Select Board Meeting, Tuesday, November 17 at 6pm
(The public is welcome to join the meeting by following this link or by calling 1- 929-251-5982 and entering PIN number: 779 394 755#)
ROLLINSFORD ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT
The Rollinsford Zoning Board of Adjustment will be in session on Thursday, November 19th, 2020 at 7:00pm to hear the following appeals:
Case #: 20.05
Scott and Darcie Bradach, 27 Wentworth Street, Tax Map 2, Lot 18-12, are seeking a VARIANCE to Section 7, Table 7: Lot Land Space Requirements Table in order to construct a utility shed within the minimum building setback from the lot line.
In accordance with Emergency Order #17: Closure of non-essential businesses and requiring Granite Staters’ to stay at home, the Rollinsford ZBA will be meeting remotely. The public is encouraged to access this public meeting by video link or phone vie Google Hangouts. The meeting can be accessed via this link: or by phone at: (US) +1 617-675-4444 PIN: 486 470 924 7495#
The Board encourages members of the public to submit comments for meetings in writing: by email to or postal mail addressed to Rollinsford Zoning Board of Adjustment, PO Box 309, Rollinsford, NH 03869.
Charles Putnam, Chairman
Rollinsford Zoning Board of Adjustment
Select Board Meeting, Monday, November 16 at 6:30pm (The public is welcome to join the meeting by following this link or by calling 1-401-589-5664 and entering PIN number: 230 292 632#)
Budget Committee Meeting, Wednesday, November 18 at 6:30pm (The public is welcome to join the meeting by following this link or by calling 1-314-474-2696 and entering PIN number: 540 809 359#))
Recreation Committee Meeting, Thursday, November 19 at 6:30pm (The public is welcome to join the meeting by following this link or by calling 1- 334-472-8363 and entering PIN number: 782 911 250#))
Select Board Meeting, Monday, November 30 at 6:30pm (The public is welcome to join the meeting by following this link or by calling 1-401-589-5664 and entering PIN number: 230 292 632#)
Planning Board Meeting, Tuesday, December 1 at 7pm (The public is welcome to join the meeting by following this link or by calling 1-470-485-8859 and entering PIN number: 185 407 107#))
Budget Committee Meeting, Wednesday, December 2 at 6:30pm (The public is welcome to join the meeting by following this link or by calling 1- 224-900-6897 and entering PIN number: 350 607 035#))
There is more drought improvement to report, but the same for next week is unlikely. Widespread drought conditions remain, but severe drought (D2) and extreme drought (D3) have been downgraded to moderate drought (D1) in approximately 50% of the southeastern area of the state which has experienced the worst dry conditions. There is no rain forecast through the weekend or early next week and above normal temperatures in the 60s are expected, with southern parts of New Hampshire potentially seeing temperatures in the low 70s on Saturday. Outlooks for mid-November indicate precipitation received is likely to be normal to slightly above normal. Since last week, the U.S. Monthly Drought Outlook has been released and indicates it is unlikely there will be more drought improvement by the end of the month.
ATTN: While the growing season is over, the warmer temperatures over the next few days are likely to result in an increase of outdoor water use as people head outdoors to wash cars, power wash, and tie up other fall cleanup chores. Please keep the public reminded of outdoor water use restrictions, as well as indoor water saving tips. To date, 165 community water systems serving 345,000 people and eight municipalities with a total population of 66,000 have water use restrictions in place (Restriction List and Map).
New Monthly Groundwater Update! While the majority of the wells in the New Hampshire Geological Survey’s monitoring network are experiencing below normal to low groundwater levels, recent precipitation has raised groundwater levels in many of the wells in the northern portion of the state from low to normal. With slightly below average precipitation in the central and southeast portions of the state, falling or below normal to low groundwater levels continue. For more information, see the New Hampshire Groundwater Level Monitoring Report for October 2020. Reports are released monthly.
NEW! Are residential well owners experiencing well shortage issues in your community? If so, they may qualify for the Low-Income Residential Drought Assistance Program.
Drought Guidance for the public, municipalities, and private well owners, as well as other drought information such as guidance on setting up an emergency water access location may be found on the Drought Management webpage.
According to the U.S. Drought Monitor released this morning, there has been some drought improvement since last week. 7.47% of the state is categorized as “extreme drought” (D3), 9.29% of the state is categorized as “severe drought”(D2), 82.9% of the state is categorized as “moderate drought” (D1), and 0.33% is categorized as abnormally dry.
Tip* The restriction map includes town boundaries and drought categories, making it easy to identify if your municipality is experiencing drought.
Table. Percent of state in exceptional drought (D4), extreme drought (D3), severe drought(D2), moderate drought (D1), and abnormally dry (D0).
Over the past 7-days, the majority of the state received between 0.5” and 1.5” of precipitation. Rockingham, Hillsborough, and the majority of Cheshire counties received the most, ranging between 1” to 1.5”. Sullivan County, the western border of Grafton, the western border of Merrimack, and the majority of Coos received the least, ranging between 0.25” to 0.5” with northern parts of Coos receiving even less ranging from 0.01” to 0.25”. The majority of Merrimack, Belknap, Strafford, Carrol, and the majority of Grafton counties received 0.5” to 1.0” (NOAA Precipitation Observed).
Over the past 30-days, all counties, have experienced normal to slightly above normal precipitation, but the longer term 90-day, 180-day, and 360-day precipitation departures remain for all counties (National Weather Service).
Forecast and Outlooks:
Above normal temperatures and dry conditions are forecast through the weekend and early next week. A cold front is to follow later next week. (NOAA National Weather Service Forecast & NOAA Precip Forecast).
The 6-10 day outlook strongly favors above normal temperatures and slightly favors above normal precipitation. The 8-14 day outlook strongly favors above normal temperatures and favors normal precipitation (National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center).
New Monthly Update! According to the US Monthly and Seasonal Drought Outlook, over the next month drought conditions are likely to remain unchanged and over the next three months, drought conditions are likely to remain but improve, except for Coos County where drought removal is likely.
Due to the resignation of our Town Clerk effective November 6, we will have an immediate opening to appoint a replacement Town Clerk until the election in March 2021. Town of Rollinsford voted to have the Town Clerk employed for a 3-year term. The duties and responsibilities of a town clerk are numerous and can be found throughout many statutes such as motor vehicle laws, election laws and vital statistics. The town clerk must be elected by the residents of the Town in which the candidate lives. The compensation of the town clerk is set by the legislative body at town meeting.
As a town official, the town clerk is not an employee of the Town. Thus, the town clerk is not subject to the personnel policies of the Town with respect to vacation time, sick time, or hours of work per week. If you are interested in being appointed to this position until March 2021 and in hopes of running for the position for the next three–year term, please send your resume and cover letter to the Rollinsford Select Board.
Hours of operation for the Town Hall are:
M-W-F 9am -1pm T-Thurs 3pm-7pm
Deadline for submission is November 13, 2020.
Rollinsford’s Town Clerk & Moderator will begin opening and processing absentee ballots on
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 9:00AM till 5:00PM