Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 11/19/15

TOWN OF WALPOLE

SELECTBOARD MEETING

NOVEMBER 19, 2015

 

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

CALL TO ORDER:  Mr. Dalessio called this Selectboard meeting to order at 6:20 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.

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.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 6:51 PM.

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Accounts Payable check register and manifest in the amount of $35,252.87 for checks dated November 20, 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 14, 2015, in the amount of $19,503.28 for checks dated November 20, 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 $4,174.53 for the week ending November 14, 2015.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MEETING – November 12, 2015:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Minutes of the Selectboard meeting of November 12, 2015, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the Minutes were approved.

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION – November 12, 2015:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of November 12, 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 meeting:

  • North Walpole Village District Board of Commissioners – November 10, 2015.

BUILDING PERMITS:

PALMER, Barnett Hill, Map & Lot #009-048-001:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve Building Permit No. 2015-49 for Robert and Margaret Palmer to “Construct a 22’ x 27’ 1 story, covered ‘3 season room’ addition at 42 Barnett Hill Road.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

 

HUBBARD, County Road, Map & Lot #005-019-000:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve Building Permit No. 2015-50 for Dale P. Hubbard to “Construct a 20’ x 12’ storage shed” at 485 County Road.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

OLD BUSINESS:

Water and Sewer Billing: Mrs. Clough reported that the new meter reader is much more efficient.  She spoke to Mr. Mark Houghton about their target date.  There are some meters that they have a lot of problems with; some are fixed but some are not.  Mr. Dalessio asked if they could do partial billings.  Mrs. Clough explained that they used to do a full billing knowing that quite a few bills would be wrong but when that happens they have to do corrections and abatements.  They do North Walpole and Walpole separate.  She explained the billing procedure.  Mrs. Edkins wrote a summary of the steps she takes when billing for the Selectboard’s information.  When they believe there are reading problems they send those back out to be re-checked. There was discussion pertaining to shortening the time period between reading the meters, checking the readings, sending questionable ones back to Mr. Houghton, and then doing the billing.  In the future, the person doing water and sewer billing, will have that as a priority so bills go out in a timely manner. They work closely with Mr. HoughtonMr. Dalessio would eventually like to see a report on exactly where the users are in terms of where they are financially. They will look at re-structuring the billing process.  Mrs. Clough said bills will go out before the Thanksgiving week-end.

Police Request from the Town of Alstead:  Mr. Dalessio will check with Chief Paquette to see if he did a follow-up with the Town of Alstead Selectboard.

Walpole’s Oldest Citizen:  This is scheduled for the Selectboard meeting on December 3rd, 2015.

Letter to the Cheshire County Commissioners: Mrs. Pschirrer is working on this letter.

Public Hearing–Designating Emergency Lanes: This Public Hearing is scheduled for December 3rd, 2015.

Public Hearing – Acceptance of Land: This Public Hearing is scheduled for December 3rd, 2015.

Town Ordinance, Procedure and Policy Manual: The Selectboard continue to work on this.

NEXT SELECTBOARD MEETING:  The next Selectboard meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 25, 2015, at 8:00 AM.  There will be no public business.

NEW BUSINESS:

Cemetery Deed – Winters, Lot D441 & D442:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Cemetery Deed for Wayne & Margaret Winters to purchase Lots D441 and D442.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

Mrs. Edkins had an inquiry about having a payment plan for a Cemetery Deed.  Mr. Woodward said the Cemetery Trustees would hold the Deed until it was paid in full.  The Selectboard approved letting Mr. Woodward know this arrangement would be acceptable with them.

Employee Disability InsuranceMrs. Clough forwarded an email to the Selectboard from Davis and Towle Insurance Group who are the Town’s Agent.  Mr. Dalessio would like to know more about switching from the current STD elimination period to a 14 day elimination period.  Mrs. Clough asked for this information and they will send it to this office.

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD 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 at 7:19 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 7:55 PM.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved that the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of November 19, 2015, be sealed.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

ADJOURNMENT:

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

 

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

 

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