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!

ROAD CLOSURE

Willey Street will be closed to through traffic on Tuesday morning 7am-noon for culvert maintenance. This is a highly traveled road for RGS school traffic. Please seek an alternate route.

Rollinsford Hydroelectric Project

On behalf of the Town of Rollinsford, New Hampshire, Consolidated Hydro New Hampshire, LLC (CHNH) is preparing to relicense the Rollinsford Hydroelectric Project (Project) with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission). CHNH, a subsidiary of Enel Green Power North America (EGPNA), operates and manages the Project under a lease agreement with the Town of Rollinsford. The Project (FERC No. 3777) is located on the Salmon Falls River, which establishes the border between the States of New Hampshire (NH) and Maine (ME), in Strafford County, NH and York County, ME. The FERC license expires on August 31, 2021.

In accordance with the Commission’s regulations, on August 31, 2016, the Town of Rollinsford commenced the relicensing process by filing its Notice of Intent (NOI) to file an application for license and Pre- Application Document (PAD) for the Project. Also, pursuant to the Commission’s regulations, the Town of Rollinsford requested the Commission’s approval to use the Traditional Licensing Process (TLP) for this Project.

The purpose of this email is to distribute copies of those documents to potentially interested federal and state resource agencies, Indian tribes, non-governmental organizations, and members of the public.  A copy of the NOI, PAD, and TLP request is available for download at the FERC website using the following FERC eLibrary link: http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20160831-5132.

Paper copies are available upon request, please contact Kirk Smith at ksmith@gomezandsullivan.com or 603-428-4960.

If you have any questions regarding the above, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Kevin Webb, Hydro Licensing Manager at 978-935-6039 or by email at Kevin.Webb@enel.com.