Trustees of Trust Funds Meeting
Wednesday, December 23 at 7pm
(The public is welcome to join the meeting by following this link or by calling 1- 301-715-8592 and entering meeting ID number: 910 0825 8117)
The Select Board has decided to engage with Municipal Resources Inc. (MRI) to lead the Police Department for the next few months starting January 1st while a search for a new permanent Chief is conducted.
Having an outside firm manage the Department in the short term will provide the Board with the insight needed to objectively determine the best path forward for Rollinsford. The Police Chief is one of the most important positions in a Town. Therefore, the Select Board will take the time to exercise due diligence in filling the vacancy. All current officers have been encouraged to apply for the permanent Chief position once it is posted.
The Town has already benefited from the experience and expertise of Sean Kelly of MRI through the outside investigation of a domestic violence incident earlier this year. Through that process it became clear that outside perspectives can be helpful in assessing Rollinsford’s needs. We don’t know what we don’t know!
The cost of these services falls well within the budgeted amount for the planned full-time Police Chief position because of the savings in not paying the associated benefits.
We hope you will all provide Mr. Kelly a warm welcome.
After 38 years of continued service for Rollinsford, Chief Robert “Bob” Ducharme is retiring as of December 31st! Starting in 1982 when he became a part-time officer, he quickly moved into a full-time position in 1986, and has served as Chief since 1992.Throughout those years has been an active member of our community including spearheading the Police Benevolent Association drive for holiday food baskets for needy residents.
The Town would like to take this opportunity to show our appreciation for his dedicated service and we need your help.We would love to host you all in person and allow you the opportunity to say your fond farewells, but current social distancing requirements make that difficult.
Yet there is a way to celebrate and it takes each of you. We hope you will help Bob remember his time with us and remember it fondly. Maybe you could write him a letter recounting a story of a time he helped you. Perhaps you and he shared a funny moment together. So many things have happened over those years. If you remember things, even as a bystander, now is the time to compliment his service. Most of us were part of his time here in some way, even if it was just a simple “hello” at the Post Office. It could even be a thank-you for that warning he gave you when he pulled you when he could have given you a ticket. Let’s get creative!
We will compile the submissions and put them into a nice book to present to him that he can enjoy for years to come.
Help us make this moment special for him. You can mail them to the Town Hall (PO Box 309,) or put them in the drop box at the Town Hall. We ask that you have your submissions in by Tuesday, January 19th.
Transfer Station stickers will be available for purchase at the Transfer Station beginning Saturday, December 19th during regular transfer station hours. Stickers are $10 for the first sticker, $5 for the second. A valid vehicle registration must be presented for the purchase of each sticker.
Select Board Public Hearing and Meeting, Monday, December 28 at 6pm
There will be a public hearing on the Parking Ordinance beginning at 6pm.
(The public is welcome to join the meeting by following this link or by calling 1- 301-715 8592 and entering meeting ID number: 938 7337 0266)
The meeting facilitator requests you email him by noon, Wednesday December 16th with intent to participate, and a link will be provided to you.
The Select Board is pleased to announce that a new Town Clerk has been appointed. Dan Cullity has lived in Rollinsford for fifteen years with his family. Dan is very excited to begin serving the residents of Rollinsford as their Town Clerk. This is a new career path for him, but he believes that his many years of experience as an educator will help him adapt to this important and multi-faceted job. He believes that clear and consistent communication is key in establishing positive relationships, and he will make this a top priority. Please have patience while Dan engages in the training necessary to serve you with the expertise you deserve.
Please continue to email [email protected] for questions regarding motor vehicle registrations after first reviewing the instructions on the website: https://secureservercdn.net/220.127.116.11/4ve.941.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Motor-Vehicle-Registration-Procedures-during-Covid-19.pdf
If you have the opportunity, please extend a warm welcome to Dan. He can be reached directly at [email protected]
Rollinsford Happenings Toy Drive
We will be at the Town Hall parking lot to collect toys for Rollinsford families for Christmas. There will be a doggie Reindeer to help Santa. Help Santa fill our trucks with presents for Rollinsford’s Children on his big night! BRING YOUR LETTERS FOR SANTA!!!!
In case you cannot make it to the Toy Drive——–
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Transfer Station Sticker Sales
Transfer Station stickers are currently available for purchase for the 2021 year. The Town Hall will be open for this purpose only on Mondays throughout the month of December. Residents can come to the Town Hall between 7am and 1pm on Mondays with their current vehicle registration. There is a limit of two stickers per household. Valid registration is required for each sticker. Stickers are $10. The second sticker within a household is $5.
Stickers may also be purchased through the vehicle registration process. Please submit separate payment for the stickers.