Manchester Activates Neighborhood Enhancement Team

Office of Mayor Frank C. Guinta

Manchester- Mayor Frank C. Guinta today announced the formation and recent activity of Manchester’s Neighborhood Enhancement Team (NET).

In early August, in response to community concerns about some non-compliant landowners, Guinta called for the reactivation of the dormant NET program to identify both on-going issues, and potential issues, that negatively influence the quality of life within our neighborhoods.

The NET is comprised of representatives of the City Clerk, Police, Fire, Health, Building and Highway Departments, as well as, a member of the New Hampshire State Liquor Enforcement Agency. The team has met twice and is working with residents to address quality of life issues such as: fire code violations, health and life safety violations, building code and zoning violations, licensing and permitting violations, refuse violations, liquor law infractions, and overcrowding nuisances.

"For Manchester to grow and flourish, it is critical for land and business owners to act responsibly and respectfully," Guinta said. "The Neighborhood Enhancement Team is a great tool that the City will be able to use to ensure the quality of life in our city is preserved."

"I really hope that all land and business owners in Manchester act proactively with respect to their property and address any issues promptly as they arise," Guinta added. "It is my hope that this happens and we get to a point in the future where the NET will have a shortage of cases to look into."

Anyone wishing to report non-compliant landlords or business owners are urged to fill out a new online NET form that will go directly to NET team members. This form can be found at www.ManchesterNH.gov. Tips can be submitted anonymously, providing the address of the problem and specific details about the issue is given.