City Attorney

The City Attorney provides legal services to the City Council, its various standing and ad-hoc committees, to the boards and commissions of the City and to the City Manager and his department heads. The City Attorney represents the City in all matters in which it has an interest coming before any court, tribunal, quasi-judicial or legislative body, commences and prosecutes all actions and suits to be commenced by the City or any of its officers in his/her official capacity. He appears, defends and advocates the rights or interests of the City in any suit or prosecution wherein any estate, right, privilege, ordinance or act of the City or any breach of any statute or ordinance may be brought into question. In addition, the City Attorney reviews and comments upon all deeds, leases, contracts and other legal interests tendered to him prior to their execution or acceptance and renders all legal opinions as may be requested of him.

The City Attorney is a charter officer of the City of Keene and reports to the City Council.

Contact Information

Legal Department
3 Washington Street
Keene, NH 03431
(603)357-9806

Staff

Thomas P. Mullins, City Attorney
Barbara DiNapoli, Paralegal

Current Programs

Events Coming Up

Good Neighbors:  A Community Conversation to Strengthen City-College Connections and Relationshipsons and Relationships

In a few weeks, the Keene College/City Commission is hosting a guided community conversation and we want you to be there! The conversation was designed by members of the Commission and community stakeholders, in partnership with New Hampshire Listens, a civic engagement initiative of the University of New Hampshire.  It will be an opportunity to take time to get informed, hear important priorities, and consider the decisions that impact, represent, and affect us all. 

Conversations will be in small groups with a trained facilitator - you will be asked about your experiences, what you think are key issues that impact our community, and to listen to others who may have differing views. We need everyone who has a stake in Keene's success to help shape the future of our community - so please join us! Event details and a link to register are provided below. 
 
 
Tuesday, April 14th
Heberton Hall
5:30 p.m. Doors Open
6:00–9:00 p.m. Full Program
Refreshments and onsite child care provided
Registration is preferred
REGISTER HERE
 


Thank you for being a part of this ongoing conversation. Questions regarding this email may be directed to Karen Purinton, City Planner by emailing kpurinton@ci.keene.nh.us.


Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

City of Keene Parks and Recreation Department is offering space in our Community Gardens for the 2015 growing season. At the rear of Monadnock View Cemetery, adjacent to Cedarcrest, is a plot of land that KPRD makes available as garden space for the public.  For a nominal fee, folks can rent the space for the season and grow their own veggies!  There is an agreement form to fill out prior to planting, so stop by the Recreation Center at 312 Washington Street to reserve your space. Below are the details:

    • Cost per plot- $20
    • Size of Plot- 19 x 25 feet
    • Garden Season will be from the third Monday of May and end by October 1st
    • Garden fees must be paid in full to KPRD before starting any type of work in the garden area.
    • Do not use any pesticide.
    • City of Keene is not responsible for any of the garden beds.
    • Gardeners are responsible for the following:
    • Maintenance of their own beds, i.e. weeding, planting, harvesting and cleanup of beds at the end of the season.
    • If the owner does not do their own end of the year cleanup KPRD will charge the owner $100.

KPRD will be responsible for the following:

    • Mowing a garden area a couple times throughout the season
    • Rototill it at the start of the season
    • Keep the garden hose outside of cemetery maintenance building during the season as a water source for gardeners.
    • Main office of KPRD will keep a detailed spread sheet of plots and owner information. They will also collect garden fees yearly.

For more information please call 357-9829.

Thursday, April 23, 2015 (All day) - Monday, May 25, 2015 (All day)

The City of Keene has a unique summer employment opportunity for a limited number of Keene youth.  Approximately 25 City of Keene residents, ages 14 and 15, will be hired to work in various departments throughout the City. Youth Services has designed this program to give Keene youths meaningful part-time summer employment for six weeks, beginning in July.  Types of work may include cleaning, maintenance, computer work, grounds keeping or clerical work. No prior work experience is necessary.  Work hours will vary from 10-20 hours per week, depending on department needs.  Some flexibility in work schedules may be available. Pay rate is $7.25/hr. Click here for an Online Application

Friday, April 24, 2015 - 12:00am - Friday, May 15, 2015 - 4:00pm

The City of Keene has a unique summer employment opportunity for a limited number of Keene youth.  Approximately 25 City of Keene residents, ages 14 and 15, will be hired to work in various departments throughout the City. Youth Services has designed this program to give Keene youths meaningful part-time summer employment for six weeks, beginning in July.  Types of work may include cleaning, maintenance, computer work, grounds keeping or clerical work. No prior work experience is necessary.  Work hours will vary from 10-20 hours per week, depending on department needs.  Some flexibility in work schedules may be available. Pay rate is $7.25/hr. Click here for an Online Application

Friday, April 24, 2015 (All day) - Friday, May 15, 2015 (All day)