Planning Board Workshop Minutes – 4/25/17

Walpole Planning BoardWorkshop Minutes

Town Hall

April 25, 2017 Minutes

 

Present: Board members: Jeffrey Miller (Chair), Robert Miller (Vice-Chair), James Aldrich, (Secretary), Cheryl Mayberry (Selectboard Representative), Dennis Marcom, Jeff White, Ed Potter.

Also, Southwest Regional Planning Commission planners Mari Brunner and Liz Kelly.

 

The workshop was to decide whether or not the Complete Streets Policy was a policy the Planning Board wanted to accept. However, Ms. Mayberry brought along a few concerns the Selectboard had concerning implementation of the program. These were discussed first. The lines in quotation marks indicate Selectboard concerns. The concerns were prefaced by the statement that “First, We strongly support the concepts and principals of Complete Streets. It make great sense.”

“As a town policy is it too rigid? Policies need to be something we implement and follow, not place on the shelf and collect dust. Should it be more of a guideline that a policy?”

The Board agreed that practically every statement says the town will do this or will do that, but there is always the follow up “as appropriate” that negates the absolute or must do part of the enforcement of that particular policy. The Board decided to sometimes change the word “will” to “should.”

The Board did not agree that the word policy should be changed to something else, for example guidelines. Ms. Brunner said the word policy means that the town takes this Complete Streets document seriously. Organizations or individuals giving our grant money are more likely to give a town grant money if it has the word “policy” in its mission and not just guidelines.

“Second, is how does this document integrate into Site Plan Review and Zoning. If those ordinances do not connect to the Complete Street document then how will the boards know when and how they apply to what is before them.”

Mr. J. Miller said parts of the document will be integrated into the site plan and also the site plan checklist. He said that the Board will get input from SWRPC staff to help with this.

“Third, we currently do not have a long-term capital or infrastructure plan in place.”

Mr. J. Miller said the town doesn’t have one now but it is a goal mentioned in the Master Plan.

“Fourth, Should we have metrics?”

The Planning Board thought that this was reference to Section IV, Part C Best Practices that would make the town officials and the Road Agent more aware of the objectives of Complete Streets. The Board plans to ask Mr. Mike Rau, the Road Agent, to attend one meeting to discuss this section with him. As it is, he already makes monthly reports on what he does – streets paved, gutters cleaned, adding sidewalks etc. Mr. Rau will have a chance to comment on this section of the document.

“The Master plan is geared towards protecting open space and the rural nature of the town. Are complete Streets and the Master Plan on the same page?” The Board agreed it was.

“We (the Selectboard) will also need to make sure that the design guidelines they call for do not conflict with other state requirements.” The planners from SWRPC assured the Board that the guidelines do not conflict with state requirements.

A Public Hearing will be held on May 9, 2017, at its regular Board meeting to either recommend or not recommend the Complete Streets policy. The Public Hearing needs to be posted and a legal put in The Keene Sentinel.

Complete Streets Workshop – The SWRPC planners told the Board of an upcoming workshop that will discuss and have exercises on community transportation. The daylong workshop is May 19, 2017, at the Jaffrey Civic Center. The first half of the meeting is lecture, then lunch will be served. In the afternoon hands-on work such as scenarios and problem solving will be the focus of the afternoon meetings. Members were encouraged to try to go to some part of the workshop.

Demonstrations Sites – Ms. Kelly named four sites to consider for demonstrations and the Board chose two. One was in front of Burdick’s Restaurant on the street to demonstrate back-in parking. At the same time there will be signage for a shared driving/biking lane.

At the corner, near Walpole’s rotary – the fountain – is Jake’s and there are white lines that go around the corner. The idea is to mark this area so it looks like a sidewalk. There may also be a crosswalk added.

The third option was to make the area on Main Street going down to the school on the left side a bike lane and on the right side, near the shoulder of the road, a hatched road area that would eliminate cars driving space.

A fourth option was on Westminster Street to take some of the parking away and make a bike lane on one side.

The demonstrations will be set up on Old Home Day Weekend. The Board needs permission from someone on the Old Home Day committee and the Selectboard. Ms. Kelly will try and talk to Ms. Cindy Westover of the Old Home Day Committee, Ms. Mayberry will talk with the Selectboard.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Marilou Blaine

 

Clarion Now Online

And you can read it now before it is mailed to almost 2000 mailing addresses in Walpole, North Walpole and Drewsville.Here is the link to click to get to the PDF for the May issue — https://walpoleclarion.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/clarion-may17-topress.pdf

Next month – JUNE – welcomes Old Home Days at the end of the month, celebrated every three years. The June issue of the CLARION will have the schedule for all events and more. You may want to advertise in what should be a “keepsake” issue, so please do contact me if you would like to place an ad.
Thank you, yours, RAY

Childfind Screening – 5/17/17

The Fall Mountain School District will hold a Childfind Screening on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at the Fall Mountain Early Learning Center. All children ages of 2 ½ through 4 (not attending Kindergarten in the fall) and who are residents of Acworth, Alstead, Charlestown, Langdon and Walpole are welcome to attend. The purpose of this free screening is to briefly assess the overall development of the preschool child in order to identify any children who may have special needs. The screening will also provide the parents with the opportunity to obtain more information regarding typical growth and development. Please call Tammy Vittum at 835-6314 or e-mail tvittum@sau60.org for further information and an appointment. 

Zoning Board Meeting Minutes – 4/19/17

Zoning Board of AdjustmentTown Hall – Walpole, NH

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

7:30 pm

 

 

Present: Board Members: Chair Myra Mansouri, Vice-Chair Jan Galloway-Leclerc, Judy Trow, Mary Therese Lester, Tom Murray. Alternates: Ernie Vose and Pauline Barnes.

Recording: Marilou Blaine. These minutes are unapproved and will be reviewed at the May 2017 meeting for corrections, additions or omissions.

Roll Call: Ms. Mansouri called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm. A full board was present.

Minutes: Ms. Leclerc made a motion to accept the minutes as written. Ms Trow seconded the motion and the Board approved the motion.

 

Election of Offices: Ms. Leclerc nominated Ms. Mansouri for chair. Ms. Lester seconded the motion and the Board voted in favor of the nomination. Ms. Trow nominated Ms. Leclerc for vice-chair. Ms. Lester seconded the motion and the Board approved the nomination for vice-chair. Ms. Trow was nominated for clerk. The motion was seconded and the Board approved her nomination.

 

New Business: Snow Frye, Wellness Center sign, 40 Main Street. Ms. Frye wants to put up a sign for her business in the oval grassy area in the front of the building at 40 Main Street. She said she was “grandfathered” because there had been signs there before. She would replace the sign that was at the south side of the grassy area, near the driveway She will have to replace the post because it is rotted and falling down. This will clean it up and make it look more professional, Ms. Frye said.

The sign will be 29.5 inches by 39.5 inches and say ‘WALPOLE WELLNESS CENTER.’’ Beneath that, the sign will say in smaller letters “YOGA & MASSAGE” and be on one post.

Ms. Frye also submitted a second sign that added Dr. Steven Pena, FAMILY CHIROPRACTOR. This was a possible sign if Dr. Pena wanted to put a sign below her sign.

Ideally what the owner would like, Ms. Frye said, is one sign in the middle advertising the three businesses – the Wellness Center at the top, Dr. Pena below that and then Mazziott. Mazziott was approved for his sign, which is the pink cupcake, in 2015.

Ms. Lester said she shouldn’t need a Public Hearing for 100-foot rule of one sign being 100 feet from another sign because the Mazziott was already approved for the same area.

Ms. Frye said at one time there had been three signs. One in front of the what is now the bakery, was one for Nathan Lynch, a lawyer, one for Dr. Pellegrino, and one for Dr. Pena.

One was one at the north end of the grass, one in the middle and one at the south end. Ms. Fyre said that the Mazziott sign was move four feet closer to the center and wasn’t sure if it would affect signage of the two other businesses there in the future.

Ms. Leclerc said the Board can approve this sign (by the driveway) because there was one there before and it replaces it. However, if she or Dr. Pena want to do something different, they must come back to the Board. If the three businesses decided to get together and do one sign, that would also be considered a separate issue.

 

Liz Collinsworth, 71 Elm Street, Driveway on property line and one that doesn’t have water flowing into the street.

Ms. Collinsworth recently purchased the Victorian at the end of Elm Street. Her parking area, behind the house and around the corner on South Street, is a bit of a walk to get to. She would like to have a parking space for one car on the left side of the house (as you are facing the house) that leads to a side door and mud room. That space is in the setback area between her house and the property line to the north. There is a split rail fence that marks the property line.

Ms. Collinsworth said it would be for one car only and she does not intend to pave this space.

She also said she spoke with Mike Rau, the road agent, and he seemed okay with the plan.

She would also like to put in a temporary ramp in the same area. The ramp would go from the side door to the car area. The ramp would be there when Ms. Collingsworth‘s father, who is in a wheelchair, lives with her.

Ms. Leclerc said the Zoning Board has no jurisdiction over driveways and it appeared she would be allowed to do this.

 

Quentin Hess – corner of North Rd. and Old Drewsville Rd., rural/agricultural – assisted living home.

Mr. Hess wants to convert his current home into an assisted living area for six to 10 people. He would make the home handicap accessible, put in a sprinkler system. He thinks there is a need for this in this town and any other small town to have a place to stay.

Ms. Mansouri asked him to explain what he meant by assisted living. Mr. Hess said it was a place for people who may need someone to be with them, or are not comfortable living alone. Someone who may need help with their medications or recovering from surgery. They would have basic care – food, meals, transportation, some medical attention. A nurse would be available.

Mr. Hess said he and his wife have worked in healthcare all of their adult lives.

He has had some history working in cardiac rehabilitation and said there is a need for those people. It would be a place where a physical therapist could come. I don’t think it would create a huge impact to the town.

Ms. Mansouri explained that the state has a multi-page RSA that spells out what the requirements are for this type of place. It is RSA 151.

Ms. Mansouri said there are a lot of regulations and she suggested that he go to the Web site and download the material and then see if he can fulfill the requirements of the state.

Then there are all the hearings that he would have to have. He would need a Special Exception from the Zoning Board, a recommendation for a Special Exception from the Planning Board and a site plan review approval from the Planning Board. That’s three hearings.

Ms. Leclerc said if it is something you want to proceed with after he understands what the requirements are, then you can fill out a Special Exception application and get a recommendation from the Planning Board to come for a hearing and then come back for another hearing.

Mr. Murray said he should keep in mind the he would have to have a commercial kitchen, and if you have employees you will have to change the landscape of the yard for parking for several cars. Ms. Mansouri said the rooms would have to be handicap accessible and there would need to be an elevator. He would probably have to hook up to the sewer system, which is not too far from his house, but there would be a cost to bring it to the house for that many people.

Besides following state guidelines, Mr. Hess would also have to get a special exception from the Zoning Board. The Planning Board would need to recommend or not recommend the project to the Zoning Board. In addition, he would also need to have a site plan approved by the Planning Board. That’s when you need to sort out the details of parking etc.

 

DADU – The Board will read the final draft of the petition that was on the warrant and was passed by voters. This may be a slight addition to the ordinance. Mr. Hockensmith notified Mr. Jeff Miller, chair of the Planning Board, that it might need a few clarifications. You may add changes as long as it doesn’t change the intent the document.

There was a question about renting and No. 7 addresses that question. You can rent the accessory building or whatever dwelling the property owner is not living in.

That’s a state law, Ms. Pschirrer said. The wording is supposed to reflect what the state said.

That refers to an attached dwelling, Ms. Mansouri said, and we have an ordinance about an attached ordinance. We don’t need to put the language into our ordinance, we just have to follow the state ordinance.

At the next meeting, the Board will discuss what the petition does and doesn’t allow or any questions any Board member might have about the meaning of any part of the ordinance.

Old Business:

Bylaws – The Board looked over the corrected Bylaws and decided there were a few more items that needed correcting, so the Board will bring those corrections to the next meeting and a final draft will be printed and given out at the June meeting.

 

Rodrigues Letter – The Board received a copy of the letter that Patricia Rodrigues and John Corduff brought to the April Planning Board meeting. They were complaining about trucks that were passing their home from 9 pm to 3 am on a particular day in April.

A day or two later, Ms. Sarah Downing learned from Mr. Tim Graves that he was responding to an emergency situation regarding a washout of the railroad bed in Westminster, Vt. Ms. Downing’s response said, “Hi all: I have confirmation that the reason why there was last night/early morning trucking from the Graves Gravel Pit on April 10-11. There was an emergency in Westminster VT where the railroad bed was washing out into the Connecticut River. Now we have the detail as to what the transportation safety issue was related to.”

The secretary, per instruction from Mr. Jeff Miller of the Planning Board, called Ms. Rodrigues and relayed this message.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Marilou Blaine

cc: ZBA, Town Offices, The Walpolean

Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 4/13/17

For those who may not read the entire post, I wanted to bring your attention to the following addendum that was added:  “Those seeking to place items on the Selectboard Meeting agenda are to submit their requests/paperwork 24 hours in advance of the Selectboard Meeting.”  Apparently more and more people have been arriving Thursday afternoon to seek to be on the agenda.  They really need more lead time than just a few hours. Thanks for your help – Lil

 

TOWN OF WALPOLE

MEETING OF THE SELECTBOARD

APRIL 13, 2017

 

Selectboard Present:​Peggy Pschirrer (Chair); Steven Dalessio; Cheryl Mayberry

CALL TO ORDER: Mrs. Pschirrer called this Selectboard meeting to order at 6:30 PM in the Walpole Town Hall. She advised that this meeting is being recorded and asked anyone wishing to speak to identify themselves for the record. There were six people in attendance.

 

PUBLIC BUSINESS:

OLD HOME DAYS: Ms. Stephanie Stoughton updated the Selectboard on the Old Home Days events, times and locations that have been scheduled as of this date. The Fire Department will cover the fireworks display on Friday, June 23rd at 9:30 PM. There will be the Street Dance on Friday with shortcake at Murray’s.  Mrs. Pschirrer noted they should let the Walpole Foundation know about their plans because it involves their land and building. They will tell them if the parking lot can be used for the Street Dance. The committee will need to be sure the bouncy house is well anchored. She will talk to Police Chief Paquette about blocking-off some roads on Friday night and for the parade. Mr. Boas noted they will have the chairs set-up on the second floor for the play. The play will be on Saturday beginning at 7:30 PM. There will also be a concert Saturday evening. Mr. Dalessio mentioned the Boy Scouts will be selling pies at the church during the concert. They will gladly accept donations. Ms. Stoughton invited the Selectboard members to be in the parade. This year, as a fundraiser, they will be selling T-shirts, water cups and small bags. The Town will provide a certificate of insurance to the Old Home Days Committee. Mrs. Downing will notify the Town’s insurance carrier of the Town sponsored events.

8th Grade Graduation: Mr. Boas was present to see if the Selectboard had addressed the Walpole School graduation. Mrs. Pschirrer had heard that people working on the 8th Grade Graduation had contacted Mr. Boas last night to let him know they would be using the Common on Thursday night, June 22nd for graduation. This is during Old Home Days and there will be a play on the night of Thursday, June 22nd in the upstairs of the Town Hall. The graduating class usually uses the first floor for a party. The Selectboard had several concerns including where the graduation will be held. Parking was also a concern. Mrs. Pschirrer advised the 8th Grade Graduation is not on the Town Hall’s rental calendar. Mrs. Tara Sad stated it is logical to have graduation here as it is a lovely place with the gazebo and the Common in general. There was discussion relative to contacting Mr. Jacobs to see if graduation could be moved back to Wednesday, June 21st. Mrs. Pschirrer will contact Mr. Jacobs and then report back to Mr. Boas.

 

Walpole Clean-Up: Mrs. Sad will be doing the Walpole Clean-Up on April 22nd from 8:00 to 11:00 AM. It will staged at the Walpole Recycling Center rather than the Common.

 

GRAVES GRAVEL PIT: Ms. Patricia Rodrigues had handed a letter, dated April 11, 2017, to the Planning Board on Tuesday night. She was concerned about being disturbed at her home between the hours of 9 pm on April 10th and 3:00 am on April 11th. Gravel trucks, not belonging to Graves Trucking, Inc. made approximately 20 passes by their home. She is also presenting a violation to the ZBA. Mrs. Pschirrer advised that last Monday night there was a wash-out under the railroad tracks in Westminster, VT. This was an emergency for them to shore-up the railroad tracks; it was a safety issue. In this case they did not have to notify anybody but simply respond. The Selectboard concurs with the ZBA and do not feel there is anything new to speak to. Ms. Rodrigues displayed a map of the Graves property and referenced RSA 155-E with reference to an expansion of the operation. The main permit for this gravel pit was in Walpole. Mrs. Pschirrer pointed out that they looked at the maps with Ms. Mary Pinkham-Langer from the State of NH; it is all legal and permitted and there is no issue for the Selectboard to discuss. Ms. Rodrigues is a resident of the Town of Westmoreland and needs to speak to a representative in her town. Mrs. Pschirrer advised the Selectboard reached a conclusion and they have nothing else to discuss on this matter. Mr. Dalessio said, as they discussed before, Ms. Rodrigues needs to hire an attorney to represent her in this process. Ms. Rodrigues stated it is all plain and she will continue to pursue this.

 

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION:

Mr. Dalessio moved to enter into a Non-Public Selectboard Session pursuant to RSA 91-A:3 II to discuss(a) Personnel and (c) Reputations. Ms. Mayberry seconded the motion and, on a roll call vote with Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved at 6:56 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 7:31 PM.

Mr. Dalessio moved that the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of April 13, 2017, be sealed. Seconded by Ms. Mayberry. With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Personnel: Mr. Dalessio moved that the Selectboard authorize having the Town pay Health Insurance for an employee who has requested FMLA. Seconded by Ms. Mayberry. With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion is approved.

 

Water and Sewer: Mr. Dalessio moved to notify all users of water and/or sewer, by individual letter, that there will be a rate increase of Water usage by 9% and Sewer usage by 20%. They will begin to bill quarterly and issue a special assessment for Bond payments. Seconded by Ms. Mayberry. With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Accounts Payable check register in the amount of $12,187.46 for checks dated April 14, 2017. Seconded by Mr. Dalessio. With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

PAYROLL:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Payroll Register for the week ending April 08, 2017 in the amount of $22,832.24 for checks dated April 14, 2017. Seconded by Mr. Dalessio. With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the electronic fund transfer for the 941 Employer Taxes for Withholding, MEDI and FICA taxes in the amount of $5,153.23 for the week ending April 08, 2017. Seconded by Mr. Dalessio. With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MEETING – April 6, 2017: Mr. Dalessio moved to accept the Minutes of the regular Selectboard meeting of April 06, 2017, as submitted. Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer. With Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the Minutes were approved. Ms. Mayberry abstained as she was not present.

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION – April 6, 2017: Mr. Dalessio moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of April 06, 2017, amended as noted. These Minutes will remain sealed. Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer. With Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the Minutes were approved. Ms. Mayberry abstained as she was not present.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

The Selectboard received and reviewed Minutes of the following meeting:

• North Walpole Village District Board of Commissioners – April 4, 2017.

 

ALL VETERANS’ TAX CREDIT:

MAP and LOT #025-015-000: Ms. Mayberry moved to grant the All Veterans’ Tax Credit for Map and Lot #025-015-000. Seconded by Mr. Dalessio. With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

ELDERLY TAX EXEMPTIONS:

Mrs. Mayberry moved to grant the following Elderly Tax Exemptions:

• Map and Lot #012-050-000;

• Map and Lot #010-043-001;

• Map and Lot #028-103-000;

• Map and Lot #016-003-000:

Seconded by Mr. Dalessio. With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

PROPERTY TAX ABATEMENTS:

Map and Lot # 020-048-000: Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the recommendation of Avitar Associates to deny this Property Tax Abatement request for Map and Lot # 020-048-000. Seconded by Mr. Dalessio. With Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved. Mrs. Pschirrer recused herself from the vote due to a conflict.

Map and Lot # 021-038-000: Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the recommendation of Avitar Associates to deny this Property Tax Abatement request for Map and Lot # 021-038-000. Seconded by Mr. Dalessio. With Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved. Mrs. Pschirrer recused herself from the vote due to a conflict.

 

BUILDING PERMIT:

Chip Paliocha, 118 March Hill Road, Map and Lot # 009-023-000: Ms. Mayberry moved to grant Building Permit No. 2004-59 Renewal for Mr. Chip Paliocha to “Construct a 1.5 story barn and seasonal camp” on Map and Lot #009-023-000. Seconded by Mr. Dalessio. With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

Avanru Development Group, Ltd: Back on March 23rd, 2017, the Selectboard renewed Building Permit No. 2011-48 Renewal for Avanru Development Group Ltd. to “Construct a 2 story 104’ by 63’2” commercial building as approved by the Planning Board on October 5, 2011”. This Building Permit goes back six years. Mr. Dalessio pulled the file as it has been several years since the information was reviewed. He discovered several things had expired. There was no set of plans to represent what they were going to build on this site but there was a set of plans for the entire complex. Mr. Dalessio recommended sending Mr. Franks a letter asking him to come in and, as a refresher, bring in a set of plans so all the information can be reviewed before the Planning Board. Originally the Planning Board approval was contingent upon their getting all the permits. Copies of renewal permits should also be brought in. Mr. Dalessio will draft the letter to Mr. Franks.

 

NOTICE OF INTENTS TO EXCAVATE:

Map and Lot # 014-013-000: Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Notice of Intent to Excavate for Map and Lot # 014-013-000 for Lane Construction. Seconded by Mr. Dalessio. With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

Map and Lot # 015-011-000: Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Notice of Intent to Excavate for Map and Lot # 015-011-000 for Lane Construction. Seconded by Mr. Dalessio. With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

Map and Lot # 003-002-000: Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Notice of Intent to Excavate for Map and Lot # 003-002-000 for Lane Construction. Seconded by Mr. Dalessio. With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

New Arch Bridge Street Lights: Mr. Dalessio advised that the Selectboard received a letter from the NH Department of Transportation (DOT) regarding the New Arch Bridge Street Lights. In November 2013, the DOT notified Liberty Utilities to shut off the lights. However, Liberty Utilities did not shut off the lights. Mr. Dalessio wrote a letter to the NH DOT to appeal their decision. He would recommend they notify Liberty Utilities to shut off the lights so the Town does not carry over the responsibility for the existing bill. If the Selectboard chooses to have them turned back on, they can do so. It costs about $40 per light per month. There are four lights on the bridge.

Mr. Dalessio moved to sign the letter to the NH Department of Transportation. Seconded by Ms. Mayberry. With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

Appointment Notice: The Selectboard signed the Appointment letter to the Walpole Conservation Commission for Elaine Heleen to re-appoint her as an alternate member.

 

NEW BUSINESS (Continued):

Complete Streets Policy: Mr. Dalessio has concerns with this policy. He is in favor of the philosophy but would prefer “guidelines” rather than a “policy”. It needs to have more flexibility to operate without constraint. How do they evaluate measurements and performance? Walpole does not have a Capital Plan. Ms. Mayberry noted this is a guide. She asked him to put his concerns in writing. In summary, Mrs. Pschirrer stated the Selectboard will consider re-designing their Complete Streets Guidelines. This will be on a future Agenda.

 

Police Dept. Revolving Fund Request: Mr. Dalessio moved to approve the request from the Police Department to use $400.00 of their Revolving Fund to purchase a GPS and a security camera. Seconded by Ms. Mayberry. With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

Non-elected Boards and Committee Appointments: Mrs. Downing was asked to post the list of non-elected Board and Committee vacancies and to have it put in the Walpolean and Clarion. Interested residents need to contact the Selectboard office in writing.

 

TransCanada Hydro Meeting: A notice was received of a meeting in the Westminster Institute on the TransCanada re-licensing on April 20th. There will be another meeting on the re-licensing at the Common Man Restaurant in Claremont on April 19th.

 

Town Hall Rental Event Insurance Waiver Request: The Great River Co-op scheduled a business meeting on Wednesday, April 26th in the Town Hall. They will pay the rental fee but are asking to have the requirement for insurance coverage waived.

Mr. Dalessio moved to waive the TULIP insurance coverage requirement for the Great River Co-op business meeting on April 26th provided there is no alcohol. Seconded by Ms. Mayberry. With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

CVTC Thank You Letter: The Selectboard acknowledged receipt of a Thank You letter from the Community Volunteer Transportation Company for their $2,300 that was included in the 2017 budget

 

Old Home Days: Mr. Dalessio saw an email from Mr. Kreissle regarding the Old Home Days. The Committee is saying they asked for $1,000 more than budgeted. They anticipate running low on funds.

 

Laptop Purchase: Mr. Dalessio mentioned that all the Recording Secretaries use their personal computers. Some of their computers are older with outdated equipment. There has been a proposal for several years to purchase Town-owned laptop computers for them. They may want to consider this.

 

Town Web Site: Mr. Dalessio was introduced to Ryan Harrison and his wife Keefe Harrison. Mr. Harrison offered to take over the Town’s website. They are interested in being more involved in the Town. With Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, Mr. Dalessio will email Mr. Harrison to advise the Selectboard would appreciate his offer. Mr. and Mrs. Harrison would also like to get involved in the Hooper Institute. Mr. Dalessio will try to make the connection for them.

 

Open Container Policy: Ms. Mayberry moved to waive the Open Container Policy on June 23rd, 2017, for the Old Home Days Street Dance sponsored by the Savings Bank of Walpole provided the open containers remain on their property. Seconded by Mr. Dalessio. With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

Staff Meeting: The next Staff Meeting is scheduled for next Thursday, April 20th, 2017. Mrs. Pschirrer will ask Mr. Kreissle for a first quarter report on the budget.

 

RECESS SELECTBOARD MEETING:  

Mr. Dalessio moved to recess this Selectboard meeting. The Selectboard will enter into a meeting as the Hooper Trustees. Seconded by Ms. Mayberry. With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved at 8:27 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 8:39 PM.

 

ADJOURNMENT:

Ms. Mayberry moved to adjourn this meeting. Seconded by Mr. Dalessio. With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 8:40 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

 

Those seeking to place items on the Selectboard Meeting agenda are to submit their requests/paperwork 24 hours in advance of the Selectboard Meeting.

Drug Disposal Opportunity – 4/29/17

GOT DRUGS??

The Walpole Police Department is again participating in National ‘Drug Take Back Day’ sponsored by the US Dept of Justice – Drug Enforcement Administration. This year we are providing two drop off locations – Saturday, April 29 from 10 AM to 2 PM: The Walpole Police Department at 4 Russell Street, North Walpole and at the Walpole Fire Station, 278 Main Street in Walpole.

Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue and can lead to accidental poisoning, overdose and abuse. Unused drugs should not be just thrown away where they can be retrieved and abused or illegally sold. Unused drugs that are flushed can contaminate the water supply. Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment. For more information on prescription drug abuse go to http://www.dea.gov. or call the Walpole Police Department at (603) 445-2058.

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