News, Events and Notices

October 17, 2012

The Lincoln Board of Selectmen was pleased to announce the selection this week of Alfred "Butch" Burbank as the new town manager of Lincoln. Mr. Burbank replaces former Lincoln Town Manager Peter Joseph, who left early last month to become the Town Manager of Freeport, Maine.

Mr. Burbank’s selection brings a very lengthy and competitive selection process to an end. The nearly 3 month long process featured over 60 well-qualified applicants from around the country. The Selectboard, working closely with Mr. Joseph and an interview panel consisting of local residents narrowed down the field, and all involved were very impressed with Mr. Burbank’s knowledge and experience.

Mr. Burbank, a resident of nearby Thornton, brings a wealth of knowledge and over 38 years of local government experience to his new position. Mr. Burbank currently serves as Chairman of the Thornton Board of Selectmen which has afforded him a good deal of hands-on municipal management experience and understanding of local and regional issues unique to the White Mountains Region of NH. He brings a strong sense of community and a broad understanding of local government to the position. Most recently, Burbank served as Health & Safety Advisor at the New Hampshire Local Government Center where he has worked for the past 9 years. Mr. Burbank also retired as Chief of the Waterville Valley Department of Safety where he worked for approximately 27 years.

O.J. Robinson, the chairman of the Lincoln Board of Selectmen, said that Burbank had the full support of the board. “He really understands the needs of a community. He has a good understanding of how to deal with the public and how to be open and engaging.”

Mr. Burbank plans to start work in Lincoln on October 29th.


Lincoln Approved for Route 3 / Industrial Park Economic Revitilization Tax Credit

Lincoln NH. The New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development has approved an Economic Revitalization Zone tax credit for businesses along the Route 3 Corridor and the Industrial Park in Lincoln, according to town officials. The credit is applied towards the Business Profit Tax and the Business Enterprise Tax. The Economic Revitalization Zone (ER-Z) tax credit may be awarded to qualifying businesses who invest in new buildings, machinery, or equipment that amount to 50% or more of the existing market value of the facility. New businesses may also qualify if the investment amounts to 20% or more of the existing market value. Businesses may be credited up to $40,000/yr or $200,000/5yrs.

The Board of Selectmen voted to designate the ER-Z on January 30, 2012. Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, Peter Moore, said “It is our hope that this tax credit will be a valuable tool in helping revitalize Route 3 and bring additional employment to our town while broadening our commercial tax base”. ER-Zs are administered exclusively by the state and have no impact on local property tax revenue. Businesses are responsible for applying for the credit if they think they qualify. For more information, please contact Matt Henry, Lincoln Planning Administrator, at 745-8527.

Economic Revitilization Zone Application




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