Planning Board Workshop 9.29.20: Revisions to the Zoning Ordinance

The Planning Board will be holding a workshop on Tuesday, September 29th at 7:00pm to discuss potential revisions to the Zoning Ordinance. Revisions must be approved by voters at Town Meeting in March. Residents who are interested in revisions are encouraged to share their ideas with the Planning Board at this time.

Petition warrant articles for zoning amendments will be accepted between November 9th and December 9th.

The meeting will be held via Google Meets. Link to join the meeting: https://meet.google.com/yhe-idff-ocm

People may also participate by phone: 1 570-554-0287 PIN: ‪277 788 818#

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#)

 

 

Planning Board Site Plan Review 8.4.20

ROLLINSFORD PLANNING BOARD

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

SITE PLAN REVIEW

Notice is hereby given in accordance with RSA 676:4 & 675:7 that an application for a SITE PLAN REVIEW, in which Mauro Cassanelli dba Cass Towing/ Day’s Auto Salvage, 160 Somersworth Street proposes to create a mixed-use junkyard and towing business at an existing developed site to be located at 160 Somersworth Street, Tax Map 2, Lot 9, will be submitted to the Planning Board on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 7:00pm during a regular meeting of the Board.

In accordance with Emergency Order #17: Closure of non-essential businesses and requiring Granite Staters to stay at home, the Rollinsford Planning Board will be meeting remotely. The public is encouraged to access this public meeting by video link or phone vie Google Meet. The meeting can be accessed
via this link or by phone at: (US) +1 617-675-4444 (PIN: 555 329 955 8073#)

The Board encourages members of the public to submit comments for meetings in writing: by email or postal mail addressed to: Rollinsford Planning Board, PO Box 309, Rollinsford, NH 03869.

Copies of the application are available for review via the Town of Rollinsford’s website.

Per order of the Rollinsford Planning Board

John Hinsman, Chair

Upcoming Meetings  (All Virtual)

Select Board Meeting   Monday, July 27 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#)

CIP Meeting  Tuesday, July 21 at 5:30pm (The public is welcome to join the meeting by following this link or by calling 1-980-505-7928 and entering PIN number: ‪‪ 669 715 014#)

CIP Meeting  Tuesday, July 28 at 5:30pm (The public is welcome to join the meeting by following  this link or by calling 1-470-705-3974 and entering PIN number: ‪‪ ‪164 276 828# )

CIP Meeting  Thursday, July 30 at 5:30pm (The public is welcome to join the meeting by following this link or by calling 1-540-603-1061 and entering PIN number: ‪‪ ‪ ‪922 981 103#)

Budget Committee Meeting  Wednesday, July 22 at 6:30pm (The public is welcome to join the meeting by following this link or by calling 1-385-645-8129 and entering PIN number: ‪‪ ‪ ‪803 211 937#)

Planning Board Meeting  Tuesday, August 4 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#)

Rec Committee Meeting  August 5 at 6:30pm  (The public is welcome to join the meeting by following this link or by calling 1-920-605-5263 and entering PIN number: ‪‪ ‪ ‪328 097 006#)

Stormwater Committee Meeting August 12 at 6:30pm (The public is welcome to join the meeting by following this link or by calling 1-413-453-4571 and entering PIN number: 520 121 655#‪)

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.

Planning Board Meeting Change

Due to a scheduling conflict, the regularly scheduled meeting of the Rollinsford Planning Board to have been held on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 has been moved to the Thursday, November 14, 2019. The meeting will be held at 7pm in the Town Hall.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: MAJOR SUBDIVISION

Notice is hereby given in accordance with RSA 676:4 & 675:7 that an application for a MAJOR SUBDIVISION in which Lorax Sustainable Development, Inc., PO Box 81, Portsmouth, NH 03801 proposes to subdivide Tax Map 20, Lot 19, located at 658 Silver Street, into nine (9) Open Space Cluster Lots, will be submitted to the Planning Board on Tuesday, August 6 , 2019 at 7:00pm at the Rollinsford Town Hall during a regular meeting of the Board.

Upon a finding by the Board that the application meets the submission requirements of the Subdivision Regulations, the Board will vote to accept the application as complete, and a public hearing on the merits of the proposal will follow immediately. Should a decision not be reached at the public hearing, this application will stay on the Planning Board agenda until such time as it is either approved or disapproved.

Copies of the application are available for review at the Rollinsford Town Hall.

Per order of the Rollinsford Planning Board
John Hinsman, Chair