HELP WANTED: Plow Truck Drivers

If Interested, please fill out an application at the town office or email admin@rollinsford.nh.us for more information.

The Town of Rollinsford is looking for a part-time plow truck driver. Applicants must:
1. Be available for most storms within the winter season.
2. Be able to sit for long periods of time.
3. Have a safe driving history.
4. Must have a CDL-B with air brake endorsement.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $19.00-$20.00 /hour

Position Vacancy: Road Agent, Town of Rollinsford, NH

The Select Board of the Town of Rollinsford NH is seeking a road agent. Please refer to the job description for a list of responsibilities and requirements. The salary range is $50k – $65k with a starting salary normally not to exceed $55k and based upon experience, skills, and relevant licenses and certificates.

 If interested, please submit resume and cover letter to Select Board, Town of Rollinsford, PO Box 309, Rollinsford, NH 03869. Applications received by Friday, September 8 will be reviewed by the Search Committee. Applications received after September 8 will be reviewed only if a suitable candidate has not been found.

Resignation of Road Agent

At its meeting of August 7, the Select Board accepted the resignation of Jeff St. Jean as the town’s road agent. Mr. St. Jean has worked tirelessly for the town in his seven years of service and the Board thanks him for his reliability and doggedness in keeping our roads safe and passable with many hours spent during nights, weekends and holidays in the most disagreeable of weather conditions. We thank him and wish him well in his new endeavor. 
And, now we need to find a new road agent. The Select Board has formed a Search Committee (Jodi Lavoie-Carnes, Nate Mears, Michael Lapoint, Nancy Dionne) to review applications and make a recommendation to the Board. We will soon be posting the notice seeking applicants to fill the position.

PUBLIC HEARINGS: Monday, August 7th

The Select Board will be hearing from the public and property owners regarding the removal of dead trees on Baer Road, Sligo Road and Old Mill Lane at 6:00 PM at the Town Hall. 

Following the Public Hearing on the removal of dead trees, the Select Board will open a public hearing (at approximately 6:15PM) regarding recently announced disbursement from the State of an additional $30 million in highway funds per SB 38.

Update on Town Culvert Projects

The Select Board has signed a contract agreement with Parker and Daughters (Pittsfield, NH) to replace the culverts on Willey St and Pine St and to repair the drain pipe at the lower mill.

Construction is scheduled to start on Willey St on Wednesday, August 1 and then proceed to the lower mill about two weeks later; Pine St will be the third and last construction site with no current estimated start date.  The relevant sections of Willey and Pine Street will be closed to traffic during construction; residents will be able to access their driveways throughout.

The project is being funded by financing from the US Department of Agriculture Rural Development and by the town’s culvert reserve fund.

Advertisement for Bids: Culvert Work

Proposed Culvert Replacements Willey Street, Pine Street, Lower Mill OutfallTown of Rollinsford

Rollinsford, NH

 

Sealed Bids for the construction of the Proposed Culvert Replacements Willey Street, Pine Street, Lower Mill Outfall will be received at the Town of Rollinsford Town Hall, 667 Main Street, Rollinsford, NH 03869, until 3:30 PM local time on Monday, June 15, 2017, at which time the Bids received will be publicly opened and read. Full project details are available online here, or in person at the Town Hall. 

Smoke Testing and Road Work

Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 3rd
Pike Industries is contracting with the Town of Rollinsford to do roadwork. The first step is smoke testing. Homes in the area of Foundry Street and South Street may experience smoke in their basements. This is a result of drainage pipes which will be blocked. Please call the Town Office with questions. 742-2510.

South Street will be closed at the intersection of Foundry Street. Foundry Street will be one-way from Main Street toward the American Legion. Traffic from Silver Street will be detoured to Locust Street from Wednesday, May 3rd through Friday, May 5th. 7am-6pm

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.