Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 12/29/16

TOWN OF WALPOLE

MEETING OF THE SELECTBOARD

DECEMBER 29, 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.

 

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE: 

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Accounts Payable check register in the amount of $139,248.57 for checks dated December 30, 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 December 24, 2016, in the amount of $25,982.38 for checks dated December 30, 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 $5,928.37 for the week ending December 24, 2016.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

 

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MEETING – December 22, 2016:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Minutes of the regular Selectboard meeting of December 22, 2016, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the Minutes were approved.

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION – December 22, 2016:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of December 22, 2016, as submitted.  These Minutes will remain sealed.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the Minutes were approved.

SELECTBOARD SESSION – October 24, 2016:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Minutes of the Selectboard Session of October 24, 2016, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the Minutes were approved.

 

VETERANS TAX CREDIT:

Map and Lot # 011-017-000:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to grant the Veterans Tax Credit for Map and Lot # 011-017-000:  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

Map & Lot # 012-055-017:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to grant the Veterans Tax Credit and Veterans Disability Credit for Map and Lot # 012-055-017.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

Map & Lot # 028-091-000:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to grant the Veterans Disability Tax Credit for Map and Lot # 028-091-000.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

 

NOTICE OF INTENT TO CUT WOOD OR TIMBER:

Cummins Catherwood, Jr. and Tucker Gresh, 329 Maple Grove Road, Map and Lot # 009-006-000:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Notice of Intent to Cut Wood or Timber for Cummins Catherwood, Jr. and Tucker Gresh, off 329 Maple Grove Road, Map and Lot # 009-006-000, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

Cummins Catherwood, Jr. and Tucker Gresh, Maple Grove Road, Map and Lot # 009-008-000:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Notice of Intent to Cut Wood or Timber for Cummins Catherwood, Jr. and Tucker Gresh, off Maple Grove Road, Map and Lot # 009-008-000, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

Personnel Policy Handbook:  There was a consensus to keep the Personnel Policy Handbook on-hold until the next meeting.  It will be kept on the Agenda.

Draft Warrant Articles:  The Selectboard plan to finalize the Warrant Articles during the next regular meeting.  During the Planning Board meeting on January 10th, 2017, the members should finish the Accessory Dwelling Unit Warrant Article.  After all the Articles have been received the Selectboard will organize the Warrant.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

HealthTrust Application and Membership Agreement:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to authorize the Chair, Steven Dalessio, to sign the HealthTrust application and Membership Agreement.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to authorize the Chair, Steven Dalessio, to adopt and sign the HealthTrust Certificate of Authorizing Resolution.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

HealthTrust Cobra Administrative Services Agreement:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to authorize the Chair, Steven Dalessio, to sign the HealthTrust Cobra Administrative Services Agreement.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

HealthTrust Retiree Billing Administrative Services Agreement:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to authorize the Chair, Steven Dalessio, to sign the HealthTrust Retiree Billing Administrative Services Agreement.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

FairPoint Pole and/or Buried Conduit Agreement:  Mr. Dalessio reported that Mr. Mike Rau, Road Agent, agrees the FairPoint pole exists.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved that the Selectboard sign the FairPoint Pole and/or Buried Conduit Agreement.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

Veterans Memorial – Snow Clearing: A citizen filed a complaint regarding shoveling snow by the Veterans’ Memorial.  Mrs. Pschirrer will ask Mr. Rau to have someone shovel this area after all the other areas have been cleaned up after a storm.

Health Officer Appointment Mrs. Downing was unable to contact Dr. Shaw but left a message to ask if he will accept another Health Officer appointment as it has expired.

CDFA Notice of Block Grant Application Deadlines:  The Selectboard received a letter from the Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA).  Mr. Dalessio attended one of their meetings last year.  He suggested sending a copy to the Planning Board and to Mr. Mark Houghton at the Water/Sewer Department to see if they have an interest in applying for some of the grants being offered.

 

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 (d) Acquisition,. Sale or Lease of Real or Personal Property:  Mr. Aldrich seconded the motion and, on a roll call vote with all in favor, the motion was approved at 6:56 PM.

The regular meeting resumed at 7:04 PM.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved that the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of December 29, 2016, will be sealed.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With all in favor, the motion was approved.

 

RECESS SELECTBOARD MEETING:

Mr. Aldrich moved to recess the 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 at 7:05 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 7:18 PM.

 

OTHER BUSINESS:

2017 Proposed Budget and Warrant Articles Public Hearing:  The 2017 Proposed Budget and Warrant Articles Public Hearing is scheduled for February 16, 2017, at 6:00 PM.  Prior to this Public Hearing the Selectboard will hold their monthly Staff Meeting from 5:00-6:00 PM.  Following the Public Hearing the Selectboard will hold their regular weekly meeting. There will be no Public Business.  The dates to file candidacy with the Town Clerk are January 25th to February 3rd, 2017.

 

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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