Sarah Downing asked that I note the following correction to the minutes of the May 12th meeting as well as alert all to the change in meeting time for the Selectboard meeting next week.

The corrected item should read:

“The Selectboard acknowledged receipt of a Thank You letter from the Cheshire County YMCA for the appropriation of $700.00 for Camp Takodah.”  

and:

 The Selectboard meeting of Thursday, June 9th, 2016, will be on Wednesday, June 8th, 2016, at 6:00 PM.  Members of the Leadership Academy will be attending.

 

TOWN OF WALPOLE

MEETING OF THE SELECTBOARD

MAY 19, 2016

 

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

CALL TO ORDER:  Mr. Dalessio called this meeting of the Selctboard to order at 6:25 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 four people in attendance.

 

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION:

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to enter into a Non-Public Selectboard Session #1 pursuant to RSA 91-A:3 II to discuss (a) Personnel and (c) Reputations.  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 6:33 PM.

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

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 7:05 PM.

 

PUBLIC BUSINESS:

  1. JACK NEARY: Mr. Jack Neary and Mrs. Nancy Neary came into the meeting. Mr. Neary discussed the sidewalk on Pleasant Street.  When his grandchildren come to visit he would like them to have a sidewalk like his own children enjoyed.  Mrs. Pschirrer advised that there is no money for the sidewalk in this year’s budget.  Mr. Neary explained that money was put aside for that sidewalk on Pleasant Street under an Article that was approved by the voters; it was non-lapsing.  The money was set aside to do the sidewalk in conjunction with the Water Project.  Mr. Dalessio asked if there is a sidewalk on Pleasant Street.  Mr. Neary replied that there is a sidewalk on Pleasant Street across the street from his house; but he is not asking that it be in front of his property although he would not object if there was a sidewalk there.  His concern is that the existing sidewalk is deteriorating.  Mr. Dalessio pointed out that they would do some research to find that Article.  If that is the case they certainly need to look into why it was not done.  He advised that Pleasant Street will be dug up soon for the water line replacement project.  On May 25th at 6:00 PM there will be a meeting with the residents on the street to talk about this project.  Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Aldrich will be there.  At this time no decision has been made on the Pleasant Street sidewalk.  It might be a black-top sidewalk.  The existing sidewalk will be taken out because of its deteriorating condition.  Mrs. Neary stated that Pleasant Street is a nice street with beautiful houses and she does not like to see it being ignored.  Mr. Dalessio summarized that they all agree that the sidewalk on Pleasant Street is in deplorable condition.  They are all talking about this project as a team.  They will review the comments made at the meeting and try to come up with the best solution.  Mr. Neary referenced the Article by stating that they have been patiently waiting for the water line replacement project feeling that the sidewalk would be replaced at that time.

 

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION:

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 7:25 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 8:03 PM.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved that the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session #2 of May 19, 2016, be sealed.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

 

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:

Mr. Aldrich moved to accept the Accounts Payable check register in the amount of $542,332.99 for checks dated May 20, 2016.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.  This includes a monthly payment in the amount of $493,448.73 to the Fall Mountain Region School District.

Mr. Aldrich moved to accept the Accounts Payable check register in the amount of $25,000.00 to the Walpole Fire District in accordance with the 2016 Warrant Article.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

 

PAYROLL:

Mr. Aldrich moved to accept the Payroll voucher for the week ending May 14, 2016, in the amount of $21,733.72 for checks dated May 20, 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 $4,751.30 for the week ending May 14, 2016.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

 

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MEETING – May 12, 2016: Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Minutes of the Selectboard meeting of May 12, 2016, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the Minutes were approved.

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION – May 12, 2016:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of May 12, 2016, 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:

  • North Walpole Village District, Board of Commissioners – May 16, 2016;
  • Hooper Institute Committee – April 10, 2016;
  • Zoning Board of Adjustment – 192 March Hill Road Site Walk – May 14, 2016.

 

ABATEMENTS and REFUNDS – Property:

73 TURNPIKE STREET, LLC., 73 Main Street, Map & Lot #020-052-000:  Mr. Aldrich moved to approve the Property Tax Abatement Refund in the amount of $916.04 for 73 Turnpike Street, LLC.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With all in favor, the motion was approved. 

AITHER, 425 Valley Road, Map & Lot #013-044-000:  Mr. Aldrich moved to approve the Property Tax Abatement Refund in the amount of $521.12 for Richard Aither.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

BERNARD, 69 High Street, Map & Lot #021-024-001: Mr. Aldrich moved to approve the Property Tax Abatement Refund in the amount of $995.73 for Pamela and Harry Bernard.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

KINSON, 29 Green Road, Map & Lot #026-006-000:  Mr. Aldrich moved to approve the Property Tax Abatement Refund in the amount of $1,067.21 for Daniel and Kristie Kinson.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

KSR PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, 22 School Street, Map & Lot #019-057-000:  Mr. Aldrich moved to approve the Property Tax Abatement Refund in the amount of $2,924.21 for KSR Property Management.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

PINKERTON, 5 Maple Street, Map & Lot #028-071-000:  Mr. Aldrich moved to approve the Property Tax Abatement Refund in the amount of $366.14 for Amy Pinkerton.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

ABATEMENT APPROVALS:

HESS, 95 North Road, Map & Lot #022-013-000:  Mr. Aldrich moved to sign the Property Tax Abatement Refund in the amount of $2,173.85 for Mr. Robert S. Hess.  This amount will be credited to taxes due.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

ABATEMENT DENIALS:

NNETO (FairPoint), 2015 Pole Count and Conduit Data:  Mr. Aldrich moved to sign the Property Tax Abatement Denial for NNETO (FairPoint).  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

WARRANTS:

TAX COLLECTOR’S WARRANT, Property Tax Levy, Spring Billing 2016:  Mr. Aldrich moved to sign the Tax Collector’s Warrant – Property Tax Levy – State of New Hampshire – for the amount of $5,097,516.00.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

OLD BUSINESS:

Committee Appointment Notices:  The Selectboard signed the Committee Appointment documents; these appointments were previously approved.  There is still one vacancy for the WRAP Committee.

Employee Policy Handbook Update:  Mrs. Pschirrer continues to work on this handbook update.

Grant Curbing Gift:  An estimate was received from the Northcott CompanyBlanc and Bailey did not respond.  Mr. Dalessio will talk to Mr. Ray Boas about the cost for installing the granite curbing.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Walpole Tax Maps – Cost:  Mrs. Mansouri, on behalf of Galloway Realty, was asking about copies of the Walpole Tax Maps. The company cost is $225.00 if they want them.   

Thank You Letter from Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA):  The Selectboard acknowledged receipt of the Thank You letter from CASA for the Town’s appropriation of $500.00.

Thank You Letter from Big Brothers / Big Sisters of New Hampshire: The Selectboard acknowledged receipt of the Thank You letter from Big Brothers / Big Sisters of NH for the Town’s appropriation of $500.00.

Town Hall Kitchen Refrigerator: The Police Department would like to have the old Town Hall kitchen refrigerator.  The Selectboard approved this request.  Mr. Dalessio felt they need to come up with a procedure for disposing of Town equipment.

Fair Labor Standards Act Level of Over-timeMr. Dalessio reported that President Obama signed the Fair Labor Standards Act Level of Over-time document.  Municipal workers have different rules.  He will get a complete up-date about how to implement it.

RECESS SELECTBOARD MEETING:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to recess this Selectboard meeting.  The Selectboard will re-enter into the Hooper Trustees meeting.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved at 8:45 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 8:53 PM.

 

OTHER BUSINESS:

Pleasant Street SidewalkMrs. Downing found that Article 12 was voted on at the 2008 Town Meeting.  It states: “To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Sixty-Five Thousand Dollars ($65,000) to reconstruct and pave (in conjunction with Water Project) 440’ of Elm Street, with the underdrain and sidewalk 125’ of Pleasant Street with sidewalk and to Reconstruct and pave Russell Street, North Walpole with sidewalk (540 feet of Birch Street).”  This was not a non-lapsing article.  Mr. Dalessio will check with Attorney Hockensmith to see if the fact that it was to be in conjunction with the water project makes it non-lapsing.

Selectboard Meeting Change:  There was a consensus to change the Selectboard meeting of Thursday, June 9th, 2016, to Wednesday, June 8th, 2016, at 6:00 PM.  The students of the Walpole Leadership Academy will be attending this meeting.

North Street:  Mrs. Pschirrer reported that they received the report from Mr. Thayer Fellows on North Street.  Mr. Dalessio will tell the property owners who have come into meetings that they have the report.  This will be on next week’s Agenda.  Mr. Rau will be asked to attend.

Adjournment:

Mr. Dalessio moved to adjourn this Selectboard meeting.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 8:59 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

 

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