Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 10/22/15

TOWN OF WALPOLE

MEETING OF THE SELECTBOARD

OCTOBER 22, 2015

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

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 four people in the audience.

NON-PUBLIC SESSION:

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

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 6:42 PM.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to seal the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard session of October 22, 2015.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

PUBLIC BUSINESS:

Mr. Richard Lafayette:  Following the discussion at the last meeting, Mr. Lafayette came into this meeting.  He explained the work he does is remove manufactured homes and there is always a fair amount of recyclables.  When the recyclables are sold it covers some of his expenses.  Right now those prices are low but once they go up it will not take him long to remove and dispose of them.  This does not involve any contaminants. There are no odors as everything has been cleaned.  He understands it is in view of everybody but he is not trying to offend his neighbors.  He has been in this business for about 30 years and up until now there has not been a problem.  This business is on his property opposite his house.  After Mr. Lafayette received the letter from the Selectboard he did take out a few loads. There is heavy equipment on the land as well for his logging operation.  Mrs. Pschirrer explained that the complaint they received was that this property was becoming a dump; the stack of white metal.  Mr. Dalessio stated that a zoning concern is if this business can be operated in that Rural Agricultural zone.  It was suggested that he clean it up and shield it as best as he can.  Mr. Lafayette said he could put some items in a trailer to get it off the ground.  He will remove everything as soon as prices go up.  Mrs. Pschirrer mentioned that the business is not what it appears to be as people casually drive by.  The Selectboard now understand what he is doing and thanked him for coming in.

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Accounts Payable check register and manifest in the amount of $67,012.24 for checks and electronic transfers dated October 23, 2015.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

PAYROLL:

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Payroll voucher for the week ending October 17, 2015, in the amount of $20,531.50 for checks dated October 23, 2015.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  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 $4,475.62 for the week ending October 17, 2015.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MEETING – October 15, 2015:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Minutes of the regular Selectboard meeting of October 15, 2015, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the Minutes were approved.

STAFF MEETING – October 15, 2015:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Minutes of the Staff Meeting of October 15, 2015, 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 MEETING – October 15, 2015:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard meeting of October 15, 2015, as submitted.  These Minutes will remain sealed.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the Minutes were approved.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

The Selectboard received and reviewed Minutes of the following meetings:

  • Walpole Planning Board – October 13, 2015;
  • Walpole Library Trustees – October 13, 2015.

BUILDING PERMIT:

THAYER, Map & Lot #004-001-001:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve Building Permit No. 2015-44 for Aaron and Teresa Thayer to “Construct a 12’ x 14’ deck” at 602 River Road.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

NOTICE OF INTENT TO CUT WOOD OR TIMBER:

McGUIRK, Map & Lot # 005-026:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Notice of Intent to Cut Wood or Timber for Paul McGuirk, Operation #15-461-09-T, on County Road.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

OLD BUSINESS:

Oldest Citizen – As of this Date:

  • Tucker Burr – July 27, 1917;
  • Agnes Ciccalone – March 12, 1916.

Mr. Dalessio asked Mr. Ray Boas to run the article in the Clarion one more time to notify residents that the Selectboard is looking for the oldest resident to be presented with the Boston Post Cane.  The Selectboard will make a decision during their December 3rd meeting.  Mr. Aldrich pointed out that there originally were two canes – one for a woman and one for a man – however one was not returned.  The recipient will be asked to attend the Annual Town Meeting for the official presentation.  Mrs. Pschirrer recommended that the oldest citizen be recognized but that the cane be kept in the Town Hall in an appropriate case and there should be a plaque with the names of the recipients.

NH Retirement Audit:  The office staff is having trouble finding records from 2012 and 2013.  Mrs. Edkins advised that Mr. Kreissle has been looking through stored files downstairs. The files are there but just not marked correctly.

Reply to Keene Sentinel:  Mrs. Pschirrer had drafted a letter to acknowledge the fact that the Keene Sentinel did something about the Selectboard’s complaint.

Mr. Aldrich moved to sign the letter to the Keene Sentinel to thank them for complying with the Town’s request that they find another way to distribute the ELF magazine.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

Hubbard Farms Update:  Mr. Dalessio spoke with Mrs. Diane Miller from Hubbard Farms.  They will have the survey work done and will gift the BBQ area to the Town.  The Selectboard will schedule a Public Hearing to accept the gift after receiving a letter and a copy of the survey from Hubbard Farms.  They will also do a permanent right-of-way to the Town pool / recreation area.  They are moving forward with a subdivision because there are some buildings they want to keep for storage.  This may happen in the first quarter of next year.

Budget Concerns: Mr. Dalessio spoke to Mr. Colburn about not purchasing the snow-blower until the end of December when the Selectboard will know where the entire budget stands.  Mr. Kreissle sent out an email requesting permission to attend the NH Municipal Association Conference but Mr. Dalessio feels they should restrict as much spending as they can without jeopardizing services.  The Selectboard has encouraged all the Department Heads to be careful of their spending.  This is not a cash issue but rather to be sure spending will be level with what the voters approved.

Audit – Letter from Attorney Hockensmith to Roberts and Greene:  The Selectboard acknowledged receipt of the letter from Attorney Hockensmith to Roberts and Greene.  There was one lawsuit.

Audit – Letter to Roberts & Greene from Selectboard:  The Selectboard will read the letter that will be going to Roberts and Greene before they take action.  The letter acknowledges receipt of the audit for the period ending December 31, 2014.

Fall Mountain Food Shelf Advisory MeetingMr. Dalessio spoke to Mr. Charles Montgomery and he said it was a favorable meeting.  Someone from Langdon agreed to be the Chair.  Mr. Montgomery has asked that a second person be appointed. The Selectboard will look for someone.

NEW BUSINESS:

True North Invoice – Town Clerk / Tax Collector InvoiceMrs. Edkins mentioned that Mr. Kreissle was concerned with this invoice as it is substantially more than the estimate.  Before he paid it he wanted approval from the Selectboard.  Mr. Dalessio pointed out that some of it is for the Town Clerk’s office computer support therefore some of that amount will come out of her budget line.  He will bring it back next week after he compares some notes he has.

Draft Letter to County Commissioners:  Mrs. Pschirrer received an email from Police Chief Paquette after he reviewed her draft letter to the County Commissioners.  It discusses the fact that the Walpole Police Department is working with juvenile offenders who must be transferred from Manchester Juvenile Detention Center to Keene for Court appearances.  Two officers are needed to transport juveniles.  The Walpole Police Department has only four full time officers so designating two to an all day assignment takes them away from covering the Town of Walpole.  They are requesting the assistance of the County Commissions to require the Sheriffs of Cheshire County to change their practice of not transporting juveniles to and from Court.  Another alternative is to establish a Juvenile Detention Center on this side of the State for easier access to the Court.  As soon as Mrs. Pschirrer receives additional information from Chief Paquette she will re-draft the letter.

Job Descriptions – Solid Waste and Transfer StationMr. Paul Colburn had brought in Job Descriptions for the Solid Waste and Transfer Station.

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 at 7:26 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 8:27 PM.

OTHER BUSINESS:

New Form:  The Selectboard want to have a new form for the office a “Citizen’s Complaint” form.  This will clarify who files a complaint.

Drewsville Head StartMr. Dalessio reported that the folks at the Drewsville Head Start promised to comply with the request to do something about the glaring light that is on at night.  If they do not comply he will write a letter to the owner.

Road Agent:  Mrs. Pschirrer reported that the Selectboard will have interviews for the Road Agent applicants during the week of November 9thMrs. Clough will be asked to set up the appointments for Tuesday, November 10th.  The first one will be at 9:00 AM and a second one at 10:00 AM.

ADJOURNMENT: 

Mr. Aldrich moved to adjourn this meeting.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With all in favor, the motion was approved at 8:38 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

TOWN OF WALPOLE

MEETING OF THE SELECTBOARD

OCTOBER 22, 2015

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

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 four people in the audience.

These are unapproved Minutes.

NON-PUBLIC SESSION:

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

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 6:42 PM.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to seal the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard session of October 22, 2015.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

PUBLIC BUSINESS:

Mr. Richard Lafayette:  Following the discussion at the last meeting, Mr. Lafayette came into this meeting.  He explained the work he does is remove manufactured homes and there is always a fair amount of recyclables.  When the recyclables are sold it covers some of his expenses.  Right now those prices are low but once they go up it will not take him long to remove and dispose of them.  This does not involve any contaminants. There are no odors as everything has been cleaned.  He understands it is in view of everybody but he is not trying to offend his neighbors.  He has been in this business for about 30 years and up until now there has not been a problem.  This business is on his property opposite his house.  After Mr. Lafayette received the letter from the Selectboard he did take out a few loads. There is heavy equipment on the land as well for his logging operation.  Mrs. Pschirrer explained that the complaint they received was that this property was becoming a dump; the stack of white metal.  Mr. Dalessio stated that a zoning concern is if this business can be operated in that Rural Agricultural zone.  It was suggested that he clean it up and shield it as best as he can.  Mr. Lafayette said he could put some items in a trailer to get it off the ground.  He will remove everything as soon as prices go up.  Mrs. Pschirrer mentioned that the business is not what it appears to be as people casually drive by.  The Selectboard now understand what he is doing and thanked him for coming in.

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Accounts Payable check register and manifest in the amount of $67,012.24 for checks and electronic transfers dated October 23, 2015.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

PAYROLL:

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Payroll voucher for the week ending October 17, 2015, in the amount of $20,531.50 for checks dated October 23, 2015.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  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 $4,475.62 for the week ending October 17, 2015.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

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SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MEETING – October 15, 2015:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Minutes of the regular Selectboard meeting of October 15, 2015, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the Minutes were approved.

STAFF MEETING – October 15, 2015:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Minutes of the Staff Meeting of October 15, 2015, 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 MEETING – October 15, 2015:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard meeting of October 15, 2015, as submitted.  These Minutes will remain sealed.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the Minutes were approved.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

The Selectboard received and reviewed Minutes of the following meetings:

  • Walpole Planning Board – October 13, 2015;
  • Walpole Library Trustees – October 13, 2015.

BUILDING PERMIT:

THAYER, Map & Lot #004-001-001:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve Building Permit No. 2015-44 for Aaron and Teresa Thayer to “Construct a 12’ x 14’ deck” at 602 River Road.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

NOTICE OF INTENT TO CUT WOOD OR TIMBER:

McGUIRK, Map & Lot # 005-026:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Notice of Intent to Cut Wood or Timber for Paul McGuirk, Operation #15-461-09-T, on County Road.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

OLD BUSINESS:

Oldest Citizen – As of this Date:

  • Tucker Burr – July 27, 1917;
  • Agnes Ciccalone – March 12, 1916.

Mr. Dalessio asked Mr. Ray Boas to run the article in the Clarion one more time to notify residents that the Selectboard is looking for the oldest resident to be presented with the Boston Post Cane.  The Selectboard will make a decision during their December 3rd meeting.  Mr. Aldrich pointed out that there originally were two canes – one for a woman and one for a man – however one was not returned.  The recipient will be asked to attend the Annual Town Meeting for the official presentation.  Mrs. Pschirrer recommended that the oldest citizen be recognized but that the cane be kept in the Town Hall in an appropriate case and there should be a plaque with the names of the recipients.

NH Retirement Audit:  The office staff is having trouble finding records from 2012 and 2013.  Mrs. Edkins advised that Mr. Kreissle has been looking through stored files downstairs. The files are there but just not marked correctly.

Reply to Keene Sentinel:  Mrs. Pschirrer had drafted a letter to acknowledge the fact that the Keene Sentinel did something about the Selectboard’s complaint.

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Mr. Aldrich moved to sign the letter to the Keene Sentinel to thank them for complying with the Town’s request that they find another way to distribute the ELF magazine.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

Hubbard Farms Update:  Mr. Dalessio spoke with Mrs. Diane Miller from Hubbard Farms.  They will have the survey work done and will gift the BBQ area to the Town.  The Selectboard will schedule a Public Hearing to accept the gift after receiving a letter and a copy of the survey from Hubbard Farms.  They will also do a permanent right-of-way to the Town pool / recreation area.  They are moving forward with a subdivision because there are some buildings they want to keep for storage.  This may happen in the first quarter of next year.

Budget Concerns: Mr. Dalessio spoke to Mr. Colburn about not purchasing the snow-blower until the end of December when the Selectboard will know where the entire budget stands.  Mr. Kreissle sent out an email requesting permission to attend the NH Municipal Association Conference but Mr. Dalessio feels they should restrict as much spending as they can without jeopardizing services.  The Selectboard has encouraged all the Department Heads to be careful of their spending.  This is not a cash issue but rather to be sure spending will be level with what the voters approved.

Audit – Letter from Attorney Hockensmith to Roberts and Greene:  The Selectboard acknowledged receipt of the letter from Attorney Hockensmith to Roberts and Greene.  There was one lawsuit.

Audit – Letter to Roberts & Greene from Selectboard:  The Selectboard will read the letter that will be going to Roberts and Greene before they take action.  The letter acknowledges receipt of the audit for the period ending December 31, 2014.

Fall Mountain Food Shelf Advisory Meeting:  Mr. Dalessio spoke to Mr. Charles Montgomery and he said it was a favorable meeting.  Someone from Langdon agreed to be the Chair.  Mr. Montgomery has asked that a second person be appointed. The Selectboard will look for someone.

NEW BUSINESS:

True North Invoice – Town Clerk / Tax Collector Invoice:  Mrs. Edkins mentioned that Mr. Kreissle was concerned with this invoice as it is substantially more than the estimate.  Before he paid it he wanted approval from the Selectboard.  Mr. Dalessio pointed out that some of it is for the Town Clerk’s office computer support therefore some of that amount will come out of her budget line.  He will bring it back next week after he compares some notes he has.

Draft Letter to County Commissioners:  Mrs. Pschirrer received an email from Police Chief Paquette after he reviewed her draft letter to the County Commissioners.  It discusses the fact that the Walpole Police Department is working with juvenile offenders who must be transferred from Manchester Juvenile Detention Center to Keene for Court appearances.  Two officers are needed to transport juveniles.  The Walpole Police Department has only four full time officers so designating two to an all day assignment takes them away from covering the Town of Walpole.  They are requesting the assistance of the County Commissions to require the Sheriffs of Cheshire County to change their practice of not transporting juveniles to and from Court.  Another alternative is to establish a Juvenile Detention Center on this side of the State for easier access to the Court.  As soon as Mrs. Pschirrer receives additional information from Chief Paquette she will re-draft the letter.

 

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Job Descriptions – Solid Waste and Transfer Station:  Mr. Paul Colburn had brought in Job Descriptions for the Solid Waste and Transfer Station.

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 at 7:26 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 8:27 PM.

OTHER BUSINESS:

New Form:  The Selectboard want to have a new form for the office a “Citizen’s Complaint” form.  This will clarify who files a complaint.

Drewsville Head Start:  Mr. Dalessio reported that the folks at the Drewsville Head Start promised to comply with the request to do something about the glaring light that is on at night.  If they do not comply he will write a letter to the owner.

Road Agent:  Mrs. Pschirrer reported that the Selectboard will have interviews for the Road Agent applicants during the week of November 9th.  Mrs. Clough will be asked to set up the appointments for Tuesday, November 10th.  The first one will be at 9:00 AM and a second one at 10:00 AM.

ADJOURNMENT: 

Mr. Aldrich moved to adjourn this meeting.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With all in favor, the motion was approved at 8:38 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

TOWN OF WALPOLE

MEETING OF THE SELECTBOARD

OCTOBER 22, 2015

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

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 four people in the audience.

These are unapproved Minutes.

NON-PUBLIC SESSION:

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

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 6:42 PM.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to seal the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard session of October 22, 2015.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

PUBLIC BUSINESS:

Mr. Richard Lafayette:  Following the discussion at the last meeting, Mr. Lafayette came into this meeting.  He explained the work he does is remove manufactured homes and there is always a fair amount of recyclables.  When the recyclables are sold it covers some of his expenses.  Right now those prices are low but once they go up it will not take him long to remove and dispose of them.  This does not involve any contaminants. There are no odors as everything has been cleaned.  He understands it is in view of everybody but he is not trying to offend his neighbors.  He has been in this business for about 30 years and up until now there has not been a problem.  This business is on his property opposite his house.  After Mr. Lafayette received the letter from the Selectboard he did take out a few loads. There is heavy equipment on the land as well for his logging operation.  Mrs. Pschirrer explained that the complaint they received was that this property was becoming a dump; the stack of white metal.  Mr. Dalessio stated that a zoning concern is if this business can be operated in that Rural Agricultural zone.  It was suggested that he clean it up and shield it as best as he can.  Mr. Lafayette said he could put some items in a trailer to get it off the ground.  He will remove everything as soon as prices go up.  Mrs. Pschirrer mentioned that the business is not what it appears to be as people casually drive by.  The Selectboard now understand what he is doing and thanked him for coming in.

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Accounts Payable check register and manifest in the amount of $67,012.24 for checks and electronic transfers dated October 23, 2015.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

PAYROLL:

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Payroll voucher for the week ending October 17, 2015, in the amount of $20,531.50 for checks dated October 23, 2015.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  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 $4,475.62 for the week ending October 17, 2015.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

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SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MEETING – October 15, 2015:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Minutes of the regular Selectboard meeting of October 15, 2015, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the Minutes were approved.

STAFF MEETING – October 15, 2015:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Minutes of the Staff Meeting of October 15, 2015, 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 MEETING – October 15, 2015:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard meeting of October 15, 2015, as submitted.  These Minutes will remain sealed.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the Minutes were approved.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

The Selectboard received and reviewed Minutes of the following meetings:

  • Walpole Planning Board – October 13, 2015;
  • Walpole Library Trustees – October 13, 2015.

BUILDING PERMIT:

THAYER, Map & Lot #004-001-001:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve Building Permit No. 2015-44 for Aaron and Teresa Thayer to “Construct a 12’ x 14’ deck” at 602 River Road.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

NOTICE OF INTENT TO CUT WOOD OR TIMBER:

McGUIRK, Map & Lot # 005-026:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Notice of Intent to Cut Wood or Timber for Paul McGuirk, Operation #15-461-09-T, on County Road.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

OLD BUSINESS:

Oldest Citizen – As of this Date:

  • Tucker Burr – July 27, 1917;
  • Agnes Ciccalone – March 12, 1916.

Mr. Dalessio asked Mr. Ray Boas to run the article in the Clarion one more time to notify residents that the Selectboard is looking for the oldest resident to be presented with the Boston Post Cane.  The Selectboard will make a decision during their December 3rd meeting.  Mr. Aldrich pointed out that there originally were two canes – one for a woman and one for a man – however one was not returned.  The recipient will be asked to attend the Annual Town Meeting for the official presentation.  Mrs. Pschirrer recommended that the oldest citizen be recognized but that the cane be kept in the Town Hall in an appropriate case and there should be a plaque with the names of the recipients.

NH Retirement Audit:  The office staff is having trouble finding records from 2012 and 2013.  Mrs. Edkins advised that Mr. Kreissle has been looking through stored files downstairs. The files are there but just not marked correctly.

Reply to Keene Sentinel:  Mrs. Pschirrer had drafted a letter to acknowledge the fact that the Keene Sentinel did something about the Selectboard’s complaint.

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Mr. Aldrich moved to sign the letter to the Keene Sentinel to thank them for complying with the Town’s request that they find another way to distribute the ELF magazine.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

Hubbard Farms Update:  Mr. Dalessio spoke with Mrs. Diane Miller from Hubbard Farms.  They will have the survey work done and will gift the BBQ area to the Town.  The Selectboard will schedule a Public Hearing to accept the gift after receiving a letter and a copy of the survey from Hubbard Farms.  They will also do a permanent right-of-way to the Town pool / recreation area.  They are moving forward with a subdivision because there are some buildings they want to keep for storage.  This may happen in the first quarter of next year.

Budget Concerns: Mr. Dalessio spoke to Mr. Colburn about not purchasing the snow-blower until the end of December when the Selectboard will know where the entire budget stands.  Mr. Kreissle sent out an email requesting permission to attend the NH Municipal Association Conference but Mr. Dalessio feels they should restrict as much spending as they can without jeopardizing services.  The Selectboard has encouraged all the Department Heads to be careful of their spending.  This is not a cash issue but rather to be sure spending will be level with what the voters approved.

Audit – Letter from Attorney Hockensmith to Roberts and Greene:  The Selectboard acknowledged receipt of the letter from Attorney Hockensmith to Roberts and Greene.  There was one lawsuit.

Audit – Letter to Roberts & Greene from Selectboard:  The Selectboard will read the letter that will be going to Roberts and Greene before they take action.  The letter acknowledges receipt of the audit for the period ending December 31, 2014.

Fall Mountain Food Shelf Advisory Meeting:  Mr. Dalessio spoke to Mr. Charles Montgomery and he said it was a favorable meeting.  Someone from Langdon agreed to be the Chair.  Mr. Montgomery has asked that a second person be appointed. The Selectboard will look for someone.

NEW BUSINESS:

True North Invoice – Town Clerk / Tax Collector Invoice:  Mrs. Edkins mentioned that Mr. Kreissle was concerned with this invoice as it is substantially more than the estimate.  Before he paid it he wanted approval from the Selectboard.  Mr. Dalessio pointed out that some of it is for the Town Clerk’s office computer support therefore some of that amount will come out of her budget line.  He will bring it back next week after he compares some notes he has.

Draft Letter to County Commissioners:  Mrs. Pschirrer received an email from Police Chief Paquette after he reviewed her draft letter to the County Commissioners.  It discusses the fact that the Walpole Police Department is working with juvenile offenders who must be transferred from Manchester Juvenile Detention Center to Keene for Court appearances.  Two officers are needed to transport juveniles.  The Walpole Police Department has only four full time officers so designating two to an all day assignment takes them away from covering the Town of Walpole.  They are requesting the assistance of the County Commissions to require the Sheriffs of Cheshire County to change their practice of not transporting juveniles to and from Court.  Another alternative is to establish a Juvenile Detention Center on this side of the State for easier access to the Court.  As soon as Mrs. Pschirrer receives additional information from Chief Paquette she will re-draft the letter.

 

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Job Descriptions – Solid Waste and Transfer Station:  Mr. Paul Colburn had brought in Job Descriptions for the Solid Waste and Transfer Station.

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 at 7:26 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 8:27 PM.

OTHER BUSINESS:

New Form:  The Selectboard want to have a new form for the office a “Citizen’s Complaint” form.  This will clarify who files a complaint.

Drewsville Head Start:  Mr. Dalessio reported that the folks at the Drewsville Head Start promised to comply with the request to do something about the glaring light that is on at night.  If they do not comply he will write a letter to the owner.

Road Agent:  Mrs. Pschirrer reported that the Selectboard will have interviews for the Road Agent applicants during the week of November 9th.  Mrs. Clough will be asked to set up the appointments for Tuesday, November 10th.  The first one will be at 9:00 AM and a second one at 10:00 AM.

ADJOURNMENT: 

Mr. Aldrich moved to adjourn this meeting.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With all in favor, the motion was approved at 8:38 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

TOWN OF WALPOLE

MEETING OF THE SELECTBOARD

OCTOBER 22, 2015

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

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 four people in the audience.

These are unapproved Minutes.

NON-PUBLIC SESSION:

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

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 6:42 PM.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to seal the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard session of October 22, 2015.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

PUBLIC BUSINESS:

Mr. Richard Lafayette:  Following the discussion at the last meeting, Mr. Lafayette came into this meeting.  He explained the work he does is remove manufactured homes and there is always a fair amount of recyclables.  When the recyclables are sold it covers some of his expenses.  Right now those prices are low but once they go up it will not take him long to remove and dispose of them.  This does not involve any contaminants. There are no odors as everything has been cleaned.  He understands it is in view of everybody but he is not trying to offend his neighbors.  He has been in this business for about 30 years and up until now there has not been a problem.  This business is on his property opposite his house.  After Mr. Lafayette received the letter from the Selectboard he did take out a few loads. There is heavy equipment on the land as well for his logging operation.  Mrs. Pschirrer explained that the complaint they received was that this property was becoming a dump; the stack of white metal.  Mr. Dalessio stated that a zoning concern is if this business can be operated in that Rural Agricultural zone.  It was suggested that he clean it up and shield it as best as he can.  Mr. Lafayette said he could put some items in a trailer to get it off the ground.  He will remove everything as soon as prices go up.  Mrs. Pschirrer mentioned that the business is not what it appears to be as people casually drive by.  The Selectboard now understand what he is doing and thanked him for coming in.

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Accounts Payable check register and manifest in the amount of $67,012.24 for checks and electronic transfers dated October 23, 2015.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

PAYROLL:

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Payroll voucher for the week ending October 17, 2015, in the amount of $20,531.50 for checks dated October 23, 2015.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  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 $4,475.62 for the week ending October 17, 2015.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

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SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MEETING – October 15, 2015:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Minutes of the regular Selectboard meeting of October 15, 2015, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the Minutes were approved.

STAFF MEETING – October 15, 2015:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Minutes of the Staff Meeting of October 15, 2015, 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 MEETING – October 15, 2015:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard meeting of October 15, 2015, as submitted.  These Minutes will remain sealed.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the Minutes were approved.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

The Selectboard received and reviewed Minutes of the following meetings:

  • Walpole Planning Board – October 13, 2015;
  • Walpole Library Trustees – October 13, 2015.

BUILDING PERMIT:

THAYER, Map & Lot #004-001-001:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve Building Permit No. 2015-44 for Aaron and Teresa Thayer to “Construct a 12’ x 14’ deck” at 602 River Road.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

NOTICE OF INTENT TO CUT WOOD OR TIMBER:

McGUIRK, Map & Lot # 005-026:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Notice of Intent to Cut Wood or Timber for Paul McGuirk, Operation #15-461-09-T, on County Road.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

OLD BUSINESS:

Oldest Citizen – As of this Date:

  • Tucker Burr – July 27, 1917;
  • Agnes Ciccalone – March 12, 1916.

Mr. Dalessio asked Mr. Ray Boas to run the article in the Clarion one more time to notify residents that the Selectboard is looking for the oldest resident to be presented with the Boston Post Cane.  The Selectboard will make a decision during their December 3rd meeting.  Mr. Aldrich pointed out that there originally were two canes – one for a woman and one for a man – however one was not returned.  The recipient will be asked to attend the Annual Town Meeting for the official presentation.  Mrs. Pschirrer recommended that the oldest citizen be recognized but that the cane be kept in the Town Hall in an appropriate case and there should be a plaque with the names of the recipients.

NH Retirement Audit:  The office staff is having trouble finding records from 2012 and 2013.  Mrs. Edkins advised that Mr. Kreissle has been looking through stored files downstairs. The files are there but just not marked correctly.

Reply to Keene Sentinel:  Mrs. Pschirrer had drafted a letter to acknowledge the fact that the Keene Sentinel did something about the Selectboard’s complaint.

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Mr. Aldrich moved to sign the letter to the Keene Sentinel to thank them for complying with the Town’s request that they find another way to distribute the ELF magazine.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

Hubbard Farms Update:  Mr. Dalessio spoke with Mrs. Diane Miller from Hubbard Farms.  They will have the survey work done and will gift the BBQ area to the Town.  The Selectboard will schedule a Public Hearing to accept the gift after receiving a letter and a copy of the survey from Hubbard Farms.  They will also do a permanent right-of-way to the Town pool / recreation area.  They are moving forward with a subdivision because there are some buildings they want to keep for storage.  This may happen in the first quarter of next year.

Budget Concerns: Mr. Dalessio spoke to Mr. Colburn about not purchasing the snow-blower until the end of December when the Selectboard will know where the entire budget stands.  Mr. Kreissle sent out an email requesting permission to attend the NH Municipal Association Conference but Mr. Dalessio feels they should restrict as much spending as they can without jeopardizing services.  The Selectboard has encouraged all the Department Heads to be careful of their spending.  This is not a cash issue but rather to be sure spending will be level with what the voters approved.

Audit – Letter from Attorney Hockensmith to Roberts and Greene:  The Selectboard acknowledged receipt of the letter from Attorney Hockensmith to Roberts and Greene.  There was one lawsuit.

Audit – Letter to Roberts & Greene from Selectboard:  The Selectboard will read the letter that will be going to Roberts and Greene before they take action.  The letter acknowledges receipt of the audit for the period ending December 31, 2014.

Fall Mountain Food Shelf Advisory Meeting:  Mr. Dalessio spoke to Mr. Charles Montgomery and he said it was a favorable meeting.  Someone from Langdon agreed to be the Chair.  Mr. Montgomery has asked that a second person be appointed. The Selectboard will look for someone.

NEW BUSINESS:

True North Invoice – Town Clerk / Tax Collector Invoice:  Mrs. Edkins mentioned that Mr. Kreissle was concerned with this invoice as it is substantially more than the estimate.  Before he paid it he wanted approval from the Selectboard.  Mr. Dalessio pointed out that some of it is for the Town Clerk’s office computer support therefore some of that amount will come out of her budget line.  He will bring it back next week after he compares some notes he has.

Draft Letter to County Commissioners:  Mrs. Pschirrer received an email from Police Chief Paquette after he reviewed her draft letter to the County Commissioners.  It discusses the fact that the Walpole Police Department is working with juvenile offenders who must be transferred from Manchester Juvenile Detention Center to Keene for Court appearances.  Two officers are needed to transport juveniles.  The Walpole Police Department has only four full time officers so designating two to an all day assignment takes them away from covering the Town of Walpole.  They are requesting the assistance of the County Commissions to require the Sheriffs of Cheshire County to change their practice of not transporting juveniles to and from Court.  Another alternative is to establish a Juvenile Detention Center on this side of the State for easier access to the Court.  As soon as Mrs. Pschirrer receives additional information from Chief Paquette she will re-draft the letter.

 

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Job Descriptions – Solid Waste and Transfer Station:  Mr. Paul Colburn had brought in Job Descriptions for the Solid Waste and Transfer Station.

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 at 7:26 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 8:27 PM.

OTHER BUSINESS:

New Form:  The Selectboard want to have a new form for the office a “Citizen’s Complaint” form.  This will clarify who files a complaint.

Drewsville Head Start:  Mr. Dalessio reported that the folks at the Drewsville Head Start promised to comply with the request to do something about the glaring light that is on at night.  If they do not comply he will write a letter to the owner.

Road Agent:  Mrs. Pschirrer reported that the Selectboard will have interviews for the Road Agent applicants during the week of November 9th.  Mrs. Clough will be asked to set up the appointments for Tuesday, November 10th.  The first one will be at 9:00 AM and a second one at 10:00 AM.

ADJOURNMENT: 

Mr. Aldrich moved to adjourn this meeting.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With all in favor, the motion was approved at 8:38 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

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