Tree Update

“I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree

You may or may not remember the start of the Joyce Kilmer poem about trees but if you are a fan of healthy, beautiful trees, here are some town updates about our trees – going and coming and, hopefully, staying healthy:

Tree Cutting

Earlier this year, road agent Jeff St. Jean worked with Urban Tree Service to identify almost 60 trees in the town’s rights of way that are dead.   While the Board can’t address all of these trees this year, we have contracted with Urban Tree Service to remove approximately 20 of them.    From 11/14-11/18, teams from Urban Tree will be taking down dead trees, mostly on the following roads:  Highland, Baer, Clement, Pine and Locust.   The Board will be continuing its dead-tree pruning in 2017.

Tree Planting

In case you haven’t noticed, some new trees have sprung up around town:  there are 4 new trees planted along Main Street in the State’s right of way near Paul’s Integrity Garage, a couple of new trees by the mills and most recently, a new tree in Morton Park (the small park across by the Fire Department, abutting the cemetery).    The town thanks its generous resident (who prefers to remain anonymous) for these lovely additions to our streetscapes.

Please stay tuned for more information on a tree-planting initiative recently started by the RGLSC a/k/the Garden Club with the help of Robin Aikman, the garden club’s newest Board member.

PARKING BAN 10/31

There will be a parking ban in effect on October 31st from 7.30am till 6pm in the down town area. This will include: Front Street, South Street, Cross Street, Second Street, Third Street and Fourth Street. This will be to do line striping on the newly paved roads.

Ballot Test

The Town Clerk will be doing a pre-election testing of the electronic ballot counting device with the Town Moderator on Nov. 1st, 2016 @ 1:00 at the Town hall. The Public is welcomed.

Select Board Meetings

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

9:00 AM at Town Hall

The Select Board is having a workshop to work on the proposed 2017 budget and may be discussing setting the 2016 tax rate.

And

Monday, October 31st

6:00 PM at Town Hall

The Select Board is having a workshop before the regular 6:30 Board meeting in order to discuss a potential ordinance for minimum housing standards.

Drug Take Back Day

The Rollinsford Police Department is participating in the National Takeback Initiative where residents can drop off unwanted/unused medications and drugs for disposal at the Police Department on Saturday, October 22, from 10 am to 2 pm.