Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 4/21/16

TOWN OF WALPOLE

MEETING OF THE SELECTBOARD

APRIL 21, 2016

 

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

CALL TO ORDER:  Mr. Dalessio called this Selectboard meeting to order at 6:30 PM in the Walpole Town Hall.  Prior to this meeting the Selectboard had a monthly meeting with the Staff.  He advised that this meeting is being recorded and asked anyone wishing to speak to identify themselves for the record.  There were two people in attendance.

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

Mr. Aldrich moved to approve the Accounts Payable check register in the amount of $102,624.18 for checks dated April 22, 2016.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

PAYROLL:

Mr. Aldrich moved to approve the Payroll voucher for the week ending April 16, 2016, in the amount of $16,714.84 for checks dated April 22, 2016.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

Mr. Aldrich moved to approve the electronic fund transfer for the 941 Employer Taxes for Withholding, MEDI and FICA taxes in the amount of $4,734.02 for the week ending April 16, 2016.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MEETING – April 14, 2016:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Minutes of the Selectboard meeting of April 14, 2016, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the Minutes were approved.

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION #1 – April 14, 2016:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard session #1 of April 14, 2016, as submitted.  These Minutes will remain sealed.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the Minutes were approved.

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION #2 – April 14, 2016:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard session #2 of April 14, 2016, as submitted.  These Minutes will remain sealed.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the Minutes were approved.

BUILDING PERMITS:

PUTNAM FAMILY REV. TRUST, 768 Valley Road, Map & Lot #011-043-004:  Mr. Aldrich moved to grant Building Permit No. 2016-10 for the Putnam Family Revocable Trust / Bruce A. & Tammie F. Putnam to “Demolish an existing 12’ x 8’ Sugarhouse and construct a new 24’ x 24’ 1 story Sugarhouse”.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

PUTNAM FAMILY REV. TRUST, 768 Valley Road, Map & Lot #011-043-004:  Mr. Aldrich moved to grant Building Permit No. 2016-11 for the Putnam Family Revocable Trust / Bruce A. & Tammie F. Putnam to “Construct a 48’ x 32’ one story 3-sided Pole Barn”/  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

WALPOLE MAIN HOLDINGS, LLC, 297 Main Street, Map & Lot #024-009-000:  Mr. Aldrich moved to grant Building Permit No. 2016-12 for Walpole Main Holdings, LLC / Steve Rudek to “Construct a covered and screened deck”.  Seconded by Mrs.Pschirrer.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

VETERANS CREDITS:

HURLBURT, 260 Old Cheshire Turnpike, Map & Lot #010-027-001:  Mr. Aldrich moved to approve and sign the Veterans Credit document for George Hurlburt.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to rescind the motion to provide a Veterans Credit to George Hurlburt for not meeting qualified conflicts as per RSA 72:28 pending further information by the Selectboard.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

EMONT, 33 Webster Lane, Map & Lot #007-017-001:  Mr. Aldrich moved to approve and sign the Veterans Credit document for Seth Emont.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

ABATEMENTS and REFUNDS:

ROOS, 82 Elm Street, Map & Lot #019-022-000:  Mr. Aldrich moved to approve and sign the Notice of Property Tax Refund in the amount of $65.71 to Roos Revocable Trust of 2002 / Elizabeth Roos.  This is due to the overpayment of Fall 2015 property taxes.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

OLD BUSINESS:

NH Department of Labor Audit and Inspection UpdateMr. Dalessio reported that the Town passed the Labor Audit and Inspection with flying colors.  Our Department Managers did everything that was needed on time.  There are a few things that need to be done but the State will send a letter asking for a response.  The Selectboard will draft a response to that.  The three signs mentioned in the safety inspection report are already in-process of being repaired/replaced and Mr. Dalessio will enclose a photo with the response letter.

Appointments: Mrs. Pschirrer moved to appoint Brad Tetu to the Recreation Committee for a term of one year.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

It was noted that the following vacancies still need to be filled:  1 WRAP Committee and 2 Conservation Commission members.  

Employee Policy Handbook Update:  Mrs. Pschirrer had no up-dates on the handbook. 

National Grid Herbicide Notice for Powerline Abutters:  Mr. Dalessio talked to Mrs. Downing about putting an easel in the hallway providing all this information.

Southwestern Region Planning Commission: Mr. Dalessio spoke to Mr. Bob Anderson and he will come into the May 5th Selectboard meeting to make a report on the SWRPC meeting.

Grant Curbing Gift: Mrs. Pschirrer reported that Mr. Rau is still working on getting estimates for the installation of the granite curbing.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Stevens Lane Road Classification and OwnershipMrs. Downing understood that Dr. Wilking was to attend this meeting however he is not present.  Dr. Wilking was in the office asking for clarification on the status of Stevens Lane and who owns it.  Mr. Lew Shelley had done a great deal of research on Stevens Lane.  It is a private lane.  Mr. Dalessio recommended that the Selectboard formulate a letter to Dr. Wilking answering his questions.  It is a Class 6 dirt road.  All of the abutting landowners to the road can collectively agree to make changes.  Mrs. Pschirrer will email all the RSAs to Mrs. Downing so they can be included in the letter.

Revolving Funds for Police and Recreation:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to sign the bank forms to establish the Revolving Funds for the Police Department and Recreation Department.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to enter into a Non-Public Selectboard Session pursuant to RSA 91-A:3 II to discuss (c) Reputations.  Mr. Aldrich seconded the motion and, on a roll call vote with all in favor, the motion was approved at 7:20 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 7:25 PM.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved that the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of April 21, 2016, be sealed.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved. 

Avitar – re: Public Utilities Assessments Notice:  A letter was received from Avitar Associates regarding the Public Utilities Assessments.  The Selectboard will wait for further information as this is an on-going issue..

Constellation, Bulk Energy Agreement Mr. Dalessio left a message for Mrs. Jamie Teague at the Fall Mountain Regional School District office to inquire about their bulk energy agreement.  It is his understanding that the FMRSC and the Town of Alstead have already signed the agreement.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to allow the Selectboard Chair, Steven Dalessio, to sign the Constellation Energy Services agreement as presented to them.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

Application for Renewal of Groundwater Management Permit – Walpole LandfillMrs. Downing spoke with Mr. Steve Brackett about the application for renewal of the Groundwater Management Permit for the Walpole Landfill.

Mr. Aldrich moved to allow the Selectboard Chair, Steven Dalessio, to sign the application for the Renewal of Groundwater Management Permit.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

Grammar School’s Casino Night Fundraiser:  The Selectboard acknowledged receipt of an email from Kimberly Corwin Gray, Director of Development at The Grammar School, requesting that the Selectboard let them know what they need to do to obtain a permit for a Casino Night that will take place at Ken and Julie Burns’ property.  Mr. Dalessio researched the RSAs, they are a not-for-profit organization.  The permit would expire the night of the raffle.  A raffle does not need a license from the state but does require obtaining a permit from the Selectboard of the Town of Walpole.  Mr. Dalessio pointed out that they have to draft a letter stating that in accordance with the RSAs 287-A-7 the Selectboard will grant their request for a Casino Night to be held on Friday, June 3rd, 2016.  This permit will expire at the conclusion of the raffle.

 

Metal Rectangular Tables in Town Hall BasementMr. Dalessio mentioned that there several old metal tables in the basement that can no longer be used.  They had approved Mrs. Clough’s request to take some.  There was a consensus of the Selectboard to dispose of whatever tables are left.

Walpole Highway Dept. UpdateMr. Dalessio mentioned that Mr. Rau is still pushing Beaver Tracks to get the permits from the DES.  Mrs. Pschirrer advised that Mr. Rau wants to start using calcium chloride on the dirt roads.  It keeps the dirt down but it requires a storage tank and spray unit.  He has prices for it and can fit it into the budget.  The contract would be with All States Asphalt.  Mr. Dalessio suggested that Mr. Rau touch base with Mr. Tom Beaudry of the Conservation Commission.  He has no objections but feels it would be appropriate to discuss this with Mr. Beaudry.

RECESS SELECTBOARD MEETING:

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to recess this Selectboard meeting.  The Selectboard will enter into a meeting as the Hooper Trustees.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved at 7:40 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 8:10 PM.

Adjournment:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to adjourn this meeting.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 8:10 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

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