Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 12/22/16

TOWN OF WALPOLE
MEETING OF THE SELECTBOARD
DECEMBER 22, 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 $592,302.30 for checks dated December 23, 2016. Seconded by Mr. Aldrich. With all in favor, the motion was approved.
The above amount includes a monthly payment in the amount of $535,300.00 to the Fall Mountain Regional School District.

PAYROLL:
Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Payroll voucher for the week ending December 17, 2017, in the amount of $24,911.10 for checks dated December 23, 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 $5,787.06 for the week ending December 17, 2016. Seconded by Mr. Aldrich. With all in favor, the motion was approved.

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:
SELECTBOARD MEETING
– December 15, 2016: Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Minutes of the regular Select-board meeting of December 15, 2016, as submitted. Seconded by Mr. Aldrich. With all in favor, the Minutes were approved.

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION #1 – December 15, 2016: Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session #1 of December 15, 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 – December 15, 2016: Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session #2 of December 15, 2016, as submitted. These Minutes will remain sealed. Seconded by Mr. Aldrich. With all in favor, the Minutes were approved.

STAFF MEETING – December 15, 2016: Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Minutes of the Staff Meeting of December 15, 2016, as submitted. Seconded by Mr. Aldrich. With all in favor, the Minutes were approved.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:
The Selectboard received and reviewed Minutes of the following meeting:
• North Walpole Village District Board of Commissioners Meeting – December 6, 2016.

VETERANS TAX CREDIT:
Map & Lot # 008-013-000: Mrs. Pschirrer moved to grant the Veterans Tax Credit for Map and Lot # 008-013-000. Seconded by Mr. Aldrich. With all in favor, the motion was approved.

Map & Lot # 008-065-000: Mrs. Pschirrer moved to decline approval for the Veterans Tax Credit for Map and Lot # 008-065-000. This applicant does not meet the service requirements. Seconded by Mr. Aldrich. With all in favor, the motion was approved.

Map & Lot # 012-006-000: Mrs. Pschirrer moved to grant the Veterans Tax Credit for Map and Lot # 012-006-000. Seconded by Mr. Aldrich. With all in favor, the motion was approved.

ABATEMENTS – WATER AND SEWER:
Map & Lot # 027-008-000: Mrs. Pschirrer moved to grant the Abatement for Sewer in the amount of $56.00 for Map and Lot # 027-008-000. Seconded by Mr. Aldrich. With all in favor, the motion was approved.

Map & Lot # 029-001-000: Mrs. Pschirrer moved to grant the Abatement for Sewer in the amount of $27.27 for Map and Lot # 029-001-000. Seconded by Mr. Aldrich. With all in favor, the motion was approved.

Map & Lot # 019-054-000: Mrs. Pschirrer moved to grant the Abatement for Water in the amount of $3.78 and Sewer in the amount of $3.36 for Map and Lot # 019-054-000. Seconded by Mr. Aldrich. With all in favor, the motion was approved.

Map & Lot # 030-005-000: Mrs. Pschirrer moved to grant the Abatement for Sewer in the amount of $90.50 for Map and Lot # 030-005-000. Seconded by Mr. Aldrich. With all in favor, the motion was approved.

Map & Lot # 012-015-000: Mrs. Pschirrer moved to grant the Abatement for Water in the amount of $392.30 for Map and Lot # 012-015-000. Seconded by Mr. Aldrich. With all in favor, the motion was approved.

Map & Lot # 019-069-000: Mrs. Pschirrer moved to grant the Abatement for Water in the amount of $63.00 and Sewer in the amount of $56.00 for Map and Lot # 019-069-000. Seconded by Mr. Aldrich. With all in favor, the motion was approved.

PROPERTY TAX ABATEMENT with REFUND:
Map and Lot # 013-016-001: Mrs. Pschirrer moved to grant the Property Tax Abatement with Refund in the amount of $2,138.71for Map and Lot # 013-016-001 for the 2015 Tax Year; this includes the accrued interest. Seconded by Mr. Aldrich. With all in favor, the motion was approved.

Map and Lot # 013-016-001: Mrs. Pschirrer moved to grant the Property Tax Abatement with Refund in the amount of $2,152.24 for Map and Lot # 013-016-001 for the 2016 Tax Year. Seconded by Mr. Aldrich. With all in favor, the motion was approved.

PROPERTY TAX REFUNDS:
Map and Lot # 012-036-000: Mrs. Pschirrer moved to grant the Property Tax Refund in the amount of $60.00 for Map and Lot # 012-036-000. This was the result of an over-payment. Seconded by Mr. Aldrich. With all in favor, the motion was approved.

Map and Lot # 006-002-000: Mrs. Pschirrer moved to grant the Property Tax Refund in the amount of $2,542.00 for Map and Lot # 006-002-000. This was the result of an over-payment. Seconded by Mr. Aldrich. With all in favor, the motion was approved.

OLD BUSINESS:
Personnel Policy Handbook: There was a consensus of the Selectboard to put this on-hold. It will be on the Agenda for the next meeting.

Draft Warrant Article re: Elderly Tax Exemption: The Selectboard felt this draft met their approval. It will be a Warrant Article.

 

NEW BUSINESS
2017 Town Budget Donation Request: Mr. Ernie Vose had made a request to change the appropriation for the Cheshire YMCA from $500 to $1,000.

Forest Fire Invoices – Gove Road in Acworth: Mrs. Pschirrer moved to authorize Mr. Steven Dalessio, Chair of the Selectboard, to sign the Forest Fire Invoice for Gove Road in the Town of Acworth . Seconded by Mr. Aldrich. With all in favor, the motion was approved.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to authorize Mr. Steven Dalessio, Chair of the Selectboard, to sign the second Forest Fire Invoice for the Town of Acworth. Seconded by Mr. Aldrich. With all in favor, the motion was approved.

Draft Warrant Articles: The Selectboard reviewed and discussed the Warrant Articles that Mrs. Pschirrer had drafted.

Thank You Note for Adam Terrell: The Selectboard approved and signed the Thank You note for Adam Terrell for decorating the gazebo for the holidays.

Genealogical Book re: Clarence Jeffrey, Jr.: Mr. Jeffrey grew up in Walpole. Recently a genealogical book was sent to the office. The Selectboard will send him an acknowledgement for the book.

 

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION:
Mr. Aldrich moved to enter into a Non-Public Selectboard Session pursuant to RSA 91-A:3 II to discuss (a) Personnel, (b) Hiring and (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 7:10 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 7:23 PM.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved that the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of December 22, 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 7:28 PM.

 

OTHER BUSINESS:

ADJOURNMENT:
Mrs. Pschirrer moved to adjourn this Selectboard meeting. Seconded by Mr. Aldrich. With all in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 7:35 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

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