Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 3/30/17

TOWN OF WALPOLE

MEETING OF THE SELECTBOARD

MARCH 30, 2017

 

Selectboard Present:       Peggy Pschirrer (Chair); Steven Dalessio, Cheryl Mayberry

CALL TO ORDER: Mrs. Pschirrer called this Selectboard meeting to order at 6:30 PM in the Walpole Town Hall. She advised that this meeting is being recorded and asked anyone wishing to speak to identify themselves for the record. There were two Town employees in attendance.

 

ACCOUNTS  PAYABLE:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Accounts Payable check register in the amount of $60,094.49 for checks dated March 31, 2017. Seconded by Mr. Dalessio. With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mr.s. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

PAYROLL:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Payroll Register for the week ending March 25, 2017, in the amount of $33,590.25 for checks dated March 31, 2017. Seconded by Mr. Dalessio. With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the electronic fund transfer for the 941 Employer Taxes for Withholding, MEDI and FICA taxes in the amount of 8,473.68 for the week ending March 25, 2017. Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MEETING-March 23, 2017: Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the regular Selectboard meeting of March 23, 2017, as submitted. Seconded by Mr. Dalessio. With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the Minutes were approved.

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION-March 23, 2017: Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of March 23, 2017. These Minutes will remain sealed. Seconded by Mr. Dalessio. With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the Minutes were approved.

 

COMMITTEE  REPORTS:

The Selectboard received and reviewed Minutes of the following meeting:

  • Walpole Conservation Commission – March 6,

 

TAX REFUND:

MAP and LOT# 001-009-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to grant the Property Tax Refund in the amount of $2,248.98 for Map and Lot #001-009-000. This was a duplicate payment by the homeowner and mortgage company. Seconded by Mr. Dalessio. With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

ELDERLY TAX EXEMPTIONS:

MAP and LOT# 025-031-000: Ms. Mayberry moved to grant the Elderly Tax Exemption for Map and Lot# 025-031-000. Seconded by Mr. Dalessio. With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

MAP and LOT# 029-010-000: Ms. Mayberry moved to grant the Elderly Tax Exemption for Map and Lot# 029-010-000. Seconded by Mr. Dalessio. With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

ALL VETERANS’ TAX CREDIT:

MAP and LOT# 011-026-000: Ms. Mayberry moved to grant the All Veterans’ Tax Credit for Map and Lot# 011-026-000. Seconded by Mr. Dalessio. With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

MAP and LOT# 011-026-000: Ms. Mayberry moved to grant the All Veterans’ Tax Credit for Map and Lot# 011-026-000. Seconded by Mr. Dalessio. With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

MAP and LOT # 008-074-000: Ms. Mayberry moved to grant the All Veterans’ Tax Credit for Map and Lot# 008-074-000. Seconded by Mr. Dalessio. With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

BUILDING PERMITS:

TARA STUART, 1252 County Road, Map and Lot# 003-021-000: Ms. Mayberry moved to approve Building Pemut No. 2017-03 for Tara Stuart to do a “Two story addition to Log Home with 10/22/2016 ZBA Variance approval”.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

STEVEN RUDEK, 42 Potato Barn Lane, Map and Lot# 024-006-000: Ms. Mayberry moved to approve Building Permit No. 2017-04 for Steven Rudek to “Construct entry and egress deck with ramp as approved within scope of work by the Planning Board on 11/10/2015”. Seconded by Mr. Dalessio. With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

Fall Mountain Regional School District School Board Letter: Mr. Dalessio moved to approve and sign the letter to the FMRSD regarding the election of School Board members.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry. With Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved. Ms. Maybeny abstained from the vote.

 

Westberg Property Donation: Ms. Mayberry moved that the Select Board of Walpole, NH intends to accept the Central Plating property, Map 20, Lots 65 and 66 from the Nils Westberg estate so long as the following conditions are met to the satisfaction of the Select Board: The results of Phase II and Phase I Environmental Site Assessment and Analysis of Brownsfield Clean-up / Alternatives / Remedial Action Plan show that the site’s clean-up is feasible using EPA grants and/or gifts/donations. Seconded by Mr. Dalessio. With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

New Arch Bridge Street Lights: Mr. Dalessio is drafting a letter to be reviewed at the next meeting.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Thank You Note: The Selectboard acknowledged receipt of a Thank You note from Mrs. Sandy Smith for the flowers and the card signed by everyone.

 

Congratulations and Compliment: Mrs. Myra Mansouri wanted to congratulate Ms. Cheryl Mayberry on her election. She enjoyed working with Ms. Mayberry on the Merger Project. She also congratulated Mr. Michael Rau on his presentation for the new loader at Town Meeting.

 

Citizen’s Report #2017-09: Mr. Jeff White dropped off a letter during the last meeting about a dog that abuts their property. This dog is aggressive, there is incessant barking and quite often is off the leash. Mr. Dalessio recommended sending a letter to the property owner to advise the Selectboard had received this Citizen’s Report and that he discuss this with his tenant. They need to be reminded of the Town’s Leash Law.

Town Hall Rental – Event Insurance Waiver Request: Mr. Dalessio moved to waive the requirement for TULIP Insurance for a Town employee having a birthday party for his one-year old child on April 1st.

Seconded by Ms. Mayberry. With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

Complete Streets Policy: Mr. Dalessio reported that Southwest Regional Planning Commission is working on this Complete Streets Policy.  Right now the document is for information only.  After SWRPC completes the up-date it will go back to the Planning Board who will conduct a Public Hearing. Following the Public Hearing, if the PB approves it, it will come back before the Selectboard. SWRPC would like to test this during the Old Home Days because there are a large number of people in the Village. Ms. Mayberry will follow-up on this with SWRPC. Mr. Dalessio advised SWRPC received $3,500 for bike racks. The Savings Bank of Walpole claimed a few.  Out of 18 racks about 10 are left. Ms. Mayberry mentioned North Walpole would like some for the Village Park. Mr. Dalessio suggested Ms. Downing co-ordinate the rest of the bike rakes for the Town; 1 for the Drewsville Common, 2 on the Walpole Common, 2 for North Walpole (1 for the Park), 1 by the Town Hall, 1 by the Library and the balance by the pool. There are three options for mounting them: 1) In Ground Racks; 2) Rail Mounted Racks; and 3) Flange Mounted Racks. It would be better to do them all the same. The Town has until April 10th to submit this information.

Mr. Dalessio moved that the Chair, Mrs. Pschirrer, be authorized to sign the Letter of Understanding between the Monadnock Alliance for Sustainable Transportation and the Town of Walpole. Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

Recognition Program:  Mr. Dalessio would like the Selectboard to have a Recognition Program. Recently nineteen 7th, and 8th graders have earned the opportunity to represent Walpole Elementary School at the National Science Olympiad Tournament in Ohio in May. He thought about inviting them to a Selectboard meeting for recognition and to present them with a Certificate of Achievement. Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer agreed with this suggestion.

 

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION: Ms. Mayberry moved that the Selectboard enter into a Non-Public Session pursuant to RSA 91-A:3 II to discuss (a) Personnel and (c) Reputations. Mr. Dalessio seconded the motion and, on a roll call vote with Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved at 7:10 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 7:56 PM.

Ms. Maybeny moved that the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of March 30, 2017, be sealed. Seconded by Mr. Dalessio. With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

RECESS SELECTBOARD MEETING: Ms. Mayberry moved to recess this Selectboard meeting. The Selectboard will enter into a meeting as the Hooper Trustees.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved. The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 8:08 PM.

NEW BUSINESS (Continued):

Engineering Program: Ms. Maybeny advised there is a new program called “Young Women in Enginee1ing” that is sponsored by “Northern Heritage Mills”.  The Fall Mountain Regional School District became involved.  The Claremont Recreation Center had a day when they brought in engineers and 5th through 8th graders for the day and showed them many things. All the schools in the district were involved. They are looking for some place in the Town of Walpole to create community awareness about engineering and develop some interest in it. The goal going forward is to offer this once a year program to girls to offer them this opportunity. It is a good idea. She will bring in more information for the Selectboard. Mr. Dalessio suggested looking into the R.N. Johnson building plus there is a parking area.

 

ADJOURNMENT: Ms. Mayberry moved to adjourn this meeting. Seconded by Mr. Dalessio. With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 8:14 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden , Recording Secretary

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