Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 9/1/16

TOWN OF WALPOLE

MEETING OF THE SELECTBOARD

SEPTEMBER 1, 2016

 

Selectboard Present:     Steven Dalessio (Chair); Peggy Pschirrer; Whitney 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 three people in attendance.

 

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Accounts Payable check register in the amount of $116,971.84 for checks dated September 2, 2016. Seconded by Mr. Aldrich. With all in favor, the motion was approved.

PAYROLL:

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Payroll voucher for the week ending August 27, 2016, in the amount of $25,118.63 for checks dated September 2, 2016. Seconded by Mr. Aldrich. With all in favor, the motion was approved.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the electronic fund transfer for the 941 Employer Taxes for Withholding, MEDI and FICA taxes in the amount of $5,327.17 for the week ending August 27, 2016. Seconded by Mr. Aldrich. With all in favor, the motion was approved.

 

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MEETING – August 25, 2016: Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Minutes of the regular Selectboard meeting of August 25, 2016, as submitted. Seconded by Mr. Aldrich. With all in favor, the Minutes were approved.

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION #1 – August 25, 2016: Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session #1 of August 25, 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 – August 25, 2016: Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session #2 of August 25, 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 meeting:

  • Walpole Planning Board Workshop Meeting – August 23, 2016

 

PUBLIC BUSINESS:

Mr. Bill Daher: Mr. Daher inquired about zoning requirements that would apply to his property off Route 12 if he were to consider some remodeling to a portion of his barn. It would not change the foot-print. Mr. Dalessio pointed out that it is a Commercial District so there are no restrictions. Unless the project is more than $10,000 he might not have to go before the Planning Board for Site Plan approval but it would be a neighborly gesture to have an informational consultation with the Planning Board to make them aware of his plans. It would be subject to a Building Permit from the Selectboard when the time comes.

 

SUMMARY INVENTORY OF VALUATION:

MS-1: Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve and sign the MS-1, 2016 Summary Inventory of Valuation, document for prevue only. Seconded by Mr. Aldrich. With all in favor, the motion was approved.

MS-IV – Walpole Fire Village District and North Walpole Village: Mrs. Pschirrer moved to allow Mrs. Sarah Downing to sign the MS-VI for the Walpole Fire Village District and the MS-IV for the North Walpole Village. Seconded by Mr. Aldrich. With all in favor, the motion was approved.

Mr. Dalessio pointed out that the Selectboard feel the “Walpole Fire Village District” should be clarified as the “South Walpole Fire Village District”.

 

TAX ABATEMENTS:

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Church Street / Rt. 12, Map & Lot #027-005-000: Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve and sign the Abatement for Property Taxes for the State of New Hampshire, Department of Transportation, as they do not pay LUCT bills for property taken out of current use by eminent domain from a prior owner in the amount of $320.00. Seconded by Mr. Aldrich. With all in favor, the motion was approved.

SONYA A. KISSEL, 1 Hogan Lane, Map & Lot #016-005-MH01: Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve and sign the Abatement for Property Taxes for Sonya A. Kissel in the amount of $72.40 plus any interest accrued. Seconded by Mr. Aldrich. With all in favor, the motion was approved.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

Employee and Volunteer Appreciation Picnic – Sept. 25: Mrs. Pschirrer moved to allow the Open Container Permit for the consumption of alcoholic beverages to be waived at the Employee and Volunteer Appreciation Picnic to be held on September 25, 2016, from Noon to no later than 6:00 PM. Seconded by Mr. Aldrich. With all in favor, the motion was approved. .

Abatement Permission to Rescind. Mr. Dalessio advised that during the July 21, 2016, meeting the Selectboard moved that Mrs. Sarah Downing be given permission to sign all Abatements under $100.00. Mrs. Smith pointed out that in accordance with State law the Selectboard cannot allow the Manager of Administration to sign all Abatements under $100.00.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to withdraw this approval for the Manager of Administration to approve all Abatements under $100.00 but to allow her to sign only the Water and Sewer Abatements under $100.00. Seconded by Mr. Aldrich. With all in favor, the motion was approved.

Town Dental Coverage: Mrs. Downing reported that Ms. Melissa Hopf, Representative from the Health Trust, will be able to visit with the Selectboard to make a presentation. Mrs. Pschirrer would like to see something, in writing, preferably ahead of her visit.

Boston Post Cane: Mrs. Downing was asked to do a follow-up with Ms. Charmian Trundle to see if she is willing to be the participant of the Boston Post Cane. If so, ask her what date she would prefer to attend a Selectboard meeting at 6:15 PM. Mr. Ray Boas will be notified of this date and asked to attend to take a photo.

Building and Demolition Permit; Water and Sewer Rate Posting: Mr. Dalessio had no problems with the rates. The Building and Demolition Permit is still a work-in-progress.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve posting the Water and Sewer rates. Seconded by Mr. Aldrich. With all in favor, the motion was approved. .

708 Main Street: The Selectboard agreed to take this off the agenda until there is some activity on the property.  

Thornton and Associates Compensation Survey: There was a consensus of the Selectboard to not participate in this Thornton and Associates Compensation Survey as it is lengthy and a lot of it does not pertain to the Town of Walpole.

Mary McMahon – Abatement Appeal: Mrs. Pschirrer had put together a time line with some facts and figures on this Abatement. The Selectboard would like to make arrangements to set the date for the mediation for October 27, 2016.

Sewer Liens: Mrs. Edkins is working on a note regarding the Sewer Liens for the Selectboard. Mr. Dalessio would still like to schedule a meeting with Mrs. Linda Edkins, Mr. Mark Houghton and Mrs. Sandra Smith.

Revised Town Hall Rental Information and Rental Agreements: Mrs. Pschirrer had provided a list of all the not-for-profit groups. Mr. Dalessio noted that they should have the flexibility to add and subtract groups/people on the list. Scheduling of Town facilities goes through this office. Preference should be given to regular and appointed Boards. All renters must complete and sign a Rental Agreement.   The Selectboard reviewed the document for Definitions of User and Renter; Scheduling of Town Facilities; Rental Agreement and Insurance. Under Insurance, number 2, it was agreed to change “request” to “waive” insurance.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the policy on Rental Agreements for the Town of Walpole with the condition that under Insurance, number 2, that “request” be changed to “waive” insurance. Seconded by Mr. Aldrich. With all in favor, the motion was approved.

Leases and Contracts: One more contract has been submitted to the Selectboard office. Mr. Dalessio recommended that this now be turned over to Mr. Kreissle as it is a finance function. Mrs. Pschirrer would like someone to find a copy of the Parking Lot Agreement as it comes up for renewal in 2017.

Primex Renewal – January 2017: Mr. Rich Kreissle is working on this Primex renewal.

Town Hall Handyman: This will now be taken off the Agenda as a Handyman has been hired. Quotes for various projects are being worked on.

Ramp Repair Update: This will now be taken off the agenda as a contractor has been awarded the project. Mrs. Downing will do a follow-up with Keene Construction on Friday as it needs to be repaired prior to Primary Election Day. The ramp is a handicapped requirement.

Employee Policy Handbook Update: Mrs. Pschirrer reported that the committee is meeting on September 20th to continue work on the Handbook Update.

Draft Warrant Article – Elderly Tax Exemption: The Selectboard will work on drafting a Warrant Article for the Elderly Tax Exemptions to be voted on at the next Annual Town Meeting.

Town Seal: This will be removed from the agenda until more research can be done.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Walpole Old Home Day Funding Request: The Walpole Old Home Days activities will be held in 2017. Mr. Dalessio moved to approve the Walpole Old Home Days Committee request for $2,500.00 subject to Mr. Kreissle, Manager of Finance, reviewing his budget and making a recommendation on which budget line it will be taken from. Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer. With all in favor, the motion was approved.

Court Appointed Special Advocates Funding Request: This request from CASA will be given to Mr. Kreissle to be put in the file for the next budget.

 

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 7:44 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 7:59 PM.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved that the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of September 1, 2016, be sealed. Seconded by Mr. Aldrich. With all in favor, the motion was approved.

RECESS SELECTBOARD MEETING:

Mr. Aldrich moved to recess this Selectboard meeting. The Selectboard will enter into a meeting as the Hooper Trustees. Seconded by Mr. Dalessio. With all in favor, the motion was approved.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 8:15 PM

ADJOURNMENT:

Mr. Aldrich moved to adjourn this Selectboard meeting. Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer. With all in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 8:16 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

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