use. If you need the password, please email the Library Director.
Finally, due to our small space we are cancelling all programming for the next eight (8) weeks in compliance with the recent Centers for Disease Control Prevention recommendation. Please bear with us as it may take a few days for our website, calendars and social media to be updated.
Governor Sununu Issues Stay at Home Directive
Governor Sununu issued a "Stay at Home" order effect 11:59 PM on Friday, March 27th through May 4th due to the growing Covid-19 pandemic. The order also orders the closure of all non-essential businesses for the same time period. Click here to see a copy of the Governor's emergency order.
Auburn Town Hall Limits Operations Due to Covid-19
Due to growing concerns with Covid-19 and the need to provide for the safety of both the public and Town employees, access to Town of Auburn offices by the public will be limited and preferably by appointment only effective Tuesday, March 24th.
In order to provide for CDC recommended social distancing, the front door to the Town Hall will be locked and no more than three customers will be allowed in the building at a time.
Town employees are working to meet the needs of our residents and, to the extent possible, please use the various online services available to renew your car registration, apply for a building permit, register your dog, look at property records and more. If you need a Town service, please click on this link to see if it is available online or who to call in advance.
Thank you in advance for your assistance and consideration! Let’s keep everyone safe.
Auburn Board of Selectmen
Auburn Village School
Out of caution for the health and safety of the school community during the expanding situation of the COVID-19 virus, on March 14th Superintendent of Schools William J. Rearick announced the closing of the Auburn Village School effective Monday, March 16th for a minimum of two weeks.
Governor Christopher Sununu subsequently issued an Executive Order on March 15th under the declared State of Emergency to close all schools in New Hampshire through April 3, 2020.
Click to read Superintendent Rearick's letter to the school communities in Auburn, Candia and Hooksett.
Further information specific to the Auburn Village School and plans for remote learning during this period of closure is available from the website of the Auburn Village School at: https://auburn.sau15.net/
Circle of Fun Playground
Following the closure of the AVS, and after a discussion with the Town's Health Officer with input from State officials, Parks and Recreation has decided to close the Circle of Fun Playground until further notice. Parks and Recreation staff will take advantage of this down time to perform maintenance and power wash the playground equipment to ensure they are ready for use in the warmer months. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
Town Government Board and Committee Meetings
At this point in time, the normal schedule of Town government board and committee meetings are planning to be held. Under the Governor's emergency directives, public meetings with less than nine people are allowed to be held.
Whenever meetings and hearings are held, municipal officials will strive to follow Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines for public gatherings, including:
- Posting signage encouraging people to wash their hands when entering the building, staying home if sick or if they have been exposed to someone who is sick, and covering their mouths when they cough or sneeze;
- Spacing seating father apart than usual to promote social distancing, including the distance between board members, if possible; and
- Wiping down common surfaces before and after meetings.
State Senator Sharon Carson
The emergency conditions have even affected the New Hampshire State Legislature. The NH House of Representatives and State Senate have ceased operations for at least one week, with Legislative offices closed during this time.
Senator Sharon Carson has reached out to indicate she is still available and ready to be of assistance to Auburn residents who have issues or business with New Hampshire's state government during this time. Auburn residents who need to reach Senator Carson are urged to contact her via e-mail at: Sharon.Carson@leg.state.nh.us