Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 4/14/16

TOWN OF WALPOLE

MEETING OF THE SELECTBOARD

APRIL 14, 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.  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.

PUBLIC BUSINESS:

Lt. Joe DiRusso, Troup C BarracksLt. DiRusso was present to make the Selectboard aware of the fact that the State Police Troop C in Keene are looking at property near the intersection of Route 12 and Route 123 near the Westminster Bridge for a new building.  He is also looking at other pieces of land of about two-to-three acres on Route 12 or close to it.  This is in the early stages of a Capital Improvement Project.  It has not yet been approved but is heading in that direction.  This will not change their staffing or the way they work as they will continue to serve the other counties although the Town may see more personnel presence as they come-and-go.  There is a possibility of having Fish and Game in the same building.  Mr. Dalessio advised that the Walpole Selectboard would be happy to have them here.  They are here to help the State Police in any way they can.

Mr. Jack Franks:  Mr. Franks had submitted a Notice of Intent to Excavate on the front lot of Avanru Development Group and was present to answer any questions.

22-26 School Street – Re: Water and Sewer Tax Liens:  Mr. Jim Reagan, Sales Director of Better Homes and Gardens / Masiello Group, had submitted a proposal to take care of the water and sewer bill at 22-26 School Street property.  This property was purchased at auction in September. They are looking for some relief in terms of the delinquent property taxes, water and sewer, penalties, etc.  Mr. Dalessio pointed out that arrangements had been previously made by the owner to pay the water and sewer bill but they were not paid and because the Selectboard knew there were children in the building they did not shut-off them off.  He advised that the Selectboard needed to verify the numbers on the water and sewer and then they were going to sign the letter they had written in response to their request.  At this time they are not willing to waive anything.  The property was purchased knowing the amounts that were due.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the letter to Newton Kershaw, III, denying the request to waive all the back penalties and interest on the property taxes, water and sewer.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION #1:

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to enter into a Non-Public Selectboard Session pursuant to RSA 91-A:3 II to discuss (a) Personnel, (c) Reputations and (e) Pending Claims or Litigation.  Mr. Aldrich seconded the motion and, on a roll call vote with all in favor, the motion was approved at 6:46 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 7:15 PM.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved that the Minutes of the Selectboard Session #1 of April 14, 2016, be sealed.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

 

NEW BUSINESS:   

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:

Mr. Aldrich moved to accept the Accounts Payable check register in the amount of $596,493.18 for checks dated April 15, 2016.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

This amount includes a monthly payment in the amount of $533,448.73 to the Fall Mountain Regional School District.

PAYROLL:

Mr. Aldrich moved to accept the Payroll voucher for the week ending April 9, 2016, in the amount of  $21,850.74 for checks dated April 15, 2016.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

Mr. Aldrich moved to accept the electronic fund transfer for the 941 Employer Taxes for Withholding, MEDI and FICA taxes in the amount of $4,719.26 for the week ending April 9, 2016.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MEETING – April 7, 2016: Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Minutes of the Selectboard meeting of April 7, 2016, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the minutes were approved.

 

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION – April 7, 2016:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of April 7, 2016, as submitted.  These Minutes will remain sealed.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the minutes were approved.

BUILDING PERMITS:

REED, Main Street, Map & Lot #020-046-000:  Mr. Aldrich moved to approve Building Permit #2016-08 for William and Lynne Reed to “Add a bathroom” at 60 Main Street.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

PALIOCHA, LLC, March Hill Road, Map & Lot #009-023-000:   Mr. Aldrich moved to approve Building Permit #2016-09 for Paliocha, LLC to “Construct a 1-1/2 story barn & seasonal camp”.  This is a renewal of a previously issued permit.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

NOTICES OF INTENT TO EXCAVATE: 

Cold River Materials/Lane Construction, Map & Lot #003-002-000:  Mr. Aldrich moved to sign the Notice of Intent to Excavate for Cold River Materials/Lane Construction, #16-461-01-E, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

This excavation was under the allowable volume.

Cold River Materials/Lane Construction, Map & Lot #015-011-000:   Mr. Aldrich moved to sign the Notice of Intent to Excavate for Cold River Materials/Lane Construction, #16-461-02-E, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

The check in the amount of $100.00 to the State of New Hampshire was attached.

Cold River Materials/Lane Construction, Map & Lot #014-013-000:  Mr. Aldrich moved to sign the Notice of Intent to Excavate for Cold River Materials/Lane Construction, #16-461-03-E, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

The check in the amount of $100.00 to the State of New Hampshire was attached. 

Avanru Development Group, Map & Lot #012-013-000: Mr. Aldrich moved to sign the Notice of Intent to Excavate for Avanru Development Group, #16-461-04-E, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

The check in the amount of $100.00 to the State of New Hampshire was attached.

NOTICES OF INTENT TO CUT WOOD OR TIMBER:

WISE, Prospect Hill Road, Map & Lot #008-106-000: Mr. Aldrich moved to approve the Notice of Intent to Cut Wood or Timber, #16-461-01-T, for Mr. Chuck Wise, as submitted.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

KINGSBURY, Kingsbury Road, Map & Lot #008-120-000:  Mr. Aldrich moved to approve the Notice of Intent to Cut Wood or Timber, #16-461-02-T, for Mr. Ron Kingsbury, as submitted.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

WILLETT, Ramsey Hill Road, Map & Lot #011-010-000:  Mr. Aldrich moved to approve the Notice of Intent to Cut Wood or Timber, #16-461-03-T, for Kelly and Marcine Willett, as submitted.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

VETERANS CREDIT:

LEBAIL, Reservoir Road, Map & Lot #010-033-001:  Mr. Aldrich moved to approve and sign the Veteran’s Credit application for Mr. Lebail, as submitted.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

ABATEMENTS AND REFUNDS:

FMRSD, Cray Road, Map & Lot #028-128-000:  Mr. Aldrich moved to approve and sign the Abatement for a Water and Sewer refund in the amount of $2,306.64 for the Fall Mountain Regional School District.  This is for the Fall 2015 billing period.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

OLD BUSINESS:

NH Department of Labor Audit and Inspection:  Department Managers were reminded that the NH Department of Labor will be here on April 20th for the audit and inspection.

Appointments:

WRAP Committee:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to appoint Ms. Heather Collins to the WRAP Committee for a three year term.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

WRAP Committee:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to appoint Ms. Donna Drouin to the WRAP Committee for a three year term.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

Hooper Institute CommitteeMrs. Pschirrer moved to appoint Mrs. Carol Malnati as a member of the Hooper Institute Scholarship Committee.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

Hooper Institute Committee:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to re-appoint Ms. Rebecca Sethi as a member of the Hooper Institute Committee for a second three year term on the Hooper Committee.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

 

Employee Policy Handbook UpdateMrs. Pschirrer met with the Department Managers last Tuesday.  Everybody was there.  They talked about the 2016 Floating Holiday.  The biggest issue was why all the departments have to have the same floating holiday.  The Hooper people wanted a day around the Thanksgiving Day holiday.  The Police Department wanted Easter Sunday.  Other departments wanted Tuesday, July 5th.  They also talked about Job Descriptions and Evaluations.  Mrs. Pschirrer handed out drafts and they got positive responses.  They will continue to talk about these forms.  The Department Managers liked participating in this discussion.

Letter Received from Walpole Police – Re: Lentex Lane, Map & Lot #027-008-001:  The Selectboard acknowledged receipt of a letter from the Police Department to advise that they looked at the site and agreed there were no issues with what Mr. Gregory Gay wants to do with the property.

NEW BUSINESS (Continued)

Vachon, Clukay and Company, New Financial Auditor:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to authorize Mr. Dalessio, Chair of the Selectboard, to sign the form to release records from last year’s auditing company to the new auditing company.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

Delegation of Deposit Authority:  When Mr. Tom Goins, Town Treasurer, is not available he would like to allow the Town Clerk/Tax Collector to make deposits on behalf of the Town.  This is in accordance with the RSAs.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to sign the document to allow Mr. Tom Goins to authorize the Town Clerk or her Deputy to have deposit authority.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

Southwestern Region Planning Commission – Information Session Notice: Mr. Bob Miller and Mr. Bob Anderson are registered to attend the SWRPC meeting on April 27th, 2016.  Mr. Dalessio would like to have them attend the Selectboard meeting on May 5th to make a presentation.

Selectboard Meeting – Change of Date:  There was a consensus of the Selectboard to change the date of their regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, April 28th to Wednesday, April 27th at 6:30 PM due to a scheduling conflict.

Curbing GiftMr. Ray Boas had offered the Town a gift of $5,000.00 with the intent of having granite curbing put in on a small section on Elm Street.  Mr. Dalessio just wanted everyone to be aware that they had trouble finding someone to bid on this small project back when Mr. Terrell was the Highway Superintendent.  Since the Town does not have the capability to do this job he suggested they go out for bid again to see what the prices will be.  Mrs. Pschirrer will ask Mr. Rau to take care of this.

Department of Environmental ServicesMr. Dalessio reported on the letter from DES about a small revolving fund that was discussed at the last meeting.  He contacted Laura Martell who advised that it referenced the sewer loan that the Town had paid off in 2010.  She will take care of up-dating their records.

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION #2:

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 8:13 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 8:18 PM.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved that the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session #2 of April 14, 2016, be sealed.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

 

RECESS SELECTBOARD MEETING:

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to recess this Selectboard meeting.  The Selectboard will enter into a meeting as the Hooper Trustees.  Mr. Aldrich seconded the motion and, on a roll call vote with all in favor, the motion was approved.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 8:27 PM.

ADJOURNMENT:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to adjourn this Selectboard meeting.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the meeting adjourned at 8:29 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

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