The Budget Committee will hold a Public Hearing to discuss the FY2018 Town Budget
on Saturday, February 10th at 9AM at the Rollinsford Grade School.
The Budget Committee will deliberate and vote immediately following the Public Hearing.
The Select Board may meet on Saturday, January 13th at 10:00am
To discuss communication systems for the Fire Department.
The Police Department would like to remind all that fireworks in Rollinsford are illegal unless the user has first obtained a Fireworks permit from the fire department.
At this point it is too late to obtain a permit for the July 4 holiday. Illegal fireworks will be seized and the user subject to a fine. We encourage all to have a safe holiday.
The Select Board would like to congratulate Firefighter Kayla Reno on receiving her Advanced EMT Certificate. Kayla is a Rollinsford resident and started as an Explorer in 2010. Congratulations Kayla!
The Fire Department Association will host a pancake breakfast fundraiser this Saturday, May 6th from 7AM-10AM at the Rollinsford Fire Station.
Here is the status of the large projects that the Board is currently busy with. We are writing this on April 21. (If you are reading this in the newsletter distributed with the tax bill, please know that further progress will have been made on all of these projects).
Culverts and Storm Drain ($435,000 authorization with $385,000 bond authorization and $50,000 from the culvert reserve fund)
Project: Hoyle Tanner and Associates are the project engineers; they are working on the bid package that will be published soon. We expect to award the contract sometime in May and have the work begin in June. We are procuring easement rights from the affected property owners and thank them for their cooperation. We expect to complete the project by the end of October.
Financing: the town has been approved for a 30-year loan from the USDA for upto $380,000 at 2.75% interest. The loan amount will be determined at closing based upon actual project costs.
Transfer Station Improvements ($190,000 bond authorization)
Project: the town has awarded the paving and retaining wall contract to Pike Industries for $139,685. The town has contracted with Atlantic Recycling for the purchase and installation of a new compactor and compactor canister for $30,195. The remainder of the budget will be used to fund concrete pads and the town is in the process of soliciting quotes.
Financing: the town has been approved for financing ($190,000) from the NH Municipal Bond Bank. The interest rate and term have not yet been set but we should know by the end of May.
Purchase of New Fire Engine ($450,000 bond authorization)
Project: the Select Board signed a contract with Toyne Inc of Breda, Iowa for $449,280.73, payable upon delivery of the fire engine scheduled for December-January.
DERA Grant: on April 19, the Governor and Council approved the town’s grant application through the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA). The award amount is $109,336.
Financing: the town has been approved for financing from the NH Municipal Bond Bank ($450,000). The interest rate and term have not yet been set but we should know by the end of May. The Board has also applied to USDA Rural Development/Community Facilities; if approved the Board will consider which has the better terms. With either loan, we will not need to borrow the full authorized amount because of the DERA grant. The loan amount from either NHMBB or the USDA will be $339,944.73
Town Hall Drain ($55,000 authorized via warrant article)
CivilWorks New England is the project engineer and they guided the RFP process in February. On April 10, the Select Board awarded the contract to Gagnon Construction (Rollinsford, NH) for $38,228. Construction not yet scheduled.
The town contracted with NP Giroux Excavating (Rollinsford NH) to do interior repair work in the RPD and it has been completed for $2,250.
Road Work ($225,000 authorized via warrant article, $75,000 in operating budget)
The town contracted with Pike Construction for the road work on Pinch Hill Rd and Foundry St (with under-drain installed at the corner of Foundry and South). The amount of the contract is $292,293 and the work is scheduled to start before the end of April.
RPD Space Needs
The Board conducted a workshop on April 8 and has appointed a space needs committee that will report to the Board on June 12 with a preliminary recommendation. The Board will schedule a public hearing shortly thereafter to solicit citizen input. The committee members are: Chief Ducharme, Lt. Uraskevich, Michael Rollo (ex officio, Board), Bill Irving, Denise Knowles, Kim St. Hilaire, Charlie Putnam, Howard Hammond.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 5:30pm at the
Rollinsford Town Hall
The Select Board will be meeting to review and sign the contract for the fire engine after which the Board will be speaking with representatives from Avitar about easement assessments.
Due to inclement weather arriving on Saturday, the Fire Department Association pancake breakfast fundraiser has been postponed until next Saturday, April 8th from 7am to 10am.
The filing period has ended for the Town of Rollinsford Officials.
The following residents have filed for office and will be placed on the ballot for the March Election:
Select Board: Michael Rollo
Town Treasurer: Beverly Dionne
Fire Chief: Mark Rutherford
Budget Committee: 1 year position (vote for 1)
Budget Committee: 3 year position (vote for 3)
Trustee of the Trust Funds: Dana Stairs
Trustee of the Library: Toni Talis •
Trustee of the Cemetery: Chris Benedetto