Election: Sample Ballot & Volunteers

Town Election Day is June 8th. Voting will take place at the American Legion from 7am to 7pm. We are currently looking for resident volunteers to fill important roles at the Legion on Election Day. Even if you can only offer your services for an hour or two, we’d be happy to have you on board. If interested, please contact the Town Clerk.

 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE SAMPLE TOWN BALLOT

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE SAMPLE SCHOOL BALLOT

ZBA Meeting 5/27 CANCELLED

 THE ZBA MEETING SCHEDULED FOR 5/27/21 IS CANCELLED. Please see the schedule below for other upcoming meetings. 

Select Board Meeting, Monday, May 17 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) 

Rec Committee Meeting, Thursday, May 20 at 6:30pm (The public is welcome to join the meeting by following this link or by calling 1-929-205-6099, Meeting ID 957 3131 2222, Passcode 688878) 

ZBA Meeting, Thursday, May 27 at 7pm (The public is welcome to join the meeting by following this link  or by calling 1-929-205-6099, Meeting ID 933 3211 0399, Passcode 841839)(CANCELLED)

Planning Board, Tuesday, June 1 at 7pm (The public is welcome to join the meeting by following this link or by calling 1-929-205-6099, Meeting ID 988 4389 5900, Passcode 250770) 

Select Board Meeting, Wednesday, June 2 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) 

Ban on Outdoor Water Use

Last September, the Rollinsford Water and Sewer District (RWSD) issued a mandatory water ban restricting all outdoor water use throughout the District. Unfortunately, the entire state is still experiencing abnormally dry and moderate drought conditions. Please note that THE BAN HAS NOT BEEN LIFTED and is still in place until conditions improve. Per this ban, all outdoor water use activities are restricted within the District. We are continuing to monitor the situation and may make modifications to the restrictions as conditions improve. (We will send out further notifications to District members as modifications are made.) If you have any questions, please contact the District office at 603-742-8124 or via email. For helpful tips on water use and conservation, visit https://www.epa.gov/watersense.

Water Shut-off to Downtown Area: 5/17/21

Water service has been shut-off in the downtown area due to an unforeseen issue with the Willey Street pipe replacement project. The crew is working hard to get things back up and running; water will be restored as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.

Water Shut Off 5/17/21

ROLLINSFORD WATER AND SEWER DISTRICT (RWSD) NOTICE

Water Shut-off

Monday, May 17th, 3 pm

To enable the connection to the new water main on Willey Street, there will be a planned water shut-off on Monday, May 17th , beginning at 3 pm.

Streets that may have an interruption in their water service include Locust Street, Willey Street, Willey Street Extension, and Stevens Court. The shut-off could last up to six hours.

Please call the RWSD office at 603-742-8124 with questions.

*Note: District Members are also encouraged to provide the RWSD with their email address to enable receipt of future electronic notifications and emergency alerts.

Fireworks Permits

As we approach the summer season, please be aware that the Town of Rollinsford has an ordinance that requires a permit for the use or display of fireworks. Those who are found to be in violation of this ordinance are subject to a fine.
Fireworks permit applications are available at the Rollinsford Fire Department or at the Rollinsford Police Department.  Applications can also be downloaded HERE ONLINE. Per the ordinance, applications must be submitted at least (15) days in advance of the display.
A copy of the ordinance is available at the town hall or through the police department.

Tax Relief to Low/Moderate Income Homeowners

 NH Department of Revenue Offers Property Tax Relief to Low and Moderate Income Homeowners 

Applications for the Property Tax Relief program due June 30 

Concord, NH – As the economic recovery continues from the impact of COVID-19, the New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration (NHDRA) is offering low and moderate income homeowners the opportunity to apply for property tax relief. NHDRA is accepting applications for its Low and Moderate Income Homeowners Property Tax Relief program through June 30, 2021. NHDRA distributed more than $886,700 through this tax relief program last year, and nearly $45 million in total since the program launched in 2002. 

“We aim to provide as much support to our taxpayers as possible,” said NHDRA Commissioner Lindsey Stepp. “Although the COVID-19 situation has improved from this time last year, we understand that many face financial challenges. We will work with qualified individuals to make sure they have the option to apply for tax relief.” 

An eligible applicant for Low and Moderate Income Homeowners Property Tax Relief is a person who is: 

• Single with adjusted gross income less than or equal to $20,000; or 

• Married or head of New Hampshire household with adjusted gross income less than or equal to $40,000; and 

• Owns a homestead subject to the State Education Property Tax; and 

• Has resided in that homestead as of April 1, 2020. 

The application form (Form DP-8) is available on NHDRA’s website at www.revenue.nh.gov/forms/low-moderate.htm. Older versions of the form will not be accepted. Program applicants are required to submit their individual income tax returns with the application. 

Taxpayers with questions should call Taxpayer Services at (603) 230-5920, press prompt 2, then prompt 2 again. 

NHDRA provided the following tips to homeowners considering applying for the program: 

• Applicants are reminded that NHDRA is a state taxing agency and cannot determine an individual’s federal tax liability. If applicants are unsure whether they are required to file federally, they may contact the IRS at 1-800-829-1040. 

• If an applicant is not required to file with the IRS, they should check the box on the Form DP-8 indicating this. 

• Homesteads held in trust must also be verified by submission of the trust document, but may still qualify for relief. 

Residents who do not have internet access may request Form DP-8 by calling NHDRA’s Forms Line at (603) 230-5001. 

Granite State residents can find more information about the Low and Moderate Income Homeowners Property Tax Relief program and review the status of their application on DRA’s website. NHDRA’s Taxpayer Services Division is available to answer all filing questions. Contact the Taxpayer Services Division by phone at (603) 230-5000 (select option 2), Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

About the New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration The New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration (NHDRA) is responsible for fairly and efficiently administering the tax laws of the State of New Hampshire. NHDRA collects approximately 80% of New Hampshire’s general taxes. During Fiscal Year 2020, NHDRA collected $2.3 billion in taxes, most of which went to the New Hampshire General Fund and Education Trust Fund. NHDRA also provides assistance to municipalities in budgeting, finance and real estate appraisal. 

NHDRA administers and collects the following taxes at the state level: Business Enterprise Tax, Business Profits Tax, Communications Services Tax, Interest and Dividends Tax, Meals and Rooms Tax, Medicaid Enhancement Tax, Nursing Facility Quality Assessment, Tobacco Tax, Taxation of Railroads, Utility Property Tax, Real Estate Transfer Tax; and the following taxes at the local level: Property Tax, Excavation Tax, Timber Tax. To learn more about NHDRA, please visit www.revenue.nh.gov. 

Upcoming Meetings May/June 2021

 Upcoming Meetings 

Select Board Meeting, Monday, May 17 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) 

Rec Committee Meeting, Thursday, May 20 at 6:30pm (The public is welcome to join the meeting by following this link or by calling 1-929-205-6099, Meeting ID 957 3131 2222, Passcode 688878) 

ZBA Meeting, Thursday, May 27 at 7pm (The public is welcome to join the meeting by following this link  or by calling 1-929-205-6099, Meeting ID 933 3211 0399, Passcode 841839)(CANCELLED)

Planning Board, Tuesday, June 1 at 7pm (The public is welcome to join the meeting by following this link or by calling 1-929-205-6099, Meeting ID 988 4389 5900, Passcode 250770) 

Select Board Meeting, Wednesday, June 2 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) 

MINOR CHANGE TO TOWN HALL HOURS THIS WEEK ONLY

This Thursday (5/13) Town Hall will open early at 11:00am and stay open until 6:00pm. This Friday (5/14) Town Hall will open at 8:00am and close early at 11:00am. Next week (5/17-5/21) we will return to the current operating hours: Monday 8:00am to 1:00pm, Thursday 1:00pm to 6:00pm, and Friday 8:00am to 1:00pm.

Town Reports Are Available – See New Version Online

The Town Report is now available for pick up at the Town Office. Copies will be made available at the Deliberative Session. If you have already picked up a Town Report, please know that a correction has been made to the budget. The new budget document can be found on the Town website HERE.

If you have reviewed the Town Report online, it has been corrected to reflect the accurate version of the budget. You can see the CORRECTED TOWN REPORT HERE.

We apologize for the confusion. The correct version of the proposed budget matches the warrant the total of which should read: $2,464,122.