Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 12/15/16

TOWN OF WALPOLE

MEETING OF THE SELECTBOARD

DECEMBER 15, 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.

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION #1:

Mr. Aldrich moved to enter into a Non-Public Selectboard Session #1 pursuant to RSA 91-A:3 II to discuss (a) Personnel and (b) Hiring.  Mrs. Pschirrer seconded the motion and, on a roll call vote with all in favor, the motion was approved.

The regular meeting resumed at 6:37 PM.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved that the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session #1 of December 15, 2016, be sealed.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

 

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Accounts Payable check register in the amount of $1,530,894.30 for checks dated December 16, 2016.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

The above amount includes one check for the County Tax in the amount of $1,424,623.00.

PAYROLL:

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Payroll voucher for the week ending December 10, 2016, in the amount of $23,252.06 for checks dated December 16, 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 $4,924.05 for the week ending December 10, 2016.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

Mr. Dalessio mentioned Mr. Kreissle should look at the W-2 forms as the laws have changed.

 

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MEETING – December 8, 2016:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Minutes of the regular Selectboard meeting of December 8, 2016, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the Minutes were approved.

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION – December 8, 2016:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of December 8, 2016, as submitted.  These Minutes will remain sealed.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the Minutes were approved.

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION – December 12, 2016:  Mr. Aldrich moved to approve the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of December 12, 2016, as submitted.  These Minutes will remain sealed.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With all in favor, the Minutes were approved.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

The Selectboard received and reviewed Minutes of the following meetings:

  • Walpole Planning Board Meeting – December 13, 2016;
  • Connecticut River Joint Commission, Wantastiquet Subcommittee Annual Report – 2016.

 

NOTICE OF INTENT TO CUT WOOD OR TIMBER:

DALE HUBBARD, Old Drewsville Road, Map and Lot #010-022-001:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Notice of Intent to Cut Wood or Timber for Mr. Dale Hubbard.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

DALE HUBBARD, 21 Levi Lane, Map and Lot #010-019-000:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Notice of Intent to Cut Wood or Timber for Mr. Dale Hubbard.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

TIMBER YIELD TAX LEVY:

ELISSE McGUIRK, 167 Valley Road, Map and Lot #013-015-000:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Certification of Yield Taxes Assessed for the Tax Year April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017 for Elisse McGuirk in the amount of $3,396.36.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

ELISSE McGUIRK, Valley Road, Map and Lot #012-076-000: Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Certification of Yield Taxes Assessed for the Tax Year April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017 for Elisse McGuirk in the amount of $724.72.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

WARRANT – YIELD TAX LEVY:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Original Warrant, Yield Tax Levy, in the amount of $4,121.08.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

PROPERTY TAX REFUND:

MAP and LOT #001-015-006:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to grant the Property Tax Refund in the amount of $4,107.00 for the Tax Year 2016 for Map and Lot #001-015-006.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

SEWER LEVY:  

TAX COLLECTORS WARRANT – Sewer Levy:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Tax Collectors Warrant, Sewer Levy, State of New Hampshire to Sandra J. Smith, Collector of Taxes for Walpole, New Hampshire in said county in the amount of Four Thousand Ninety Dollars and 86 Cents ($4,090.86) and with interest at twelve (12%) percent per annum from December 15, 2015 thereafter all sums not paid on or before that date. And we further order you to remit all monies collected to the Town Treasurer, or to the Town Treasurer’s designee as provided by RSA 41:29, VI at least on a weekly basis, or daily whenever receipts total One Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($1,500.00) or more.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

DRAFT WARRANT ARTICLE re: ELDERLY TAX EXEMPTION: This Agenda item was put on-hold until the next meeting to allow time for additional research.

 

NEW BUSINESS: 

2017 Town Budget Mr. Kreissle gave the Selectboard a package with up-to-date information on the 2017 Town Budget.  It includes monthly reports on the General Fund, Water/Sewer, Revenues, and the Hooper.  The total budget at this time is $3,919,563.00 which is a 4.61% increase and about a

.3% decrease over last year’s budget.  It does not include Warrant Articles.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the 2017 budget as presented.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

Mr. Kreissle also provided a proposed list of Warrant Articles that was reviewed.  Total of Warrants as shown (assuming the leasing of loader) $470,700 ($458,700 assuming the purchasing of the loader is outright).  The Highway Loader (Capital Lease) Warrant will be sent to the DRA to be sure the wording is legal.  Mrs. Pschirrer mentioned if a new loader is not purchased the Town will be spending a lot of money on repairs as it should have been purchased about four years ago.

The Town will not need to apply for a Tax Anticipation Note (TAN) as previously discussed.  Right now they are about 14% under budget.  The check in the amount of $513,448.73 to the Fall Mountain Regional School District will be released this Friday.

A $4,700 variance in sewer is holding up the Town’s audit.  The auditors suspect it goes back to a previous audit a few years ago. However they want to resolve it.

At the Public Hearing on the 2017 proposed Budget, Mr. Dalessio would like to show the increase on the planned budget vs the actual spending.  It is actually a zero based budget.

Cemetery Deed for Howard and Judy Putnam:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to grant the Cemetery Deed for Lot #474 to Howard and Judy Putnam.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

Fire Warden Invoice:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve and authorize the Chair, Steven Dalessio, to sign the Fire Warden Invoice in the amount of $753.00 to the State of NH for reimbursement of the fire on Elm Street on December 5, 2016.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

Thank You Notes:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve and sign the Thank You note to Mr. Charles Montgomery for his work on the Fall Mountain Food Shelf Advisory Committee and to the Women of Walpole for the Christmas wreaths.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

Thank You Letter from FMEEA:  Mr. Dalessio acknowledged receipt of the Thank You letter from the Fall Mountain Educational Endowment Association.  They have re-booked the Town Hall for Saturday, November 18, 2017.

Thank You Note from Hurlburts and Lobers:  A Thank You note was received from the Hurlburts and Lobers.

Same Day Voter Registration Law: The Selectboard recognized receipt of a letter from the Jaffrey Town Moderator who wants them to talk about Same Day Voter Registration Law.    

Revaluation Meeting with DRA and Avitar:  The Selectboard asked Mrs. Downing to schedule the Revaluation Meeting the week of January 24th, 2017, preferably in the evening or no earlier than 2:00-to-3:00 PM.

 

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION #2:

Mr. Aldrich moved to enter into a Non-Public Selectboard Session pursuant to RSA 91-A:3 II to discuss (d) Acquisition, Sale or Lease of Real or Personal Property.  Mrs. Pschirrer seconded the motion and, on a roll call vote with all in favor, the motion was approved at 7:34 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 7:52 PM.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved that the Minutes of the December 15, 2016, Non-Public Selectboard Session #2 be sealed.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

 

RECESS SELECTBOARD MEETING:

Mr. Dalessio 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 7:57 PM.

 

ADJOURNMENT: Mr. Aldrich moved to adjourn this Selectboard meeting.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With all in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 7:58.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

 

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