Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 2/16/17

 

TOWN OF WALPOLE

MEETING OF THE SELECTBOARD

FEBRUARY 16, 2017

 

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

 

CALL TO ORDER:  Mrs. Pschirrer called this Selectboard meeting to order at 7:12 PM.  Prior to this meeting the Public Hearing on the 2017 Annual Budget and Warrant Articles was held.  Mr. Dalessio is absent due to a family matter.  She advised that this meeting is being recorded and asked anyone wishing to speak to identify themselves for the record.  There were two people in attendance.

 

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Accounts Payable check register in the amount of $581,261.81 for checks dated February 17, 2017.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Aldrich 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 Register for the week ending February 11, 2017, in the amount of $24,408.62 for checks dated February 17, 2017.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Aldrich 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 $5,540.58 for the week ending February 11, 2017.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Aldrich in favor, the motion was approved.

 

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MEETING – February 9, 2017:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Minutes of the regular Selectboard meeting of February 9, 2017, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Aldrich in favor, the Minutes were approved.

 

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION – February 9, 2017:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard meeting of February 9, 2017, as submitted.  These Minutes will remain sealed.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Aldrich in favor, the Minutes were approved.

 

TAX ABATEMENT:

MAP and LOT # 008-062-00A:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to grant this Property Tax Abatement in the amount of $5.82 for Map and Lot # 008-062-00A for the Tax Year 2016.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Aldrich in favor, the motion was approved.

 

TAX REFUNDS:

MAP and LOT # 011-037-000:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to grant this Property Tax Refund in the amount of $396.89 for Map and Lot # 011-037-000.  This is the result of an over-payment of 2016 Fall property tax.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Aldrich in favor, the motion was approved.

 

MAP and LOT # 015-035-000: Mrs. Pschirrer moved to grant this Property Tax Refund in the amount of $44.98 for Map and Lot # 015-035-000.  This is the result of an over-payment of 2016 Fall property tax.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Aldrich in favor, the motion was approved.

 

SEWER ABATEMENT – REFUND:

Map and Lot # 028-080-000:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to grant the Sewer Abatement Refund in the amount of $165.65 for Map and Lot # 028-080-000.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Aldrich in favor, the motion was approved.

 

VETERAN’S TAX CREDIT:

MAP and LOT # 012-044-011:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to grant this Veteran’s Tax Credit for Map and Lot # 012-044-011.  This credit is for a surviving spouse.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Aldrich in favor, the motion was approved.

 

BUILDING PERMIT:

Huntington Realty of Walpole, LLC, 9 Edwards Lane, Map and Lot # 012-004-003:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve Building Permit # 2017-02 for Huntington Realty of Walpole, LLC to build a “Porch addition, outdoor pavilion, parking lot”.  This Site Plan approval was given by the Planning Board at their last meeting.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Aldrich in favor, the Building Permit was approved.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

Letter to Ms. Jean Robinson:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve and sign her response letter to Ms. Jean Robinson regarding the burying of line utilities and removal of telephone/light  poles around the Common.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Aldrich in favor, the motion was approved.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Cemetery Deed for Lots D502 and D503:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the sale of two Cemetery lots D502 and D503.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Aldrich in favor, the motion was approved.

Citizen’s Report Form from Charles Criss:  The Selectboard discussed the Abatement request for interest on 2016 taxes for Mr. Criss in the amount of $9.20.  This is the result of a mailing issue.  He provided copies of the two envelopes.  The Tax Collector will create an Abatement form.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve this Abatement request for Mr. Cross but it needs to be on the appropriate Abatement form which Mrs. Downing will process.  Seconded by Mr. Aldrich.  With Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Aldrich in favor, the motion was approved.

Delinquent Water and Sewer List:  Mrs. Pschirrer advised the Selectboard will postpone decisions on the Delinquent Water and Sewer list provided by Mrs. Edkins as they want to discuss this with Mr. Mark Houghton.  A copy of this list should be sent to him.

 

RECESS SELECTBOARD MEETING:  Mr. Aldrich moved to recess this Selectboard meeting.  The Selectboard will enter into a Hooper Trustees meeting.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Mr. Aldrich and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved at 7:40 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 7:47 PM.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT:  Mr. Aldrich moved to adjourn this Selectboard meeting.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Mr. Aldrich and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 7:48 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

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