Duck Race THIS WEEKEND

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The Rollinsford Garden & Local Sustainability Club (RGLSC) does only one fund raiser a year, the famous duck race. The bed rental money helps us repairs beds as needed but the fund raiser helps with all the other expenses such as maintaining our mower, overhead costs of being a non-profit etc. Our non-profit not only provides garden beds to gardeners with no where to garden otherwise, we also created and maintain a unique walking trail for the whole community to enjoy. We maintain the gardens at Cross St and are working with a few town residents to investigate tree replacement around town to bring back the beauty of tree lined streets. Please help support this great club by buying ducks. It’s a win-win as you help keep us going and you could win $100.00 if your duck is the fastest in the group. You do not have to be present to win! YOU CAN BUY ONLINE AT: rollyduckrace.com  Thanks everyone for supporting us !

SELECT BOARD MEETING: Time Change

Monday, May 2 2016

6:00 pm

Town Hall

The Select Board will open its Monday meeting at 6:00 in the Plannng Board conference room to review applications for tax exemptions and credits.  THIS IS  A NON-PUBLIC SESSION.   At the completion of this review, the Board will go into public session and move to the meeting room.  We expect this to happen as close to 6:30 pm as possible.

 

NH DOT Publishes 2016 List of Red List Bridges

The NH DOT has recently published the 2016 update of municipally-owned red list bridges.  The Old Mill Lane bridge over Rollins Brook remains a red-listed bridge.  Earlier this year the Select Board  requested that the replacement of the temporary bridge (installed in 2013) be placed on the NH DOT state-aid bridge list.  Bridges on this list are jointly funded by the NHDOT and the municipality with the state providing 80% of the costs of design, ROW and construction.  Within the next several months, NH DOT will be providing the town with an estimated project cost for the replacement of the Old Mill Lane bridge.  While the bridge replacement is already on the town’s Capital Improvement Plan the estimated cost has been a wild guess.   We will adjust the CIP with the state’s estimated project costs when we receive them.

Please note that up until 2016, the Oak Street bridge (over the RR tracks) has been a red-listed bridge assigned to Rollinsford.  The Select Board worked with the NHDOT to remove the Oak Street bridge as a municipal-owned bridge and to place it on the state-owned bridge list.

For more details, please see NH DOT Municipal Owned  Red List.  and NH DOT State Owned Red List

ARCH Volunteer Event

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast at the Colonel Paul Wentworth House

Dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers are essential to the success of the Association for Rollinsford Culture and History (ARCH) and the historic Colonel Paul Wentworth House. To show our appreciation, all ARCH volunteers – past, present and future – are cordially invited to a Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast at the Colonel Paul Wentworth House on Saturday, May 14 from 8 to 10 am. Come enjoy delicious food and great company while we share information about the upcoming season at the Wentworth House. There are some exciting events and new training opportunities in the works for the 2016 season. RSVP by emailing paulwentworthhouse@gmail.com or call 603-742-4747.

Maintained by the Association for Rollinsford Culture and History (ARCH), the circa 1701 Wentworth House is located on Water Street in Rollinsford, NH and hosts living history events, exhibits, and school and youth programs. For more information about this and other events at the Wentworth House, consult the ARCH website at paulwentworthhouse.org or on Facebook at The Colonel Paul Wentworth House.