Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 11/2/17

TOWN OF WALPOLE

MEETING OF THE SELECTBOARD

NOVEMBER 2, 2017

 

Selectboard Present:     Peggy Pschirrer (Chair); Steven Dalessio; Cheryl Mayberry

 

CALL TO ORDER:  Mrs. Pschirrer called this Selectboard meeting to order at 6:40 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 no people from the public in attendance.

 

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Accounts Payable check register in the amount of $55,469.00 for checks dated November 3, 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 28, 2017 in the amount of $23,692.61 for checks dated November 3, 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 $5,092.23 for the week ending October 28, 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 26, 2017:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the regular Selectboard meeting of October 26, 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 26, 2017:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of October 26, 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.

 

2016 FINANCIAL AUDIT MEETING – October 26, 2017:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the 2016 Financial Audit Meeting of October 26, 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 meetings:

  • North Walpole Village District Board of Commissioners – October 10, 2017;
  • North Walpole Village District Board of Commissioners – October 17, 2017;
  • Planning Board Workshop – October 24, 2017.

 

WARRANTS:

WALPOLE WATER FEES:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Warrant For The Collection of Walpole Water Fees in the amount of $74,472.95.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

 

WALPOLE SEWER FEES: Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Warrant For The Collection of Walpole Sewer Fees in the amount of $90,529.90.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

NORTH WALPOLE SEWER FEES:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Warrant For The Collection of North Walpole Sewer Fees in the amount of $72,623.02.   Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

ABATEMENTS:

MAP and LOT #003-040-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to grant the Property Tax Abatement in the amount of $177.50 for Map and Lot #003-040-000.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

MAP and LOT #021-024-001:  Ms. Mayberry moved to grant the Property Tax Abatement in the amount of $112.81 for Map and Lot #021-024-001.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

BUILDING PERMITS:

PETER and KIMBERLY KING, 46 Dearborn Circle, Map and Lot #012-055-022:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve Building Permit No. 2017-38 for Peter and Kimberly King to have a “10’ x 12’ Mudroom Entrance Addition” at 46 Dearborn Circle.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

JOSEPH and SONIA SAWYER, 632 River Road, Map and Lot #004-001-004:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve Building Permit No. 2017-39 for Joseph and Sonia Sawyer to put “Solar Panels on Roof of House” at 632 River Road.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

Vachon, Clukay and Co. LetterMs. Mayberry suggested adding “to see the attached opinions from the Town Treasurer for future audit consideration”.

Mr. Dalessio moved to approve and sign the letter to Vachon, Clukay and Company as amended.  Seconded by Mr. Mayberry.  With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

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

 

Petitions for Pole Licensing:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve and sign the Petitions for Pole Licensing.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

Citizen’s Report 2017-14 Letter:  Mr. Dalessio moved to approve and sign the letter regarding Citizen’s Report #2017-14.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

 

JROTC of Fall Mountain Request:  The Selectboard continued their discussion relative to finding suitable space for the JROTC of Fall Mountain to practice.  Everything is protected and it is under control of competent adults.  There are ten students in the marksmanship training.  Mr. Dalessio is going to talk to Police Chief Paquette and Lt. Justin Sanctuary for an opinion.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

2017 Preliminary Tax Rate:  Mrs. Pschirrer reported the Town received a preliminary tax rate in the amount of $25.09.  They have to add an amount for potential abatements and what amount to take out of the fund balance.  Land values went up.

Mr. Dallesio moved to change the final over-lay for the 2017 tax rate to $40,000.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry. With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.   

 

Assistant Treasurer Appointment Notice:  Mr. Dalessio moved to appoint Margaret Palmer as the Assistant Treasurer.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

Citizen’s Report 2017-18:  Mrs. Pschirrer will respond to this email.  It is difficult to get out of Middle Street because of the range of vision for turning left onto Main Street.  The Highway Department will follow up on this.

 

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 vote with Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved at 7:25 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 7:36 PM.

Mr. Dalessio moved that the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of November 2, 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 Selectboard meeting.  The Selectboard will 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 Selectboard meeting resumed at 7:58 PM.

 

OTHER BUSINESS:

Highway Department:  Ms. Mayberry met all the Highway crew and saw the Highway building.  She had a tour of the Town / roads with Mr. Rau.  It was interesting and productive.  The Selectboard discussed damage as the result of the last storm.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT:  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 8:00 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

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