TOWN OF WALPOLE
MEETING OF THE SELECTBOARD
JULY 17, 2014
Selectboard Present: Chas Street (Chair); Steven Dalessio; (Absent: Whitney Aldrich)
CALL TO ORDER: Mr. Street called this meeting to order at 6:00 PM in the Walpole Town Hall with two people in attendance.
These are unapproved Minutes.
Mr. Dalessio moved to approve the Accounts Payable check register and manifest for checks dated July 18, 2014, in the amount of $515,463.15. This includes a monthly payment to the Fall Mountain Regional School District in the amount of $460,493.39. Seconded by Mr. Street. With all in favor, the motion was approved.
Mr. Dalessio moved to approve the payroll voucher for the week ending July 12, 2014, for checks dated July 18, 2014, in the amount of $24,118.44. Seconded by Mr. Street. With all in favor, the motion was approved.
Mr. Dalessio moved to approve the electronic transfer for the 941 Employer Taxes for Withholding, MEDI and FICA taxes in the amount of $5,297.28 for checks dated July 18, 2014. Seconded by Mr. Street. With all in favor, the motion was approved.
SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:
SELECTBOARD MEETING – July 10, 2014: Mr. Dalessio moved to approve the Minutes of the Selectboard meeting of the July 10, 2014, meeting with the following amendment on page 4, under June Statements: add “That concerns may be the result of report timing and the Selectboard is looking into it”. Seconded by Mr. Street. With all in favor, the minutes were approved.
NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION – July 10, 2014: Mr. Dalessio moved to approve the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of July 10, 2014, as submitted. The Minutes will remain sealed. Seconded by Mr. Street. With all in favor, the minutes were approved.
The Selectboard received and reviewed Minutes of the following meeting:
Planning Board – July 8, 2014.
WEBB/LATHAM, March Hill, Map & Lot #009-043-000: Mr. Dalessio moved to approve Building Permit No. 2014-27 for William Webb and Tim & Shannon Latham to “Construct a 30’ x 24’ 1 Story Addition” at 380 March Hill Road, as submitted. Seconded by Mr. Street. With all in favor, the motion was approved.
METAL DETECT REQUEST: The Selectboard acknowledged receipt of an email from Ed Merrill to request permission to do metal detection on the Common. Following a discussion there was a consensus of the Selectboard to deny this request. Mrs. Clough was asked to respond to Mr. Merrill’s request.
WETLAND PROCEDURES RESPONSE: The Selectboard asked Mrs. Clough to forward a copy of their email that was received through their consultant to the Conservation Commission, Mrs. Alicia Flammia and Mr. Jack Franks. The DES is satisfied that the Avanru Development site is in compliance. If they have any further questions, contact the Selectboard.
Mrs. Clough’s Report: 1) Mrs. Clough advised that Mr. Ray Boas will attend the Selectboard meeting on July 31st. 2) Relative to the medical coverage – Mrs. Clough explained that this amount was put in monthly, as divided by twelve months, rather than put in weekly. The company bills the Town a month in advance; they pay by invoice date. The Auditors make adjustments. 3) The Auditors had submitted a few questions and Mrs. Clough will follow-up with them. As soon as that is done the Auditors will finalize the Audit. 4) Today the Department Heads met with Mrs. Clough. They are all on-board with what they should be doing. 5) Pool Supply Budget: Mrs. Clough advised that she went through that today and they are all set. Chemicals got posted to the wrong line. They did not hire as many youth this year as last year. 6) Library – Mr. Dalessio responded that this budget is okay.
Town Hall Repairs: Mrs. Clough contacted Mr. Rohr Cook from Cook Construction to tell him that the Selectboard accepted his quote and explained that he should submit a quote for siding on the back side. There are several different siding options and he will send in quotes with a recommendation on which one he feels would best suit the building. It has been seven years since the Town Hall was painted. Mr. Dalessio would like to have a quote on fixing the concrete on the Town Hall as a lot of it is chipping off.
RECESS SELECTBOARD MEETING:
Mr. Dalessio moved to recess this Selectboard meeting. The Selectboard will enter into a meeting as the Hooper Trustees. Seconded by Mr. Street. With all in favor, the motion was approved at 6:25 PM.
The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 6:44 PM.
Mr. Dalessio moved to enter into a Non-Public Selectboard Session pursuant to RSA 91-A:3 II to discuss (a) Personnel. Mr. Street seconded the motion and, on a roll call vote with all in favor, the motion was approved at 6:45 PM.
The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 7:03 PM. No announcements were made.
CEMETERY TOMBS: Mr. Dalessio recently took a look at the tombs in the cemetery and took another set of photos; they are deteriorating since he last looked at them. He suggested they email the Cemetery Trustees to ask where they stand on the tombs. Mrs. Clough understands the Trust is for up-keep of the cemetery. There are line items in the budget for cutting trees and cleaning tombstones. Mr. Street felt they would have to look at the guidelines of the Trust but feels some money could be used for capital expenses.
RECREATION TRUST: Mr. Dalessio mentioned that there is a Recreation Trust of about $5,000. It is going backwards due to the expense of maintaining the Trust. The Selectboard should encourage them to use a percentage of the total. Mrs. Clough will be meeting with the committee; they have things they would like to purchase. She will check with Mrs. Pschirrer on the terms of this Trust.
LIBRARY – HUBBARD TRUST: Mr. Dalessio mentioned that the Hubbard Trust for the Library is going in the negative direction. He felt the Selectboard should look into the terms as somebody should be providing guidance.
Mr. Dalessio moved to adjourn this meeting. Seconded by Mr. Street. With all in favor, the motion was approved at 7:14 PM.
Regina Borden, Recording Secretary
Chas G. Street, Chair
Whitney R. Aldrich
(Note: These are unapproved Minutes. Corrections, if necessary, will be found in the Minutes of the July 17, 2014, Selectboard meeting.)