Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 12/30/15

TOWN OF WALPOLE

MEETING OF THE SELECTBOARD

DECEMBER 30, 2015

 

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

CALL TO ORDER:  Mr. Dalessio called this Selectboard meeting to order at 8:00 AM 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.

PAYROLL: Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Payroll voucher for the week ending December 26, 2015, in the amount of $14,596.01 for checks dated January 01, 2016.  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 $3,897.05 for the week ending December 26, 2015.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MEETING – December 23, 2015:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Minutes of the regular Selectboard meeting of December 23, 2015, with the following correction:  Page 3, under Library, third line, change “Mr. Mark Houghton contacted ABS” to “Mr. Mark Houghton recommended contacting ABS”.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich. With all in favor, the Minutes and correction were approved.

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION – December 23, 2015:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of December 23, 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 – December 22, 2015.

ABATEMENTS – Water/Sewer:

Hicks Machine, Maplewood Circle, Map & Lot #023-014-000:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to grant the Abatement for Water in the amount of $2,024.00 and Sewer in the amount of $1,847.55 for Hicks Machine.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

WARRANTS – LAND USE CHANGE TAX WARRANT and DRA for A-5:

Kaplan, North Road, Map & Lot #010-039-000: Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration Land Use Change Tax A-5 and the Tax Collector’s Land Use Change Tax Warrant in the amount of $7,000.00 for Wendy Kaplan.  This is for removal of 2.650 acres from Current Use.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

OLD BUSINESS:

Primex; Workers Comp and Property Liability Insurances:  Mr. Dalessio reported that the Selectboard met with Primex.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the proposal presented to the Selectboard on December 28, 2015, from Primex, New Hampshire Public Risk Management Exchange, and to authorize, Mr. Steven Dalessio, Chair of the Selectboard, to sign the contract.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

 

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Minutes of the Selectboard Special Meeting of December 28, 2015, with Primex, as presented.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the Minutes were approved.

Police Request from the Town of Alstead:  Police Chief Paquette has taken care of this.

Walpole’s Oldest Citizen UpdateMrs. Clough advised that Mrs. Agnes Ciccalone will call her back to set up a date and time for the presentation of the Boston Cane.

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

Town Ordinance, Procedure and Policy Manual:  This is a work in-progress project for the Selectboard.

2015 Budget: Mr. Kreissle will have a report ready next week on the 2015 budget figures for the Selectboard’s review.

2016 Budget:  Last week the Selectboard voted to approve the 2016 General Fund.  Work is being done on the 2016 Warrant Articles by Mrs. Clough.  It should be ready next week.

True North:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the True North contract summary in the amount of $8,303.84 and that the Chair, Mr. Steven Dalessio, be authorized to sign this contract on behalf of the Town of Walpole.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

NEW BUSINESS:

Supervisor of the Checklist Vacancy:  The North Walpole Supervisor of the Checklist, Mrs. Genevieve Gallagher, has retired.  Mr. Gary McCormick was appointed to replace her as of December 29, 2015.

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, (b) Hiring and (c) Reputations.  Mrs. Pschirrer seconded the motion and, on a roll call vote with all in favor, the motion was approved at 8:34 AM.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 8:57 AM.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved that the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of December 30, 2015, be sealed.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

NEW BUSINESS (Continued):

Highway Department:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to advise that Mr. Michael Rau has accepted the position as the Highway Department Interim Road Agent to be effective January 4, 2016.  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.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 9:29 AM.

PUBLIC HEARING – 2016 ANNUAL BUDGET AND WARRANT ARTICLES:  The Public Hearing on the 2016 Annual Budget and Warrant Articles will be held on Thursday, February 4th, 2016, at 6:30 PM.  The regular Selectboard meeting will start at 5:00 PM on this date.

ADJOURNMENT:  Mr. Aldrich moved to adjourn this meeting.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With all in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 9:30 AM.

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

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