Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 2/6/20

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

CALL TO ORDER:  Mr. Dalessio called this meeting of the Selectboard to order at 6:30 PM in the Walpole Town Hall.  Ms. Mayberry was unable to attend this meeting due to traveling for her job.  Ms. Borden, Recording Secretary, was unable to attend due to the weather.  He advised this meeting is being recorded and asked anyone wishing to speak to identify themselves for the record.  There were five visitors in attendance.

TREE REPLACEMENT ADVISORY BOARD:  Last Monday Mr. Ray Boas had attended the Walpole Conservation Commission meeting.  He shared his Walker Road article in the Clarion with them.  At that meeting he learned that Mr. Ben Daviss, Mrs. Fritzie Till and other residents are working on a Tree Replacement Plan for the future.  He is going to join them at their meeting this Sunday when there will be discussion on a tree planting program.  He knows what he has in mind is aggressive but would like to get something started before Old Home Days.  Mr. Dalessio mentioned that Mr. Rau has a list of Town trees that are going to come down.  Mr. Boas asked for a copy of that list.  Mrs. Pschirrer noted that Laura Hayes, member of the Conservation Commission, has been working on trees. They talked to a landscaper on what they might do on Walker Road.  The landscaper talked about having them get a head-start on Emerald Ash Borers who drill into ash trees.  They are in Massachusetts and Vermont and moving north.  Mrs. Pschirrer asked Laura Hayes if she would be willing to tag these trees as they could be put on the tree removal list.  Mr. Boas would like to coordinate with individual groups and continue to work with the Conservation Commission.  It would be great to have a plan started so they could begin a fundraiser to purchase larger trees.  He would like to see this as a community effort and get a lot of people involved.  Mr. Dalessio did not see any reason why they could not go in this direction.  Mr. Boas will keep the Selectboard updated as plans move forward.  Sidney Curven recommended using pollinator plants.  Mr. Boas advised they are looking into these plants.

WARRANT ARTICLE – Plastic Bag Ban:  Sidney Curven, Ruby Frithsen and Mrs. Frithsen were present.  Mr. Dalessio advised they have an article on this year’s Town Meeting Warrant for banning less than 3 mil plastic bags in Town.  Ruby Frithsen explained that they are looking for clarification on what will be expected from them at Town Meeting.  Mrs. Pschirrer pointed out that people are allowed to put tables up around the room to demonstrate what they do; Sidney and Ruby can do the same thing.  They can put up posters and hand out material to people attending.  They will make a verbal presentation when it is their turn to do so.  They are the last presenters.  The Moderator controls the Town Meeting and any questions that are brought up.  Mr. Dalessio stated that it is his duty to announce that regardless of the outcome of the vote, the Selectboard does not have the authority in accordance with State law, to enforce this ban.  Next Thursday, February 13th at 4:45 PM, the Selectboard will have a Public Hearing on the 2020 Budget and Warrant Articles.   They are welcome to come and participate.

Mrs. Pschirrer advised that the schedule for next Thursday, February 13, 2020, is as follows:• 4 PM:  Broadband Bond Hearing;• 4:45 PM: 2020 Budget and Warrant Article Hearing;• 5:45 PM:  Charlestown Withdrawal Informational Meeting;• 6:30 PM:  Selectboard Meeting.

FACT-TV:  Mr. Bill Staats from FACT-TV was present but did not film this meeting due to an equipment issue.  Mrs. Pschirrer explained that Selectboard members come in prior to the meetings to read meeting materials. Therefore, the Selectboardcan move quickly through the agenda items.   

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Accounts Payable Check Register in the total amount of $43,681.99 for checks issued February 7, 2020.  This amount includes a $27,560.17 payment to the NH Retirement System.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  Mr. Dalessio asked if there was any discussion.  There was none.  With Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

PAYROLL:

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Payroll Check Register for the week ending February 1, 2020, in the amount of $25,840.54, for checks issued February 7, 2020, and the electronic fund transfer for the 941 Employer Taxes in the amount of $5,454.44.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  Mr. Dalessio asked if there was any discussion.  There was none.  With Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MINUTES – January 30, 2020:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Minutes of the Selectboard meeting of January 30, 2020, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  Mr. Dalessio asked if there was any discussion.  There was none.  With Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Minutes were accepted.

BROADBAND PUBLIC BENEFITS PUBLIC MEETING – January 11, 2020:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Minutes of the Broadband Public Benefits Public meeting of January 11, 2020, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  Mr. Dalessioasked if there was any discussion.  There was none.  With Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Minutes were accepted.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

The Selectboard acknowledged receipt of the following Committee reports:• North Walpole Village Board of Commissioners – December 18, 2019;• North Walpole Village Board of Commissioners – December 26, 2019;• North Walpole Village Board of Commissioners – January 2, 2020;• North Walpole Village Board of Commissioners – January 7, 2020;• North Walpole Village Board of Commissioners – January 14, 2020.

ABATEMENT:

MAP and LOT #008-105-001:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved that the Chair of the Selectboard, Steven Dalessio, sign the Board of Tax and Land Appeals (BTLA) Settlement Agreement for a mediated abatement appeal for Map and Lot #008-105-001 for Tax Years 2018 and 2019.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  Mr. Dalessio asked if there was any discussion.  There was none.  With Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved. 

VETERANS TAX CREDIT:

MAP and LOT #013-019-000    Mrs. Pschirrer moved to grant the change in the owner’s name on the Veterans Tax Credit for Map and Lot #013-019-000.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  Mr. Dalessio asked if there was any discussion.  There was none.  With Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

MAP and LOT #028-121-000:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to grant the All Veterans Tax Credit for Map and Lot #028-121-000.  This is a new applicant.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  Mr. Dalessio asked if there was any discussion. There was none. With Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

MAP and LOT #028-046-000:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to grant the change in the property owner’s name on the Veterans Tax Credit for Map and Lot #028-046-000.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  Mr. Dalessio asked if there was any discussion.  There was none.  With Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

SOLAR ENERGY TAX EXEMPTION:

MAP and LOT #005-011-003:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to grant the Solar Energy Tax Exemption for Map and Lot #005-011-003 on Kingsbury Road.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  Mr. Dalessioasked if there was any discussion. There was none. With Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

OLD BUSINESS:

2020 Initial Boundary Validation Program Form:  Mr. Dalessio went through the maps as requested by the U.S. Census Bureau for the 2020 Initial Boundary Validation Program (BVP). He did not see anything that changed the size of the Town of Walpole.  The boundaries are correct.    

Mrs. Pschirrer moved that the Chair of the Selectboard, Steven Dalessio, be authorized to sign the 2020 Initial Boundary Validation Program form.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  Mr. Dalessio asked if there was any discussion. There was none. With Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.      

The Standard Master and Benefit Contribution Reduction Service Agreements:  Mrs. Pschirrer has concerns with this agreement.  This group is located in Oregon.  There are some things they have to call to the attention of the Director of Finance.  This company will not make deductions for the Retirement Plan.  This agenda item was tabled until the next meeting. 

Pending Further Actions:

Lights re: Walpole, NH – Rockingham, VT 42277 Bridge Renovation Project:  Mr. Dalessio has not yet heard from the NH Department of Transportation on the lights on the Arch Bridge.

Joint Meeting Request from Bellows Falls Village Board of Trustees:  The Selectboard is waiting for a Joint Meeting date and time from the Bellows Falls Village Board of Trustees.   

Town Deeded Properties:  The Town Deeded Properties packets are being put together. 

NEW BUSINESS:

Recreation Revolving Fund Requests re: Daddy and Me Dance:  Mrs. Pschirrer advised they received some requests from the Recreation Department to use funds from their Revolving Fund.  They are having their Daddy and Me Dance this Saturday night.  This is the second year of this very popular event.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Recreation Department’s request for Loves Photography in the amount of $300.  The photography will be capturing the two-and-a-half hour event and taking a “Prom” photo for their guests.  This will be taken out of their Revolving Fund.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  Mr. Dalessioasked if there was any discussion.  There was none.  With Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.   

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Recreation Department’s request for DJ Selena in the amount of $100.  DJ Selena will be playing music, games, and interacting with the guests for two-and-a-half hours.  This will be taken out of their Revolving Fund.   Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  Mr. Dalessio asked if there was any discussion.  There was none.  With Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.  

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Recreation Department’s request for Joanie Joan’s Baked Goods in the amount of $325.75.  This is for baked goods for the guests to take home as a gift.  This will be taken out of their Revolving Fund.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  Mr. Dalessio asked if there was any discussion.  There was none.  With Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved. 

Mrs. Downing was asked to contact Mr. Tom Goins to issue these checks as they will be needed on Saturday evening. Mrs. Pschirrer recommended asking the Recreation Department to allow more lead-time when checks are needed for events.

Conservation Commission Alternates:  When working on the Town Report, Mrs. Downing noticed there were six alternate members which seemed like quite a few.  While doing some research, she discovered that in the 2015 Annual Meeting Minutes Article 9 was passed with a voice vote as follows:  “To see if the Town will vote to codify the membership of the Walpole Conservation Commission five (5) members to seven (7) members with three (3) alternates.”  Mr. Dalessio asked Mrs. Downing to contact Mrs. Alicia Flammia, Chair of the Walpole Conservation Commission, to advise she will have to trim the alternates down to three alternate members in accordance with Warrant Article 9 in 2015.      

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION:  Mr. Dalessioadvised that the Selectboard will now enter into a Non-Public Selectboard Session.   

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to enter into a Non-Public SelectboardSession pursuant to RSA 91-A:3 II to discuss (c) Reputations.  Mr. Dalessio seconded the motion and, on a roll call vote with Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved at 7:04 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 7:15 PM.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved that the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of February 6, 2020, will be sealed.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  Mr. Dalessio asked if there was any discussion.  There was none.  With Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

RECESS SELECTBOARD MEETING:

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to recess this Selectboard meeting.  The Selectboard will enter into a meeting as the Hooper Trustees.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  Mr. Dalessio asked if there was any discussion.  There was none.  With Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 7:21 PM.

ADJOURNMENT:

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to adjourn this Selectboard meeting.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  Mr. Dalessio asked if there was any discussion.  There was none.  With Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 7:21 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

(Transcribed from recorder)

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Hooper Trustees Meeting Minutes – 2/6/20

Hooper Trustees Present:    Steven Dalessio (Chair); Peggy Pschirrer; (Absent: Cheryl Mayberry)

CALL TO ORDER:  Mr. Dalessio called this Hooper Trustees meeting to order at 7:16 PM.  He advised this meeting is being recorded.

HOOPER TRUSTEES MINUTES:

HOOPER TRUSTEES MEETING – January 30, 2020:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Minutes of the Hooper Trustees meeting of January 30, 2020, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  Mr. Dalessio asked if there was any discussion.  There was none.  With Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Minutes were approved.

NON-PUBLIC HOOPER TRUSTEES SESSION – January 30, 2020:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Hooper Trustees Session of January 30, 2020, as submitted.  These Minutes will remain sealed.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  Mr. Dalessio asked if there was any discussion.  There was none.  With Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Minutes were approved.

HOOPER SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE:  Mrs. Pschirrerannounced that Mr. Joe Coneeny has agreed to be a member of the Hooper Scholarship Committee.

ADJOURNMENT:  

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to adjourn this Hooper Trustees meeting. The Hooper Trustees will return to the Selectboard meeting.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  Mr. Dalessio asked if there was any discussion.  There was none.  With Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 7:20 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

(Transcribed from Recorder)

Town of Walpole Warrant Articles


To the Inhabitants of the Town of Walpole qualified to vote in Town Affairs:

You are hereby notified to meet at the Town Hall, 34 Elm Street, Town of Walpole, on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 7:00 A.M. to act on ARTICLES 1 – 14Article 1 will be voted on at the polls.  Polls at the Walpole Town Hall and at North Walpole St. Peter’s Church will be open at 7:00 A.M., and will remain open until 7:00 P.M.   Following the closing of the polls and counting of the ballots, the meeting will be adjourned until Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 1:00 P.M., at the Walpole Town Hall on Elm Street, at which time the balance of the Articles will be acted upon.

ARTICE 1:  To elect the necessary Town officers for their respective terms.

ARTICLE 2:  To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of three million two hundred eighteen thousand five hundred sixty two dollars ($3,218,562) for the purpose of furnishing, constructing and installing facilities and equipment to make available to residential and business locations in the Town of Walpole a “Fiber to the Premises” network by Consolidated Communications Enterprise Services, Inc. (“Consolidated”), with one million eight hundred fifty six thousand one hundred dollars ($1,856,100) of such sum to be raised through the issuance of bonds or notes, under and in compliance with the Municipal Finance Act, RSA 33:1, et seq, as amended; and one million three hundred sixty two thousand four hundred sixty two dollars ($1,362,462) of such sum as a donation from Consolidated; to authorize the Selectboard to apply for, obtain and accept federal, state or other aid, gifts and donations which may be available for said project and to comply with all laws applicable to said project; to authorize the Selectboard to issue, negotiate, sell and deliver said bonds and notes and to determine  the rate of interest thereon and the maturity and other terms thereof and to authorize the Selectboard to take any other action or to pass any other vote relative thereto.

**2/3 ballot vote required**

The Selectboard recommends this article.   (3 Yes, 0 No, 0Abstain)

ARTICLE 3:  To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of four million six hundred seventy nine thousand, eight hundred four dollars ($4,679,804) which represents four million, fifteen thousand, five hundred fortyfour dollars ($4,015,544) for the Town operating budget to be raised from general taxation; one hundred eighty eight thousand four hundred ninety eight dollars ($188,498) for the Water Fund Operating Budget and four hundred seventy five thousand, seven hundred sixty two dollars ($475,762) for the Sewer Operating Budget, which includes two hundred thirtythousand dollars ($230,000) for bond assessments. Such sum does not include special or individual articles or bonds found in the warrant.

The Selectboard recommends this article. (3 Yes, 0 No, 0Abstain)

ARTICLE 4:  To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000) for updates, repairs and remodeling of Town buildings including the renovation of the Town Clerk’s office, painting in Town Hall, repair of the Town Hall entrance walkway and replacement of the Reuse Center at the Recycling Center at $75,000 with $29,634.82 to come from insurance coverage. The said funds to come from the Unassigned Fund Balance.

The Selectboard recommends this article. (3 Yes, 0 No, 0Abstain)

ARTICLE 5:  To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of one hundred thirty thousand dollars ($130,000) for the purchase of a truck for the Highway Department. The said funds will come from the Unassigned Fund Balance. This is a non-lapsing warrant article.

The Selectboard recommends this article. (3 Yes, 0 No, 0Abstain)

ARTICLE 6:  To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of twenty five thousand dollars ($25,000) to be deposited in the Town of Walpole HighwayCapitol Reserve Fund Account. The said funds to be raised through general taxation.

The Selectboard recommends this article. (3 Yes, 0 No, 0Abstain)

ARTICLE 7:  To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of thirty eight thousand dollars ($38,000) for a vehicle for the Walpole Police Department and to authorize the issuance of not more than thirty eight thousand dollars through a promissory note with  Mascoma Bank at a rate of 2.99% or the lowest available rate at the time of the purchase of the vehicle in accordance with the provisions of the Municipal Finance Act (RSA 33) and to authorize the municipal officials to issue and negotiate such bonds or other notes and to determine the rate of interest thereon. Further,to raise and appropriate the sum of thirteen thousand two hundred fifty nine dollars and four cents ($13,259.04) for the first year’s payment. The said funds to be raised through general taxation.

**2/3 ballot vote required**

The Selectboard recommends this article. (3 Yes, 0 No, 0Abstain)

ARTICLE 8:  To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to purchase a cage, console, other necessary equipment and installation in the new police vehicle. This article is contingent upon passing of warrant article 7. The said funds to be raised through general taxation.

The Selectboard recommends this article. (3 Yes, 0 No, 0Abstain)

ARTICLE 9:  To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $39,000 for the purchase of six (6) Motorola Dual Band portable radios. This will also include the radio programming costs. (These are State of New Hampshire bid prices.)  The said funds to be raised through taxation.

The Selectboard recommends this article. (3 Yes, 0 No, 0Abstain)

ARTICLE 10: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to be deposited in the Town of Walpole Police Department – Capitol Reserve Fund Account. The said funds to be raised through general taxation.

The Selectboard recommends this article. (3 Yes, 0 No, 0 Abstain)

ARTICLE 11:  To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) for a study to determine the most economical approach to ensure the police station meets the needs of the Town. Said funds will be used to contract with an outside consultant, if necessary. The said funds will be raised through general taxation.    

The Select Board recommends this article.   (3 Yes, 0 No, 0Abstain)

ARTICLE 12:  To see if the Town will vote to pass an ordinance banning the distribution or sale of thin-film single-use plastic bags (defined as a bag, typically with handles, with a thickness of 4.0 mils or less that is provided at the point of sale for the transport of purchased products) by retail establishments. This ban will go into effect twelve months after its creation to allow retail establishments time to adjust.

By petition of 25 or more eligible voters in the Town of Walpole, NH.

The Selectboard recommends this article. (0 Yes, 0 No, 3Abstain)

ARTICLE 13:  To see if the Town of Walpole will urge the Selectboard to write a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission require, via license article, the current and any subsequent owners of the Wilder, Bellows Falls and Vernon Dams to modify current dam operations to minimize peaking; provide for ongoing monitoring, to develop a shoreline adaptive management plan; and commit funding for riverbank restoration and/or property owner compensation to reimburse towns and landowners for any and all damages resulting from the deterioration of the riverbank. 

The Selectboard recommends this article.   (3 Yes, 0 No, 0 Abstain)

ARTICLE 14: To transact any other business that may legally come before the meeting

Given under our hand and seal this 13th day of February the year of our Lord, Two Thousand Twenty.

Walpole Selectboard

Planning Board Meeting Minutes – 2/11/20

Presiding Members: Jeffrey Miller (Chair), Dennis Marcom (Vice-Chair), James Aldrich (Clerk), Jeff White, Jason Perron, Jeff Harrington, Steve Dalessio (Selectboard Representative). Alternate Jeff Colley. Absent: Joanna Andros.

 

Recording: Marilou Blaine. These minutes are unapproved and will be reviewed at the regular March 2020 meeting for corrections, additions and/or omissions.

Roll Call: Mr. Miller called the meeting to order at 7 pm. All board members were present so analternate was not needed to fill in.

Minutes: Mr. Aldrich made a motion to approve the minutes of the regular January meeting and the January Workshop as presented. The motion was seconded and passed by the Board.

Old Business:

Public Hearing No. 1.

Greg Gay, Site Plan for Office Building. Greg Gay proposes a 30-by-70-foot-office building at 8 Len-Tex Lane, North Walpole, Map 27, Lot 8-1, Industrial district. The building will have six offices, a bathroom and room for inventory. Postponed until March.

New Business:

Robin Sanctuary and Chad Thurston, Main Street, former American Legion building. Mixed Use. Request for a Public Hearing for a site plan. A real estate office is going in on the first floor of that building. Mr. Thurston recently attended a PB meeting because he was constructing two apartments on the second floor. Tax Map 20, Lot 52, Commercial District.

Mr. Thurston said the proposal was to extend the porch to the driveway. The design of the open porchwill be a simple farmer’s porch with four posts across the front with a single pitch roof. The stairs will be toward the driveway. Tenants will enter the building from the porch to go up to their second-floor apartments. Mr. Thurston said the previous owners of the building had a porch approved. The previous owners had a shop called Costume Ladies. The Zoning Board of Adjustment approved the extension to the porch. But that was in October of 2014 and the porch was never built. Approval of the porch has lapsed. Also, the porch is actually a ZBA issue since the setback of the porch from the road does not conform to the ordinance. The ZBA Board will decide to at its next meeting on February 19, 2020 whether the extension porch needs a variance or an expansion of a non-conforming use.

Mr. Dalessio said there are now two apartments above a commercial business so you’ll need a site plan. You’ll need a fire alarm system and you may need to add something to the ceiling because it’s now between commercial space and residential space. Mr. Thurston asked, “Even though it’s already a  commercial building?”  Ms. Sanctuary said didn’t you expect something to be going in on the first floor? Mr. Dalessio said at the last meeting Mr. Thurston presented the proposal for two apartments upstairs. Nothing was said about the downstairs of the building. It could have been another apartment.

Mr. Miller said the site plan is going to be for a commercial enterprise with two apartments exceeding $10,000. People are familiar with the building. A lot of the criteria on the checklist the Planning Board can waive because you’re on town sewer and water. You should touch base with the Zoning Board and the fire chief. You’re going to have to have Mark Houghton sign off on the project. He also suggested Ms. Sanctuary talk to the abutters. She said she had already spoken to them and that she had their approval.

Regarding the checklist, Mr. Miller said answer those that make sense. There are some not applicable such as landscaping. Parking is okay and it’s commercially zoned. Figure out the timing, Mr. Miller said. Touch base with Zoning because the Planning Board can’t do anything until the Zoning Board gives the okay.  

Ms. Sanctuary said the apartments are just about done but at this point there is no front entrance. The plan was to enter from the front and go upstairs. On the parking lot side, Mr. Thurston said two egress windows have been installed.  

Mr. Dalessio asked how they enter the building now. Ms. Sanctuary said through the back. Ms. Mansouri said she was in the building recently and she entered through the back and then went down the right side of the building to a staircase that goes upstairs. The entrance to Costume Ladies was always from the back. At one point there was a front entrance, but the stairs were removed.

Mr. Perron asked why not schedule a Public Hearing now. So he made a motion to hold a hearing for a site plan in March. Mr. Aldrich seconded the motion. The motion carried.

Mr. Aldrich made a motion to adjourn. Mr. Marcom seconded the motion and the motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Marilou Blaine

Clarion Deadline – 2/21/20

It is time – one week to go for the deadline for the next issue of THE WALPOLE CLARION – March 2020. I have already many submissions. Last evening I spent over two and a half hours at public hearings, and will be writing and have asked for articles leading into Town Meeting time on the Proposed Charlestown Withdrawal (NO), Broadband (YES), Warrant Articles (YES), Plastic Bag Ban (YES – may be enacted once the State passes regulations). I max out at twenty-four pages for postal regulations, so get your submissions (and advertisements) in to be included. This will be a well-read issue. Thank you, yours, RAY

 

It’s Official

 

 

Information

This is what you will see when you vote. Without the word SAMPLE of course.

FMRSD Meeting Minutes

The good news is that the School Board meeting minutes section of the Fall Mountain website has been brought up to date.  The bad news is that there are 7 new additions.  Rather than fill your Inbox with emails of separate new posts, I am sharing this link.  That way, you can make your own decision about reading them.

 

https://www.sau60.org/school_board/meeting_minutes

 

 

I will however, ontinue to work on fulfilling my New Year’s Resolution and posting them here in a timely manner.  – Lil