Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 5/26/16

TOWN OF WALPOLE

MEETING OF THE SELECTBOARD

MAY 26, 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 two people in attendance.

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:

Mr. Aldrich moved to accept the Accounts Payable check register in the amount of $75,816.95 for checks dated May 27, 2016.  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 21, 2016, in the amount of $20,124.67 for checks dated May 27, 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 $4,390.33 for the week ending May 21, 2016.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

 

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MEETING – May 12, 2016 – Correction Request:  Mrs. Pschirrer advised that there should be a correction on page 3 of the May 12, 2016, Selectboard meeting minutes as follows:  the Selectboard received a Thank You letter from the “Cheshire YMCA” rather than the “Meeting Waters YMCA” for the Town’s donation to Camp Takodah.

SELECTBOARD MEETING – May 19, 2016:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Minutes of the Selectboard meeting of May 19, 2016, with the following spelling correction: page 1, line 8, change “he would not object is there was” to “he would not object if there was”.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the Minutes were approved.

STAFF MEETING – May 19, 2016:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Minutes of the Staff Meeting of May 19, 2016, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the Minutes were approved.

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION #1 – May 19, 2016:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session #1 of May 19, 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 – May 19, 2016:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session #2 of May 19, 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 17, 2016;
  • Zoning Board of Adjustment – May 18, 2016.

Mr. Dalessio advised that the Selectboard will comment on the Special Exception conditions for Mr. Eric Frink at a future ZBA meeting.

BUILDING PERMITS:

RASCAL BABY, LLC. Rascal Mountain Lane, Map & Lot #011-033-001: Mr. Aldrich moved to grant Building Permit No. 2016-18 for Rascal Baby LLC to “Construct a 24’ x 24’, 3 story attached silo”, as submitted.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

SHELDON and JENNIFER SCOTT, 676 County Road, Map & Lot #005-035-000:  Mr. Aldrich moved to grant Building Permit No. 2016-19 for Sheldon and Jennifer Scott to “Install a ground mounted photovoltaic system”, as submitted.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

PETER GRAVES, County Road, Map & Lot #005-010-000:  Mr. Aldrich moved to grant Building Permit No. 2016-20 for Peter Graves to “Build a 16’ x 28’ Horse Barn”, as submitted.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

ROBERT and PATRICIA MALILA, 38 Crehore Road, Map & Lot #003-043-000:  Mr. Aldrich moved to grant Building Permit No. 2016-21 for Robert and Patricia Malila to “Convert part of house into a garage”, as submitted.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With all in favor, the motion was approved. 

IVAR and EMILY FRITHSEN, 507 Wentworth Road, Map & Lot #005-002-007:  Mr. Aldrich moved to grant Building Permit No. 2016-22 for Ivar and Emily Frithsen to “Construct a 24’ x 12’, 1 story shed”, as submitted.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With all in favor, the motion was approved. 

HUGH and STEPHANIE MONTGOMERY, 153 Ramsey Hill Road, Map & Lot #010-038-001:  There was a consensus of the Selectboard to put Building Permit #2016-23 on-hold pending receipt of additional information.    

LETTERS TO BE SIGNED:

JACK and BARBARA FRAUNFELDER, re: Thank You Note for Refrigerator:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to send a Thank You letter to Jack and Barbara Fraunfelder for the refrigerator they have donated to the Town.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved. 

JACK and NANCY NEARY, re: Pleasant Street Sidewalk:  Mrs. Pschirrer wrote a letter to Mr. & Mrs. Neary as a result of the discussion during the meeting last week.

Mr. Aldrich moved to sign the letter to Jack and Nancy Neary regarding the sidewalk on Pleasant Street.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

Hooper Institute Youth Employee Job Descriptions:  These will be discussed at the next meeting.

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

Granite Curbing Gift:  Mr. Dalessio is going to talk to Mr. Ray Boas about his offer for granite curbing from the church to his driveway.  No decisions have been made.

NEW BUSINESS:

Town of Walpole Expenditure Comparison Report by Department:  The Selectboard reviewed the Expenditure Comparison Report.  Mr. Dalessio advised that they are now going into their high expense time of the year.  He asked Mr. Rich Kreissle to add a second page to the monthly report for the Warrant Articles.  It looks like everything the Department Heads asked for are capable of being done within the $88,000.00 budgeted.  He asked that they hold off on the doors until all the roofs are done.

Mrs. Pschirrer suggested that a letter be written to the Women of Walpole to ask if they would consider donating a microwave for the kitchen as they have been interested in the refurbishing of the Town Hall kitchen.  Mrs. Downing pointed out that the window in the kitchen needs to be replaced and the frame repaired; she will get a quote.  Mr. Houghton was going to take care of the dishwasher.  Mrs. Pschirrer said that they really want to finish the kitchen.  Mr. Dalessio noted that it needs to be done by the end of this year or they will lose the balance of the money set aside for this project.

Thank You Letter from Hooper Hill Hoppers Snowmobile Club:  The Selectboard acknowledged receipt of the Thank You letter from the Hooper Hill Hoppers Snowmobile Club for allowing them access to the land.

NH Department of Environmental Services; Letter of Compliance:  A letter of compliance was received from the DES to advise that RMI has addressed the noted bio-solids deficiencies.  A copy of the letter will be forwarded to the Conservation Commission.

NH Department of Labor Inspection Report of April 20, 2016:  A letter was received from the NH Department of Labor relative to the Inspection Report of April 20, 2016.  The last violations at the Police Station have been taken care of.  Mr. Dalessio will draft the response letter for next week.

Drug Testing for Youth Workers:  The Selectboard had a discussion about having seasonal employees who have direct contact with the youth be drug tested and have background checks; it would be all the pool employees and camp workers.  This would not be required for the employees who do not manage other youth.  Mr. Dalessio felt that all seasonal employees of the pool will require drug testing prior to the start of work. Background checks will be required at the State level.  This will also apply to camp counselors.  Mr. Dalessio asked Mrs. Downing to start looking for an on-line video or buy a CD or DVD for youth protection training.   Primex might have something that can be used.                        

NHMA Workshops – re: Hosting:  Mr. Kreissle would like to offer our facility to the New Hampshire Municipal Association to do Workshops.  The Selectboard had no objections.  A screen and projector will be purchased as funding was included in the budget.

Employee Pool Passes:   Following a discussion the Selectboard agreed that Town employees and their immediate family members are eligible for free pool passes.  Mrs. Pschirrer will add this to the Employee Policy Handbook up-date.

Hazard Waste and Drinking Water Informational Mailing:  The Selectboard discussed options for doing large mailings.  Mr. Dalessio recommended that they call Mr. Gary Henderson in Putney at Five (5) Maples as they do bulk mailings.  Mrs. Downing will check on this.           

Primex Schedule of Exposures Summary:  The Selectboard reviewed the Primex Schedule of Exposures Summary.  Mrs. Downing pointed out that the deadline is next week.  Mr. Dalessio felt they should attempt to have more accurate figures.  There are no fire trucks.  Mrs. Pschirrer thought the assessment for the Hooper Institute was high.  Mr. Dalessio recommended that they make some copies and distribute them to the Department Heads and ask them to verify the buildings, vehicles and equipment and add anything that is missing.  Mr. Mark Houghton will be asked to check if the values of the water and sewer items are realistic.  Mr. Dalessio is concerned about the value of contents.  It would be interesting to see if the building values are close to the Avitar values.

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 and (c) Reputations.  Mr. Aldrich seconded the motion and, on a roll call vote with all in favor, the motion was approved at 7:45 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 8:06 PM.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved that the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard session of May 26, 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 8:29 PM.

OTHER BUSINESS:

Safety Repairs: The Selectboard members decided to put safety repairs in the Department line items even if it will cause an over-ride in that line for now.  This is due to the fact that these were not included in their budgets.  It will be easier to keep track of these safety repairs and the cost.

Walpole Leadership Academy:  Mr. Dalessio mentioned that at the Walpole Leadership Academy students will be attending the Selectboard meeting on June 8th.  He will let the Selectboard know what the format will be at the next meeting. This meeting will be held in the Meeting Room due to the number of people that could attend.  This meeting will begin at 6:00 PM.

North Street: The Selectboard reviewed the report from Mr. Fellows on the North Street area drainage problems.  He outlined three options.  Mrs. Pschirrer will discuss this with Mr. RauMr. Wallace will be notified that the report has been received and will be discussed at the next Selectboard meeting on June 2nd.  He will be asked to notify the other property owners that are affected by this problem.

Memorial Day:  There will be a Memorial Day parade and service on Monday, May 30th.  It will start at 11:30 AM.  Mrs. Pschirrer will be the guest speaker.

ADJOURNMENT:

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to adjourn this meeting.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 8:44 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

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