ROAD MAINTENANCE

The Highway Department is starting construction on Sligo Road replacing culverts in preparation for full reclamation and paving between Pinch Hill Road and Baer Road.

Paving will start in the next 2-3 weeks on both Sligo Road and Heritage Drive and Moses Carr. Please seek alternate routes during construction. Both projects have an estimated completion date of late May (subject to change due to weather).

If you have any questions call the Highway Department at 742-0831 or the Town office at 742-2510.

 

 

Meetings Next Week

The Recreation Committee will be meeting on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 10:15am at the Black Bean Cafe. 

The Conservation Commission will be meeting Tuesday, December 18th at 6:30pm at the Rollinsford Public Library. 

The Historical Committee will be meeting Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 7:00PM at the Town Hall. 

The Budget Committee will be meeting Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 at 6:30PM at the Town Hall. They will hear presentations from the following departments: 

  • Highway
  • Town
  • Town Clerk
  • Water and sewer

Road Work 2018 – Update on Major Projects

(Please refer to this document for the Board’s original plan).

The town discovered that both the Woodlands (Woods Run, River Rd) and Roberts Farm (Heritage Dr, Moses Carr Rd) had inadequate base structures:  mostly sand, rather than gravel. This caused the Board to rethink its plan of overlaying a large section of both developments. The Board instead chose to fully reclaim both developments and add sufficient gravel to provide a base that will ensure the best longevity for the eventual top-coating.   Here is the result of this year’s work and our expectations for 2019:

Woodlands:  the development was completely reclaimed, sufficient gravel was added to bring it to current standards and a binder asphalt coat was applied.  We expect to topcoat the entire development in 2019.. Shoulder work will be completed by the Highway Department this July.

Roberts Farm:  we reclaimed the planned section with the addition of sufficient gravel to bring it to current standards and applied a binder coat.  Shoulder work will be completed by the Highway Department in July. In addition, as planned, we dug out the “roller coaster” at the beginning of Heritage Drive.  The Pike construction crew found and removed old construction debris under this section of Heritage, causng the heaving and settling that has been occurring in this part of the road.  The crew went down about six feet, removed several loads of debris and refilled the hole with good gravel and construction fabric to try to mitigate the heaving problem. We are hoping that this will slow or stop the reacurring problem.  Because of the substandard base of the entire development, we will now plan to complete a full reclamation of the remainder of Heritage and Moses Carr, add a gravel base to bring it to current standards and apply a binder coat. We expect to be able to do this in 2019 but we are unclear whether the final topcoat will be done in 2019 or delayed to 2020.

Driveway Culverts

The maintenance of driveway culverts is the responsibility of the homeowner but the town has an interest in seeing that they are installed and maintained such that they provide for sufficient drainage and are built to current standards.   The Board is working with Road Agent Guilmette on a plan to provide homeowners with culverts at cost and have the installation completed by the Highway Department. Stay tuned.

Remaining Projects for 2018

The Board is working with Road Agent Guilmette on additional minor road repairs for this year to include work on Oak Street in coordination with the City of Dover.  Please stay tuned.

 

HELP WANTED: Plow Truck Drivers

If Interested, please fill out an application at the town office or email admin@rollinsford.nh.us for more information.

The Town of Rollinsford is looking for a part-time plow truck driver. Applicants must:
1. Be available for most storms within the winter season.
2. Be able to sit for long periods of time.
3. Have a safe driving history.
4. Must have a CDL-B with air brake endorsement.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $19.00-$20.00 /hour

Update on Town Culvert Projects

The Select Board has signed a contract agreement with Parker and Daughters (Pittsfield, NH) to replace the culverts on Willey St and Pine St and to repair the drain pipe at the lower mill.

Construction is scheduled to start on Willey St on Wednesday, August 1 and then proceed to the lower mill about two weeks later; Pine St will be the third and last construction site with no current estimated start date.  The relevant sections of Willey and Pine Street will be closed to traffic during construction; residents will be able to access their driveways throughout.

The project is being funded by financing from the US Department of Agriculture Rural Development and by the town’s culvert reserve fund.