Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 2/16/17

 

TOWN OF WALPOLE

MEETING OF THE SELECTBOARD

FEBRUARY 16, 2017

 

Selectboard Present:     Peggy Pschirrer; Whitney Aldrich; (Absent: Steven Dalessio)

 

CALL TO ORDER:  Mrs. Pschirrer called this Selectboard meeting to order at 7:12 PM.  Prior to this meeting the Public Hearing on the 2017 Annual Budget and Warrant Articles was held.  Mr. Dalessio is absent due to a family matter.  She advised that this meeting is being recorded and asked anyone wishing to speak to identify themselves for the record.  There were two people in attendance.

 

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Accounts Payable check register in the amount of $581,261.81 for checks dated February 17, 2017.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Aldrich in favor, the motion was approved.

The above amount includes a monthly payment in the amount of $535,300.00 to the Fall Mountain Regional School District.

 

PAYROLL: 

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Payroll Register for the week ending February 11, 2017, in the amount of $24,408.62 for checks dated February 17, 2017.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Aldrich in favor, the motion was approved.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the electronic fund transfer for the 941 Employer Taxes for Withholding, MEDI and FICA taxes in the amount of $5,540.58 for the week ending February 11, 2017.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Aldrich in favor, the motion was approved.

 

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MEETING – February 9, 2017:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Minutes of the regular Selectboard meeting of February 9, 2017, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Aldrich in favor, the Minutes were approved.

 

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION – February 9, 2017:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard meeting of February 9, 2017, as submitted.  These Minutes will remain sealed.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Aldrich in favor, the Minutes were approved.

 

TAX ABATEMENT:

MAP and LOT # 008-062-00A:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to grant this Property Tax Abatement in the amount of $5.82 for Map and Lot # 008-062-00A for the Tax Year 2016.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Aldrich in favor, the motion was approved.

 

TAX REFUNDS:

MAP and LOT # 011-037-000:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to grant this Property Tax Refund in the amount of $396.89 for Map and Lot # 011-037-000.  This is the result of an over-payment of 2016 Fall property tax.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Aldrich in favor, the motion was approved.

 

MAP and LOT # 015-035-000: Mrs. Pschirrer moved to grant this Property Tax Refund in the amount of $44.98 for Map and Lot # 015-035-000.  This is the result of an over-payment of 2016 Fall property tax.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Aldrich in favor, the motion was approved.

 

SEWER ABATEMENT – REFUND:

Map and Lot # 028-080-000:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to grant the Sewer Abatement Refund in the amount of $165.65 for Map and Lot # 028-080-000.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Aldrich in favor, the motion was approved.

 

VETERAN’S TAX CREDIT:

MAP and LOT # 012-044-011:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to grant this Veteran’s Tax Credit for Map and Lot # 012-044-011.  This credit is for a surviving spouse.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Aldrich in favor, the motion was approved.

 

BUILDING PERMIT:

Huntington Realty of Walpole, LLC, 9 Edwards Lane, Map and Lot # 012-004-003:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve Building Permit # 2017-02 for Huntington Realty of Walpole, LLC to build a “Porch addition, outdoor pavilion, parking lot”.  This Site Plan approval was given by the Planning Board at their last meeting.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Aldrich in favor, the Building Permit was approved.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

Letter to Ms. Jean Robinson:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve and sign her response letter to Ms. Jean Robinson regarding the burying of line utilities and removal of telephone/light  poles around the Common.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Aldrich in favor, the motion was approved.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Cemetery Deed for Lots D502 and D503:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the sale of two Cemetery lots D502 and D503.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Aldrich in favor, the motion was approved.

Citizen’s Report Form from Charles Criss:  The Selectboard discussed the Abatement request for interest on 2016 taxes for Mr. Criss in the amount of $9.20.  This is the result of a mailing issue.  He provided copies of the two envelopes.  The Tax Collector will create an Abatement form.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve this Abatement request for Mr. Cross but it needs to be on the appropriate Abatement form which Mrs. Downing will process.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Aldrich in favor, the motion was approved.

Delinquent Water and Sewer List:  Mrs. Pschirrer advised the Selectboard will postpone decisions on the Delinquent Water and Sewer list provided by Mrs. Edkins as they want to discuss this with Mr. Mark Houghton.  A copy of this list should be sent to him.

 

RECESS SELECTBOARD MEETING:  Mr. Aldrich moved to recess this Selectboard meeting.  The Selectboard will enter into a Hooper Trustees meeting.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Mr. Aldrich and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved at 7:40 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 7:47 PM.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT:  Mr. Aldrich moved to adjourn this Selectboard meeting.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Mr. Aldrich and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 7:48 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

Budget Hearing Minutes – 2/16/17

TOWN OF WALPOLE

 PUBLIC HEARING

2017 ANNUAL BUDGET AND WARRANT ARTICLES

FEBRUARY 16, 2017

 

Selectboard Present:     Peggy Pschirrer (Acting Chair); Whitney Aldrich; (Absent: Steven Dalessio)

 

CALL TO ORDER:  Mrs. Pschirrer, Acting Chair, called this 2017 Annual Budget and Warrant Articles Public Hearing to order at 6:00 PM in the Walpole Town Hall.  She welcomed everyone.  Mr. Dalessio is not present as his wife is just coming out of surgery for her shoulder following a fall on ice.

 

Proposed Budget:  Mrs. Pschirrer advised it is important for everyone to understand this budget as it is a different type than usual.  The Selectboard started to work on this budget in October meeting with every Department Manager after they had submitted a budget.  They had two full-day meetings. The bottom line was higher than expected.  It is not just the Town budget that impacts the Town’s property taxes but it is also the County taxes (who had their Public Hearing quite a while ago), Fire District and Fall Mountain Regional School District.  The Fire District had their Public Meeting on February 8th.  On that same night the FMRSD budget was being presented; they represent a big portion of the Town’s tax bill.  There were not many Walpole people there.  The Selectboard have been pretty consistent in giving a 2% increase to employees each year.  A Salary Study was done this past fall because the Selectboard felt we were behind some other communities.  It represents an increase for some Police Department officers, Librarian and Highway Director.

 

Mrs. Pschirrer referenced the “Expenditure Comparison Summary” handout.  The operating fund is $3,729,595 but that figure includes $130,000 an unfunded mandate by the State. This will come from the unassigned fund balance.  It has been ten years since the Town had a full assessment and we are in the process of that revaluation.  Mr. Goins questioned the big increase in Police Special Detail; the 2017 proposed is $20,290 or an increase of 276.93%.  Police Chief Paquette replied that was mostly due to the State funded grants for the radar and extra patrols.  The State gave us quite a bit of money.  The Town pays the officers; they bill the State and the Town gets reimbursed.  It is pretty much a “wash”.  Mr. Kreissle noted this money goes into a Revolving Fund.  Mrs. Pschirrer explained at the last Town Meeting two Revolving Funds were adopted; the Police Department and Recreation Department.  When they want to use those funds they submit a request to the Selectboard.  The Recreation funds come from selling snacks, etc. in the summer time.

 

Mrs. Pschirrer advised this budget includes increases for the insurances.  Liability and Property coverage went up 4.5%, workers compensation is up 5.4%, health insurance is 6%.  Relative to dental coverage, the Town allows $1,000/year for employees and their families. But they do not budget this amount for everybody because past experience shows not all of it is used therefore this has been taken into account.  This is a plan we share with the Fall Mountain Regional School District.  Auditing services, computer up-grades and maintenance for trucks and equipment are included.  The Town now has two people certified to fix brakes and conduct other maintenance on vehicles. We are fortunate to have much of our vehicle repair work done in-house.  There is an increase in the Cemetery budget because some headstones need repairs.

 

Responding to a question from Mr. Ray Boas on the Police Department, Mrs. Pschirrer responded there is a drug problem which requires a tremendous amount of time.  Each time they deal with a juvenile or drug case it could take up to 60 hours of paperwork and transport time plus the officers work their usual shift.

 

All paperwork has to be ready to go to the court each Monday morning.  In Walpole several people have over-dosed. There were two deaths since September as the result of using drugs.  There are constant new “mixes” on the streets.  This opioid problem is all around us.  They also deal with gangs.  The Town will be hiring another police officer.  We cannot expect the Chief and three officers to continue to keep up with everything.  Two police officers have to go with a juvenile when being transported to Manchester.  The court is in Keene.  We need to recognize we have a problem and need to work to resolve that.

 

2017 Warrant Articles:

Article 1.  “To elect the necessary Town officers for their respective terms.”

 

Article 2.  “Are you in favor of the adoption of a Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit zoning ordinance as proposed by the Walpole Planning Board for the Town of Walpole’s Zoning Ordinance as follows:”  (Note: A copy of this proposal will be posted at the polls. A copy of this proposal can be obtained at the Selectboard Office during regular business hours.)

 

Article 3.  “To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectboard to enter into a long term lease/purchase agreement in the amount of two hundred twenty-seven thousand four hundred forty-seven dollars and seventy-two cents ($227,447.72) payable over a term of thirty-eight months in four equal payments, for a new John Deere loader for the highway department and to raise and appropriate the sum of fifty-six thousand, eight hundred sixty-two dollars and sixty-eight cents ($56,862.68) for the first year’s payment for that purpose.”

**2/3 ballot vote required**

 

Mrs. Pschirrer explained it seems as if this Article is out of order. However, the Department of Revenue Administration said they should talk about this before the budget.  We have needed a new loader for the last 3-to-4 years but the Selectboard chose to postpone it.  It gets older and continues to need more repairs.  The Selectboard would like to enter into a lease-purchase agreement with the dealer for 38 months to buy the loader at an interest rate of 3-1/2%.  This article does not have an escape clause.  It is important to understand this as it needs a 2/3 ballot vote.  The State DRA refers this to a bond rather than lease.  Mr. Goins negotiated a good deal getting $38,000 for the old loader.  John Deere offers a discount to municipalities plus a municipal interest rate.  The Town will save money in the long run by doing this.  If the Town voters reject this Article it will probably cost close to $50,000 in repairs for the old loader if they do not get the new one.  We need better equipment.  Nortrax / John Deere has always given the Town good service.  If this article passes it will then become a part of the annual operating budget.

 

Article 4.  “To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of four million two hundred nineteen thousand three hundred five dollars ($4,219,305) which represents the three million seven hundred twenty nine thousand five hundred ninety five dollars ($3,729,595) Town Operating Budget of which one hundred thirty thousand dollars ($130,000) to come from the Unassigned Fund Balance and three million five hundred ninety nine thousand five hundred ninety five dollars ($3,599,595) to be raised from general taxation, one hundred eighty two thousand one hundred thirty dollars ($182,130) for the Water Fund Operating Budget and three hundred seven thousand five hundred eighty dollars ($307,580) for the Sewer Operating Budget for the general government of the Town.  Such sum does not include special or individual articles or bonds as otherwise found in the warrant.”

 

This article does not show that there is money coming into the water and sewer departments.  The budget shows expenses but not revenues.  Mr. Aldrich pointed out that water and sewer are paid for by users only.  Because the Water and Sewer Departments are contracted, the Town has to include them in the budget according to the State.  Mrs. Pschirrer mentioned there will be an increase in the sewer fees this year to start planning ahead for projects.  It includes a part of the bond for the sewer treatment plant in Bellows Falls.  We continue to pay our agreed upon share for the operation of the BF Wastewater Treatment Plant.  We have to start to think about how we are going to move our sewer pipes off the Vilas Bridge and install them on the new Arch Bridge.  We have an aging water infrastructure system.

 

Mr. Boas advised there is a 7.15% increase in the operating budget.  Mrs. Pschirrer noted this is with the $130,000 as that pushed up the total increase.

 

Article 5:  “To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of seventy thousand dollars ($70,000) for the repairs and maintenance of Town buildings.  The said funds to come from Unassigned Fund Balance.”

 

Mrs. Pschirrer explained this is to cover another portion of the roof at the Highway Department as only a portion was done last year; some interior work at the Police Department to bring it up to code; the Library needs to replace the air conditioner that no longer functions (this is absolutely necessary for the protection of books, etc.)  plus some new lighting.

 

Article 6:  “To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of seventy-seven thousand dollars (77,000) to purchase a (used) New Holland Tractor/Side Mower for use by the Walpole Highway Department for roadside mowing.”  (Funds to be raised through general taxation)

 

As we drive around Town in the summer time we all see tall invasive plants at every intersection.  In past years we rented equipment to cut it at a cost of $12,000-to-$14,000 for two weeks in the summer. However, we could not schedule in those two weeks.  We are proposing to buy a used tractor that can be used year-round to control the weeds, etc.  It will be money better spent.

 

Article 7:  “To see if the Town of Walpole will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $31,950 for a vehicle for the Walpole Police Department, and to authorize the issuance of not more than $31,950 through a promissory note with the Savings Bank of Walpole 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 notes and to determine the rate of interest thereon.  Further to raise and appropriate the sum of ten thousand nine hundred seventy five ($10,975) for the first year’s payment.”

**2/3 ballot vote required**

 

Mrs. Pschirrer mentioned we put a lot of hours on our cruisers.  We are trying to save money by borrowing money.  Mr. Goins worked with Chief Paquette and Sgt. Sanctuary on this. They took a different position than in the past. There is a fleet of five cars; some with low and some with high mileage.  They came up with a rotational plan.  The first car could be leased through Ford Motors; their interest rate is 6%.  Mr. Goins checked with the Savings Bank of Walpole; they will do a loan for $30,000 with a promissory note with 3 payments at 3.25% interest.  We would have a new car, then another new car the next year and so forth.  It will take 5 years for five cars but this would be a start.  Mrs. Pschirrer mentioned if the 2/3 ballot vote is approved the cars would be a part of the operating budget the following year. Chief Paquette said about $16,000 was spent on repairs this year.  A lot of the equipment can be moved into the newer car.  We will have qualified vehicles.  After about 4-1/2 years they will still have good cars to trade.  Mr. Vose’s question was; this year we will lease a car and another year we will lease another car so next year will be double.  Chief Paquette said they will be doing some trade-ins.  They may hold one car as a detail and transport car.  In the past they asked for $15,000/year but it was underfunded to buy a cruiser.  Mr. Goins said under the Capitol Reserve Fund after three years they would have enough to buy one car but there are other cars that need maintenance.  They need reliable cars.  By doing this we would be able to flatten out the payments; in the 9th year cycle they would be caught up.

 

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 information and installation in the new police car.  This article is contingent upon the passing of warrant article 7.”

 

This article will outfit the cruiser.  A cruiser must have ancillary items.  It will be moot if Article 7 does not pass.

 

Article 9:  “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 Highway – Capitol Reserve Fund Account previously established for the purpose of highway equipment.  The said funds to be raised through general taxation.”

 

Mrs. Pschirrer advised that Mr. Mike Rau keeps track of the equipment age and usage.  The next time we need a big truck, we will have some of the money.  Their goal for next year is to return to basic highway maintenance.  The Town has 70 miles plus we plow some State roads that are South Street, Prospect Hill, and a large portion of County Road.  These State roads are in rough shape.  We need to remind the State there is a southwestern portion in the State.

 

Article 10:  “To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of seven thousand dollars ($7,000) to be deposited in the Police Vehicle – Capitol Reserve Fund Account previously established for the purchase of a police vehicle.  The said funds to be raised through general taxation.”

 

Replying to a question, Mr. Goins said there is $38,000 in this account now.  Chief Paquette stressed they do need a new car now.  If Article 7 does not pass the Police Department would have to wait until the next Town Meeting to use the funds in Article 10 unless they call a special Town Meeting.  Mr. Aldrich advised they would have to go to the Superior Court and convince the Judge it is an emergency.”

 

Article 11.  “To see if the Town will vote to modify the elderly exemptions from property tax, based on assessed value, for qualified taxpayers, to be as follows:  for a person 65 years of age up to 75 years, $25,000; for a person 75 years to 80 years, $40,000; for a person 80 years of age or older $50,000.  To qualify, the person must have resided in this state for at least 3 consecutive years preceding April 1 in the year in which the exemption is claimed, own real estate individually or jointly, or if the real estate owned by such person’s spouse, they must have been married for at least five years.  In addition the taxpayer must have net income of not more than $25,000, or if married a combined net income of less than $40,000; and own net assets not in excess of $75,000 excluding the value of the person’s residence.”

 

Mrs. Pschirrer pointed out that this year the Town was audited by the State. A number of elderly residents lost their exemption as they no longer qualified because of an income that was a little over the guidelines.  The existing amounts were adopted in 1997.  This is a reasonable increase. Some of these residents who lost their exemption will be able to reapply and qualify.

 

Article 12.  “To see if the Town will vote to adopt the provisions of RSA 72:28-b, All Veterans’ Tax Credit.  If adopted, the credit will be available to any resident, or the spouse of surviving spouse of any resident, who (1) served not less than 90 days on active service in the armed forces of the United States and (2) was honorably discharged or an officer honorably separated from service and is not eligible for or receiving a credit under RSA 72:28 or RSA 72:35.  If adopted, the credit granted will be $500.00, the same amount as the standard or optional veterans’ tax credit voted by the Town under RSA 72:28.”  Mr. Aldrich noted this will not have a big impact on the tax rate.  Many communities all over the State are looking at adopting this warrant article.

 

Article 13:  “To transact any other business that may legally come before the meeting.”

 

There were 13 people in attendance.

 

Adjournment:  There being no other discussion, Mrs. Pschirrer declared this Public Hearing adjourned at 7:05 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

 

 

_______________________              __________________                        __________________

Steven Dalessio, Chair                         Peggy L. Pschirrer                    Whitney R. Aldrich

 

 

(Note:  These are unapproved Minutes.  Any corrections will be found in the Minutes of the February 23, 2017, Selectboard meeting.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 2/9/17

TOWN OF WALPOLE

MEETING OF THE SELECTBOARD

FEBRUARY 9, 2017

 

Selectboard Present:     Steven Dalessio (Chair); Peggy Pschirrer; Whitney Aldrich

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

 

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION:

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to enter into a Non-Public Selectboard Session pursuant to RSA 91-A:3 II to discuss (a) Personnel.  Mr. Aldrich seconded the motion and, on a roll call vote with all in favor, the motion was approved.

The regular meeting resumed at 6:50 PM.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved that the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of February 9, 2017, be sealed.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Mr. Aldrich and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Accounts Payable check register in the amount of $43,783.51 for checks dated February 10, 2017.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Mr. Aldrich and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

PAYROLL:

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Payroll Register for the week ending February 4, 2017, in the amount of $21,389.98 for checks dated February 10, 2017.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Mr. Aldrich and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the electronic fund transfer for the 941 Employer Taxes for Withholding, MEDI and FICA taxes in the amount of $4,534.80 for the week ending February 4, 2017.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Mr. Aldrich and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MEETING – February 2, 2017:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Minutes of the regular Selectboard meeting of February 2, 2017, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Minutes were approved.  Mr. Aldrich abstained as he was not present at this meeting.

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION #1 – February 2, 2017:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session #1 of February 2, 2017, as submitted.  These Minutes will remain sealed.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Minutes were approved.  Mr. Aldrich abstained as he was not present at this meeting.

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION #2 – February 2, 2017:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session #2 of February 2, 2017, as submitted.  These Minutes will remain sealed.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Minutes were approved.  Mr. Aldrich abstained as he was not present at this meeting.

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Westberg Property – January 26, 2017:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Minutes of the Public Hearing on the Westberg Property of January 26, 2017, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Mr. Aldrich and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Minutes were approved.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

The Selectboard received and reviewed Minutes of the following meetings:

  • North Walpole Village District Board of Commissioners – January 10, 2017;
  • Trustees of Trust Funds – February 1, 2017.

 

SUPPLEMENTAL TAX WARRANT:

TransCanada Hydro Northeast, Map and Lot # UTIL 00UTIL 00003A:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved that the Selectboard sign the Tax Collector’s Property Tax Supplement Warrant, State of New Hampshire, for TransCanada Hydro Northeast in the amount of $364,269.00.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Mr. Aldrich and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

Mr. Dalessio advised that Avitar Associates noticed a fairly large disparity in the TransCanada assessment as compared to the DRA assessment. As per Avitar’s recommendation this supplemental bill was issued. TransCanada lawyers are requesting additional information.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

MS-636:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to adopt the budget and sign form MS-636 for the year 2017.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Mr. Aldrich and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

Warrant Articles:  The Selectboard discussed the order of Articles on the Warrant following a review by the Department of Revenue Administration and their recommendations.  Reference was made to the RSAs. Mr. Dalessio will provide a detailed explanation of Articles 3 and 4 at the Public Hearing on the proposed 2017 Budget.  Mrs. Smith will be asked to contact the Secretary of State for clarification on the placement of these Articles.

 

Article 1 – “To elect the necessary Town officers for their respective terms.”

 

Article 2 – “Zoning Ordinance on Detached Accessory Dwelling Units.”

 

Article 3 – “To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectboard to enter into a long term lease/purchase agreement in the amount of two hundred twenty-seven thousand four hundred forty-seven dollars and seventy-two cents ($227,447.72) payable over a term of thirty-eight months in four equal payments, for a new John Deere loader for the highway department and to raise and appropriate the sum of fifty-six thousand, eight hundred sixty-two dollars and sixty-eight cents ($56,862.68) for the first year’s payment for that purpose.”

**2/3 ballot vote required**

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept Article 3.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Mr. Aldrich and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

Article 4 – “To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of four million two hundred nineteen thousand three hundred five dollars ($4,219,305) which represents the three million seven hundred twenty nine thousand five hundred ninety five dollars ($3,729,595) Town Operating Budget of which one hundred thirty thousand dollars ($130,000) to come from the Unassigned Fund Balance and three million five hundred ninety nine thousand five hundred ninety five dollars ($3,599,595) to be raised from general taxation, one hundred eighty two thousand one hundred thirty dollars ($182,130) for the Water Fund Operating Budget and three hundred seven thousand five hundred eighty dollars ($307,580) for the Sewer Operating Budget for the general government of the Town.  Such sum does not include special or individual articles or bonds as otherwise found in the warrant.”

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept Article 4.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Mr. Aldrich and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

Article 5 – “To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of seventy thousand dollars ($70,000) for the repairs and maintenance of Town buildings.  The said funds to come from Unassigned Fund Balance.”

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept Article 5.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Mr. Aldrich and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

Article 6 – “To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of seventy-seven thousand dollars ($77,000) to purchase a (used) New Holland Tractor/Side Mower for use by the Walpole Highway Department for roadside mowing. (Funds to be raised through general taxation).

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept Article 6.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Mr. Aldrich and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

Article 7 – “To see if the Town of Walpole will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $31,950 for a vehicle for the Walpole Police Department, and to authorize the issuance of not more than $31,950 through a promissory note with the Savings Bank of Walpole 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 notes and to determine the rate of interest thereon.  Further to raise and appropriate the sum of ten thousand nine hundred seventy five ($10,975) for the first year’s payment.”

**2/3 ballot vote required**

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept Article 7.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Mr. Aldrich and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

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 car.  This article is contingent upon the passing of warrant article 7.”

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept Article 8.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Mr. Aldrich and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

Article 9 – “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 Highway Capitol Reserve Fund Account.  The said funds to be raised through general taxation.”

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept Article 9 with the addition noted below.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Mr. Aldrich and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

Article 9 will be written to match the wording in Article 10 – add “previously established for the purchase of Highway equipment”

 

Article 10 – “To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of seven thousand dollars ($7,000) to be deposited in the Police Vehicle – Capitol Reserve previously established for the purchase of a police vehicle.  The said funds to be raised through general taxation.”

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept Article 10.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Mr. Aldrich and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

Article 11 – “To see if the Town will vote to modify the elderly exemptions from property tax, based on assessed value, for qualified taxpayers, to be as follows: for a person 65 years of age up to 75 years, $25,000; for a person 75 years to 80 years, $40,000; for a person 80 years of age or older $50,000.  To qualify, the person must have resided in this state for at least 3 consecutive years preceding April 1 in the year in which the exemption is claimed, own real estate individually or jointly, or if the real estate owned by such person’s spouse, they must have been married for at least five years.  In addition the taxpayer must have net income of not more than $25,000, or if married a combined net income of less than $40,000; and own net assets not in excess of $75,000 excluding the value of the person’s residence.”

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept Article 11.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Mr. Aldrich and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

The Selectboard concurred that the first sentence in Article 12 be changed from “Shall the Town vote to adopt the provisions of RSA 72:28-b, All Veterans’ Tax Credit?” to “To see if the Town will vote to adopt the provisions of RSA 72:28-b, All Veterans’ Tax Credit.”

 

Article 12 – “To see if the Town will vote to adopt the provisions of RSA 72:28-b, All Veterans’ Tax Credit.  If adopted, the credit will be available to any resident, or the spouse or surviving spouse of any resident, who (1) served not less than 90 days on active service in the armed forces of the United States and (2) was honorably discharged or an officer honorably separated from service and is not eligible for or receiving a credit under RSA 72:28 or RSA 72:35.  If adopted, the credit granted will be $500.00, the same amount as the standard or optional veterans’ tax credit voted by the Town under RSA 72:28.”

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept Article 12.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Mr. Aldrich and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

Article 13 – “To transact any other business that may legally come before the meeting.”

 

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Warrant Articles as corrected.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Mr. Aldrich and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Decline of Reappointment:  The Selectboard acknowledged receipt of a letter from Tom Beaudry advising that when his term expires this year he will not be seeking reappointment to the Conservation Commission.

Town Hall Rental re: Thanksgiving: Mr. Dalessio feels whoever has been renting it for years should be given the first option.  Mrs. Downing noted there has been a precedent for years that anyone using the Town Hall on Thanksgiving Day can do so at no cost.  Therefore this Walpole family who has used the Town Hall for years on Thanksgiving Day can continue to do so this year at no cost.  Another party also inquired about using the Town Hall on that day.  They will be advised that it is already reserved.

Town Meeting:  The Selectboard approved having a cake and coffee at Town Meeting.  They also authorized buying the LCD projector.  There will be a slide show beginning a half-hour before the meeting and it will run after the meeting is adjourned.  A notice of the meeting will be in the Clarion.

Town Report Update Mrs. Downing is almost done with the Town Report.  It is in the process of being proof-read.  Next week the annual Public Hearing on the 2017 Budget will be held on Thursday, February 16th, at 6:00 PM.

 

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. Aldrich.  With Mr. Dalessio, Mr. Aldrich and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved at 7:43 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 7:49 PM.

 

ADJOURNMENT:

Mr. Aldrich moved to adjourn this meeting.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Mr. Aldrich, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 7:50 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

FALL MOUNTAIN REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

ELECTION OF OFFICERS

 

 

Place an “X” in the box next to your choice.

 

CHARLESTOWN-SCHOOL BOARD (Three Year Term) Vote for not more than ONE.

 

☐Scott Bushway

 

☐Write in: __________________________________________

 

 

LANGDON– SCHOOL BOARD (Three Year Term) Vote for not more than ONE.

 

☐Mary Henry

 

☐Write in: __________________________________________

 

 

WALPOLE-SCHOOL BOARD (One Year Unexpired Term Due to Vacancy) Vote for not more than ONE.

 

☐William K. Stahl

 

☐Thomas Ronning

 

☐Write in: ______________________________________

 

DISTRICT MODERATOR (One Year Term) Vote for not more than ONE.

 

☐Leroy Watson

 

☐Write in: __________________________________________

 

 

Conservation Commission Meeting Minutes – 2/6/17

 Minutes for the Regular Meeting of the

Walpole Conservation Commission

February 6, 2017

 

Present:  John Peska, Jackie Kensen, Kelli Wilson,  Lew Shelley, Alternate Members: Peter Palmiotto, Myra Mansouri (arrived after start of meeting); Elaine Heleen, alt (acting as secretary)

Not Present:  Tom Beaudry (Chair); Alicia Flammia, Duncan Watson, Gary Speed, Whit Aldrich (Selectboard Representative)

 

Call To Order:  Mr. Peska, Vice-Chair, called the meeting to order at 7:35 PM.

Seating of Alternates:  Mr. Palmiotto was seated to achieve quorum.

Review and Approve Minutes: Mrs. Pschirrer emailed a correction to the minutes: SWRPC is working with Ransom Consulting Co. not Branson. Further clarification on the issue can be found in the minutes of the Public Hearing January 26, 2017. Mr. Palmiotto clarified that Andrew Toepfer (spelling corrected by Mr. Shelley) did not ask to go through the files.  He was merely asking about the procedure if there was a possibility of going through the files. Mr. Shelley moved to accept the Minutes of the January 9, 2017 meeting as corrected.  Ms. Kensen seconded the motion.  With all in favor, the minutes were approved.

 

PUBLIC SESSION:

Report from Chair:

Treasury / Budget:  As of 12/31/16, the Forestry Fund is $33,628.02. The Conservation Savings Account has a balance of $88,473.75. A deposit of $1,019.14 for Lumber & Stumpage was deposited on 1/30/17.

Correspondence:

  • Town & City Magazine

 

NEW BUSINESS:

  • Barry Conservation Camp—This scholarship is given each year enable a student to attend this camp at the White Mountain National Forest during the summer. Beaudry asked Eloise Clark to recommend a student.  Ms. Kensen will follow up to see who is interested.  Ms. Kensen moved to fund this scholarship as budgeted. Mr. Shelley seconded the motion.  With all in favor, the proposal was approved.
  • Presentation on Wetlands and Wetlands Permitting will be 6pm March 27 at Keene Library
  • Presentation on Pollinators is available for future meeting.

Mr. Palmiotto made a motion that the minutes of the January 23, 2017 meeting attended by Mr. Palmiotto, Mr. Peska, Ms. Flammia, and Ms. Kensen be sealed because it is determined that the divulgence of this information likely would affect adversely the reputation of any person other than a member of this board. Mr. Peska seconded the motion.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

Mr. Palmiotto made a motion to enter non-public session due to RSA 91-A:3, II(c), Personnel Issues. Ms. Kenson seconded the motion.  With all present in favor, the motion passed at 7:50pm.

Motion to leave nonpublic session and return to public session by Mr. Palmiotto, seconded by Ms. Kensen. Motion: passed.

Public session reconvened at 8:23pm.

Mr. Palmiotto made a motion that the minutes of the Nonpublic Session be sealed because it is determined that the divulgence of this information likely would affect adversely the reputation of any person other than a member of this board. Mr. Shelley seconded the motion.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

  • No report is available about the DES inspection of the Reservoir Dam. Since nothing can be fixed without knowing what is expected, the issue is on hold.
  • Connecticut River Watershed Council-Members are hesitant to commit money to this request. Mr. Shelley will report back next month after he researches the potential benefits.
  • Terms expiring in March. Shelley has decided that he would like to continue as Full Member of the Conservation Commission.  Mr. Beaudry has chosen not to seek reappointment.  Ms. Heleen will provide a letter to the SelectBoard asking them to post his open position and the reappointment of Mr. Shelley and Ms. Heleen.

  

OTHER BUSINESS:

Friends of Hooper will have a Songbirds presentation in April.  Mr. Palmiotto moved to donate $50 to Chris Rimmer for the Friends of Hooper presentation.  Ms. Wilson seconded.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

Next Meeting:  The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 6, 2017 at 7:00pm.

ADJOURNMENT: Mr. Palmiotto moved to adjourn this meeting.  Ms. Kensen seconded.  With all members in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 8:42 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Elaine Heleen, Acting Recording Secretary

 

(Note:  These are unapproved Minutes.  Any corrections will be found in the minutes of the February 6, 2017 Conservation Commission meeting.)

Planning Board Meeting Minutes – 2/14/17

TOWN OF WALPOLE

PLANNING BOARD MEETING

FEBRUARY 14,  2017

 

 

Presiding: Robert Miller (Vice-Chair), James Aldrich, (Secretary), Dennis Marcom, Jeff White, Steve Dalessio (Selectboard Representative).  Alternates: Ed Potter, Joanna Andros. Absent: Jeffrey Miller (Chair) and Jason Perron.

Also at the meeting were the North Walpole Commissioners: Barbara O’Brien, Cheryl Mayberry and Patrick Kiniry.

Recording: Marilou Blaine, Recording Secretary. These minutes are unapproved and will be reviewed at the March 14, 2017 meeting for corrections, additions and/or omissions.

Meeting Opened: Mr. R. Miller, Vice-Chair, called the meeting to order at 7 pm.

Roll Call: Mr. R. Miller asked alternates Ed Potter and Joanna Andros to sit in for the two missing board members.

 

Minutes: January minutes and Workshop Complete Streets minutes. Mr. Dalessio made one correction to the minutes, changing the number 50 weeks to 16 weeks to do the testing on the Westberg property, which is on the last page of the minutes. Mr. Marcom made a motion to accept the minutes as amended and the workshop minutes. Mr. Aldrich seconded the motion and the board approved the motion.

 

Old Business:

            Public Hearing No. 1.

Huntington Realty (Bensonwood) additions at 9 Edwards Lane, Route 12, Agricultural/Commercial District. Map 12, Lot 4-3. Building expansions for porch – six feet on north side, 6-foot-by-58-foot shed roof on south side and proposed outdoor pavilion (52 feet by 40 feet) for year-round Farm-to-Table restaurant. Resurfacing rear parking lot, adding stanchions for lights.

Mr. Randal Walter represented Bensonwood. He began by showing the original 2010 plans. He said this was a continuation of work on this piece of property that Is known as 9 Edwards Lane. The existing building, which was used for agricultural purposed, is 40 feet by 60 feet and the building there today. It was modified for a public building, an eatery, and the tenant was the Scoop Shop.  There were walk-up windows and some parking and, although not built but approved, the pavilion and parking in the back.

The next step being presented at the meeting were changes that include the front entrance, which is now on the north side and covered and building the timber-frame pavilion, which will visually enhance the front of the building and serve to bring the structure closer to Route 12 so it will be more noticeable. The parking lot was reconfigured and will be paved with lights. A shed has been relocated to the back of the parking lot and the delivery and service entrance has been covered. Other modifications are being made to the interior of the building.

The restaurant will be operated by Chris and Caitlin Caserta of Walpole Valley Farms on Wentworth Road. They plan to utilize the food they produce on the farm and from other local producers. The restaurant will seat 65 people. Mr. Caserta said it will be a friendly place, diner-style and he pledged to use 75 percent of the ingredients from local producers. Hours of operation are 4 to 9 pm, Saturday 11 am for brunch to 9 pm and closed on Sunday. They hope to open in April.

Mrs. Caserta said this will be a real education for people. Just about everything will be local – eggs, milk, maple syrup, bread, cheese, bread from Orchard Hill – and all kinds of meat from farms in and around Walpole.

Mrs. Caserta this town has a lot going for it. Both she and her husband grew up in this area. She is from Charlestown and Chris is from Walpole. “We can see what might happen if this were a fast-food joint. And we don’t want to be a fast-food joint. We want it to be a local business supporting local workers and getting food from local farmers.

Mr. Caserta said they had a store at the farm but some people can’t find it. This will be just a few miles from the farm but be a separate business. He called it a challenge to sell his products wholesale.

Mr. Dalessio asked Mr. Walter if the fire and water departments had approved the plans. Letters of approval were submitted with the application.

Mr. R. Miller closed the Public Hearing at 7:15. Mr. Marcom recused himself from the vote – not because he didn’t support the project it but because he works for Bensonwood.

Mr. Aldrich made a motion to accept the project as presented. The motion was seconded and approved by the board.

 

 New Business:

            North Walpole petition. Request for a Public Hearing to place a petition on the         district’s warrant.

Ms. Cheryl Mayberry, a North Walpole commissioner, handed out copies of the petition. The commissioners received a  petition that would amend the North Walpole District Zoning Board Ordinances. She said it was signed by 30 people, 25 are required.

Mr. Dalessio asked if the commissioners had checked the signatures against the registered voting list. Ms. Mayberry said no, but she would do this. Ms. Mayberry said she was following the requirements of the RSA, which says the commissioners have to bring such a petition to the Planning Board and the Planning Board decides whether it supports or does not support this article. This will be added to our warrant article to be voted on April 6, 2017.

The petition says: “We, the undersigned residents of the Village of North Walpole, do hereby petition the Planning Board of Walpole NH to approve the following amendments to the ZONING ORDINANCES, Ordinances adopted by Village District of NORTH WALPOLE NEW HAMPSHIRE, Adopted March 31, 2011.

“Amend ARTICLE VI, INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT, as follows:

“F. Special Exceptions:

“The Zoning Board of “Adjustment shall have the authority to grant a variance for Commercial or Residential projects in the Industrial District, provided that the Board, in its sole judgment, does not adversely affect the abutting properties.”

End of petition.

Ms. Mayberry said the Commissioners are not in favor of the petition and that the North Walpole Zoning Board already has the authority to do what the petition is asking. She added it might just make it more complicated for the board to render an opinion. The legal opinion is that this petition gives authority to the Zoning Board that it already has. It is not a necessary ordinance and you cannot write a petition that grants the board authority over the village vote and you can’t compel the Planning Board to have authority over the village Zoning Board.

Ms. Mayberry said it muddies the water as far as planning having any authority over zoning and could potentially have some legal ramifications.

Mr. Dalessio spoke to Mr. Gay and said he hoped Mr. Gay knows if it does pass that he’ll have to defend the petition in court.  He also said he didn’t know that the Zoning Board had authority to grant variances.

James Aldrich reiterated that it was his understanding that the commissioners of North Walpole are against this. Ms. Mayberry said yes. He continued and asked if there were an ABCDE before the F. He said it would helpful to our discussions to see that, see the whole ordinance.

“This is dangerous,” Mr. Dalessio said. “I want you to be aware of this. “ He add that it was his right and privilege

Mr. Dalessio asked Ms. Mayberry if the petition had been seen by legal counsel. She said yes. Mr. Greg Gay, who originated the petition, said it had also been seen by a lawyer.

Mr. Dalessio said there are other regulations as well – such as notices going out, legal notices in two places, certified letters going out to all business in the Industrial District and the hearing held a certain number of days before the meeting when the North Walpole voters will decide its fate on the North Walpole warrant. The North Walpole Village District meeting is in April, not March as it is in the town of Walpole.

Mr. Charles Lennon, an abutter, whose business is Len-Tex Corp., consulted his counsel, Mr. Gary Kinyon, and Mr. Kinyon wrote the following letter. It was passed out to the Board and one was given to Ms. O’Brien, a North Walpole Commissioners.  Part of the letter discusses the procedure that must be followed. Here is the letter:

 

Town of Walpole Planning Board

P.O. Box 729

Walpole, NH 03608

 

Re: Site Plan Review Application

8 Len-Tex Lane, North Walpole

Owner: Gregory D. Gay

 

Dear Board:

I represent Len-Tex Corp and DCR Real Estate, LLC, in connection with the above reference property. DCR Real Estate, LLC is the owner and direct abutter of Mr. Gay’s property, and the manufacturing facility of Len-Tex, Corp. is located on the DCR parcel.

Enclosed is a copy of the first page of the December 27, 2016 Minutes of the North Walpole Village District Village Commissioners meeting. The Minutes indicate Greg Gay submitted a petition to amend the Village District of North Walpole Zoning Ordinance (the “Zoning ordinance”). My client has been unable to obtain an actual copy of the petitioned amendment, but assumes it is as set for in the Minutes as follows:

The petition says: “We, the undersigned residents of the Village of North Walpole, do hereby petition the Planning Board of Walpole NH to approve the following amendments to the ZONING ORDINANCES, Ordinances adopted by Village District of NORTH WALPOLE NEW HAMPSHIRE, Adopted March 31, 2011.

“Amend ARTICLE VI, INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT, as follows:

“F. Special Exceptions:

“The Zoning Board of “Adjustment shall have the authority to grant a variance for Commercial or Residential projects in the Industrial District, provided that the Board, in its sole judgment, does not adversely affect the abutting properties.”

My client also learned the petitioned amendment is on your agenda for tonight’s hearing.

If the above is correct, and the petitioned amendment has been referred to the Planning Board,   I submit this letter as my understanding of how the Planning Board must now proceed to consider the petitioned amendment.

The Board “at its first regular meeting following the petition period shall set the date of the public hearing” for the petitioned amendment. RSA 675:4, H. Notice for the time and place of the hearing is set forth in RSA 675:7, I

-The time and place of the public hearing shall be “at least 10 calendar days before the hearing.” RSA 675:71. 

– The notice shall be “published in a paper of general circulation” and ”shall be posted in at least 2 public places.” RSA 675:7,D I

– Notice of the public hearing “shall be sent by first-class mail to the owners of each property in the district.” RSA 675:7, I (in this case, to each owner in the Industrial District).

Further, on behalf of my client, I request that notice of all public hearings on the petitioned amendment be sent to me on behalf of my client, electronically or by first-class mail RSA 675:7  I

Thank you for consideration of this letter.

 

Very truly yours,

Gary J. Kinyon

GJK/bas

Enclosures

cc Len-Tex Corp.

DCR Real Estate, LLC

 

End of letter. The enclosure included the minutes of December 27, 2016 North Walpole Village District.

Mr. Marcom made a motion to hold a Public Haring on March 14, the next regular meeting. The motion was seconded and passed by the board.

Handouts: New Right-To-Know Regulations. Form to fill out when board goes into executive sessions.

Complete Streets: Board members who missed the workshop meeting were given the handouts given at that meeting.

The secretary will notify the board if Mari Brunner and Liz Kelly cannot make the February Workshop date of Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 7 pm. Next month’s meeting will be held in the basement conference room because the townspeople will be voting for elected officials and articles on the warrant.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Marilou Blaine

 

Scottish Country Dance Classes – Wednesdays

Scottish Country Dance class

Wednesdays 7:30-9:00

Westminster Center School

Free, informal, great exercise for body,
mind, and spirit

Call Jessie Haas, (802)387-2601 or email kjh@sover.net before you come, to be sure we are dancing that evening. We occasionally cancel due to low numbers or school events.