Call for Volunteers

To: Residents of the Town of Rollinsford

From: Select Board

Date: March 20, 2018

Call for Volunteers

The Town of Rollinsford has several important boards, commission and committees peopled by interested and engaged volunteers who wish to serve the community.   If you are itching to become an interested and engaged public servant, please consider volunteering for one of the groups listed below by sending an email or by calling town hall.   (An asterisk signifies that there are no openings today but if you are interested we’d still like to hear from you so that we can keep you name on file).

If you would like to know more about a particular group, feel free to contact a Board member or Caroline Kendall our administrative assistant.

Please let us know by Monday, March 26th. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Commissions, Boards and Committees of the Town of Rollinsford

Ad Hoc Committee to Study Town Manager (authorized at Town Meeting)
Capital Improvement Plan Committee
Conservation Commission
Planning Board
Zoning Board of Adjustment
Strafford Regional Planning Commission
*Highway Safety Committee
*Historical Committee
*Recreation Committee
*Stormwater Committee

NO CHANGE TO TOWN ELECTION DATE

Please be reminded that town voting will take place on Tuesday, MARCH 13 from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm at Town Hall. The business position of town meeting is scheduled for SATURDAY, MARCH 17 at 9:00 a.m. in the RGS gymnasium.

The printed annual report is available at town hall but much of the material is on the town’s website and is available here. Additional unprinted material is available here.

There will be limited child care available for town meeting: approximately 10 children over 5. (We are still working on trying to get additional child care providers. Please call town hall if you’d like to provide; rates are $18/hour for providers over 18; else $15/hour; background check required.

Several community groups will be staffing information tables in the foyer of RGS: RGLSC/Garden Club with information on the garden club, the duck race and the Strafford County Conservation District annual plant sale (be among the first to get ducks for the annual duck race down the mighty Salmon Falls River); ARCH/Colonel Paul Wentworth House, Recreation Committee (Camp Rolly and Teen Adventure Camp), and the Historical Committee.

2018 Old House and Barn Expo

The Rollinsford Historical Committee would like residents to know that the NH Preservation Alliance is holding their 2018 Old House and Barn Expo on the weekend of March 24 & 25. This event is for people with houses and barns that date from 1750 to 1950 and is an excellent opportunity to learn from the experts while watching craftspeople give hands-on demonstrations.

Topics will include: 21st century comfort in old homes • Barn repair • Energy efficiency • Financing and insurance • Old house maintenance • Home buying strategies • Interior finishes • Lead paint • Masonry and plaster repair • Mid-century architecture • Researching house history • Solar • Stone wall building • Timber framing •Window repair • Wood turning and more

Go to the Old House and Barn Expo event page »

The Rollinsford Historical Committee also has a page on the town website where you can learn about resources available for barn preservation.

View the Historic Barns of Rollinsford page »

Two of the most beautiful things about Rollinsford are our barns and our open spaces. If you attend, please consider coming to a Historical Committee meeting and sharing what you learned with us!

If you have any questions, or would like to attend a meeting, you can email the Historical Committee at historicalcommittee@rollinsford.nh.us

(We’ll also be announcing our next history hike soon!)

 

Rollinsford Candidates Night March 6‬

ROLLINSFORD – The 8th Annual Meet-the-Candidates Night will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6 at the Rollinsford Public Library, Lower Mill, 3 Front St.

This event is an opportunity to meet the candidates for town and school office before the election on Tuesday, March 13, and hear how they’re planning to make an impact on the community.

Candidates for town office include:

• Select Board: Denise Knowles

• Town Moderator: Charles Putnam

• Supervisor of the Checklist: Angela Matthews

• Town Clerk: Kate Nesman

• Town Treasurer: Verne Crosier

• Fire Chief: Mark Rutherford

• Budget Committee (three 3-year positions): Jodi Lavoie-Carnes, Paul Cass, Verne Crosier, Edmund Jansen, Dee Neathawk, Jonathan Ordway

• Trustee of the Trust Funds: Salme Perry

• Trustee of the Library (2): Emily Quirk, Tamara Niedzolkowski

• Trustee of the Cemetery: Marc Couture

Candidates for school office include:

• School District Moderator: Charles Putnam

• School District Treasurer: Judy Barry, Suzanne Mountain

• School District Clerk: Coire T. Jones

• School Board (2 positions): Brent G. Roets, Tom Kunz, Emily Leach

This event is an open house format. Residents are welcome to engage with candidates and ask questions that will inform their decision on voting day. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please email rollinsfordlibrary@comcast.net or call (603) 516-2665.