Town Completes Work on Grant to Develop Stormwater Regulations

In the summer of 2015, the town received a $6,500 grant from the Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership (PREP) to propose stormwater regulations for development and redevelopment.   The committee was formed later that fall and worked throughout 2016 to complete a proposed draft, based upon model stormwater regulations developed by the Southeast Watershed Alliance.  Here is the final report submitted to PREP and the draft stormwater regulations.    The draft is now in the hands of the Planning Board who will take the next steps to review and act upon the regulations.

Committee members were Pat McLin (Planning Board), Mike Lapoint (Water District Commission), Mike Rollo (Select Board), and John Krebs, the town’s planning consultant.  Liz Durfee from the Strafford Regional Planning Commission served as the project manager/consultant.   The Select Board is grateful to the committee for their time and effort, to Liz Durfee who guided us through our paces and kept us on target and to John Krebs who generously donated his time to the grant.

The Town of Rollinsford is an MS4 stormwater permittee requiring the town to manage its stormwater runoff responsibly.

Town Clean-up Tomorrow

ROLLINSFORD

CLEANUP DAY

Saturday, October 1st,  9 am to noon

   Come help your Rollinsford neighbors maintain and cleanup

   our  community spaces!

Report to your preferred location at 9 am to receive your instructions.

BICENTENNIAL PARK:  general spruce-up, trash removal.  Team leader provided;  gloves advised.

COMMUNITY GARDENS:  rebuild raised garden beds, repair/paint picnic table. Team leader provided, building materials provided: can use rakes, shovels, mallets, battery-powered electric drills

NATURE TRAILS:  clear existing trails.  Team leader provided; can use loppers,  hand saws, clippers, rakes

TOWN HALL SECOND FLOOR:   general cleaning  Team leader provided; can use vacuums, brooms, dust pans, dust masks advised  Volunteers 18 and up.

 To help, please contact Kate Nesman 742-2510, or

 Michele Small 988-3222.

This event is co-sponsored by the Town of Rollinsford and the Rollinsford Garden and Local Sustainability Club.

NHDOT Prepares to Resurface Roads

NHDOT has notified the town of two upcoming projects:

Continental Paving, Inc. will be working on Rollins Road/ Silver Street for 1.8 miles beginning at Goodwin Road easterly to the intersection of Main Street. The work will begin on 9/28 and continue until completion.

Continental Paving, Inc. will be working on Main Street/Front Street for 1.0 miles starting at the intersection of Silver Street, easterly to the State Line. The work will begin on 9/28 and continue until completion.

Click here to view to official notice and for additional information.

Notice of Public Hearing: Planning Board

ROLLINSFORD PLANNING BOARD

ROLLINSFORD, NH 03869

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

OCTOBER 4, 2016

The Rollinsford Planning Board will hold a PUBLIC HEARING on Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 at 7:00PM at the Rollinsford Town Hall to take Public Comment on a Subdivision Application submitted by Arthur Gagnon dba Diversified Builders of 188 Blackwater Road in Somersworth, NH.

The application is for a submitted plan to subdivide Tap Map 1, Lot 43-1 into five (5) lots containing eight (8) units. As proposed, an existing structure will remain on Tax Map 1, Lot 43-1 and new lots Tax Map 1, Lots 43-2, 43-3, 43-4, 43-5 will be created.

Copies of the proposed plans are available for review at the Rollinsford Town Offices.

Respectfully Submitted,

Patrick J. McLin

Chairman

Rollinsford Planning Board

Select Board Announces 10 Year Road Plan

The Select Board and Road Agent Jeff St. Jean have been working with the Strafford Regional Planning Commission to pilot the Road Surface Management Systems (RSMS) developed by UNH’s Technology Transfer Center. A ten-year road plan (draft) was reviewed by the board and we are now ready to share this draft with the public.

The Select Board will host a public information session on the road plan on October 27, 6:30 pm in town hall.

The plan is available on the town website.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE TO STATE DROUGHT CONDITIONS

The Select Board met on Tuesday, September 20 to review the state’s guidance on the drought conditions in the state of NH.  The guidance came to us via a phone conference call on Friday, September 16 with the state’s Drought Management Team. The Board voted to institute a ban on water usage in the town per RSA 41:11-d.  This ban covers residential usage and pertains to residents with private wells as well as residents on the town’s public water system. The ban covers the watering of residential lawns and will become active on Tuesday, September 27.  We encourage residents to read the entire ordinance and to pay close attention to the fines.

Additionally, we are providing resources that you can refer to for more information on the drought situation in the state.

The situation is a serious one. We will enforce the ban of required restrictions We also encourage residents to look for voluntary ways to conserve this most precious of natural resources by avoiding the following:  washing vehicles, hosing off paved surfaces, filling swimming pools, power-washing houses.

We have created an informational page about the drought for residents. Please refer to it for important information for homeowners with private wells, information on the severity of the drought, and links to resources such as emergency financial assistance to help mitigate water issues.
View the Rollinsford 2016 Drought page »

Family Fun Day Schedule 

Salmon Falls Family Fun Day 2016 Rollinsford American Legion

Foundry Street

Sunday, September 25

Noon – 8:00PM for fireworks!

Join us after the Salmon Run 5K – and keep the fun going until the sun goes down!

Activities are all day 12:00 – 4:00 in Ball Field –certain performances time listed below

Scavenger hunt – Pick up your clues at the Library table and head to the trail

behind the community garden.

Kids’ carnival games and Picture taking displays  

Arch – Try your luck with graces, ball and cup, bowling and maybe hoop and stick.  

Chris Benedetto – Will be dressing as a Revolutionary War soldier since it is the 240th anniversary of 1776. He will be doing drills and firing a few times (with blanks of course). Also, one of their board members will be doing a presentation as a World War I soldier since the American Legion is partly named after William Martel, who was killed in France in 1918.

Concessions $$$, 50/50 raffle $$$

Rollinsford Community Garden – Selling Grilled Corn $$$

Linda Watson Selling Shaved Ice $$$

Cookie baking contest –vote for your favorite 1PM-4PM – Legion Hall -prizes

Scarecrow decorating contest – vote for your favorite 1PM -4PM – Outside of hall-prizes

 Garrison Players Youth– Performing songs from “Little Mermaid” 12:30 Legion Hall

Belletete Ballet- Dance Performance 1:30 Legion Hall

Fire Department field games 1PM Ballfield

Wildlife Encounters – Sponsored by Rollinsford Education Foundation and Linda Watson 3PM Ballfield

Police-sponsored spaghetti dinner (5-6:30) Legion Hall 

Music during dinner performed by: June and the Honey Badgers (5-6:30) Legion Hall

DJ – Patrick Gale & street dancing (6:30-8:00)

FIREWORKS! (8:00)

Many exciting activities are planned to bring our local families and neighbors together!! To end the day with a bang, we’re bringing back the tradition of an amazing fireworks display over the Salmon Falls River.

Thank you to the local businesses for their donations and town organizations who have donated time to make this event a reality!