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2016 Lead and Copper Report
Lead and Copper Service Repair Notice 2016
Water and Sewer Presentation 2016/17Claremont Rate Study Recommendations 07/27/2016 
SNow Removal Policy 2016/17


 2017 PAVING

The City of Claremont, Department of Public Works, is requesting bids for the paving of portions of Washington Street and Main Street.

A pre-bid meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 22, 2017 @ 10:00 AM.  Please meet at DPW – 8 Grandview Street, Claremont, NH. 

Sealed proposals must be received by the Office of the City Manager, 58 Opera House Square, Claremont, NH 03743, no later than Tuesday, August 29, 2017 @ 2:00 PM – at which time they will be opened and publicly read aloud.  Please mark “2017 Paving” on the outside of the sealed envelope.  Bidders must use the enclosed bid forms and bid separately for each project.

Estimated completion date:  November 1, 2017

Please contact Norma Limoges at (603) 542-7020 for bidding information.

Scott W. Sweet
Director of Public Works


10% Bid Bond w/ bid proposal
Current Certificate of Insurance w/ bid proposal
100% Payment Bond & Performance Bond at contract signing




The City of Claremont, Claremont, New Hampshire is requesting bids from Contractors for the Reconstruction of the Rice Reservoir Spillway located at the Rice Reservoir Dam in Claremont, New Hampshire.

Sealed proposals must be received on or before 11:00am Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Claremont City Hall located at 58 Opera House Square, Claremont, NH at which time the bids will be opened and read aloud at the above address.  The exterior of all envelopes containing bid proposals shall be clearly marked “Rice Reservoir Spillway Reconstruction”.

A mandatory pre-bid site walk will be held at the Rice Reservoir Dam located at the junction of Winter Street and Route 120 in Claremont, NH on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 @ 10:00 AM.  All Bidders must attend the pre-bid meeting.  Failure to attend the pre-bid meeting will automatically disqualify the Bidder.

Hard Copy Bid Documents are available for a fee at Signature Digital Imaging, 880 Candia Road, Manchester, NH (603-624-4025).  Make checks payable to “Signature Digital Imaging.  Arrangements for mailing of documents to be made with Signature Digital Imaging.

Electronic copy by PDF. Prospective bidders can email Claremont Public works vstpierre@claremontnh.com  directly for a set of Drawings and a Project Manual emailed to them. 

  • Bid documents may be examined at the following locations, Claremont Department of Public Works at 8 Grandview Street, Claremont, NH or at The H.L. Turner Group Inc., 27 Locke Road, Concord, NH  03301
  • All questions regarding the project shall be addressed to:
    Paul M. Becht 
    H.L. Turner Group Inc.
    27 Locke Road
    Concord, NH 03301
    Phone: (603) 228-1122

All Bids must be made on the required Bid Form.  All blank spaces for Bid prices must be filled in, in ink or typewritten, and the Bid Form must be fully completed and executed when submitted.  Only one (1) original of the “Bid Form” is required.  A 5% Bid Bond is required with the Bid.  Labor, material, and performance bonds will be required.

Any Bid may be withdrawn prior to the above scheduled time for the opening of Bids or authorized postponement thereof.  Any Bid received after the time and date specified shall not be considered.  No Bidder may withdraw a Bid within thirty (30) days after the actual date of the opening thereof.  Should there be reasons why the contract cannot be awarded within the specified period; the time may be extended by mutual agreement between the Owner and the Bidder. 

Bidders must satisfy themselves of the accuracy of the scope of work identified in the Bid Documents by examination of the site and a review of the drawings and specifications, including Addenda, if any.  After Bids have been submitted, the Bidder shall not assert that there was a misunderstanding concerning the quantities of Work or the nature of the Work to be done.

All questions by prospective Bidders as to the interpretations of the information for Bidders, Bid Form, Agreement Form, Drawings, or the Specifications on the Drawings must be submitted in writing to the Engineer at least five (5) calendar days before the date therein set for the opening of Bids.  An interpretation of all questions so raised which, in the Engineer’s opinion, requires interpretation, will be emailed to known prospective Bidders as an Addendum at the emails given by them not later than five (5) calendar days before the date of opening Bids.

  Project Manual March 2017   DEP Wetlands Permit 

 Claremont Water Department Operation “GET THE LEAD OUT”


Recent events in Flint, Michigan and other cities around the country have led to important discussions of the safety of Claremont’s drinking water.  Claremont does not have the corrosion issue of the Flint River and the City's municipal water system is in compliance with EPA standards for lead and copper.  However, there are some lead service lines in the water distribution system.

Over the next year, the Claremont Public Works Department will be investigating the condition of service lines extending from the water mains to individual properties throughout the City.  If a service line is identified as possibly containing lead, the property owner will be contacted directly by the Public Works Department to discuss the City's program to replace the City's portion of the service line from the water main to the curb stop at or near the property line and to install a new curb stop and meter at no cost to the private property owner, including all road excavation and repairs. 

If a service line is identified as possibly containing lead, property owners are strongly encouraged to coordinate with a contractor and the Public Works Department for the property owner to replace the remainder of the service line from the curb stop into the property. 

Where lead service lines are identified, the Public Works Department will provide property owners with information on the risks of not replacing their portion of the service line and methods of reducing lead exposure both during and after construction.

The City looks forward to working with you to eliminate all lead in our water distribution system.  Our goal is to have all the lead pipes removed from the city's side of the service lines as quickly as possible. If you have any questions please look at our web site or call us at 603-542-7020.  

Notice - June 26, 2015 

This notice is to inform you that the Claremont City Council has voted to institute a decal system for the Claremont Transfer Station.  The decals will need to be on your vehicle starting August 1, 2015.  You can pick up your decal at City Hall in the Central Collections office (located where you register your car, dogs, or pay your taxes).  There is no charge for the decal however you will need to bring a copy of your registration when you come in to get your decal.  Also, if you are driving a company issued vehicle or you are a non-resident property owner you will need to sign a form stating you are only using the Transfer Station for Claremont household trash.

Please note that you will still need transfer station punch tickets in order to dispose of trash.

Signature Form for Temporary Decals
Transfer Station Decals and Process

Phone: 603-542-7020

Fax: 603-542-7022
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 7:00 am-4:00 pm
The City of Claremont - Department of Public Works, wishes to notify businesses, residents, and the traveling public that the following roads will undergo a chip seal process beginning Thursday, May 29, 2014 (weather permitting): Piper Hill Road Dustin Heights Bonmark Drive Thrasher Road Roosevelt Road Please make arrangements to avoid these areas.