Turcotte Field Work October 19th

A company called Forest Savers from Vermont will be cleaning up the edges of the Turcotte Field on Wednesday Oct. 19th. They will be grinding the small stumps left over from the forest harvest that we had done last winter. They will also be cutting and grinding the brush and the invasive plants around the field. There is also a small patch of woods in the field that they will remove.

The Conservation Commission is trying to preserve the field to the way it was in the past when the Stockdale family was farming in the town of Rollinsford.

Any one walking or riding out there on this day should be very careful because the machinery will be very noisy and the operators may not have very good visibility.

Activities bus from Marshwood High and Middle Schools will resume Oct. 24

To parents of Rollinsford Marshwood Middle and High School students,

The school board voted this week to reinstate the activities bus, also known as the “late bus,” which picks up students from Marshwood Middle and High Schools at roughly 4:05 and brings them to their homes. The bus will resume on Oct. 24 and is guaranteed to run through Feb. 2, 2017.
During this time the school board will collect ridership numbers, gather information about alternative funding possibilities, and request quotes for future costs from First Student. At the January 2017 school board meeting, the board will review the information gathered and conduct another vote to determine whether to continue the bus.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please email the school board or come to our next meeting.

Sincerely, The Rollinsford School Board

Select Board Meeting 10/13

Select Board Meeting

Amended Agenda

Thursday, October 13th at 6:00pm

Town Hall

The Select Board will be meeting in non-public session to discuss a welfare case. A proposal for an energy audit will also be reviewed as well as any other business to come before the Board. After the aforementioned, the Board will conduct a budget workshop.

Conservation Commission Workshop

Deborah Goard (SELTNH) and Andy Fast (County Extension) and some members of the Rollinsford Conservation Commission will be having a post-harvest workshop/walk in Scoutland on Friday, October 14, 2016 at 1-4pm. They will be starting at the parking area on top of the hill at the end of Water St. just after the Colonel Paul Wentworth House.This workshop/walk is open to the public and anyone interested in attending should meet at the parking area at the end of Water Street at 1pm. 

 

 

Town Completes Work on Grant to Develop Stormwater Regulations

In the summer of 2015, the town received a $6,500 grant from the Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership (PREP) to propose stormwater regulations for development and redevelopment.   The committee was formed later that fall and worked throughout 2016 to complete a proposed draft, based upon model stormwater regulations developed by the Southeast Watershed Alliance.  Here is the final report submitted to PREP and the draft stormwater regulations.    The draft is now in the hands of the Planning Board who will take the next steps to review and act upon the regulations.

Committee members were Pat McLin (Planning Board), Mike Lapoint (Water District Commission), Mike Rollo (Select Board), and John Krebs, the town’s planning consultant.  Liz Durfee from the Strafford Regional Planning Commission served as the project manager/consultant.   The Select Board is grateful to the committee for their time and effort, to Liz Durfee who guided us through our paces and kept us on target and to John Krebs who generously donated his time to the grant.

The Town of Rollinsford is an MS4 stormwater permittee requiring the town to manage its stormwater runoff responsibly.