Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 8/3/17

TOWN OF WALPOLE

MEETING OF THE SELECTBOARD

AUGUST 3, 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 three members of the public in attendance.

 

PUBLIC BUSINESS:

Cheney Hill Realty LLC, Sawmill Lane, Map and Lot # 013-034-005:  Mrs. Myra Mansouri advised that Mr. Ben Northcott came before the ZBA when he was buying the sawmill property.  Even though he planted trees so the equipment will not be visible from the road, he wants to excavate that area so the equipment is lower than it is now.  He has filed a Notice of Intent to Excavate.  Mr. Dalessio explained when this went through the Planning Board there was concern about the equipment being seen from the road.  Mr. Northcott has already put up trees.

Mr. Dalessio moved to approve the Notice of Intent to Excavate for Cheney Hill Realty LLC.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

NON-PUBLIC SESSION – RSA 91-A:3 II:

Ms. Mayberry moved to enter into a Non-Public Session pursuant to RSA 91-A:3 II to discuss (a) Personnel, (c) Reputations, and (d) Acquisition, Sale or Lease of Real or Personal Property.  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 6:38 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 7:18 PM.

Ms. Mayberry moved that the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of August 3, 2017, be sealed.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Accounts Payable check register in the amount of $22,512.49 for checks dated August 4, 2017.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

PAYROLL:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Payroll Register for the week ending July 29, 2017, in the amount of $26,488.72 for checks dated August 4, 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 $5,790.99 for the week ending July 29, 2017.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MEETING – July 27, 2017:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the regular Selectboard meeting of July 27, 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 – July 27, 2017:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of July 27, 2017, as submitted.  These Minutes will remain sealed.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the minutes were approved.

NON-PUBLIC SPECIAL SELECTBOARD SESSION – July 27, 2017:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Special Selectboard Session of July 27, 2017, as submitted.  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 meetings:

  • North Walpole Village District Board of Commissioners – July 18, 2017;
  • North Walpole Village District Board of Commissioners – July 25, 2017; and
  • Planning Board Workshop – July 25, 2017.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

Water Service Disconnect Notice and Notice of Impending LienMr. Dalessio approves the Water Service Disconnect Notice but not the Notice of Impending Lien.  He would like more clarification on the lien process.  The Selectboard looked at the lists provided.  They marked off the property owners that will not get delinquent water/sewer disconnect notices if a recent payment or payment plan was made.  Payments will be due 30 days after the date of the letter.  Delinquent bills are 90+ days over the due date.  A friendly reminder letter will be sent to owners who are 90+ days overdue but have been making payments.  There was a consensus to confirm the last payment date indicated on the list prior to sending out disconnect notices.  More research will be done on liens.  This will be an agenda item for next week.

Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Water Service Disconnect Notice.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

Ms. Mayberry asked to have Mrs. Jodi Daigle email an explanation on what the notes are on the North Walpole Sewer list.

 

Letter to Carole Cramer:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve and sign the letter to Carole Cramer.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

Murtha Property: Mrs. Pschirrer acknowledged receipt of a letter from Attorney Hockensmith regarding the issue over two properties and explained the past history of the discrepancy.

Mr. Dalessio moved to accept the recommendation of Attorney Hockensmith to revoke the tax Deed on the Tiffany property and transfer it back to Murtha.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

Mr. Dalessio moved to revoke the tax Deed on the Murtha property and transfer it to the Britton property.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

Mrs. Pschirrer advised that the tax cards need to be changed and cancel the Deed on the Murtha property that is on the Britton property.       

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Highway Department – Alstead Center Road Culvert:  Mrs. Pschirrer had sent a copy of the report Mr. Rau received from the CLD engineer to the Selectboard.  He would like to go ahead and begin the engineering plan for restoring the Alstead Center Road.  It may be next year before it gets done because we will have to hire someone to do that work.

Ms. Mayberry moved to approve having Mrs. Pschirrer, Chair, sign the agreement between the Town of Walpole and CLD Consulting Engineers for the work on the Alstead Center Road.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

Water and Sewer Receipts: The Selectboard acknowledged receipt of the Water/Sewer Receipts to Date – August 3, 2017.  Since final notices went out, the total receipts for over 90 day customers was $6,776.05.  The total 90+ day amount owed is $57,542.07.

 

Primex Training Mrs. Downing has been approved to attend the “Primex Supervisors’ Academy” in Lebanon in September.  It is a three day session.

Mrs. Downing might also attend the “Essentials of Primex” program in Concord on August 31, 2017.  It will be on Unemployment Compensation, Workers’ Compensation and Best Doctors plus Property and Liability and P3 Overview.

 

Highway Department – SeminarMrs. Pschirrer mentioned getting a notice today about a seminar she thought would be helpful to Mr. Rau.  It is on Stopping Erosion and Ditching.  He could also take one or two other employees with him.  It will be an all-day seminar at the Stone Hill Farm.

 

Police Department:  Mr. Dalessio advised that the Police Department will be putting together drug handling equipment.  It is a big concern.  There is a new change in the Police Policy.  An officer can no longer do a search of a vehicle by themselves because a lot of people/dealers in stopped vehicles are throwing “stuff/drugs” at the officers to try to get them away from the vehicle. There will be a spike in over-time.  Some immediate things need to be done for safety.

 

School Street – CulvertMrs. Pschirrer advised they are talking about doing this project this year.  Mr. Rau and Mr. Houghton are going to work together and we will do this work ourselves.

 

Next Agenda – Public HearingMr. Dalessio pointed out that for the next agenda they have to post a Public Hearing to accept the $119,000.00+/- additional Highway Fund money.  Mr. Kreissle received guidelines from the Department of Revenue Administration on this.  If it is over $10,000 they have to have a Public Hearing to accept the money.

Mrs. Pschirrer said they also received $42,000+/- as the first quarterly payment of the Highway Block Grant funds.

 

RECESS SELECTBOARD MEETING:

Mr. Dalessio moved to recess this Selectboard meeting.  The Selectboard will enter into a meeting as the Hooper Trustees.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved at 8:04 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting was resumed at 8:19 PM.

 

SELECTBOARD MEETING CHANGE:

The regular Selectboard meeting scheduled for Thursday, October 12, 2017, will be re-scheduled to Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at 8:00 AM.

 

ADJOURNMENT:

Ms. Mayberry moved to adjourn this Selectboard meeting.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 8:20 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

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