Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 11/12/15

TOWN OF WALPOLE

MEETING OF THE SELECTBOARD

NOVEMBER 12, 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 three people in the attendance.

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Accounts Payable check register and manifest in the amount of $61,190.35 for checks dated November 13, 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 November 7, 2015, in the amount of $19,270.02 for checks dated November 13, 2015.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the electronic transfer for the 941 Employer Taxes for Withholding, MEDI and FICA taxes in the amount of $4,131.64 for the week ending November 7, 2015.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MEETING – November 5, 2015:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Minutes of the regular Selectboard meeting of November 5, 2015, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the Minutes were approved.

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION – November 5, 2015:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of November 5, 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:

  • North Walpole Village District Board of Commissioners – October 27, 2015;

There was discussion about the water issue in North Walpole.

  • Walpole Cemetery Trustees – November 5, 2015.

Mrs. Pschirrer spoke with Mr. Dale Woodward as the Cemetery Trustees are opening up another section.  They will have a small bill soon for mapping in the amount of $200.00+/-.  He asked permission to use approximately $2,000.00 for items that will be needed.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the expenditure for the new section of the cemetery to be taken from the Cemetery Trust Funds.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

BUILDING PERMITS:

STILLMAN, Watkins Hill Road, Map & Lot #008-105-000:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve Building Permit No. 2015-47 for Stillman Family Revocable Trust / Robert D. & Margaret C. Stillman to “Construct a 13’ x 18’ Solarium/Sunroom addition and a 16’ x 12’ Indoor lap pool addition to the existing home”.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

 

MEH ELM ST., LLC / Mark Houghton, Main Street, Map & Lot #023-003-000:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve Building Permit No. 2015-48 for MEH Elm Street, LLC, to “Construct a bathroom, office and install heat in existing building” at 279 Main Street.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

NOTICE OF INTENT TO CUT WOOD OR TIMBER:

GALLOWAY, County Road, Map & Lot #002-013-000:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Notice of Intent to Cut Wood or Timber for Joan Galloway, Operation #15-461-11-T, on County Road.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

WARRANTS:

Tax Collectors Warrant, Property Tax Levy, Fall Billing 2015:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Tax Collector’s Warrant, Property Tax Levy, for the Fall Billing 2015 in the amount of $5,366,629.00 and with interest at twelve (12%) per annum from December 22, 2015 thereafter, on all sums not paid on or before that day”.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

OLD BUSINESS:

Police Request from the Town of Alstead:  Mr. Dalessio referred this request to Police Chief Paquette who will contact the Selectboard in the Town of Alstead to find out what they will be looking for and then he will come back to the Selectboard with a recommendation. 

Walpole’s Oldest Citizen: A decision on Walpole’s Oldest Citizen will be made on December 3, 2015.

Letter to the Cheshire County Commissioners: Mrs. Pschirrer continues to work on this letter.  She is waiting for additional information from Police Chief Paquette.

Public Hearing – Designating Emergency Lanes: The Public Hearing on Designating Emergency Lanes scheduled for December 3, 2015, has been in the Keene Sentinel and posted.

Hubbard Farms:  Mr. Dalessio reported that at the next Planning Board meeting Hubbard Farms will submit a Subdivision application that will include the barbeque pit area and permanent right-of-way to the Town pool.  They are asking if the Town wants to subdivide the barbeque pit area as a separate lot or annex it to the Recreation property.  There was a consensus of the Selectboard to annex it over to the Recreation property.  It will need to be accepted as a gift.  Mr. Dalessio felt this should be done before the next Planning Board meeting but a Public Hearing will need to be scheduled.  It was agreed to schedule this Public Hearing on December 3, 2015.

NEW BUSINESS:

Cold River Management Advisory Committee Nominee Form:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to authorize the appointment of Mr. Fred Ernst to the Cold River Local Advisory Committee.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

Cemetery Deed:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Cemetery Deed for Whitney R. Aldrich and heirs, Lot C224.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

NH Department of Transportation:  The Selectboard acknowledged receipt of the letter from the NH DOT regarding the Town’s “Interim Inspection of Municipally Owned Bridges”. There are two bridges that need “Bridge Closed” signs on both sides of the bridges:  1) #217/062 – Houghton Brook; and 2) #222/063 – Aldrich Brook.  After this has been done a letter needs to be sent to the NH DOT to confirm that it has been done.

Zoning Board of Adjustment: Mrs. Myra Mansouri pointed out that the ZBA meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.  She comes early to set-up the tables and chairs.  It is a heavy job bringing them up from the downstairs therefore she is requesting that three tables and a rack of chairs be left in the meeting room.  Mrs. Clough will see that this is taken care of.

Legal Opinion:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the bill in the amount of $400.00 from Boutin and Altieri, PLLC.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION:

Mr. Aldrich moved to enter into a Non-Public Selectboard Session pursuant to RSA 91-A:3 II to discuss (b) Hiring, (c) Reputations and (e) Pending Claims or Litigation.  Mrs. Pschirrer seconded the motion and, on a roll call vote with all in favor, the motion was approved at 6:31 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 7:19 PM.

Mr. Aldrich moved to seal the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard session of November 12, 2015.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

OTHER BUSINESS:

Budget Meeting:  The Selectboard will be meeting all day on Tuesday, November 17th starting at 8:00 AM with the Department Heads, Library Director and Hooper Institute Director and work on the proposed 2016 budget. 

Red CrossMrs. Pschirrer received information that the Red Cross is discontinuing their Rural Rides program.  They have turned their driving services over to a company in Peterborough who has not yet decided if they will cover this area.  They will restrict all of their driving to strictly medically related appointments.  The Selectboard needs to have more information to determine whether or not to keep their funding in the budget.

Mr. Dalessio mentioned to Mr. Kreissle that when they budget the charitable funding no checks will be issued unless they come in to talk to the Selectboard about their mission and what they provide to the residents of the Town of Walpole.

Parks Place:  Parks Place has requested funding for 2016.  They serve 57 people from the Town.  Mr. Dalessio advised that when the Selectboard work on the budget they will look at all the Special Appropriation requests.

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 7:56 PM.

 

ADJOURNMENT:

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to adjourn this meeting.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 7:57 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

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