Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 10/26/17

TOWN OF WALPOLE

MEETING OF THE SELECTBOARD

OCTOBER 26, 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 this meeting is being recorded and asked anyone wishing to speak to identify themselves for the record.  There were two members of the public in attendance.

 

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION:

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

The regular meeting resumed at 7:18 PM.

Mr. Dalessio moved that the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard meeting of October 26, 2017, be sealed.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

RECESS SELECTBOARD MEETING:

Ms. Mayberry moved to recess this meeting to enter into a meeting as the Hooper Trustees.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

The regular meeting resumed at 7:42 PM.

 

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Accounts Payable check register in the amount of $21,449.73 for checks dated October 27, 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 October 21, 2017 in the amount of $21,596.89 for checks dated October 27, 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 $4,635.78 for the week ending October 21, 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 19, 2017:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the regular Selectboard meeting of October 19, 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 19, 2017:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of October 19, 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.

STAFF MEETING – October 19, 2017:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Staff Meeting of October 19, 2017, as submitted.  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 meeting:

  • Zoning Board of Adjustment – October 10, 2017.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

Westberg PropertyMrs. Pschirrer reported the Department of Environmental Services (DES) told Southwest Region Planning Commission (SWRPC) they wanted to do more testing. The DES discovered PFAS and PFOS where they thought they would.  They also discussed there had been a Teflon coating tank in the building that was demolished.  The DES had that information in their file.  At the last meeting of the Brownfields Committee meeting there was a lengthy discussion about this.  They found nothing on the property owned by the Walpole Foundation (apartment building).  Mrs. Pschirrer confirmed the Town would still take the Westberg property provided the State of NH would absolve them of all liability.  The committee then approved the money for Phase I.  The DES, SWRPC and Ransom Environment all want to do more testing with monitoring wells; lots #50 and #51 will be done.  The Westberg Estate will pay for this testing.  Mr. Stephen Rickerich, engineer from Ransom Environment, and SWRPC asked if the Town would ask permission of property owners, Mr. Adams and Ms. Phillips, to allow them to put test wells on their properties.  They also asked if the Public Works would mark the pavement in the road for the yards where these wells will be put.  Mr. Dalessio mentioned they will have to call Dig Safe.  Mr. Rau said the Highway Department could do the markings.

Mr. Dalessio moved to approve having the Highway Department mark the pavement in the road for the additional Westberg monitoring wells.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

Citizen’s Report 2017-17:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve and sign the letter to Mr. Provencher regarding a fence along the railroad tracks at the North Walpole Park.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

Water and Sewer Receipts and Update:  After looking at the latest report on Water and Sewer receipts and the update, the Selectboard felt a phenomenal job is being done by the office.

 

Policy SAF 100 Safety Program UpdateMrs. Downing talked to Inspector Perry about the Town’s Safety Program.  She will re-do the list of the Town’s Safety Committee members to take the North Walpole Fire District and the Walpole Fire Department out.  The Walpole Fire Department will be required to have their own Safety Committee meetings as they have a total of 40+/- full-time and part-time members.  The North Walpole Fire District may not be required to have their own Safety Committee meetings if they have less than 15 members.

 

Complete Streets Public Hearing Ms. Mayberry advised the Planning Board talked about the Complete Streets Public Hearing at their workshop.  They had it in their minutes that the Planning Board would do the Public Hearing.  The Selectboard made a decision to schedule a Public Hearing on the Complete Streets program on Thursday, November 2nd at 6:00 PM.  Copies of the recommendations will be available.

 

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Petitions for Pole LicensingMrs. Pschirrer advised three Petitions for Pole Licensing were received from the Northern New England Telephone Company, FairPoint Communications and Liberty Utilities.  There are multiple poles and pages to sign.  The Petitions stating “North Walpole” rather than “Walpole” will be sent back for corrections.

Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Petition for Pole Licensing on Barnett Hill Road.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

Police Vehicle ReplacementMrs. Pschirrer will continue to do research regarding taking funds out of the Capital Reserve funds to purchase a police cruiser.  Officer Landry was responding to a call when the cruiser was hit by another vehicle outside of Lola’s Restaurant in North Walpole. The cruiser is a total loss. The NH State Police are investigating.

 

Gun Fire at Rice MountainMr. Dalessio had a complaint about continuous gun fire at Rice Mountain.  It was for one day when the Police Department was qualifying for their re-certification.  He will respond to the complaint.

 

Whitcomb TrailerMrs. Pschirrer will write a letter to Whitcomb Construction asking them to remove the trailer.

 

JROTC of Fall Mountain Request:   A request was received from the JROTC of Fall Mountain to help them find a place where they can continue their marksmanship studies.  They use pellet guns.  In the past they practiced in the basement of the V.F.W. in Charlestown. However, the space is being converted to a bar and the JROTC can no longer use it.  There are about 40 members; about 10 members participate in the marksmanship team. The Selectboard will think about this and try to find a space.

 

SWRPC Invitation to Fall Meeting:  The Selectboard will be unable to attend this SWRPC Fall meeting on Tuesday, November 14th due to other conflicts.

 

Selectboard MeetingMs. Mayberry had previously requested the Selectboard meeting on Thursday, December 14th be moved back to Wednesday, December 13th but because of a change in plans the meeting can still be held on Thursday, December 14th.

 

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 8:35 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

 

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