Category Archives: Public Works

Public Hearings: Proposed Bond Warrant Articles

Saturday, January 21, 2017, 9:00 am

Rollinsford Grade School Gymnasium

Locust Street, Rollinsford, NH

2017 Proposed Bond Warrant Articles


The Select Board will hold Public Hearings pursuant to NH RSA 33:8-a,I on Saturday, January 21, 2017 commencing at 9:00 a.m. at the Rollinsford Grade School Gymnasium, Locust Street, Rollinsford, in order to receive public comments on the following proposed bond issues:

1. A bond issue in the approximate amount of $450,000 to purchase a new fire engine.

2. A bond issue in the approximate amount of $385,000 to finance culvert repairs. 

3. A bond issue in the approximate amount of $190,000 for repairs and improvements to the transfer station



Hazardous Waste Collection Day

This year’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day will be held on Saturday, August 27. Waste will be collected from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm at the Dover Community Services Garage on Mast Road in Dover.

Most household chemicals are hazardous and improper disposal is a growing problem. Refer to our Household Hazardous Waste page to see a list of all items that you should bring to HHW Collection Day. 

Proof of residency is required.

Saturday, August 27, 2016
8:30am – 12:30pm
Dover Community Services Garage
271 Mast Road, (603) 516-6073
Event flyer with map »

Political Advertising & Signage

State primaries and national/state elections will be fast upon us.  In light of that, the Select Board would like to remind residents that, per RSA 664:17,  no political advertising shall be placed on, or affixed to, any public property including highway rights-of-way; nor shall they be placed on private property without the owner’s consent.    The town reserves the right to remove such signs on public property.

The full statute is as follows:

664:17 Placement and Removal of Political Advertising. No political advertising shall be placed on or affixed to any public property including highway rights-of-way or private property without the owner’s consent. All political advertising shall be removed by the candidate no later than the second Friday following the election unless the election is a primary and the advertising concerns a candidate who is a winner in the primary. Signs shall not be placed on or affixed to utility poles or highway signs. Political advertising may be placed within state-owned rights-of-way as long as the advertising does not obstruct the safe flow of traffic and the advertising is placed with the consent of the owner of the land over which the right-of-way passes. No person shall remove, deface, or knowingly destroy any political advertising which is placed on or affixed to public property or any private property except for removal by the owner of the property, persons authorized by the owner of the property, or a law enforcement officer removing improper advertising. Political advertising placed on or affixed to any public property may be removed by state, city, or town maintenance or law enforcement personnel. Political advertising removed prior to election day by state, city, or town maintenance or law enforcement personnel shall be kept until one week after the election at a place designated by the state, city or town so that the candidate may retrieve the items.

NHDOT Road Maintenance – Main Street

The Select Board has noticed that the  NHDOT has begun its planned work on Main Street.   The project as originally presented to the town this past winter emcompasses maintenance resurfacing of Main Street as well as ensuring handicapped access to/from the sidewalks.   The town has not been notified of the current schedule but anticipates that the sidewalk work will be followed by the resurfacing work.

Public Hearing: Transfer Station Ordinance




June 20, 2016

6:00 pm

Town Hall

Transfer Station Ordinance:  Disposal of Domestic Animal Waste

In the past few years the transfer station has experienced some unfortunate incidents associated with the disposal of domestic animal waste in the trash compactor.  In order to safeguard public health and well-being, the Select Board is proposing the following amendment to the transfer station ordinance (93-1).  The amendment clarifies that only domestic animal waste is allowed in the compactor and only as part of a bag of solid waste.  No singular containers of domestic animal waste, capped or uncapped, can be disposed of in the trash compactor.

Proposed amendment to Ordinance 93-1

Ordinance 93-1, Section II.  General Use, A. Acceptable Materials:

  1.   Solid Waste Placed in the Compactor
    1. All household non-recyclable, non-hazardous waste will be placed in the compactor to be taken to Waste Management Turnkey Landfill in Rochester, NH.
    2. The disposal of animal waste shall be limited to domesticated, household pets and must be properly contained within a bag with other household waste. Waste that is not properly contained will not be accepted.   Disposing of a singular container of animal waste, either capped or uncapped, will be considered a violation.

The entire ordinance can be found online or at Town Hall.

New Transfer Station Hours


Winter hours begin  Sept 15 –till Last Saturday in April.

Monday        7am- 12pm

Wednesday  7am- 12pm

Saturday       8 am- 2pm

Summer hours begin First Monday in May-till Sept 14

Monday        2pm- 7pm

Wednesday  7am- 12pm

Saturday       8 am- 2pm


When a Holiday falls on a Monday the Transfer Station will be closed and reopen on Wed.

Stormwater Update

Stormwater Assessments

The Select Board has contracted with Public Water Systems Services, LLC to provide Rollinsford with the identification of the town’s outfalls (locations where stormwater empties into a river, lake, etc.) and to identify, sample and assess the town’s storm drains.   To this end, you will be seeing PWSS staff and our road agent in the process of accomplishing this.

The Town of Rollinsford has been an EPA MS4 stormwater permittee since 2003 and as a permittee is required to complete progress on an agreed-upon plan.    The MS4 permit is in the process of being revised with an anticipated issue date of September 2016.   The revised permit will  be more restrictive in nature and the work being done by PWSS is a start toward fulfilling the town’s obligations.
The Board is also in the proces of forming a stormwater committee in order to plan and ovesee our work on the MS4 permit.   If you are interesting in serving on such a committee please send an email to: (or otherwise contact the town).