Budget Meetings This Week

Select Board Budget Workshop

The Select Board will be meeting on Monday, November 26, 2018 at 6:00pm at the Town Hall for to discuss the budget. The regular Select Board meeting will follow.

Budget Committee Meeting

The Budget Committee will be meeting on Wednesday November 28, 2018 at 6:30pm in the Town Hall. Proposed budget presentations will be delivered to the Committee by the Library, Police Department, and Fire Department

Town Office Holiday Schedule

Town Hall will be closed:

Thursday, November 22nd (Thanksgiving Day)

Friday, November 23rd (day after Thanksgiving)

Monday, December 24th (Christmas Eve)

Tuesday, December 25th (Christmas Day)

Monday, December 31st (Ne Year’s Eve)

Tuesday, January 1st (New Year’s Day)

DEP Water Testing

This week the NH Department of Environmental Services began voluntary water testing at various locations in town outside of the service area of the Sewer and Water District. The state has already contacted individual landowners about the testing and has provided the following information:

There are no new releases of gasoline in this area that we’re aware of. Rather, we’re tasked with sampling private wells all over the state of New Hampshire. Since August of 2014, we have collected more than 10,000 samples from 6,000 wells within 150 different communities (Attachment 3). We attempt to focus our work in those areas where gasoline releases have occurred in the past. Sampling has already occurred to some extent in most of these areas. However, we’re able to sample much more aggressively and reach out to residents considerable distances away. The goal is to make sure that everyone in the area who would like to be sampled for VOCs has the opportunity to be sampled. Again, this is a voluntary sampling program and it is at no cost to residents.

Our funding source restricts us to only paying for the MtBE related VOC analysis. However, we consider our work an opportunity to educate the property owner about water quality in general. Therefore, we offer to collect and deliver any other samples to the lab that the property owner would like to have analyzed, provided they are willing to pay for the analysis. Most property owners (about 40%) take us up on this offer so they can be sure their water is not impacted by naturally occurring contaminants like Arsenic.

Library Pie Tasting Saturday

Join the Rollinsford Public Library on Saturday, Nov. 17 starting at noon during Open Studios for the annual pie tasting fundraiser. Admission is $5 and all the pie you can eat. All the proceeds benefit the Rollinsford Public Library.
A baker yourself? Consider donating a pie to the event. Contact the library to make donation arrangements or just bring your tasty treat to the library on Saturday after 10 a.m. Contact [email protected].

Winter Parking Ban

A winter parking ban goes into effect November 15th and prohibits vehicles from parking on any street between 12 AM and 6 AM regardless of the weather conditions. Vehicles found in violation are subject to ticketing and towing at the owner’s expense. Vehicles found hindering snow removal operations will be ticketed and towed at the owners expense.

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