SB2 Information

 SB2 is Here.   Now What?

Budget Public Hearing, Deliberative Session and Voting

The Town of Rollinsford has voted to institute the Official Ballot Referenda, or “SB 2”.  This is a new form of town meeting, consisting of two sessions – the deliberative session and the vote.  Your attendance at all of the meetings is important.

But wait! Before we vote, this Saturday, January 12that 9:00am at the Grade School will be the Budget Committee’s public hearing on the Town and Water and Sewer District budgets. The Budget Committee will hear public comment then meet immediately following the public hearing to decide whether or not to modify the budget based on what they heard at the public hearing.

The first session of Town Meeting (yes, it is still called that, it’s just a different form now) is the deliberative session and is scheduled for 9:00 am on  Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the Grade School.  This is the closest equivalent to the town meeting you are used to.  This will be the only time you can voice your opinion and offer amendments to the proposed operating budget and warrant articles presented. Any warrant article language or dollar amount may be modified by the registered voters present.

At the second session (the vote), the polls will be open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Tuesday, March 12, 2019 for the ballot vote on the budget and warrant articles as amended at the first session.  This is a vote only – discussion and amendments cannot occur.  Should the proposed operating budget fail, and a special meeting is not called to reconsider this, a “default budget” is automatically adopted.  The “default budget” is the same as the prior year’s budget with certain adjustments per state statute. The law does not allow reconsideration of votes cast on warrant articles other than the operating budget.

Date correction (from initial publication in the newsletter mailed with tax bills):

 

Want to Know Where Your Tax Dollars Go?

To be informed, express your own opinions, find out what others think and help spend our tax money wisely, you will want to attend the deliberative sessions to review the proposed budget warrant articles for the town and the school. The town deliberative session will be on Saturday, February 2, 2019at 9:00 am and the school deliberative session will be held on Tuesday, February 5, at 6 pm.  Both will be held at the Rollinsford Grade School (RGS). Public hearings on these budgets  are scheduled for Saturdays, January  5 & 12, 9 am RGS

 

Employment Opportunity: Budget Committee Secretary

The responsibilities of the position include:

Taking written minutes of the Budget Committee meetings
Attending all Budget Committee meetings
Video recording meetings

Must have great written communication skills.

The ideal candidate would be available to fill in to take minutes for other board meetings as needed.

The Budget Committee meets quarterly and also almost weekly in the fall on Wednesday nights at the town office at 6:30pm.

If interested, please submit a resume and coverletter to selectboard@rollinsford.nh.us

Budget Meetings This Week

Select Board Budget Workshop

The Select Board will be meeting on Monday, November 26, 2018 at 6:00pm at the Town Hall for to discuss the budget. The regular Select Board meeting will follow.

Budget Committee Meeting

The Budget Committee will be meeting on Wednesday November 28, 2018 at 6:30pm in the Town Hall. Proposed budget presentations will be delivered to the Committee by the Library, Police Department, and Fire Department

Your Town Needs You

The Select Board is currently hiring a minute-taker for the Budget Committee. The pay rate is up to $11.00 per hour.

The Budget Committee meetings quarterly throughout the year but almost weekly in the fall. Meetings are Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm at the Town Hall. It is currently budget season so we are looking to get this position filled as soon as possible.

 

 

Meetings Next Week

The Zoning Board of Adjustment  is meeting Tuesday, May 15th at 7:00 pm at the Rollinsford Town Hall. The purpose of the meeting is to vote in a new chairperson and discuss procedural matters.

The Budget Committee will be meeting on Wednesday, May 16th at 6:30 at the Town Hall

The ad hoc Town Manager Committee will be meeting on Tuesday, May 15th at 4:30 pm at the Rollinsford Public Library