Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 12/17/15

TOWN OF WALPOLE

MEETING OF THE SELECTBOARD

DECEMBER 17, 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 six people in attendance.

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 (b) Hiring.  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 6:46 PM.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved that the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard session of December 17, 2015, be sealed.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Accounts Payable check register and manifest in the amount of $1,865,885.07 for checks dated for December 15, 2015 and December 18, 2015.  This includes a check to the Cheshire County for a tax payment and the NH Retirement payment in the amount of $1,341,493.23.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

PAYROLL:

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Payroll voucher for for the week ending December 12, 2015, in the amount of $19,227.07 for checks dated December 18, 2015.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the electronic payroll fund transfer for the 941 Employer Taxes for Withholding, MEDI and FICA taxes in the amount of $4,053.18 for the week ending December 12, 2015.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MEETING – December 10, 2015:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Minutes of the Selectboard meeting of December 10, 2015, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the Minutes were approved.

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION #1 – December 10, 2015:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard session #1 of December 10, 2015, as submitted.  These Minutes will remain sealed.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the Minutes were approved.

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION #2 – December 10, 2015:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard session #2 of December 10, 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:

  • Cold River Local Advisory Committee – October 22, 2015;
  • Walpole Conservation Commission – December 7, 2015; and
  • WRAP Committee – November 12, 2015.

BUILDING PERMIT:

RUESSWICK, 64 Barnett Hill Road, Map & Lot #009-048-000:  Building Permit No. 2015-52 was received from Mark and Deborah Ruesswick to “Construct 4 sets 24’ x 8’ high Solar Panels” at 64 Barnett Hill Road.  There was a consensus of the Selectboard that, based on what the applicants submitted, they will require a sketch and map.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to table this Building Permit until the application is complete.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

REFUNDS:

Tax Overpayments:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Tax Overpayments that resulted in a total of $7,279.89 as follows:

  • Boylan, Map & Lot #008-021-000;
  • Allen, Map & Lot #020-029-000;
  • Haynes, Map & Lot #028-097-000;
  • Lynch, Map & Lot #009-033-02-01;
  • Provencher, Map & Lot #003-084-005;
  • Gay, Map & Lot #030-075-000;
  • Checchi, Map & Lot #015-029-001;
  • Vieser, Lois J. Rev. Trust, Map & Lot #003-030-000.

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 at 7:00 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 7:42 PM.

OTHER BUSINESS:

Planning and Zoning Packets:  Mr. Dalessio and Mr. Jeff Miller discussed creating and having packets available to give out when requested.  They would include the up-to-date Zoning Ordinance, Site Plan Review and Subdivision Ordinance.

OLD BUSINESS:

Letter to Adam Terrell: The Selectboard signed the Thank You letter to Adam Terrell.

ACCUFUND HR Module Acceptance NoticeMr. Dalessio reported that a few weeks ago the Selectboard voted to purchase this software.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to authorize the Chair, Steven Dalessio, to sign the ACCUFUND Human Resources Module Acceptance Notice.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

 

Health InsuranceMrs. Clough had distributed information on the percentage the employees have been contributing for Health Insurance. The contribution was not raised in a couple of years.  In 2015 the employees have been contributing 11.5%; an increase to 12-1/2% is 1%.  Mr. Dalessio noted that the Town’s increase is 3.4%. 

Mrs. Pschirrer moved that the Selectboard set the employee’s contribution percentage for Health Insurance at 12-1/2% in 2016.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to authorize the Chair of the Selectboard, Steven Dalessio, to sign the Health Insurance document.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

Primex: Workers Comp and Property Liability InsurancesMr. Dalessio and Mr. Kreissle looked at the Primex proposal and the rates are approximately 8% higher than the PLT rates were.  They want to come in to meet with the Selectboard on Monday, December 28th at 10:00 am to review the rates and go over numbers in detail.  The Workers Comp experience mod-factor came down a little.  We might be eligible for some discounts in the future but some work needs to be done to get the discounts.

Police Request from the Town of Alstead:  This Agenda item will be deleted as Chief Paquette took care of it.

Walpole’s Oldest Citizen Update:  After the first of the year the Selectboard will make a presentation of the Boston Cane to Walpole’s Oldest Citizen either in this office or her home.

Letter to the Cheshire County Commissioners:  Mrs. Pschirrer is waiting for additional information from Chief Paquette.

Town Ordinance, Procedure and Policy Manual: This is an on-going project.

2016 Budget:  The Selectboard reviewed the proposed 2016 Budget.  Mr. Kreissle will be asked to research why electricity has gone up so much.  Mr. Dalessio asked Mr. Kreissle to email the Department Heads to ask for copies of any contracts they have.

NEW BUSINESS:

2015 Sales to Assessment Ratio Analysis and Data Certificate:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to sign the 2015 Equalization Municipal Assessment Data Certificate for the Department of Revenue Administration.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

2016 Warrant Articles: The Selectboard is considering the following items as Capital Outlay:

  • Pool Filters – $25,000.00;
  • Highway Building Wall – $50,000.00;
  • Police Cruiser and Up-Dating of Other Cruisers – $60,000.00;
  • Security Renovations and Building Roofs – $88,000.00.

Total – $223,000.00.

This could be taken out of the Reserve Fund.  There will be no other Warrant Articles.

Mr. Dalessio would like to see a five-year plan on equipment from the Highway Department.

Next Meeting – December 23, 2015:

The next Selectboard meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015 at 8:00 AM.  There will be no Public Business.

Meeting – December 30, 2015:  The last Selectboard meeting of 2015 will be held on December 30th, 2015, at 8:00 AM.  There will be no Public Business.

ADJOURNMENT:    

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to adjourn this meeting.  Mr. Aldrich seconded the motion.  With all in favor, the meeting adjourned at 9:10 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

 

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