Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 5/1/17

TOWN OF WALPOLE

MEETING OF THE SELECTBOARD

MAY 11, 2017

 

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

CALL TO ORDER:  Mrs. Pschirrrer 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 three people in attendance.

 

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION:

Ms. Mayberry moved that the Selectboard enter into a Non-Public Selectboard Session #1 pursuant to RSA 91-A:3 II to discuss (c) Reputations.  Mrs. Pschirrer seconded the motion and on a roll call vote with Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 7:28 PM.

Ms. Mayberry moved that the Minutes of the May 11, 2017, Non-Public Selectboard Session #1, be sealed.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry 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 Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved at 7:29 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 8:06 PM/

 

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:

Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Accounts Payable check register in the amount of $36,101.40 for checks dated May 12, 2017.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

PAYROLL:

Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Payroll Register for the week ending May 6, 2017 in the amount of $20,905.42 for checks dated May 12, 2017.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the electronic fund transfer for the 941 Employer Taxes for Withholding, MEDI and FICA taxes in the amount of $4,650.77 for the week ending May 6, 2017.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MEETING – May 2, 2017:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Minutes of the regular Selectboard meeting of May 2, 2017, as submitted.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the Minutes were approved.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

The Selectboard received and reviewed Minutes of the following meeting:

  • North Walpole Village District Board of Commissioners – May 2, 2017.

 

 

WARRANTS:

SPRING TAX WARRANT:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Tax Collector’s Warrant, Property Tax Levy, to Sandra J. Smith, Collector of Taxes for Walpole, NH to collect the property taxes in the list herewith committed to her, amounting to the sum of $5,611,877.00.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

GRAVEL TAX WARRANT:

MAP and LOT #012-013-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Original Warrant, Gravel Tax Levy, for the total amount of $57.40 for Map and Lot #012-013-000.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

NOTICE OF INTENT TO EXCAVATE:

MAP and LOT #012-013-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Notice of Intent to Excavate for Map and Lot #012-013-000.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

BUILDING PERMIT:

Chamberlain Machine, 17 Huntington Lane, Map and Lot #012-004-001:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve Building Permit No. 2017-07 for Chamberlain Machine for “Installation of solar ground mount system”.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

Complete Streets Policy:  Ms. Mayberry reported there were no changes made after the last revision.  A representative of Southwest Region Planning Commission is willing to come to a meeting to discuss this with the Police Department and Highway Department.

Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the adoption of the Complete Streets Policy.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer who noted this is non-binding.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion and amendment were approved.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Dr. Lawrence Thank You LetterMrs. Pschirrer advised that Dr. Lawrence’s contribution will receive a 50% matching contribution to Old Home Days; therefore $175.00 will come from his past employer and $350.00 from Dr. Lawrence.

Ms. Mayberry moved to approve and sign the Thank You letter to Dr. Lawrence for his $350.00 donation to Old Home Days .  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

Cold River Materials Letter:  Gary Patch:  The Selectboard acknowledged receipt of a letter from Mr. Gary Patch, Manager of Cold River Materials in Walpole regarding the Town’s decision to purchase asphalt from another company.  We are using the same company as last year.  Mrs. Pschirrer will write a letter of explanation to him that will be circulated to the other Selectboard members before the next meeting.  If Mr. Patch still wants to come into a Selectboard meeting he is welcome to do so.  Mrs. Pschirrer pointed out the Selectboard authorize the Town’s department managers to use their budgets wisely and to choose the best suppliers they can find.  Mrs. Pschirrer meets with the Road Agent every week and knows the time line of when he asks for bids and when they were received.

Anonymous E-mails: There was discussion relative to two anonymous e-mails received and how the Selectboard would like Mrs. Downing to respond to them.  One email noted the intersection off Route 12 by the Hubbard Ballfield was not well marked.  Mrs. Downing replied that Route 12 is a state road and referred him to the local DOT District Office #4.  Ms. Mayberry felt if we get an email pertaining to a potential road or safety problem it is our responsibility to check on it.  These anonymous emails should be handled on a case-by-case basis.

MAST Survey:  Acknowledgement was made of the request to do a survey from the Monadnock Alliance for Sustainable Transportation.  It refers to the RSA that allows towns to take a request for a motor vehicle fee to their Town Meeting.

 

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION:

Ms. Mayberry moved to enter into a Non-Public Selectboard Session #2 pursuant to RSA 91-A:3 II to discuss (b) Hiring.  Mrs. Pschirrer seconded the motion and, on a roll call vote with Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved at 8:30 PM.

Ms. Mayberry moved that the Minutes of the May 11, 2017, Non-Public Selectboard Session #2, be sealed.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor. The motion was approved.

 

ADJOURNMENT:

Ms. Mayberry moved to adjourn this Selectboard meeting.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 8:35 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

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