TOWN OF WALPOLE
MEETING OF THE SELECTBOARD
OCTOBER 19, 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 four people in attendance.
William Callahan – re: Land Donation: Mr. Callahan has a piece of property off the Old Keene Road that was gifted to him. The property is land-locked therefore has no access but it abuts the Mason Forest property. He would like to donate the 3.6 acres to the Conservation Commission / Town of Walpole. Mrs. Pschirrer explained the procedure. The Town can accept property but they have to hold two Public Hearings before the decision is made to accept it. Mrs. Pschirrer will ask Mrs. Alicia Flammia, Chair of the Conservation Commission, to put this on their Agenda for the next meeting on Monday, November 6th at 7:30 PM in the downstairs office of the Town Hall. Mr. Callahan should attend this meeting and ask the Conservation Commission to pay for the survey. Mrs. Pschirrer will ask them to pay for the transfer documents. An easement will protect the property in perpetuity. The two Selectboard Public Hearings were scheduled for Thursday, November 9th and Thursday, 30th, 2017. The Selectboard will be able to accept this gift during their meeting on Thursday, December 7th. It will be done by the end of the year.
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 6:38 PM.
The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 6:58 PM.
Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Accounts Payable check register in the amount of $633,796.12 for checks dated October 20, 2017. Seconded by Mr. Dalessio. With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.
This includes a monthly payment in the amount of $535,300.00 for the Fall Mountain Region School District.
Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Payroll voucher for the week ending October 14, 2017, in the amount of $22,768.70 for checks dated October 20, 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 $4,875.78 for the week ending October 14, 2017. Seconded by Mr. Dalessio. With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.
SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:
SELECTBOARD MEETING – October 11, 2017: Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Selectboard meeting of October 11, 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 – October 11, 2017: Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of October 11, 2017. These Minutes will remain sealed. Seconded by Mr. Dalessio. With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the Minutes were approved.
The Selectboard received and reviewed Minutes of the following meetings:
- Walpole Planning Board – October 10, 2017;
- North Walpole Village District Board of Commissioners – October 3, 2017.
Petition and Pole Conduit License: On October 4th, 2017, the Selectboard met with representatives from Fairpoint regarding a Petition and Pole Conduit License.
Mr. Dalessio moved to accept and sign the Fairpoint Petition and Pole Conduit License. Seconded by Ms. Mayberry. With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.
Donation of Hours to Pooled Sick Leave / Request to Use Pooled Sick Leave: The three Selectboard approved the Donation of Hours to Pooled Sick Leave and the Request to Use Pooled Sick Leave forms. This will be effective immediately.
Policy SAF 100 Safety Program Update: Mrs. Downing explained the old Safety Program had a Selectboard member being the Chair. Going forward a committee member will be the Chair for two quarters and then there will be a different Chair for the last two quarters. Mr. Paul Colburn will be the first Chair. She asked if the Walpole Fire Department and North Walpole Fire Department should attend. Mr. Dalessio mentioned this is a State of NH issue; it is not a Primex issue. Mrs. Pschirrer recommended leaving them on the list and to notify them of meetings.
Distribution List: The Selectboard acknowledged receipt of an email from Mrs. Marilou Blaine regarding the distribution of agendas and minutes of both the Planning Board and Zoning Board to all elected officials. She found sending to all elected officials time consuming and problematic. Mr. Dalessio recommended Mrs. Downing send them out to all the Team Walpole members.
Police Grants: Mr. Dalessio had the Police Grants
Mrs. Pschirrer moved to authorize Mr. Steve Dalessio to sign all the Police Grants as their Selectboard liaison. Seconded by Ms. Mayberry. With Mrs. Pschirrer and Ms. Mayberry in favor, the motion was approved. Mr. Dalessio abstained from the vote.
Citizen’s Report 2017-14: This Citizen’s Report was from a person who rented the Gazebo and Town Hall for a wedding. They had to clean the Gazebo before they used it. Their caterer was upset with how dirty the kitchen was. Mr. Dalessio recommended the Gazebo be rented “where it is, as is” because they will never be able to control the dirt and stains. This should be made part of the rental agreement. He recommended bringing in a good cleaning service for the kitchen and dusting the meeting room; after that try to maintain it. Mrs. Pschirrer mentioned at some point the filters and vents above the stove also need a cleaning. Mrs. Downing noted the Town Hall gets a lot of use. She was authorized to hire someone to do a professional cleaning. Mrs. Pschirrer will write a letter for the Selectboard to sign next week.
Citizen’s Report 2017-15: A person who lives on Barnett Hill Road is concerned because a neighbor has a shooting range. Police Chief Paquette has spent a considerable amount of time with both parties. Mrs. Pschirrer read the RSAs and the neighbor has a right to do what he is doing. It has to be dealt with neighbor-to-neighbor.
Citizen’s Report 2017-16: Mr. Provencher said now that the trees and brush have been cut in the North Walpole Park around the tunnel opened the area to the railroad tracks. Now small children are playing in the park and running onto the tracks. For safety reasons he would like a fence put up immediately. Mrs. Pschirrer noted the Town Highway Department has not been cutting in that area. Ms. Mayberry suggested he check with the North Walpole Village Commissioners to see if any work had been done in that area. Mrs. Pschirrer will draft a reply letter and bring it back for the Selectboard to review.
DOT Notice re: Capital Funds for Transit Bus Program: A letter was received from the NH Department of Transportation regarding Available Capital Funds FTA Section 5339 Bus and Bus Facilities Program. This does not apply to Walpole at this time.
Thank You Letter from Monadnock Family Services: Acknowledgement was made of receipt of a Thank You letter from the Monadnock Family Services for the Town’s donation.
Thank You letter from CASA: A Thank You letter was received from CASA for the Town’s donation.
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, (b) Hiring and (c) Reputations. Mr. Dalessio seconded the motion and, on a roll call vote with all in favor, the motion was approved at 7:34 PM.
The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 8:20 PM.
Ms. Mayberry moved that the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of October 19, 2017, be sealed. Seconded by Mr. Dalessio. With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.
Change of Selectboard Meeting Date: The Selectboard will change their meeting date from Thursday, November 23rd (Thanksgiving Day) to Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017 at 6:30 PM.
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 8:25 PM.
Regina Borden, Recording Secretary