TOWN OF WALPOLE
MEETING OF THE SELECTBOARD
JANUARY 19, 2017
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.
Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Accounts Payable check register in the amount of $613,019.75 for checks dated January 20, 2017. Seconded by Mr. Aldrich. With three Selectboard members in favor, the motion was approved.
(Note: The above amount includes a monthly payment in the amount of $535,300.00 to the Fall Mountain Regional School District.)
Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Payroll voucher for the week ending January 14, 2017, in the amount of $20,459.70, for checks dated January 20, 2017. Seconded by Mr. Aldrich. With three Selectboard members 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 $4,281.89 for the week ending January 14, 2017. Seconded by Mr. Aldrich. With three Selectboard members in favor, the motion was approved.
SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:
SELECTBOARD MEETING – January 12, 2017: Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Minutes of the regular Selectboard meeting of January 12, 2017, as submitted. Seconded by Mr. Aldrich. Mr. Dalessio noted a change on page 3, Trust Funds, change “Mr. Dalessio looked at the Trust Fund” to “Mr. Dalessio looked at the Capital Reserve Trust Fund”. With three Selectboard members in favor, the Minutes were approved.
The Selectboard received and reviewed Minutes of the following meetings:
- Walpole Planning Board – January 10, 2017;
- Walpole Fire District Budget Hearing.
Mr. Dalessio noted the Selectboard would make their suggestions for corrections directly to the Walpole Planning Board for their January 10, 2017, meeting minutes.
Walpole Fire District: The Walpole Fire District scheduled their Public Hearing on the Budget for Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 at 7:00 PM at the Walpole Fire Station.
Warrant Articles: Mr. Dalessio reported the Selectboard and Mr. Kreissle continue to make minor changes and need to finish editing.
Town Hall Rental Fall Mtn. Class of 1997: It had previously been agreed that the Fall Mtn. Class of 1997 would be required to purchase TULIP insurance coverage for their rental of the Town Hall. There was a consensus of the Selectboard to charge them the Resident Fee.
Citizen’s “Complaints”: Mrs. Edkins noted that previously Citizen’s “Complaints” were known as Citizen’s “Reports”. The Selectboard agreed that this change be made to “Citizen’s Reports”.
Recreation Committee – Request: A request was received from Mr. Justin Cassarino, on behalf of the Recreation Committee, to purchase new uniforms for the Winter Basketball League. The current uniforms are oversized and the screen printing is starting to peel off on both sides. The total cost for the reversible uniforms is $1,347. The Recreation Committee all agreed to ask if they could use the Revolving Fund to purchase these uniforms.
Mrs. Pschirrer moved to grant permission for the Recreation Committee to purchase new uniforms, as described in their letter, for the Winter Basketball League for the amount of $1,347 and to use their Revolving Fund for payment. Seconded by Mr. Aldrich. With three Selectboard members in favor, the motion was approved.
Public Hearing on Westberg Property: The Public Hearing on the Westberg property is scheduled for Thursday, January 26, 2017, at 6:00 PM in the Walpole Town Hall.
Mrs. Pschirrer received a letter from Attorney Mark Iacono, attorney for the Westberg Estate. She would like to send it to Attorney Jeremy Hockensmith to make him aware of this.
Parking Lot: Mrs. Pschirrer has a copy of the lease on the parking lot from Mascoma Bank but no one has been able to find an up-dated lease that should have occurred in 2012 and now in 2017. She will continue to pursue resolving this matter. Mrs. Downing will be asked to start two files; one on the parking lot leases and the second one for the Warranty Deed on the Leaning House property that was given to the Town.
Zoning Board Letters Dated January 2017 (To and From Patricia Rodrigues): The Selectboard acknowledged receipt of several various documents from Patricia Rodrigues. This is still a Zoning Board issue. Mr. Dalessio advised the ZBA made a decision and Ms. Rodrigues (a Westmoreland resident) has the right to go to the Superior Court with it. Mrs. Pschirrer mentioned the ZBA has sent a letter to Ms. Rodrigues / John Corduff.
EFT Payroll Direct Deposit Dates: Mr. Dalessio reported that Mr. Rich Kreissle will have to change the procedure for direct deposits of payroll. They will now have to go in the bank for Friday deposits. Previously bank deposits were made before paper checks were issued on a Friday. Both have to be done on the same day. It is a timing issue for direct deposits. The employees will be given a notice that this will be effective on Friday, February 3rd, 2017.
Worksheet from USDA-NRCS: Mrs. Edkins reported this document used to go to the Water Department and Mr. Mark Houghton would sign it and send it back. Christian Gowdy now uses the area near the river well for organic farming.
Mrs. Pschirrer moved to allow the Chair of the Selectboard, Steven Dalessio, to sign this USDA-NRCS form. Seconded by Mr. Aldrich. With three Selectboard members 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. Mr. Dalessio seconded the motion. With three Selectboard members in favor, the motion was approved at 7:03 PM.
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. Mrs. Pschirrer seconded the motion and, on a roll call vote with three Selectboard members in favor, the motion was approved.
The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 7:56 PM.
Mrs. Pschirrer moved that the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of January 19, 2017, be sealed. Seconded by Mr. Aldrich. With three Selectboard members in favor, the motion was approved.
Mr. Aldrich moved to adjourn this meeting. Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer. With all in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 7:58 PM.
Regina Borden, Recording Secretary