Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 6/30/16

TOWN OF WALPOLE

MEETING OF THE SELECTBOARD

JUNE 30, 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 $219,025.56 for checks dated July 1, 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 June 25, 2016, in the amount of $25,834.26 for checks dated July 1, 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 $5,476.75 for the week ending June 25, 2016.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MEETING – June 16, 2016:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Minutes of the Selectboard meeting of June 16, 2016, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the Minutes were approved.

SELECTBOARD MEETING – June 23, 2016:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Minutes of the Selectboard meeting of June 23, 2016, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the Minutes were approved.

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION – June 23, 2016:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of June 23, 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:

  • Walpole Zoning Board of Adjustment – June 16, 2016;
  • Walpole Planning Board Workshop – June 28, 2016.

BUILDING PERMIT:

PUTNAM FAMILY REVOCABLE TRUST, 768 Valley Road, Map & Lot #011-043-004:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve Building Permit No. 2016-26 for the Putnam Family Revocable Trust / Bruce A. & Tammie F. Putnam to “Demolish an existing 12’ x 8’ Sugarhouse and construct a new 14’ x 32’ 1 story Sugarhouse with storage loft in back half”, as submitted.  This Building Permit replaces No. 2016-10.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

 

ABATEMENT – Property:

78 WHITCOMB ROAD, LLC, PO Box 276, Map & Lot #025-009-000:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Notice of Property Tax Abatement for 78 Whitcomb Road, LLC in the amount of $109.40.  This is to abate interest on 2015 taxes.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

TIMBER TAX WARRANTS and YIELD TAXES ASSESSED:

WALPOLE D and D, 97 Reservoir Road, Map & Lot #008-015-009:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Original Warrant for Timber Tax Levy and Certification of Yield Taxes Assessed for Walpole D and D, Inc. in the amount of $34.21.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

WALPOLE D and D, 97 Reservoir Road, Map & Lot #008-015-001:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Original Warrant for Timber Tax Levy and Certification of Yield Taxes Assessed for Walpole D and D, Inc. in the amount of $329.64.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

BERNARD SHERWIN, 220 County Road, Map & Lot #008-042-000:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Original Warrant for Timber Tax Levy and Certification of Yield Taxes Assessed for Bernard Sherwin in the amount of $620.83. Seconded by Mr. Aldrich. With all in favor, the motion was approved.

ORIGINAL WARRANT TIMBER TAX LEVY:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Original Warrant Timber Tax Levy in the total amount of $984.68 for the following:

  • Walpole D and D, Map & Lot #008-015-009;
  • Walpole D and D, Map & Lot #008-015-001;
  • Bernard Sherwin, Map & Lot #008-042-000;

Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

OLD BUSINESS:

Written Response to Police Station Safety Audit:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve and sign the letter to the State of New Hampshire, Department of Labor, with reference to FID #20358779, written June 30, 2016, pointing out that the Town has corrected all the violations that Inspector Perry found at the Police Station.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

Pleasant Street Signage and StripingMr. Neary was unable to attend this meeting but will be back next week.  Mrs. Pschirrer felt it was clear to Mr. Rau that the Town will add striping at the edge of the road but there will be no sidewalk on Pleasant Street.

Gazebo Repairs: Mrs. Downing is in the process of waiting for other quotes for repairs to the Gazebo.  The Selectboard discussed additional damage that occurred from a recent rental.  They did not have permission to take a section down or put steps in.  Their deposit will not be returned.

Mr. Dalessio moved to increase the deposit for rentals of the Town Hall and Gazebo from $50.00 to $200.00.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

The Selectboard discussed adding a $50.00 surcharge for use of the kitchen to recover some of the renovation costs however no decision was made at this time.

Town Hall Kitchen:  Mrs. Pschirrer advised that Mrs. Andrea Goins emailed her to report that the Women of Walpole would like to contribute $400.00 toward the purchase of two home-type (not commercial) micro-waves.  They would buy them and bring them to the Town Hall if the Selectboard would approve this.

Mr. Dalessio moved to approve having the Women of Walpole buy two micro-waves for the Town Hall kitchen.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

Mr. Dalessio mentioned that they have to ask Mr. Mark Houghton about the purchase of a commercial dishwasher for the kitchen as the funds need to be spent this year.

South Entrance Handicap Access Railing Repair: The Selectboard is waiting for quotes for the repairs to the railing.

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

Town of Walpole non-DOT Drug Testing Policy: Mr. Dalessio is working on a Drug Testing policy.

North Road:  The Selectboard scheduled a site walk with Mr. Caskins on North Road for Wednesday, July 6th at 4:30 PM.

NEW BUSINESS:

Credit Cards Accounts Administrator Letter: Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve and sign the letter that the Selectboard makes Mr. Rich W. Kreissle the administrator for the Town’s credit cards held by the Department Directors.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

Cemetery Deed, Lot D515 for Keith Sanctuary:  Mr. Dalessio moved to approve the Cemetery Deed for Lot D515 for Keith Sanctuary.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

Cemetery Deed, Lot D443 for William and Myong-Hee Skofield: Mr. Dalessio moved to approve the Cemetery Deed for Lot D443 for William and Myong-Hee Skofield.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

2016 Forest Fire Warden Deputy / Reappointments:  Mr. Dalessio moved to re-appoint Mr. William E. Houghton as the Forest Fire Warden and to re-appoint the following Deputy Forest Fire Wardens:  Harry Boynton, Michael Flynn, Arthur (Jay) French III, Steven Grenier, Edward C. Hasselman, Mark E. Houghton, and Richard Hurlburt plus the appointment of William Crawford.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

Boston Post Cane – New Recipient:  The Selectboard talked about running an ad in the Clarion and Walpolean to advise that they are looking for the oldest Walpole resident.  This resident will be the new recipient of the Boston Post Cane. If interested, contact the Selectboard office with your name and date of birth.  The ad will also include a note asking if anyone’s relative had been the recipient in the past that they notify the Selectboard office.  The Selectboard would like to have a plaque in the Town Hall with their names on it.

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, (b) Hiring and (e) Pending Claims or Litigation.  Mr. Aldrich seconded the motion and, on a roll call vote by all in favor, the motion was approved at 7:06 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 7:14 PM.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved that the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of June 30, 2016, will 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 7:30 PM.

OTHER BUSINESS:

Vilas Bridge and the Town of Walpole Wastewater Mr. Dalessio would say there is no immediate concern on the part of the Selectboard that our wastewater will stop flowing across the Vilas Bridge but the Selectboard does think it is prudent that they take steps to move the wastewater lines from going across the Vilas Bridge.  The Selectboard will look for alternatives.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to request that Mr. Mark Houghton begin preliminary engineering on connecting South Walpole Force Main to North Walpole Collection System.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

ADJOURNMENT:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to adjourn this meeting.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 7:34 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

2 thoughts on “Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 6/30/16

  1. Jack Neary 07/09/2016 at 11:03 AM Reply

    Hi Lil,   May We please see the 6/23 minutes?   Jack Neary

    • Lil 07/09/2016 at 11:45 AM Reply

      i have not seen them yet. Will contact Sarah on Monday.

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