Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 1/26/17

TOWN OF WALPOLE

MEETING OF THE SELECTBOARD

JANUARY 26, 2017

 

Selectboard Present:     Steven Dalessio (Chair); Peggy Pschirrer; Whitney Aldrich

CALL TO ORDER: Mr. Dalessio called this Selectboard meeting to order at 6:40 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 five people in attendance.

 

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE: 

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Accounts Payable check register in the amount of $6,342.74 for checks dated January 27, 2017.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Mr. Aldrich and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

PAYROLL:

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Payroll voucher for the week ending January 21, 2017, in the amount of $24,500.68 for checks dated January 27, 2017.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Mr. Aldrich and Mr. Dalessio 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 $5,368.56 for the week ending January 21, 2017.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Mr. Aldrich and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MEETING – January 19, 2017:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Minutes of the regular Selectboard meeting of January 19, 2017, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Mr. Aldrich and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Minutes were approved.

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION – January 19, 2017:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard session of January 19, 2017, as submitted.  These Minutes will remain sealed.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Mr. Aldrich and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Minutes were approved.

STAFF MEETING – January 19, 2017:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Minutes of the Staff Meeting of January 19, 2017, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Mr. Aldrich and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Minutes were approved.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

The Selectboard received and reviewed Minutes of the following meetings:

  • Walpole Zoning Board of Adjustment – January 18, 2017;
  • Walpole Planning Board Workshop – January 24, 2017.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

Letter to Kathy Depasquale:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to sign the letter to Kathy Depasquale who has concerns on the intersection of Middle Street and Main Street.  The Selectboard asked Road Agent, Mike Rau, to mark parking places on Main Street and leave the required space from the intersection open.  Further, they can put a sign “No parking here to corner”.  Middle Street is a narrow street so parking should be on only one side as emergency vehicles must have easy access to the street.  They can also mark the street for limited parking.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Mr. Aldrich and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

Warrant Articles:  The Selectboard reviewed the Warrant Articles and made minor edits.  Mr. Dalessio will discuss the budget presentation with Mr. Kreissle.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

2017 Budget Summary and Detail Reports:  The Selectboard received and reviewed the 2017 Budget Summary and Detail Reports from Mr. KreissleMr. Dalessio will review this with him.

Correction Request re: Selectboard Minutes:  Referring to the January 12, 2017, Selectboard Minutes, on page 2, under Warrant Articles:  Mrs. Smith asked for clarification that there is only one Planning Board Warrant Article on Detached Dwelling Units rather than two Articles.  Mr. Jeff Miller, Chair of the Planning Board, will be submitting that Warrant Article and not Sandra Smith or Marilou Blaine.

Concerts on the Green for Summer 2017:  The Selectboard acknowledged receipt of a letter from the Savings Bank of Walpole announcing they are again sponsoring their Concerts on the Green series.  They will begin on Sunday, June 25, 2017 and continue every Sunday thereafter through August 13, 2017.  The first 2017 concert will be sponsored by the Boy Scouts for Old Home Day weekend.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the request from the Savings Bank of Walpole to hold their eight concerts on the Common Green in the summer of 2017.  The Town Hall will be used if there is bad weather.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Mr. Aldrich and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

Eloise Clark – Thank You Note:  The Selectboard received a Thank You note for the $25.00 Holiday gift card that went out to the employees.  Mrs. Pschirrer also got a Thank You from a volunteer.

Citizen’s Report re: Plowing:  A Citizen’s Report was received regarding the sidewalk plow leaving snow at the end of their driveway.  Mr. Rau talked to two people about this.

NH Ten Year Plan (TYP) for DOTMs. Mayberry reported the Town does not have any projects on this NH Ten Year Plan.  There are some on a pending list.  The first week in February the Southwest Regional Planning Commission goes over the list in more detail.  They can submit projects.  It was noted that road conditions on South Street, Prospect Hill and County Road are in very bad condition and they are State roads that should be considered as major roads.  Ms. Mayberry advised that most of the roads in the surrounding area are Class 3 roads.

Primex Feedback re: Bio-hazard Claim: Mrs. Downing reported on a Bio-hazard clean-up claim the Town submitted to Primex.  The bill from ServPro was $2,500 was submitted to Primex who thought that price was high.  A new company was found who would not charge that much and can be used in the future.  Mr. Dalessio mentioned when they need a quick clean-up that department can use ServPro.

 

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 Mr. Aldrich, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved at 7:10 PM.

The regular meeting resumed at 7:51 PM.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved that the Minutes of the Selectboard Non-Public Session of January 26, 2017, be sealed.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Mr. Aldrich, and Mr. Dalessio 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 Mr. Aldrich, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved at 7:52 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 7:59 PM.

 

ADJOURNMENT:

Mr. Aldrich moved to adjourn this meeting.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Mr. Aldrich, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 8:00 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

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