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The City of Claremont will be re-constructing a portion of Main Street from Opera House Square to Union Street. This will include the roadway, all utilities, sidewalks and miscellaneous items. The project’s schedule will begin on Monday, May 7, 2018 and is expected to continue into November, 2018. Hours of work: 6:30 AM – 5:00 PM (Monday – Friday).

This construction will affect pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Motorized vehicles will be restricted to just one lane in work areas, therefore, minor delays are to be expected. At times, through traffic may be routed around the project site via a detour route. If at all possible, the traveling public should seek alternate routes.

The contractor or engineer will post updated traffic and pedestrian flows on a weekly basis. This information may be found on the City of Claremont’s WEB site – click onto “residents” (green bar) – drop down & click onto “Main Street Reconstruction Project.”

Access to local businesses and residences will be maintained throughout the project.

The project team appreciates your patience, understanding and cooperation to help maintain a safe environment during construction. For questions or concerns during construction please call Scott Ozana, McFarland Johnson, Inc., (603) 762-3681. For after hour emergencies please contact the Claremont Police Department @ (603) 542-9538.

Community Wide Clean-Up is Underway

The City Council and Administration have been working together to generate a plan that will enable residents to participate in a community-wide clean-up effort during April and May.  Councilors have volunteered to be Ward Team Leaders, responsible for coordinating projects in their respective wards with the Department of Public Works (DPW). The focus this year is to pick up trash alongside roads and at various hotspots, dispose of unwanted tires, and give residents the opportunity to remove leaves and sand from their properties.

Team Leaders for Ward 1 are Assistant Mayor Damren and Councilor O’Hearne. 
Team Leaders for Ward 2 are Mayor Lovett and Councilor Pope. 
Team Leaders for Ward 3 are Councilors Zullo and Stone.  

For safety reasons, DPW will be collecting trash and addressing hotspots along high traffic routes.   Team leaders will be organizing events to address hotspots in low traffic areas. 

Because sand is used to treat the roads during the winter, property owners are often left with damaging sand deposits on their lawn in the spring.   This year, DPW is offering residents three options for sand disposal. Those residents who wish to bring sand from their lawns to the Transfer Station may do so during the rest of April and all of May.  Otherwise, residents can either bag the sand or put the sand in buckets for pick-up in May. 

While residents may choose to focus their energy on their immediate surroundings, a number of projects have been identified in which people may want to help. For organized projects, Team Leaders will provide gloves, bags and ask participants to sign a liability waiver.  People who wish to participate in the community-wide clean-up effort are encouraged to contact their Team Leaders.  Below is a schedule of events; however, please go to the city’s DPW webpage for updated information or contact your Ward Team Leaders with any questions you may have.

Sand Disposal - During the rest of April and all of May, property owners can bring sand to the Transfer Station for disposal. The Transfer Station is open on Tuesdays and Saturdays, from 8am to 4pm, to Claremont residents who have a Transfer Station decal on their vehicles.

Tire Day – On Saturday, April 21st, Claremont residents may dispose of unwanted tires, at no charge, at the Transfer Station from 8am to 4pm. Please note that businesses are not eligible to participate.

Boat Landing Beautification – On Saturday, April 21st, from 9am to noon, the Conservation Commission will be focusing their efforts on the Ashley Boat Landing.   Gloves and bags will be provided.  Rain date for this event is April 28th, 9am to noon.

Grissom Lane – On Sunday, April 22nd, from 1pm to 4pm, Ward 2 Team Leaders are asking residents to join them in picking up trash along this road. Gloves and bags will be provided. Rain date to be announced.

Windy Hill, Paddy Hollow and Hewitt Roads – On Sunday, April 22nd, from 9am to 2pm, Ward 3 Team Leaders are asking residents to join them in picking up trash along these routes. Gloves and bags will be provided. Rain date to be announced.

Leaf and Sand Collection – During the week of May 7-11, DPW will be collecting bags of leaf/grass rakings, as well as bags or buckets of sand. Please note that both leaves/grass rakings and sand must be bagged separately and in compostable, paper bags.  If residents elect to put sand in buckets, DPW will empty the buckets and leave them on-site. Bags and buckets must be ready for pick-up no later than 7am on May 7th.

Mulberry, Park Avenue and Bluff area – On May 22nd, Councilor Koloski will be working with the Claremont School District to pick up trash in this area. Gloves, donated by Runnings, and bags will be provided. DeCamp Trucking has donated their services to haul away collected trash. This event will begin at 8am at the Topstone building and is open to anyone who would like to help.   Please contact Councilor Koloski with any questions. 

Charlene Lovett is the Mayor of Claremont and welcomes your feedback. Please send questions, comments or concerns to her at clovett.ccc@gmail.com.


The Water Department is currently working in neighborhoods around the entire City replacing aging water meters. Most meters are installed inside your home, typically in the basement area. The new meters are lead-free and also feature radio read technology, which means we will now be able to read your meter from the street. There is NO cost to you for this replacement. Technicians may knock on your door for access to the meter or leave a gold-colored tag with the office contact information to schedule an appointment. LEARN MORE 


Flat Rate is charged when homeowners do not have a water meter installed to measure actual water usage. Many homeowners may very well be paying more than necessary by being on a flat rate service, which is equivalent to a household using 39,400 gallons of water for a six-month billing cycle. The average two-person household consumes 22,400 gallons semi-annually. In the fall of 2016, the Claremont City Council approved a 17.5% increase per year for flat rate water customers. The semi-annual bill for water only will be charged as follows:

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
$201.00 $236.20 $277.50 $326.10 $383.20 $450.30


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

Main Street Reconstruction project

Updates available here


   Winter Parking Ban 

2017 ~ 2018

Per Claremont City Ordinance #247, a winter parking bank will be in effect from November 1, 2017 through April 15, 2018.

No overnight parking will be allowed on city streets between midnight and 7:00 AM.

Scott W. Sweet
Director of Public Works


   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.