Public Meetings February 2024

February 2024 Meetings

School Board Meeting – Thursday, February 8th at 6:00 p.m.
**at the Rollinsford Grade School**

Planning Board Meeting – Tuesday, February 13th at 7:00 p.m.

Trustees of the Library and Friends of the RPL – Thursday, February 15th at 2:00 p.m.
(snow dates of 2/28 at 2:00 or 2/29 at 2:00)

Recreation Committee Meeting – Thursday, February 15th at 7:00 p.m.
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/byu-yijr-osm
Or dial: (US) +1 385-262-3840 PIN: 128 616 805#

Select Board Meeting – Tuesday, February 20th at 6:30 p.m.
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/ixs-vgwf-hay
Or dial: (US) +1 304-508-3552 PIN: 820 742 035#

Zoning Board of Adjustment – Thursday, February 22nd at 7:00 p.m.

All meetings will be held at the Rollinsford Town Hall, unless otherwise noted.

UPDATE Recreational Activities for Children and Camp Rolly

The Select Board recognizes the disappointment and concern shared by many residents after learning of the decision to not offer recreational activities for children, including Camp Rolly, this year. This decision was not one entered into lightly by the Select Board, but only after careful consideration and consultation with Town Counsel. To put it simply, the Select Board was not and is not in a position to plan for and offer Camp Rolly this summer due in part to the uncertainty of the on-going legal matters, liability concerns, as well as logistics and staffing requirements. At the same time, the Select Board felt it appropriate and also necessary to pause ‘drop-off’ programming and activities for children as well.
If you have any questions unrelated to the legal matters themselves, please feel to email the Town Administrator. Residents are always welcome to attend and comment during Public Comment at a regularly scheduled Select Board meeting. For meeting dates and remote access to Select Board meetings, please visit the Town’s website at https://rollinsford.nh.us/.

Candidates for March Town Ballot

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 of the March election.

One Select Board Member and Overseer of the Poor Three Year Term:
Kim St. Hilaire

One Moderator One Year Term:
Charles Putnam

One Town Clerk Three Year Term:
Nancy “Maggie” McCauley

One Tax Collector Three Year Term:
Kate Nesman
Michele J. Small

One Supervisor of the Checklist Three Year Term:
Angela Matthews

One Town Treasurer One Year Term:
Paula Woolley

Three Members of the Budget Committee Three Year Terms each:
Peter Lampesis
Jonathan Ordway
Richard Salvati

One Member of the Budget Committee Two Year Term:
Kelly Anderson
Jaime Boivin

One Trustee of the Trust Funds Three Year Term:
Salme Perry

One Trustee of the Library Trust Three Year Term:
Tasha Botelho

One Trustee of the Cemetery Trust Three Year Term:
Marc Couture

 

Respectfully Submitted this 2nd day of February 2024,
Nancy Maggie McCauley
Town Clerk

Town Clerk’s Office Closed 2.12.24

Town Clerk’s Office will be closed on Monday February 12, 2024 to allow the Town Clerk to attend the Voter Registration Day at Marshwood High to accept registration applications from our Rollinsford HS Seniors. Parents please remember to have your child bring their birth certificate, photo ID, and proof of address.

Town Deliberative Session SATURDAY 2.3.24

The Deliberative Session for the Town, the first session of Town Meeting, will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2024 at 9AM at the Rollinsford Grade School. At this Deliberative Session, Warrant Articles will be reviewed, discussed and potentially amended. Warrant Articles will be finalized at this Deliberative Session for Official Ballot voting.

Official Ballot voting, the second session of Town Meeting, will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2024.

Budget Documents

2024 Warrant Articles

Declaration of Candidacy Period Closes Friday, February 2nd

Declaration of Candidacy forms are now available at Town Hall for the following positions:

  • One Select Board Member and Overseer of the Poor for a three-year term
  • One Town Clerk for a three-year term
  • One Tax Collector for a three-year term
  • One Supervisor of the Checklist for a three-year term
  • One Town Treasurer for a one-year term
  • Three Members of the Budget Committee for three-year terms each
  • One Member of the Budget Committee for a two-year term
  • One Trustee of the Trust Funds for a three-year term
  • One Trustee of the Library Trust for a three-year term
  • One Trustee of the Cemetery Trust for a three-year term
  • One Moderator for a one-year term

The filing period closes Friday, February 2, 2024.

If you are interested in declaring your candidacy for any of these positions, please visit Town Hall during normal Town Clerk operating hours (M 8-1, T 1-6, Th 1-6, F 8-1) to fill out an official Declaration of Candidacy form. If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to the Town Clerk or call (603) 742-2510 ext. 314.

Prospective candidates may also declare their candidacy at Town Hall from 3:00 to 5:00pm* on Friday, February 2, 2024. (*Please note that this is the only business that can be conducted during these special hours.)

Recreation Programming and Offerings

After careful consideration, taking into account legal matters involving the Town, a review of all recreational programming provided to residents in 2023, and increased intramural activities being offered through the Rollinsford Grade School, the Select Board has determined that providing programming for adults and seniors, as well as family programming, is the best way to use its resources. As a result, the Recreation Department will not offer recreational activities for children, including Camp Rolly, this year.

As noted above, in recent years the Rollinsford Grade School has resumed offering intramural activities and they continue to increase their offerings. So far this year, the Town’s children have had the opportunity to try basketball, soccer and floor hockey. The Drama Club is currently working on the Spring performance of the Little Mermaid.

The Select Board will continue to monitor and revisit programming later in the year.

If you have any questions, please contact the Town Administrator.

Voting 1.23.24 | TOWN HALL CLOSED

Town Hall will be closed tomorrow for the Presidential Primary, Tuesday, January 23, 2024.
 
Presidential Primary
Tuesday, January 23, 2024
7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
at the American Legion Post 47 (551 Foundry Street)

Can I Still Change My Party Affiliation Before Tuesday?

No, the last day to change your party affiliation prior to the Presidential Primary was October 6, 2023.
  • If you want to change your party affiliation, you may do so tomorrow, AFTER you have voted.
  • If you are currently registered as Undeclared and wish to RETURN to Undeclared, you may do so tomorrow, AFTER you have voted.

Need to Register?

Voter registrations can now only be processed on Election Day at the American Legion Hall. The last day to register at Town Hall was Tuesday, January 17th.

New Voter Registration

The following documents needed to register to vote in New Hampshire are governed by state laws created by the legislature and signed by the governor.  If you have questions or wish to discuss these requirements please contact the Elections Division of the Office of the Secretary of State at (603) 271-3242 or (603) 271-8241

New Voter to New Hampshire Registrations
If you are new to New Hampshire and have never voted here before you will need:
– Proof of US citizenship (birth certificate, US Passport or Passport Card, Naturalization Papers, Consular Report of Birth Abroad or FS-240, or Certificate of Citizenship)
– Photo ID (Driver’s License, valid student photo ID, employee photo ID, non-driver’s license DMV photo ID)
– Proof of domicile (utility bill, lease, auto registration, driver’s license with street address printed on the reverse side)

Already registered in NH:
– Photo ID (Driver’s License, valid student photo ID, employee photo ID, non-driver’s license DMV photo ID)
– Proof of domicile (utility bill, lease, auto registration, driver’s license)