CHAT Project Forum 4.22.21

Join Strafford Regional Planning Commission (SRPC) as they partner with the towns of Lee, Madbury and Rollinsford on a community Zoom forum to gather feedback on their Communities for Healthy Aging Transitions (CHAT) project. This forum was previously planned for Mar. 30 but has been rescheduled. This project seeks to identify strengths towards and opportunities for each regional community providing an inclusive, welcoming, supportive, and healthy environment for people of all ages.

To accomplish this SRPC wants to hear from the people that know Rollinsford best, those who live and work in town. Using virtual public engagement tools like Zoom’s breakout rooms and live interactive polling, SRPC will lead a discussion to best understand what residents value about their communities, and opportunities for making it even better.

Please join this interactive opportunity for providing input which will now be held on Thursday, Apr. 22 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. The best part – you don’t even have to leave your house-and you can still participate and share your thoughts!

SRPC looks forward to CHATting with you! Register online at https://tinyurl.com/kuxp8pj8, and contact communications and outreach planner Shayna Sylvia at ssylvia@strafford.org with any questions.

Can’t wait to share your thoughts or won’t be able to make the session, take the online CHAT survey.

Meetings 2.25-3.1

Recreation Committee Meeting: Thursday, February 25 at 6:30pm The public is welcome to join the meeting by following THIS LINK or by calling +1 732-820-7176 PIN: 311383821#.

Supervisors of the Checklist Meeting: Saturday, February 27 from 11:00 to 11:30 a.m Members of the public wishing to join the meeting can do so via Zoom HERE. Voters wishing to change party affiliation may do so at Town Elections on June 8.

Select Board Meeting: Monday, March 1 at 6PM The public is welcome to join the meeting by following THIS LINK or by calling +1 929 205 6099 Meeting ID: 994 9536 4441 Passcode: 990611

 Upcoming Meetings February 2021

Select Board Meeting, Monday, February 8 at 6pm (The public is welcome to join the meeting by following this link or by calling 1-929-205-6099, Meeting ID: 994 9536 4441 Passcode: 990611) 

Conservation Commission Meeting, Tuesday, February 9 at 6pm
Join Zoom Meeting by going to this link or by calling 1-929-205-6099, Meeting ID: 970 8174 8147

Zoning Board of Appeals, Thursday, February 11 at 7pm
Join Zoom Meeting by going to this link or by phone at: +1 (301) 715-8592; Meeting ID: 930 6473 5554 Passcode: 192382

Rec Committee Meeting, Thursday, February 18 at 6:30pm (The public is welcome to join the meeting by following this link or by calling 1-929-205-6099, Meeting ID: 970 8292 2761) 

Select Board Meeting, Monday, February 22 at 6pm (The public is welcome to join the meeting by following this link or by calling 1-929-205-6099, Meeting ID: 994 9536 4441 Passcode: 990611) 

Rollinsford Public Library Trustees Meeting, Tuesday, February 23 at 6pm (The public is welcome to join the meeting by following this link or by calling 1- 929-205- 6099, Meeting ID: 955 8679 1267, Passcode: 706065) 

Zoning Board of Appeals, Thursday, February 25 at 7pm
Join Zoom Meeting by going to this link or by phone at: +1 929 205 6099; Meeting ID: 933 3211 0399 Passcode: 841839

Planning Board Meeting, Tuesday, March 2 at 7pm (The public is welcome to join the meeting by following this link or by calling 1-301-715-8592, passcode 250770, meeting ID 988 4389 5900) 

Assistance for Rollinsford Residents

Community Action Partnership of Strafford County Assistance Programs

HOUSING RELIEF:

As you know, Governor Sununu’s office created the NH Housing Relief Program which opened on July 1st to assist any New Hampshire resident having trouble paying their rent, mortgage or other housing expenses, due to COVID-19. This program is open to ALL NH residents with no income limitations. Residents can access the application at www.capnh.org, find CAPSC’s link and apply. If someone does not have access to the web (the application also works on smart phones and tablets), they can request a paper application or an application over the phone by contacting our COVID Response Team at  COVID19@straffordcap.org or (603) 435-2448.

 

Since July 1st, our agency has helped over 130 households in Strafford County with over $413,000 in housing assistance. We strongly encourage anyone with a COVID-related income loss who is at risk of housing instability, to contact our office before it is too late.

 

FUEL ASSISTANCE:

Our Fuel Assistance program is open, but our process looks a little different this year due to COVID. We will now be moving most of our program applications from paper to electronic forms using the DocuSign program. The early application window is NOW OPEN for people over 60, those with children under six, or those who are disabled.

 

To access our online forms, clients take the following steps:

  • Visit our website at www.straffordcap.org.
  • On the home page, click on the link for fuel assistance to request an application.
  • Once a request is received, clients will be sent a secure link with their application and document upload.

 

This process allows clients and staff to enroll participants while limiting exposure to COVID-19 for high risk groups. Clients may still schedule an appointment which we will conduct on the phone, via Zoom or Google Teams. For fuel emergencies, CAPSC will schedule an in-person appointment, with PPE for both clients and staff to wear. Please contact Fuel & Electric Assistance Manager, Heidi Clough at hclough@straffordcap.org or 435-2500 ext. 8152 with any questions.

 

NUTRITION:

CAPSC’s nutrition program was incredibly busy beginning in March as schools closed and the Governor’s stay-at-home order was implemented. With the switch to remote learning, CAPSC partnered with five school districts to use our Summer Meals program model to ensure meals continued to be delivered to families with children learning remotely.  Our program began seven weeks earlier than usual and ended two weeks later with the change in district schedules this summer. Now that school is back in session, CAPSC will be augmenting the school lunch programs in the county with a dinner and snack program starting October 5th at  Amazon Park (Rochester), First Church Congregational (Rochester) and North Dover/Strafford Farms parking lot.  We are finalizing the menu and times but these will be available in the late afternoon/early evening for families to pick up.  We are working on additional sites in other communities but these are the state approved sites at this time.

 

Please note: this program is only available until December 31st or when the money runs out, whichever one comes sooner.  We hope to have this program in place until December but we have been advised by the NH Department of Education that we must end when the program funding is gone.

 

SENIOR TRANSPORTATION:

The suspension of our senior shopping bus and pivot to emergency deliveries was one of the hardest decisions we had to make. For many, the bus was not only the way to purchase food and other necessities, but it is what helped them remain independent and aging in place, as well as a social time for seniors that would have otherwise been alone all day. We are happy to announce that we will be resuming our senior transportation services in October, in a brand new bus we received, thanks to NH DOT. Our bus puts on over 10,000 miles a year with riders from all over the area. We will be revising our bus routes to ensure we have the best coverage as well as implementing strict hand sanitizing and mask requirements for riders and drivers.  CAPSC is also working with COAST to clean and sterilize the bus for rider safety.

 

We continue to offer Weatherization, Housing Support, Head Start, Home Visiting, two Food Pantries and Homeless Outreach services, in addition to the programs outlined above. We know residents who were able to get by over the summer are now impacted by the challenges of remote learning and/or continued loss of income due to COVID. We do not want these residents to be left in the cold. If any of your constituents has a concern, chances are we have a program that can help or we can connect them with the right person in a partner agency or municipality.

Adult Pick-Up Basketball in March/Rec Committee Meeting 3.5.20

Adult Pick-Up Basketball in March

❖ From 6-8pm on Thursday nights at RGS.
❖ Must be 16 to join.
❖ On the following dates 3/5/20, 3/12/20, 3/19/20 and 3/26/20.
❖ Please enter through doors in the back closest to playground.
❖ Any questions/concerns, please contact us at recreationcommittee@rollinsford.nh.us

 

Recreation Committee Meeting March 5, 2020

A Recreation Committee Meeting/ Workshop is scheduled for Thursday March 5, 2020.
This meeting will take place at 6:00pm at the Town Hall.