Rollinsford Water and Sewer District (RWSD) Annual Meeting 3.16.21

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the RWSD Board of Commissioners voted to adopt the alternative Annual Meeting proceedings per House Bill 1129. District members are encouraged to:

 

  • Join virtual session on March 16th at 6:30 pm for a presentation of the proposed 2021 warrant articles.
  • Submit comments or proposed amendments to the warrant articles, as well as nominations for elected officials, between March 17th and March 23rd.
  • Join second virtual session on March 23rd at 6:30 pm to hear the Commissioners read the received comments and nominations. Commissioners will then discuss, debate, and may amend the posted warrant based on feedback received.
  • Vote (in-person) on the final warrant articles on March 30th from 11 am to 7 pm in the main hall of the American Legion. Masks MUST be worn inside the building. For anyone unwilling or unable to vote in person, a drive-up option will be available.

 

The March 16th and the March 23rd virtual meetings can be accessed through the meeting link, passcode and phone number presented below:

 

Meeting Link: https://zoom.us/j/93482315603?pwd=MXFJUXN3b0RWOEkxWFZnRXdBMkx4Zz09

Passcode: 155563

 

Phone Number: 1-646-558-8656

Webinar ID: 934 8231 5603

Passcode: 155563

 

*Additional details on the Annual Meeting proceedings, including the means by which District members can submit comments and nominations, can be found on the District website at www.rollinsfordwatersewer.org.

Moderate Drought Conditions

Southern New Hampshire is currently in a moderate drought which impacts groundwater levels. The Select Board is monitoring the situation and is not imposing a water restriction as authorized by Ordinance 2016-02 at this time. However, the Town asks that whether you receive your water from the Rollinsford Water Sewer District or a private well that you be mindful of the situation. Drought conditions also increase the risk of fire.

For more information read the ordinance for actions you may take proactively and visit the website of the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services to learn more about the situation, the implications and outlook.

Creation of Low-Salt Area on General John Sullivan Way

At its meeting of 3/27, the  Select Board met with Michael Trainque, consulting engineer for the Rollinsford Water and Sewer District, regarding the district’s request to create a low-salt area on General John Sullivan Way in order to help protect the newly opened WSD well.

After reviewing with Engineer Trainque and Road Agent St. Jean, the Board agreed to create the low-salt area.   Our road agent will coordinate with the Rollinsford WSD for the installation of road signs to indicate the area.  Attached (or linked) with this notice is the diagram of the well and the extent of the low-salt area (approximately 712 linear feet).

The Select Board will also work with Road Agent St. Jean later this year to review the possibility of trimming back the tree canopy to allow more sunlight on the road, enabling better melting via natural means.