Upcoming Meetings 9.13 – 9.23

All meetings will be held at the Town Hall unless otherwise noted

Conservation Commission Meeting, September 13 at 6pm, Rollinsford Public Library

Select Board Meeting, Tuesday, September 14 at 5pm

to interview Select Board applicants
For your convenience, the remote hybrid meeting information is listed below: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89193757543
Phone: 1 929 205 6099 US
Meeting ID: 891 9375 7543

Stormwater Committee Meeting, September 14 at 6pm

CIP Committee Meeting, Thursday, September 16 at 6pm

Zoning Board of Adjustment, Thursday, September 23 at 7pm

 

Zoning Board of Appeals Sessions 2.11.21

The Rollinsford Zoning Board of Adjustment will be in session on Thursday, February 11th, 2021 at 7:00pm to hear the following appeal:

Case #: 21-02

Jeff Apsey, 5 Chauncey Creek Road, Kittery Point, ME 03905, is seeking a SPECIAL EXCEPTION to Section8.1: Multiple Dwellings for a property located at 10 Main Street on Tax Map 10, Lot 50.

In accordance with Emergency Order #17: Closure of non-essential businesses and requiring Granite Staters’ tostay at home, the Rollinsford ZBA will be meeting remotely. The public is encouraged to access this public meeting by video link or phone via Zoom. The meeting can be accessed via THIS LINK or by phone at: +1 (301) 715-8592; Meeting ID: 930 6473 5554 Passcode: 192382

The Board encourages members of the public to submit comments for meetings in writing: by email or postal mail addressed to Rollinsford Zoning Board of Adjustment, PO Box 309, Rollinsford, NH 03869.

Copies of the application are available for review via the Town of Rollinsford’s website.


The Rollinsford Zoning Board of Adjustment will be in session on Thursday, February 11th, 2021 at 7:00pm to hear the following appeal:

Case #: 21-03

Kim St. Hilaire, 14 Turgeon Way, is seeking a VARIANCE to Article 8.1, Section 3.12: Accessory Dwelling Units onTax Map 1. Lot 58-A, located at 14 Turgeon Way.

In accordance with Emergency Order #17: Closure of non-essential businesses and requiring Granite Staters’ tostay at home, the Rollinsford ZBA will be meeting remotely. The public is encouraged to access this public meeting by video link or phone via Zoom. The meeting can be accessed via THIS LINK or by phone at: +1 (301) 715-8592; Meeting ID: 930 6473 5554 Passcode: 192382

The Board encourages members of the public to submit comments for meetings in writing: by email or postal mail addressed to Rollinsford Zoning Board of Adjustment, PO Box 309, Rollinsford, NH 03869.

Copies of the application are available for review via the Town of Rollinsford’s website.

Zoning Board of Adjustment Session 11.19.20

PUBLIC NOTICE
ROLLINSFORD ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

The Rollinsford Zoning Board of Adjustment will be in session on Thursday, November 19th, 2020 at 7:00pm to hear the following appeals:

Case #: 20.05
Scott and Darcie Bradach, 27 Wentworth Street, Tax Map 2, Lot 18-12, are seeking a VARIANCE to Section 7, Table 7: Lot Land Space Requirements Table in order to construct a utility shed within the minimum building setback from the lot line.

In accordance with Emergency Order #17: Closure of non-essential businesses and requiring Granite Staters’ to stay at home, the Rollinsford ZBA will be meeting remotely. The public is encouraged to access this public meeting by video link or phone vie Google Hangouts. The meeting can be accessed via this link: or by phone at: (US) +1 617-675-4444 PIN: 486 470 924 7495#

The Board encourages members of the public to submit comments for meetings in writing: by email to  or postal mail addressed to Rollinsford Zoning Board of Adjustment, PO Box 309, Rollinsford, NH 03869.

Charles Putnam, Chairman
Rollinsford Zoning Board of Adjustment

Volunteers Needed

The Town Needs Your Help!

Towns provide many functions. Some of them are more visible to residents than others. Some are required and others are more discretionary. Some of the functions are provided by volunteers. Rollinsford needs more volunteers. Many of the appointments to the boards and committees are expiring in March. We will be voting to fill some of them. Others are appointed by the Select Board right after Town Meeting. Thank you to all of the people who dedicated their time in service to our community this past year. The following are boards and committees on which volunteers serve.  Please read the brief excerpts about them and consider offering your name to be considered for appointment. Each has its own level of commitment which often is not very much time per month.  Come meet more of your neighbors!

 

Planning Board

Meets the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00pm. This is an essential function we must offer to property owners wishing to subdivide or develop their property, start or expand a business or change the use of a property, for example. There is typically no outside work required and meetings are typically not more than two hours. Members should become familiar with the Zoning Ordinance and other planning regulations.

 

Zoning Board of Adjustment

Meets at the call of the Chairperson when there is a case to be heard (typically 3-5 times per year). This is an essential function we must offer to property owners who feel aggrieved by a land use decision made by the Planning Board, Town or planning regulations. It is a quasi-judicial body.

 

Conservation Commission

The group manages the conservation land along the Salmon Falls River known as Scoutland, the area beyond the community garden on Foundry Street, and discusses topics important to our natural environment. Some development requires a review by the Conservation Commission and their opinions can inform planning regulations.

 

Recreation Committee

These volunteers are the super heroes who recreated the summer recreation program which would otherwise have been discontinued just a few years ago.  Summer camp, pick-up basketball, the new youth soccer program in the evenings, and senior programming could not function without this group.

 

Highway Safety Committee

This group only meets when there is a topic for discussion. They meet to discuss matters of public safety including, but not limited to traffic concerns. They make recommendations to the Select Board regarding roadways, when appropriate.

 

Stormwater Committee

This committee is necessary for keeping the Town compliant with our MS-4 permit which allows us to discharge stormwater into the Salmon Falls River. This is a federal permit which obligates the Town to engage in public outreach and public engagement regarding public activities which pollute waterways as well as water testing and data compilation.

 

Historical Committee

We live in a small town with a lot of history. This group meets monthly to discuss topics of historical significance to Rollinsford and the Salmon Falls region. You don’t have to be an expert on local history to join, just interested in learning, sharing, and preserving the fascinating stories of our town. This group is flexible in making the most of the members’ strengths and interests and setting meetings to work for all members. They have provided educational programs, history hikes, and restoration projects, so handy people are especially welcome!

 

Don’t see the thing you are passionate about listed? Offer your idea to the Select Board and if there is enough interest, perhaps a new committee can be formed.

If you would like further information or to offer to serve, please email the Town Administrator or stop by the Town Office.

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