Selectbaord Meeting Minutes – 8/31/17

TOWN OF WALPOLE

MEETING OF THE SELECTBOARD

AUGUST 31, 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 no members of the public in attendance.

 

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Accounts Payable check register in the amount of $54,576.75 for checks dated September 1, 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 August 26, 2017 in the amount of $26,817.78 for checks dated September 1, 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 $5,691.46 for the week ending August 26, 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 24, 2917:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the regular Selectboard meeting of August 24, 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 24, 2017:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of August 24, 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.

 

BUILDING PERMIT:

GRIFFIN and ANDREA VICKERS-SIVRET, 56 Old Keene Road, Map and Lot #018-018-000: Ms. Mayberry moved to approve Building Permit No. 2017-27 for Griffin and Andrea Vickers-Sivret to “Renovate and Construct 20’ x 20’ kitchen addition” at 56 Old Keene Road, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

EDWARD POTTER, 164 Old Keene Road, Map and Lot #007-022-001:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve Building Permit No 2017-28 for Edward Potter to “Construct 66’ x 36’ home with attached garage” at 164 Old Keene Road, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

SEWER ABATEMENT:

MAP and LOT #028-079-000:  Mr. Dalessio moved to accept the Sewer Abatement in the amount of $287.68 for 39 Church Street in North Walpole.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

Mr. Dalessio recommended they have a procedure generated to deal with unusual sewer usage cases.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

Letter to Selectboard Office in Charlestown, NHMrs. Pschirrer explained this letter is an answer to Mr. Edkins letter asking the Walpole Selectboard to participate in a meeting relative to the Fall Mountain Regional School District budget process.

Ms. Mayberry moved to approve and sign the letter to Mr. David Edkins, Administrator to the Selectboard in Charlestown.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

Letter to Water/Sewer Users With Active Liens:  The Selectboard approved the letter that will be sent to all Water/Sewer Users With Active Liens that are on the list.

 

Lien Discharge for Map and Lot #019-057-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Lien Discharge for Water and Sewer Usage at 22-24 School Street in Walpole.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

Lien Process:  The Selectboard acknowledged receipt of a memo from Mr. Rich Kreissle regarding the water and sewer lien process, dated August 25, 2017.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Commonwealth ConstructionMr. Dalessio feels the original Site Plan they submitted is now invalid.  Ms. Mayberry explained the owner was asked to re-submit the plan with all the changes that were different than the original plan.  Len-Tex requested they put a “Cease-and-Desist” on the construction.  Mr. Dalessio noted this would be “after-the-fact”.  This property owner will go back to the Planning Board at their next meeting.  He suggested writing a letter to the owner requesting they “halt their construction” until they have a formal approval from the Planning Board.  He will draft the letter.

 

Inspector’s Report – Youth Only: Mrs. Pschirrer met the inspector today.  This inspection involves the youth payrolls.  Mr. Dalessio would like to see an audit by using the last few weeks of payroll sheets to be sure the hours have been completed properly and they have been initialed.

 

Capital Purchase of Desktop for Selectboard Office: Mr. Dalessio moved to accept the quote in the amount of $1,452.27 from TrueNorth for the replacement of Mrs. Downing’s computer in the Selectboard office.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

Cemetery Deed for Lot D535:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Cemetery Deed for the sale of Lot #D535.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

Recreation Revolving Fund Request – Soccer Equipment:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the request from Mr. Justin Cassarino and the Recreation Committee to purchase all new equipment for the soccer program.  The total cost is $1,881.00 and will be taken from their Revolving Fund.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

Recreation Revolving Fund Request – Volley Ball Net:  A request was received from Mr. Justin Cassarino and the Recreation Committee to purchase a Volley Ball Net for the North Walpole Park.  The cost would be $1,238.10 and would be taken from their Revolving Fund.  Mr. Dalessio is not opposed to this purchase however he discussed this with Police Chief Paquette who recommended the net be put up only when it is in use to avoid any vandalism.  Ms. Mayberry will talk to Mr. Cassarino about having the ability to put it up and take it down.  This was put on-hold until next week’s meeting.

 

DOT 10 Year Planning Meeting:  A letter was received from the Department of Transportation (DOT) encouraging the Selectboard to participate in their Ten-Year (2019-2028) Plan meeting.  This meeting will be held in Keene on September 20th at 12:30 pm at the Keene Parks and Recreation Center.

 

Primex – Human Resources Workshop:  Mrs. Downing has been accepted to attend the Primex Training Workshop for the “HR for the Non-HR Professionals” on October 19, 2017, in Concord.  The Selectboard approved having Mrs. Downing attend.

 

Highway Department:  A request was received from Mr. Mike Rau to purchase a Bobcat Skid-Steer Loader for the amount of $30,021.00.  This would come out of the additional Highway Funds recently received.  The dealer is willing to bring the loader here for Mr. Rau and the employees to look at it and try it out.  Mr. Dalessio recommended this Bobcat not be purchased until after the Alstead Center Road project is finished so they know what the final cost will be.

 

2019 Proposed Budgets:  Mr. Kreissle received some budgets but is still waiting for a few others.  The Selectboard discussed possibly having a lengthy meeting the second or third week in September to go over the proposed budgets to-date.  Following that meeting they will set a date to begin meeting with the Department Heads.

 

Primex:  A representative from Primex was here this morning just to check on how everything was going.  She encouraged the Selectboard and Office Staff to contact them when information is needed.  Mrs. Pschirrer advised they are pleased with the company and the services they provide.

 

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION:  Ms. Mayberry moved to enter into a Non-Public Selectboard Session pursuant to RSA 91-A:3 II to discuss (a) Personnel, (c) Reputations and (e) Pending Claims or Litigation.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved at 7:12 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 7:42 PM.

 

Ms. Mayberry moved that the Non-Public Selectboard Session of August 31, 2017 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 7:43  PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 7:50 PM.

 

OTHER BUSINESS:

Westberg Property:  Mrs. Pschirrer mentioned that Mr. McCluskey, Chair of the Brownfields Program, will be here next Thursday to talk about the Westberg property.  She will also ask Mr. J.B. Mack from the Southwest Region Planning Commission to attend.

 

Walpole Landfill Mrs. Pschirrer reported that the prices for monitoring the closed Walpole Landfill will be going up due to testing for PSAs.  Mr. Brackett, who has done the monitoring for many years, is retiring.  Mrs. Downing has been contacting consulting companies to obtain information and prices.  The Town has a permit from the DES until 2021.  The next testing needs to be done in November.  Testing for PSAs is not mandatory until 2018.  Mr. Dalessio would like to know how much longer the Town will be required to continue testing.  Another question will be whether or not a solar array could be installed on top of the landfill cap.

 

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 8:05 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

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