Water Restored Around Willey Street

Water service in the Willey Street area has been restored. If you observe any discoloration in the water and/or spurting due to air in the line, please run the faucet until your water is clear and cold.
We also apologize for the unexpected water shut off this afternoon. It was not a planned shut-off and was due to an unforeseen situation in the Willey / Prospect intersection. We do not anticipate there being additional shut-offs to service this week during construction; however, we will notify affected households if necessary. We appreciate your patience throughout this project.

Let’s Vote Safely!

The Deliberative Session is coming up this Thursday and starts at 6:00pm at the American Legion. Masks are required and seats will be spaced in a socially distant manner. If you choose to stand, be sure to keep your distance from others.

We look forward to seeing you all on Thursday to discuss what we will be voting on in June. This is your opportunity to hear your neighbors’ thoughts, let others know how you feel about topics, and potentially vote to change (or not change!) text that will be on the ballot.

Town Report materials are available on the Town’s website. Town Reports will be printed for the Deliberative Session, limited to one per household.

See you all on Thursday!

TOWN HALL CLOSED THURSDAY, MAY 6

Town Hall will be closed on Thursday, May 6th due to preparations that need to take place for the Town Deliberative Session, which will begin at 6:00pm in the main hall of the American Legion.
Please come to the American Legion at 551 Foundry Street at this time to take part in this important town event.

Willey Street/Prospect Street Road Closures Beginning 5.3.21

The Willey Street Pipe Replacement Project is scheduled to begin Monday, May 3rd. The intersection of Willey Street and Prospect Street will be closed for at least the first week of the project. As the work progresses, there will be a point where it moves down closer to the Locust Street end of Willey and, at that time, the Locust/Willey intersection will be closed. Signs will be posted throughout the duration of the project to indicate all detours and road closures. We thank you for your patience and understanding.

Burn Permits

As a reminder, a permit is required for open burning. The Fire Station remains closed to the public, but permits can be obtained ONLINE HERE. (Please note: the department reserves the right to inspect any permit.)

Daily fire weather/fire danger information can be obtained HERE

General Burn Permit Rules

  • Anyone who wishes to burn clean, ordinary combustibles such as leaves, brush or untreated lumber, or have a camp or cooking fire MUST have written permission from the landowner AND a fire permit.
  • Permittee must be at least 18 years old
  • Brush and wood must not exceed 5 inches in diameter. No household waste, treated wood or composite materials may be burned.
  • A category I fire must be at least 25’ from structures and category II or greater fire must be at least 50’ from structures.
  • Burning is NOT permitted during daytime hours, between 9am – 5pm (unless it is actively raining).
  • You must have written landowner approval to receive a fire permit or furnish proof that you are the legal landowner.
  • The NH Department of Environmental Services has regulations that must be followed regarding the testing and abatement of asbestos prior to demolition. Only clean, untreated/unpainted and non-contaminated wood may be burned.
  • Permittee must have sufficient water, tools and personnel necessary to control and completely extinguish the fire. A buried fire is NOT an extinguished fire.
  • Using tires or tubes to start a fire is a direct violation of the NH DES Air Resources Division rules and regulations.

 

Select Board Public Hearings 5.10.21

The Select Board will be holding two public hearings on Monday, May 10th starting at 6:00pm.

The first public hearing will address Ordinance 75-01 addressing the extension of the no-parking area on the southern side of Main Street up to Prospect Street. Please inform all residents of your property.

The second public hearing will commence immediately following the first public hearing. At that time the Select Board will hear from residents regarding the potential use of the right-of-way located between properties located on map 4 lot 37-16 and map 4 lot 37-17 located on River Road.

There is no physical location for the meeting. The meeting will be held via Zoom at THIS LINK

Or, by dialing: 1 929 205 6099

Meeting ID: 988 7526 9231

RFD “Drive-Thru” Fundraiser 5.1.21

Join the members of the Rollinsford Fire Department Association for a “Drive-Thru” fundraiser on Saturday, May 1st from 11am-2pm. The menu will include hotdogs and burgers ($3 for a single item, $5 for two) and each meal will also include a bag of chips and a water.

We look forward to seeing everyone and thank you for your support!

MESSAGE REGARDING DOG LICENSE FEES

Many residents have received or will soon receive a Mail-in Dog License renewal form. The fee structure listed on that form already includes the $0.75 special postage fee. For example, a 2021 license for one altered (spayed/neutered) dog costs $7.50, plus the $0.75 for special postage. Therefore, if you’re renewing by mail or the drop box, you should make your check out for $8.25.
Seniors over 65 should make their checks out for $4.25 ($3.50, plus the $0.75 for special postage) for one altered dog. The senior discount does not apply to the second, third, or fourth dog.
If you have two to four dogs, you don’t have to pay any more than the $0.75 for special postage. For example, 2021 licenses for two altered (spayed/neutered) dogs cost $15.00, plus the $0.75 for special postage. Therefore, if you’re renewing by mail or the drop box, you should make your check out for $15.75.
If you choose to renew your dog’s license in person at Town Hall, then you can ignore the $0.75 special postage fee altogether.
We apologize for the confusion!