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  • Dover 400th Committee unveils logo

    posted on: 2/12/2019

    Dover 400 LogoDover’s 400th Anniversary Committee recently unveiled the logo to be associated with Dover’s 400th birthday celebration, in 2023. The art work was conceived by Deborah Ballok, Dover resident and retired visual arts teacher. The logo will be used on anniversary collateral and merchandise to help raise revenue to offset the costs of the celebration.

    Dover was the first permanent settlement in New Hampshire, established in 1623 and the seventh settlement in the United States colonies. The City Council formed the "Ad-Hoc Dover’s 400th Anniversary Committee" in 2018 to help plan and oversee the 400th anniversary celebration, which will include historical re-enactments, fireworks and parades, school involvement, and more throughout the year.

    “It’s important to have residents and businesses work side by side in the planning and the celebration, itself,” said Committee Chair Kevin McEneaney. “This is a significant community milestone to be celebrated.”

  • Report shows greenhouse gas and nitrogen inventory for Dover's municipal operations

    posted on: 2/8/2019

    The City of Dover’s Planning and Community Development Department announces the publication of its first greenhouse gas and nitrogen inventory for municipal and school operations. It is believed to be the first report in North America completing an analysis of both reactive nitrogen impacts and greenhouse gas emissions. The report is a result of a University of New Hampshire Sustainability Fellowship undertaken by UNH doctoral student Jackson Kaspari and hosted by the City of Dover.

    Conducting a greenhouse gas (GHG) and nitrogen inventory serves a number of purposes, primarily by allowing a municipality to develop a baseline analysis to which future emissions and costs may be compared. Dover’s report also provides a picture of how various city operations, facilities, and policies contribute individually to the gases and reactive nitrogen released into the atmosphere and surface waters. Identifying individual impacts then enables city leaders to target specific reductions to the overall municipal impact, such as retrofitting a facility with LED lighting, or transitioning vehicles in the fleet from diesel to gasoline, or from gasoline to electric.

    In addition to aiding goal setting around existing structures and practices, the inventory provides theoretical reduction scenarios estimating the impact of possible actions such as installing solar arrays at city-owned properties like the closed Tolend Road landfill. The analysis also illustrated the significant impacts of a recent project, the retrofit of 1,781 streetlights with LED fixtures and smart controls, which resulted in a reduction in GHG emissions and cost savings that will quickly pay for the cost of the retrofit.

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The regular meeting of the Dover City Council on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019.

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posted on: 2/14/2019

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