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.

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.

10 Year Road Plan: MEETING NOTICE

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 at the Town Hall.

The plan is available on the town website.