Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 8/17/17

TOWN OF WALPOLE

MEETING OF THE SELECTBOARD

AUGUST 17, 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:

George Ramsey III – Town Hall Rental RequestMr. Ramsey explained that their son who grew up in Walpole is retiring from the Air Force after 22 years and they would like to rent the Town Hall for a retirement party. Mr. Ramsey wondered if the Selectboard would consider allowing a military discount.  It would be for a half-day rental.  Mr. Dalessio mentioned a military discount has not come before them in the past.  The regular rental fee would be $175.00 for a half-day.  He suggested reducing that to $100.00.  There was a consensus of the three Selectboard members that the rent will be $100.00.  Mrs. Pschirrer asked if they will have alcohol because, if so, an event insurance policy is required.  Mr. Ramsey will check with his sons but does not believe there will be alcoholic beverages.  No date has been set.

 

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Accounts Payable check register in the amount of $728,879.68 for checks dated August 18, 2017.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

The above amount includes a monthly check in the amount of $535,300.00 to the Fall Mountain Regional School District.  It also includes a payment in the amount of $93,472.07 for paving.

 

PAYROLL:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Payroll Register for the week ending August 12, 2017, in the amount of $28,914.74 for checks dated August 18, 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 $6,010.78 for the week ending August 12, 2017.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MEETING – August 10, 2017:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the regular Selectboard meeting of August 10, 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 – August 10, 2017:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of August 10, 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 – August 1, 2017;
  • North Walpole Village District Board of Commissioners – August 8, 2017.

 

 

TIMBER TAX WARRANT:

MAP and LOT # 010-019-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Original Warrant, Yield Tax Levy, and the Certification of Yield Taxes Assessed in the amount of $131.18 for Map and Lot # 010-019-000.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

MAP and LOT # 010-022-001:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Original Warrant, Yield Tax Levy, and the Certification of Yield Taxes Assessed in the amount of $307.35 for Map and Lot # 010-022-001.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

NOTICE OF INTENT TO CUT WOOD OR TIMBER:

MAP and LOT # 013-031-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to grant the Notice of Intent to Cut Wood or Timber for Map and Lot # 013-011-000.  This lot is located off Hayes Road from Valley Road.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

BUILDING PERMITS:

Michael and Andrea Daley, 322 Main Street, Map and Lot # 012-059-001:  Ms. Mayberry moved to grant Building Permit No. 2017-22 for Michael and Andrea Daley to “Add a 12’ x 24’ bay onto garage” at 322 Main Street.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

Michael and Andrea Daley, 322 Main Street, Map and Lot # 012-059-001:  Ms. Mayberry moved to grant Building Permit No. 2017-23 for Michael and Andrea Daley to “Add a 8’ x 26’ front porch” at 322 Main Street.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

Wayne Miller and Margaret Kupiec, 1479 County Road, Map and Lot # 003-034-009:  Ms. Mayberry moved to grant Building Permit No. 2017-24 for Wayne R. Miller and Margaret E. Kupiec to “Construct a 10’ x 27’ basement addition” at 1479 County Road.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

TransCanada Abatement FormMrs. Pschirrer advised that last week the Selectboard approved the Abatement for TransCanada however they did not sign all the documents.  The Selectboard members now have to sign the forms they missed last week.

Police Dept. Revolving Fund:  Last week the Selectboard approve the Police Department’s request to purchase Laptop cradles, mounting hardware and antennas for Walpole Fleet cruisers.  They are now signing the approval letter to withdraw these funds from the Walpole Police Revolving Fund.

Notice of Impending Lien – Water and SewerMr. Dalessio will draft the letters and email them to Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer to review.  Mrs. Sandy Smith is doing some research.  They need to find out when some of the liens were placed on the properties.  There is a need to confirm the figures and the other details are accurate.  This will be on the agenda for next week.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Workers’ Compensation Poster:  Mr. Dalessio moved to authorize the Chair, Mrs. Pschirrer, to sign the Workers’ Compensation Notice of Compliance poster.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mr. Dalessio,

Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

Recreation Revolving Fund Request:  A request was received from Mr. Justin Cassarino and the Recreation Committee to use Recreation Department Revolving Funds for an event on the last day the pool will be open. The event will cost $799.00.  They would like to do laser tag and have an inflatable obstacle course for the kids.

Mr. Dalessio moved to accept the Recreation Committee’s request to use their Revolving Fund for $799.00 to fund the end of summer event.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

Computer Software Purchase.   Mr. Dalessio explained that as they upgrade their equipment and buy new computers we need licenses.  It is much cheaper to go to Microsoft MS-365 rather than purchasing individual licenses.  It will also keep everything updated automatically.  It will cost $156.00 per computer; we are looking at five computers for a total cost of $780.00.  It will give us more flexibility than we have now.  He feels each department will have this amount in their budget.  There was a consensus of the Selectboard to move forward with this.

Westminster StreetMrs. Pschirrer mentioned the only thing that applies to the Town on this project is Westminster Street itself.  She will be meeting with Mr. Mark Houghton next Tuesday at 9:00 am to discuss several items.  This is a project between Burdick’s and Mr. Houghton.

 

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION:

Ms. Mayberry moved to enter into a Non-Public Selectboard Session pursuant to RSA 91-A:3 II to discuss (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 7:08 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 7:28 PM.

Ms. Mayberry moved that the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of August 17, 2017, will be sealed.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

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 7:29 PM.

 

OTHER BUSINESS:

Rally:  Mrs. Downing reported there will be a Rally on the Common on Sunday, August 20th at 6:00 PM on Peace vs Violence. 

 

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 7:50 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

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