Category Archives: Select Board

Salary Review Committee Meeting

The 2016 Salary Review Committee will hold its first meeting on Wednesday, June 15 at 6:30 pm at  Town Hall.  The members of this year’s committee are:  Myles England, Denise Knowles and Sheila Reilly.   Select Board member Suzanne Huard will be there to review the Select Board’s charge to the committee and potential sources for comparative data.   The committee has been asked to review the stipends of elected officials with particular attention to the position of Town Clerk.

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.

Name Our Newsletter

The Select Board plans to send out a Board/community newsletter with its semi-annual tax bills.   Our inaugural newsletter will appear with the July tax bills and we have asked the Rollinsford Grade School to help us name our newsletter.  The students have picked a slate of candidates and we are now asking the community to chime in on their favorite name.   Please take our quick survey to help choose the newsletter name.

Voting closes on Friday, May 13 and the winning name will be announced on Monday, May 16.

Thanks so much for your feedback!


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

Meetings This Week




Monday, April 18, 2016

8:00 am

Town Hall

The Select Board will be meeting with the town’s attorney (non-public).  It is possible that the Board will conduct some public business at the end of the non-public session.

Reminder of other public events occurring during week of April 18:

Monday, April 18, 6:00 pm:  public hearing on possible sale of land on Jessie Doe Road (2nd public hearing)

Monday, April 18, 6:30 pm:  regular weekly Select Board meeting

Wednesday, April 20, 12:00 pm:  public opening of sealed bids in response to Baer Road RFB

Wednesday, April 20, 6:00 pm:  public hearing on review of proposed trenching ordinance (for contractors requesting to trench across a public road)

Wednesday, April 20, 6:30 pm:  Select Board meeting to review RFB responses, trenching ordinance and to conduct any other business.

Notice of Public Hearings


Monday April 4, 2016

Monday April 18, 2016

6:00 pm
Town Hall

Proposed Sale of Property on Jessie Doe Road

The Select Board proposes to sell lot 10-14-01 (corner of Jessie Doe Road and Church Street) to Rollinsford Realty Trust for $10,000. The lot is approximately 1⁄3 acre in size and is currently assessed at $13,000. Rollinsford Realty Trust will lease the land to C&J Bus Lines for expansion of its operations. The Board anticipates that the property tax revenue on the planned developed lot will be $3,000-$5000 annually.