Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 3/13/14

TOWN OF WALPOLE
MEETING OF THE SELECTBOARD
MARCH 13, 2014

Selectboard Present: Jamie Teague (Chair); Chas Street, Whitney Aldrich

CALL TO ORDER: Mrs. Teague called this meeting to order at 6:05 PM in the Walpole Town Hall with four people in attendance.
These are unapproved Minutes.

PUBLIC BUSINESS:
MR. PAUL COLBURN – Recycling Facility: Mr. Colburn distributed and explained copies of the 2014 Summary Monthly Comparison 2nd Month Ending 2/28/2014, Daily Weight Report and 5 Year to Date Comparison. He also does an Annual Facility Report that goes to the Department of Environmental Services for the Calendar Year 2013; a copy was left for the files. They do not include the main stream items until they get the money. Some items are coming back up. Tomorrow a shipment of cardboard will be going out.
Mr. Colburn advised that HB1570 “Paint Stewardship” is being discussed and there will be a Public Hearing in Concord next week. The manufacturer of the paint would take back their paint from the residents if they do not need it any more so it gives it a chance to be recycled or given to other organizations like Habitat for Humanity. This will cut about 70% out of the hazard waste that goes to Keene.
Mr. Aldrich moved to support and sign the letter for the “Paint Stewardship” Program HB1570. Seconded by Mr. Street. With all in favor the motion was approved.
Mr. Colburn pointed out that a few months ago the Selectboard decided not to charge for compact fluorescent / pigtail bulbs. It used to cost about $1.00 to dispose of them. Now the Home Depot is doing a program where there is no charge for them so the Recycling Center folks are going to ask people to take a few at a time to the Home Depot. He will publish a notice in the Clarion and on the web site.
Mr. Colburn advised that they have a new volunteer; that is good news. The State of Vermont may be doing away with the bottle bill but they have not passed it yet. The Recycling Center is moving about $12,000 a year. The markets are going up-and-down. Plastic and cardboard is going up; steel and aluminum will come up.
Earth Day is April 26th. Mrs. Tara Sad wants to do the big clean-up and asked the Recycling Center to participate. Old Home Days is in June; Wednesday through Sunday. The Recycling Center will participate in the parade. The security light is fixed. They have enough oil to get through this winter.

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:
Mr. Street moved to approve the Accounts Payable check register and manifest for checks dated March 14, 2014, in the amount of $58,420.97. Seconded by Mr. Aldrich. With all in favor, the motion was approved.

PAYROLL:
Mr. Street moved to approve the payroll voucher for the week ending March 07, 2014, for checks dated March 14, 2014, in the amount of $17,938.29. Seconded by Mr. Aldrich. With all in favor, the motion was approved.
Mr. Street moved to approve the electronic fund transfer for the 941 Employer Taxes for Withholding, MEDI and FICA taxes in the amount of $4,008.52 for the week ending March 07, 2014. Seconded by Mr. Aldrich. With all in favor, the motion was approved.

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:
SELECTBOARD PUBLIC HEARING MEETING – February 26, 2014: Mr. Street moved to approve the Minutes of the Selectboard Public Hearing Meeting of February 26, 2014, as presented. Seconded by Mr. Aldrich. With all in favor, the minutes were approved.
SELECTBOARD MEETING – March 06, 2014: Mr. Street moved to approve the Minutes of the Selectboard meeting of March 06, 2014, as submitted. Seconded by Mr. Aldrich. With Mr. Street and Mr. Aldrich in favor, the Minutes were approved. Mrs. Teague abstained as she was not present at this meeting.
NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION – March 06, 2014: Mr. Street moved to approve the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of March 06, 2014, as submitted. The Minutes will remain sealed. Seconded by Mr. Aldrich. With Mr. Street and Mr. Aldrich in favor, the Minutes were approved. Mrs. Teague abstained as she was not present at this meeting.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

The Selectboard received and reviewed Minutes of the following meeting:

 Hooper Institute Committee Meeting – March 04, 2014.

BUILDING PERMIT:
PAILOCHA, March Hill Road, Map & Lot #009-023-000: Mr. Street moved to grant Building Permit No. 2014-04 which is a continuance of Building Permit #2007-54 approved on March 14, 2013 by the Selectboard. “To construct a 1 ½ story barn and seasonal camp; Barn size 26’ x 48’ and Camp size 16’ x 24-feet”. Seconded by Mr. Aldrich. With all in favor, the motion was approved.

ELDERLY EXEMPTIONS:
DALEY, Mountain View Road, Map & Lot #028-129-000: Mr. Street moved to recommend that the Selectboard deny the request of Dermot Daley for a Property Tax Exemption. Seconded by Mr. Aldrich. With all in favor, the motion was approved.

HUNKLER, Old Cheshire Tpk, Map & Lot #025-006-000: Mr. Street moved to recommend that the Property Tax Exemption for Harley Hinkler be approved, as requested. Seconded by Mr. Aldrich. With all in favor, the motion was approved.

NEW BUSINESS:
MANAGER’S REVIEWS: The Selectboard need to complete the Manager’s Reviews prior to March 31st, 2014.

OLD BUSINESS:
SEWER BYPASS ON ROUTE 12: Mark Houghton submitted some pictures and additional information for the Department of Transportation (DOT).

RECESS SELECTBOARD MEETING:
Mr. Street moved to recess the Selectboard meeting. The Selectboard will enter into a meeting as the Hooper Trustees. Seconded by Mr. Aldrich. With all in favor, the motion was approved at 6:50 PM.
Selectboard Meeting –March 13, 2014- Page 3

NON-PUBLIC SESSION:
Mr. Street moved to enter into a Non-Public Session pursuant to RSA 91-A:3 II to discuss (c) Reputations. Mr. Aldrich seconded the motion and, on a roll call vote with all in favor, the motion was approved.
The regular meeting resumed at 7:11 PM. No announcements were made.

THANK YOU AND CONGRATULATIONS: The Selectboard congratulated the candidates who were elected / re-elected to the various Boards and encouraged the other candidates to continue to be involved in community activities. The Selectboard asked Ms. Clough to express to those leaving their appreciation of the time and expertise given to the Town with an extra thank you to Henry Fletcher for his many years of service.

ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT: Mr. Dalessio encouraged the ZBA to re-write the Petition that was approved last year at the Annual Meeting. There will be zoning issues on the ballot next year plus an Article that will be for the re-write of the Water Protection Ordinance.

ADJOURNMENT:
Mr. Aldrich moved to adjourn this meeting. Seconded by Mr. Street. With all in favor, the motion was approved at 7:16 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

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