TOWN OF WALPOLE
MEETING OF THE SELECTBOARD
OCTOBER 8, 2015
Selectboard Present: Steven Dalessio (Chair); Peggy Pschirrer; (Whitney Aldrich – late)
CALL TO ORDER: Mr. Dalessio called this Selectboard meeting to order at 6:00 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 five people present in the audience.
Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Accounts Payable check register and manifest in the amount of $28,723.84 for checks dated October 9, 2015. Seconded by Mr. Dalessio. With all in favor, the motion was approved.
Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Payroll voucher for the week ending October 3, 2015, in the amount of $19,147.98 for checks dated October 9, 2015. Seconded by Mr. Dalessio. With all 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 $4,141.89 for the week ending October 3, 2015. Seconded by Mr. Dalessio. With all in favor, the motion was approved.
SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:
SELECTBOARD MEETING – October 1, 2015: Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Minutes of the regular Selectboard meeting of October 1, 2015, as submitted. Seconded by Mr. Dalessio. With all in favor, the Minutes were approved.
NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION – October 1, 2015: Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of October 1, 2015, as submitted. These Minutes will remain sealed. Seconded by Mr. Dalessio. With all in favor, the Minutes were approved.
The Selectboard received and reviewed Minutes of the following meetings:
- Conservation Commission, Class 6 Subcommittee Workshop – March 26, 2015; and
- Conservation Commission, Class 6 Subcommittee Workshop – October 5, 2015.
Mrs. Pschirrer advised that the Selectboard should schedule a Public Hearing for the three emergency lanes before the end of the year. It was agreed to schedule this in December prior to one of their regular Selectboard meetings. No money for maintenance can be spent on these roads until after the Public Hearing and the Selectboard adopt them. Emergency lanes will have to be cleaned; it is more labor than materials. The Conservation Commission is discussing putting trails on Class 6 roads but there will have to be further detailed conversations on that. Enforcement will be needed for mountain bikes, ATVs, etc.
JACK FRANKS: The Selectboard acknowledged receipt of a letter from Mr. Jack Franks’ attorney requesting a split of his Building Permit into two phases. Mr. Dalessio had no problem with splitting it up but would like a set of plans to be attached to the Building Permit that reflects 21 units. The Building Permit states “for up to 67 units” therefore they will accept this modification. Mr. Dalessio advised that they will have the paperwork ready to be signed for Mr. Franks at the Selectboard meeting next Thursday.
SAWYER, 632 River Road, Map & Lot #004-001-004: Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve Building Permit No. 2015-41 for Joseph and Sonia Sawyer to “Construct a 24’ x 32’ 1 story Wood & Utility Shed”. This meets all the requirements. Seconded by Mr. Dalessio. With all in favor, the motion was approved.
ENOKIDO & CROUSE, 192 March Hill, Map & Lot #009-033-000: Mrs. Pschirrer explained that Building Permit No. 2015-42 is for Kashiyo Enokido and Tom Crouse to “Construct a 32’ x 28’ 2 story garage with an efficiency studio guest bedroom”. This request violates the Zoning Board of Adjustment Ordinance, Article 17.B, which requires a common foundation.
Mrs. Pschirrer moved to reject Building Permit No. 2015-42. The applicants can either talk to the ZBA about a Variance or withdraw their plans. Seconded by Mr. Dalessio. With all in favor, the motion was approved.
Food Shelf Advisory Board Meeting: Mrs. Pschirrer reported that both Mr. Montgomery and Mr. Wilking attended the last meeting but she did not have a report at this time.
Town Ordinance, Procedure and Policy Manual: Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Town of Walpole Snow and Ice Removal Policy. This is an amended policy. A list of all the plow routes or which employee would operate a specific truck is not attached as it did not seem essential. Seconded by Mr. Dalessio. With all in favor, the motion was approved.
Mr. Dalessio requested that a copy of the policy be forwarded to Mr. Mike Symonds. There should be a training record to acknowledge that all employees read and understand it. It should be posted at the Highway Department.
New Hampshire Retirement Audit: Mrs. Clough and Mr. Kreissle continue to work on this.
Primex Property Liability Application: Mr. Kreissle has this application therefore it can now be taken off the Agenda.
2014 Financial Audit: A letter was sent to Attorney Hockensmith requesting the information that the auditors have requested from him.
Letter from Cynthia Reeves: The Selectboard acknowledged receipt of the letter from Ms. Cynthia Reeves, dated October 7, 2015. A copy will be forwarded to Mrs. Myra Mansouri, Chair of the ZBA.
Letter from Jean Robinson, Re: Sidewalks: A letter was received from Ms. Robinson concerning the sidewalks in her area. There is a drop-off of about four-to-five inches; they did not finish the work that should have been done to grade the area. Mrs. Pschirrer asked Mr. Symonds to look at it. Mr. Dalessio recommended that this should be kept on the agenda as a follow-up item.
SWRPC Annual Fall Meeting: An invitation was received from the Southwest Region Planning Commission to attend their Fall Meeting at The Inn at East Hill Farm in Troy, NH on Tuesday, October 20, 2015. This will be kept on the agenda under Old Business.
The Selectboard took a recess from 6:25 to 6:30 PM.
Fall Mountain Region School District: Mrs. Jamie Teague came into the meeting to request that the Town issue a monthly check to them as soon as possible. October is usually a difficult financial month. Mr. Dalessio will request that Mr. Kreissle issue a check tomorrow plus be sure that the last monthly payment due in 2015 be paid before the end of the year.
Mr. Aldrich came into the meeting.
Mr. Aldrich moved to enter into a Non-Public Selectboard Session pursuant to RSA 91-A:3 II to discuss (a) Personnel and (b) Hiring. Mrs. Pschirrer seconded the motion and, on a roll call vote with all in favor, the motion was approved at 6:44 PM.
The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 7:13 PM.
Mrs. Pschirrer moved that the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of October 8, 2015, be sealed. Seconded by Mr. Aldrich. With all in favor, the motion was approved.
RECESS SELECTBOARD MEETING:
Mr. Aldrich moved to recess this Selectboard meeting. The Selectboard will enter into a meeting as the Hooper Trustees. Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer. With all in favor, the motion was approved.
OTHER BUSINESS (Continued):
New Auditing Company: Mrs. Pschirrer recommended that they begin to think about a search for a new auditing firm. Mr. Dalessio will talk about it to Mr. Kreissle tomorrow.
2016 Town Meeting Schedule: Mrs. Pschirrer suggested that the 2016 Town Meeting Schedule should be posted; maybe put it in the Clarion. It notes the time-tables for Warrant Articles, etc.
Mr. Aldrich moved to adjourn this meeting. Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer. With all in favor, the motion was approved at 7:34 PM.
Regina Borden, Recording Secretary