Project Updates from the Select Board

Here is the status of the large projects that the Board is currently busy with. We are writing this on April 21. (If you are reading this in the newsletter distributed with the tax bill, please know that further progress will have been made on all of these projects).

Culverts and Storm Drain ($435,000 authorization with $385,000 bond authorization and $50,000 from the culvert reserve fund)

Project: Hoyle Tanner and Associates are the project engineers; they are working on the bid package that will be published soon. We expect to award the contract sometime in May and have the work begin in June. We are procuring easement rights from the affected property owners and thank them for their cooperation. We expect to complete the project by the end of October.  

Financing: the town has been approved for a 30-year loan from the USDA for upto $380,000 at 2.75% interest. The loan amount will be determined at closing based upon actual project costs.

Transfer Station Improvements ($190,000 bond authorization)

Project: the town has awarded the paving and retaining wall contract to Pike Industries for $139,685. The town has contracted with Atlantic Recycling for the purchase and installation of a new compactor and compactor canister for $30,195. The remainder of the budget will be used to fund concrete pads and the town is in the process of soliciting quotes.

Financing: the town has been approved for financing ($190,000) from the NH Municipal Bond Bank. The interest rate and term have not yet been set but we should know by the end of May.

Purchase of New Fire Engine ($450,000 bond authorization)

Project: the Select Board signed a contract with Toyne Inc of Breda, Iowa for $449,280.73, payable upon delivery of the fire engine scheduled for December-January.

DERA Grant: on April 19, the Governor and Council approved the town’s grant application through the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA). The award amount is $109,336.  

Financing: the town has been approved for financing from the NH Municipal Bond Bank ($450,000). The interest rate and term have not yet been set but we should know by the end of May. The Board has also applied to USDA Rural Development/Community Facilities; if approved the Board will consider which has the better terms. With either loan, we will not need to borrow the full authorized amount because of the DERA grant. The loan amount from either NHMBB or the USDA will be $339,944.73

Town Hall Drain ($55,000 authorized via warrant article)

CivilWorks New England is the project engineer and they guided the RFP process in February. On April 10, the Select Board awarded the contract to Gagnon Construction (Rollinsford, NH) for $38,228. Construction not yet scheduled.  

The town contracted with NP Giroux Excavating (Rollinsford NH) to do interior repair work in the RPD and it has been completed for $2,250.

Road Work ($225,000 authorized via warrant article, $75,000 in operating budget)

The town contracted with Pike Construction for the road work on Pinch Hill Rd and Foundry St (with under-drain installed at the corner of Foundry and South). The amount of the contract is $292,293 and the work is scheduled to start before the end of April.

RPD Space Needs

The Board conducted a workshop on April 8 and has appointed a space needs committee that will report to the Board on June 12 with a preliminary recommendation. The Board will schedule a public hearing shortly thereafter to solicit citizen input. The committee members are: Chief Ducharme, Lt. Uraskevich, Michael Rollo (ex officio, Board), Bill Irving, Denise Knowles, Kim St. Hilaire, Charlie Putnam, Howard Hammond.

Candidates for March Town Election

The filing period has ended for the Town of Rollinsford Officials.

The following residents have filed for office and will be placed on the ballot for the March Election:

Select Board: Michael Rollo

Town Treasurer: Beverly Dionne

Fire Chief: Mark Rutherford

Budget Committee: 1 year position (vote for 1)

  • Cary Boyle
  • Edmund F Jansen Jr.
  • Alan Robinson

Budget Committee: 3 year position (vote for 3)

  • Madeline Cambo
  • Charlie Dionne
  • Myles England
  • William Irving
  • Angela Matthews
  • Kim St.Hilaire

Trustee of the Trust Funds: Dana Stairs

Trustee of the Library:  Toni Talis                                                                                                                                                      •

Trustee of the Cemetery: Chris Benedetto

Town Board & Committee Openings

Declaration of Candidacy is available at Town Office for the following positions:

  • One Select Board member and overseer of the poor for (3) three year term;
  • One Town Treasurer for (1) one year term;
  • One Chief of the Fire Department for (1) one year term;
  • Three members of the Budget Committee for (3) three year term;
  • One member of the Budget Committee for (1) one year term;
  • One Trustee of the Trust Funds for (3) three year term;
  • One Trustee of the Library Trust for (3) three year term;
  • One Trustee of the Cemetery Trust for (3) three year term.

The filing period opens January 25, 2017 and closes February 3, 2017

Town Office business hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri 9-1 and Thurs 3-7pm

Special Sign-up Session will be held: Friday, February 3, 2017 from 3:00 pm – 5:00   pm

 

Reminder: Bond Hearing TOMORROW

Saturday, January 21, 2017, 9:00 am
Rollinsford Grade School Gymnasium
Locust Street, Rollinsford, NH
2017 Proposed Bond Warrant Articles

The Select Board will hold Public Hearings pursuant to NH RSA 33:8-a,I on Saturday, January 21, 2017 commencing at 9:00 a.m. at the Rollinsford Grade School Gymnasium, Locust Street, Rollinsford, in order to receive public comments on the following proposed bond issues:
1. A bond issue in the approximate amount of $450,000 to purchase a new fire engine.
2. A bond issue in the approximate amount of $385,000 to finance culvert repairs.
3. A bond issue in the approximate amount of $190,000 for repairs and improvements to the transfer station

Public Hearing: Proposed Bond Warrant Articles

Saturday, January 21, 2017, 9:00 am
Rollinsford Grade School Gymnasium
Locust Street, Rollinsford, NH
2017 Proposed Bond Warrant Articles
 
The Select Board will hold Public Hearings pursuant to NH RSA 33:8-a,I on Saturday, January 21, 2017 commencing at 9:00 a.m. at the Rollinsford Grade School Gymnasium, Locust Street, Rollinsford, in order to receive public comments on the following proposed bond issues:
1. A bond issue in the approximate amount of $450,000 to purchase a new fire engine.
2. A bond issue in the approximate amount of $385,000 to finance culvert repairs. 
3. A bond issue in the approximate amount of $190,000 for repairs and improvements to the transfer station