Memorial Day Parade

Thanks for the info Sarah Downing. Every year someone asks me and every year I am not sure. You saved me from embarrassment! – Lil

The Memorial Day Parade is being held on Monday, May 28th.

Those in the parade will gather between 11:00 and 11:15am at the corner of Union and Main Streets by the Unitarian Church. The parade is to begin at 11:30am.

This year’s speaker for the American Legion ceremony on the Common will be Tara Sad.

Historical Society Opening – 6/2/18

WALPOLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM AND GIFT SHOP OPENING SATURDAY, JUNE 2,2018

Our season opens on Saturday June 2nd from 12 noon- 4pm.  Please come to browse and view the Museum Exhibits and Gift Shop items.  We will be open every Saturday through the Columbus Day weekend in October from 12 noon – 4pm.

Our new exhibit is Busy Hands –the industry and art of fabric and needlework in our community.  This is a wonderful display of historic and contemporary needlework of many kinds from the Walpole area.

Our award winning Children’s Exhibit, featuring children’s clothing from the 1800’s to 1960’s, remains in place this year as does the Timeline Walpole display of over 200 years of local history.

The Gift Shop has something for every age.  New wooden toys and puzzles for the young.  Colorful stained glass pieces– scarves and accessories, napkins, candles, mugs, adult coloring books, magnets, and framed pictures and locally crafted wooden bowls.  Our shop is stocked and ready for your browsing and shopping.

Open every Saturday starting June 2- October 13th . (by appointment anytime 603-756-3449)

* Take Academy Lane for parking behind our building or park out front on street side.

Clarion Now On-line

JUNE 2018 CLARION — Now ON-LINE

by Ray Boas

The June issue of The Walpole Clarion has gone to the printer, but is now on-line for you to read and enjoy and learn what is happening. Take a look because a few events, such as a special evening at Burdick’s, occur early in the month. Reading the issues early on-line, before your print copy arrives, enables you to plan ahead, deciding what you would like to do in the community in the coming weeks. Encourage your neighbors to sign up for Clarion website posts so they too can “read early.”

CLICK ON THIS LINK TO READ THE JUNE ISSUE

As promised for you to read about, arrangements have been made for your tax-deductible donation to preserve and conserve the land bordering the Connecticut River at the southern entrance to the village. Your check to assist may be made payable to “Walker Road Conservation” and dropped off at the Selectboard office at the Town Hall, or mailed to the Town of Walpole, PO Box 729, Walpole, NH 03608-0729. These funds are being kept separate from other Town funds. If you wish to make a commitment for this conservation effort please contact me, Ray, at 603 756-4545. Please read the articles beginning on page one.

Thank you, Ray Boas, Publisher, The Walpole Clarion

Thank You from Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library would like to thank the Walpole community for your generous support of our recent plant sale.  To date we have made $1,353 to benefit Walpole Library programs.

This annual sale would not be possible without the generous donation of plants by many local residents!  We would like to offer special thanks to Michael Nerrie of Distant Hill Gardens, Liz Collinsworth of the Fall Mt High School Horticulture Department, Bob Kimball, Jackie Caserta, and Andrea Daley of Village Blooms, all of whom contributed many unique and beautiful plants.

Thank you again for making this annual sale a big success!

Change of Time for Selectboard Meeting – 5/24/18

Selectboard Meeting of May 24, 2018

Starting time: 5:30pm

Change due to a special Building Permit Process Discussion

The public is welcome to attend.

Regular Selectboard Business Meeting to follow.

Selectboard Meeting Minutes – &/10/18

TOWN OF WALPOLE

SELECTBOARD MEETING

MAY 10, 2018

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

CALL TO ORDER:  Mrs. Pschirrer called this Selectboard meeting to order at 8:00 AM in the Walpole Town Hall.  She advised this meeting is being recorded and asked anyone wishing to speak to identify themselves for the record.  There were no members of the public in attendance.

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Accounts Payable check register in the amount of $32,515.28 for checks dated May 11, 2018.  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 May 5, 2018, in the amount of $24,412.83 for checks dated May 11, 2018.  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 $4,742.66 for the week ending May 5, 2018.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MEETING – May 3, 2018:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Selectboard meeting of May 3, 2018, with the following correction: page 2, under Audio System, change “Ramon” to “Roman”.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the Minutes and correction were approved.

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION – May 3, 2018:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of May 3, 2018, as submitted.  These Minutes will remain sealed.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the Minutes were approved.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

The Selectboard received and reviewed Minutes of the following meetings:

• Walpole Conservation Commission Meeting – April 2, 2018;

• Walpole Fire District Meeting – April 11, 2018;

• Library Board of Trustees Meeting – April 10, 2018;

• North Walpole Village Board of Commissioners Meeting – April 10, 2018;

• North Walpole Village Board of Commissioners Meeting – April 17, 2018;

• North Walpole Village Board of Commissioners Meeting – April 24, 2018.

PROPERTY TAX REFUND:

MAP and LOT #016-012-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to grant the Property Tax Refund in the amount of $1,708.57 for Map and Lot #016-012-000.  This is the result of a duplicate payment.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

ABATEMENTS – PROPERTY TAX:

MAP and LOT #008-087-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Abatement for Property Taxes in the amount of $20.59 for Map and Lot #008-087-000.  Ms. Roehl had a woodshed removed; Avitar Associates verified this.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

MAP and LOT #007-010-001:  Ms. Mayberry moved to deny this request for an Abatement for Property Taxes for Map and Lot #007-010-001 as recommended by Avitar Associates.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

SOLAR ENERGY EXEMPTIONS:  Ms. Mayberry moved to grant Solar Energy Exemptions for the following properties:

Map and Lot #021-028-000 – on North Road;

Map and Lot #004-001-004 – on River Road.

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

BUILDING PERMITS:

ERIC & KHEUAVANH GOUGH, 95 Blackjack Crossing, Map and Lot #001-018-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve Building Permit No. 2018-08 for Eric and Kheuavanh Gough to construct a “New 18’ x 24’ 1-1/2 Story Barn/Woodworking Shop” at 95 Blackjack Crossing. Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.  

BROOKHURST, LLC, 256 North Road, Map and Lot #010-042-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve Building Permit No. 2018-10 for Brookhurst, LLC to build a “12’ x 16’ Timber Frame Shed” at 256 North Road.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

NEW BUSINESS:

BEVERAGE/WINE/LIQUOR ENDORSEMENT LETTER:  Mr. Dalessio moved that the Walpole Selectboard had no objections to and recommend that Steven and Shanda Donovan be granted a Restaurant Beverage/Wine/Liquor license.  Both are members of Spencer’s Place located at 10 Westminster Street, Walpole, NH.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

MAPLEWOOD NURSING HOME GROUND BREAKING INVITATION:  The Selectboard acknowledged receipt of the invitation from the County of Cheshire to attend the Ground breaking ceremony to commemorate the start of the reconstruction of the Maplewood Nursing Home on Monday, May 21, 2018, at 2:30 PM at the Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland, NH.

SWRPC ANNUAL MEETING INVITATION:  The Selectboard received an invitation to attend the Southwest Region Planning Commission Annual Meeting on June 12th, 2018, at Keene State College Alumni Center.

TOWN-OWNED PROPERTY:  The Selectboard will consider putting a Town-owned property up for sale.  This property was acquired on May 17, 2017.  Research will be done to locate the previous owner so the Selectboard can proceed with the tax sale process.

RECESS SELECTBOARD MEETING:

Ms. Mayberry moved to recess this Selectboard meeting.  The Selectboard will enter into a meeting as the Hooper Trustees.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved at 8:26 AM.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 8:38 AM.

OTHER BUSINESS:

Staff Meeting – May 17, 2018:  Mrs. Pschirrer will ask Mr. Rau to discuss some of the projects the Highway Department will be doing this year.

Selectboard Meeting – May 24, 2018:  Mr. Dalessio requested the Selectboard meeting on May 24, 2018, be started at 5:30 PM.

Recreation Committee:  Ms. Mayberry reported the Recreation Committee has two applicants for the Pool Manager position.  They will do the interviews tonight.

Selectboard Meeting:  Ms. Mayberry will be unable to attend the Selectboard meeting on July 5, 2018.

Selectboard Meeting – May 17, 2018:  Mrs. Pschirrer advised the Agenda for this meeting will include discussion on the Hydro Electric appraisal, Brownfields Project and the property on Homestead Avenue.

Credit Cards:  Mrs. Downing advised the Selectboard Office will go on-line to start using credit cards for water and sewer payments next Tuesday.  Mr. Dalessio noted they will also be able to take reservations for rentals.  Visa will not accept payments for utilities.

Brownfields:  Mrs. Pschirrer will put some information on Brownfields together on the Westberg property.  The Department of Environmental Services (DES) sent her all the paperwork needed to apply for the Covenant Program.

Auditors:  The Auditors will be in the office starting next Monday, May 14th.

ADJOURNMENT:

Ms. Mayberry moved to adjourn this Selectboard meeting.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 9:05 AM.

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

Hooper Trustees Meeting Minutes – 5/10/18

TOWN OF WALPOLE

HOOPER TRUSTEES MEETING

MAY 10, 2018

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

CALL TO ORDER:  Mrs. Pschirrer called this Hooper Trustees meeting to order at 8:26 AM.

HOOPER TRUSTEES MINUTES:

HOOPER TRUSTEES MEETING – May 3, 2018:  Mr. Dalessio moved to accept the Minutes of the Hooper Trustees meeting of May 3, 2018, as submitted.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the Minutes were approved.

HOOPER BUSINESS:

Hooper Property Update:  Mrs. Pschirrer reported that the roof on the Hooper Mansion was repaired.  A deposit of $250 was made; the final bill is $1,050.

Mr. Dalessio moved to approve the final invoice for repairs to the Hooper Mansion roof.  It should come out of the Hooper Maintenance Trust.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

Hooper Property:  Mrs. Pschirrer has been talking with Mr. Dill about various issues.  He now has access to the buildings.  Ms. Downing is trying to contact someone about cleaning the Cottage.

Golf Course:  Mrs. Pschirrer gave Mr. Dill a copy of the Agreement the Hooper Trustees will request that the Meetinghouse West, LLC sign.  It will acknowledge they are on the golf course this season.  Mr. Jeff Miller will be asked to attend the next meeting on May 17th to sign this agreement.

ADJOURNMENT:

Ms. Mayberry moved to adjourn this Hooper Trustees meeting.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 8:38 AM.

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary