Upcoming Meetings 6/7 – 6/15

Conservation Commission Meeting: Monday, June 7 at 6pm

(The public is welcome to join the meeting by following THIS LINK or by calling 1-929-205-6099, Meeting ID 927 7064 6271)

Select Board Non-Public Meeting: Monday, June 7 at the Rollinsford Town Hall

Select Board Meeting: Monday, June 14 at 6pm at the Rollinsford Town Hall

Stormwater Committee Meeting: June 15 at 6:30pm at the Rollinsford Town Hall

 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) 

Upcoming Meetings Aug/Sept

Upcoming August Meetings  (All Virtual)

CIP Committee Meeting  Tuesday, August 25 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: ‪‪625 563 711#)

Stormwater Committee Meeting, Wednesday, August 26 at 6:30pm (The public is welcome to join the meeting by following this link or by calling 1-502-354-6533 and entering PIN number: ‪‪664 548 162#)

ZBA Workshop, Thursday, August 27 at 7pm (The public is welcome to join the meeting by following this link or by calling 1-413-489-0290 and entering PIN number: ‪‪986 526 075#)

Upcoming September Meetings  (All Virtual)

Conservation Commission Meeting, Tuesday, September 1 at 6:30pm (The public is welcome to join the meeting by following this link
or by calling 1-440-482-1661 and entering PIN number: ‪‪ ‪939 316 551#)

Planning Board Meeting, Tuesday, September 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#)

Select Board Meeting,  Tuesday, September 8 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#)

Select Board Meeting,  Tuesday, September 21 at 6:30pm (The public is welcome to join the meeting by following this link or by calling 1-401-589-5664and entering PIN number: ‪‪230 292 632#)

 

 

Volunteers Needed

The Town Needs Your Help!

Towns provide many functions. Some of them are more visible to residents than others. Some are required and others are more discretionary. Some of the functions are provided by volunteers. Rollinsford needs more volunteers. Many of the appointments to the boards and committees are expiring in March. We will be voting to fill some of them. Others are appointed by the Select Board right after Town Meeting. Thank you to all of the people who dedicated their time in service to our community this past year. The following are boards and committees on which volunteers serve.  Please read the brief excerpts about them and consider offering your name to be considered for appointment. Each has its own level of commitment which often is not very much time per month.  Come meet more of your neighbors!

 

Planning Board

Meets the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00pm. This is an essential function we must offer to property owners wishing to subdivide or develop their property, start or expand a business or change the use of a property, for example. There is typically no outside work required and meetings are typically not more than two hours. Members should become familiar with the Zoning Ordinance and other planning regulations.

 

Zoning Board of Adjustment

Meets at the call of the Chairperson when there is a case to be heard (typically 3-5 times per year). This is an essential function we must offer to property owners who feel aggrieved by a land use decision made by the Planning Board, Town or planning regulations. It is a quasi-judicial body.

 

Conservation Commission

The group manages the conservation land along the Salmon Falls River known as Scoutland, the area beyond the community garden on Foundry Street, and discusses topics important to our natural environment. Some development requires a review by the Conservation Commission and their opinions can inform planning regulations.

 

Recreation Committee

These volunteers are the super heroes who recreated the summer recreation program which would otherwise have been discontinued just a few years ago.  Summer camp, pick-up basketball, the new youth soccer program in the evenings, and senior programming could not function without this group.

 

Highway Safety Committee

This group only meets when there is a topic for discussion. They meet to discuss matters of public safety including, but not limited to traffic concerns. They make recommendations to the Select Board regarding roadways, when appropriate.

 

Stormwater Committee

This committee is necessary for keeping the Town compliant with our MS-4 permit which allows us to discharge stormwater into the Salmon Falls River. This is a federal permit which obligates the Town to engage in public outreach and public engagement regarding public activities which pollute waterways as well as water testing and data compilation.

 

Historical Committee

We live in a small town with a lot of history. This group meets monthly to discuss topics of historical significance to Rollinsford and the Salmon Falls region. You don’t have to be an expert on local history to join, just interested in learning, sharing, and preserving the fascinating stories of our town. This group is flexible in making the most of the members’ strengths and interests and setting meetings to work for all members. They have provided educational programs, history hikes, and restoration projects, so handy people are especially welcome!

 

Don’t see the thing you are passionate about listed? Offer your idea to the Select Board and if there is enough interest, perhaps a new committee can be formed.

If you would like further information or to offer to serve, please email the Town Administrator or stop by the Town Office.

2nd Annual Rollinsford Earth Day Clean Up

This year the Conservation Commission invites residents to choose a clean up space and give whatever time they can.

Bags and gloves will be provided at the Town Hall on April 27, 2019. Swing by between 9 AM – 1 PM to pick up supplies and choose a clean-up spot. Pick up of the bags around town will be provided the following day.

Keep an eye on the Rollinsford Conservation Commission Facebook page for updates and any notifications. Rain date is Sunday, April 28th.

The Town Needs Your Help!

Towns provide many functions. Some of them are more visible to residents than others. Some are required and others are more discretionary. Some of the functions are provided by volunteers. Rollinsford needs more volunteers. Many of the appointments to the boards and committees are expiring in March. We will be voting to fill some of them. Others are appointed by the Select Board right after Town Meeting. Thank you to all of the people who dedicated their time in service to our community this past year. The following are boards and committees on which volunteers serve.  Please read the brief excerpts about them and consider offering your name to be considered for appointment. Each has its own level of commitment which often is not very much time per month. Come meet more of your neighbors!

Planning Board

Meets the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00pm. This is an essential function we must offer to property owners wishing to subdivide or develop their property, start or expand a business or change the use of a property, for example. There is typically no outside work required and meetings are typically not more than two hours. Members should become familiar with the Zoning Ordinance and other planning regulations. There are two vacancies for full-memberships and one alternate position open.

Zoning Board of Adjustment

Meets at the call of the Chairperson when there is a case to be heard (typically 3-5 times per year). This is an essential function we must offer to property owners who feel aggrieved by a land use decision made by the Planning Board, Town or planning regulations. It is a quasi-judicial body.

Conservation Commission

The group manages the conservation land along the Salmon Falls River known as Scoutland, the area beyond the community garden on Foundry Street, and discusses topics important to our natural environment. Some development requires a review by the Conservation Commission and their opinions can inform planning regulations.

Space Needs Committee

This committee worked hard for two years to determine a location for the police department. It was their recommendation to build a new facility to include the town office on Silver Street. This option was not put on the ballot this year. The Select Board will create a new charge for this group to address questions about the condition of the town hall and cost to renovate, locations for a potential police station and other ways we could potentially move forward to meet the needs of the Police Department.

Recreation Committee

These volunteers are the super heroes who recreated the summer recreation program which would otherwise have been discontinued just a few years ago. Recreation could not function without this group. They also manage the youth basketball program and are exploring options for senior programming.

Highway Safety Committee

This group only meets when there is a topic for discussion. They meet to discuss matters of public safety including, but not limited to traffic concerns. They make recommendations to the Select Board regarding roadways, when appropriate.

Stormwater Committee

This committee is necessary for keeping the Town compliant with our MS-4 permit which allows us to discharge stormwaterinto the Salmon Falls River. This is a federal permit which obligates the Town to engage in public outreach and public engagement regarding public activities which pollute waterways as well as water testing and data compilation.

Energy Committee

There are many ways in which the Town could save money with renewable energy. The specific charge of the committee has not yet been created but we know we could change street lights to LED’s or install solar panels on town buildings for example. The Select Board cannot make decisions without people presenting options and associated costs.

Historical Committee

We live in a small town with a lot of history. This group meets monthly to discuss topics of historical significance to Rollinsford and the Salmon Falls region. You don’t have to be an expert on local history to join, just interested in learning, sharing, and preserving the fascinating stories of our town. This group is flexible in making the most of each member’s strengths and interests and setting meetings to work for all members. They provide educational programs, history hikes (2 a year), and in 2019, plan to take on the first (modest!) restoration project, so handy people are especially welcome!