Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 11/9/17

TOWN OF WALPOLE

MEETING OF THE SELECTBOARD

NOVEMBER 9, 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 $39,955.33 for checks dated November 10, 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 November 4, 2017, in the amount of $24,189.95 for checks dated November 10, 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 $5,238.96 for the week ending November 4, 2017.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MEETING – November 2, 2017:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Selectboard meeting of November 2, 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 – November 2, 2017:   Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of November 2, 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.

PUBLIC HEARING – Acceptance of Complete Streets Recommendations – November 2, 2017:  There was a consensus of the Selectboard to put these Minutes on-hold until the next meeting.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

The Selectboard received and reviewed Minutes of the following meeting:

  • North Walpole Village District Board of Commissioners – October 30, 3017.

 

WARRANT:

PROPERTY TAX:  Mrs. Pschirrer read the Tax Collector’s Warrant, Property Tax Levy, State of New Hampshire, as follows:

“In the name of the State you are hereby directed to collect the property taxes in the list herewith committed to you, amounting to the sum of Five Million Six Hundred Forty Six Thousand Five Hundred Ninety Four Dollars and Eleven Cents ($5,646,594.11) and with interest at twelve (12%) percent per annum from December 18, 2017 thereafter, on all sums not paid on or before that day.

And we further order you to remit all monies collected to the Town Treasurer, or to the Town Treasurer’s designee as provided by RSA 41:29, VI, at least on a weekly basis, or daily whenever tax receipts total One Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($1,500.00) or more.

Given under our hands at Walpole, New Hampshire, this Ninth day of November 2017.”

Mr. Dalessio moved to accept and sign this Warrant for Property Taxes in the amount of $5,646,594.11.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

Citizen’s Report 2017-18:  Mrs. Pschirrer will contact this citizen to discuss the matter.

 

Dental RatesMrs. Pschirrer advised the HealthTrust was looking for the Selectboard’s acceptance of the Dental Plan.  The Fall Mountain Region School District will no longer administer the Dental Plan; they are changing to Delta Dental. Mr. Dalessio felt they should explore the possibility of sharing the administrative costs with the Town of Charlestown who are considering self-insuring this coverage.  Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer agreed as it will save both the Town and employees money. Ms. Mayberry agreed to continue to explore this change-over.  Mrs. Pschirrer will respond to the email from the HealthTrust benefits advisor.

 

Alstead Road:  Mrs. Pschirrer reported some information was received from the CDL Company who has been looking at the Alstead Road culvert project.  They submitted a proposal that meets all the State standards except the Fish and Game Department. They asked for a slight change at the end of the area.  Maps were provided.  Mr. Rau will now send this out for bid to at least three companies.  Mr. Dalessio requested that Mrs. Pschirrer ask Mr. Rau if the plans will be stamped by a licensed engineer.

 

Highway DepartmentMr. Rau advised three pick-up trucks are down.  There is wiring damage to one of them.

 

Water and Sewer:  Receipts to-date for Water and Sewer collections are $29,176.00.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Preliminary 2017 Equalization Certificate:  The Selectboard acknowledged receipt of the 2017 Equalization Municipal Assessment Data Certificate from the Department of Revenue Administration.  It was a full revaluation.  The equalized ratio of 101.2 will be used to calculate the total equalized valuation for the Town.

Ms. Mayberry moved to approve and sign the 2017 Equalization Municipal Assessment Data Certificate.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

School Board Voting Appropriation WarrantMrs. Pschirrer acknowledged receipt of the email from the Town of Charlestown regarding the article wording that would be an amendment to the Articles of Agreement.  Mrs. Pschirrer began to re-write this however it is not finished.  It needs to be more detailed.

 

 

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 6:52 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 7:00 PM.

 

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 and (c) Reputations.  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.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 7:14 PM.

Ms. Mayberry moved that the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of November 9, 2017, be sealed.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

ADJOURNMENT:

Mr. Dalessio moved to adjourn this Selectboard meeting.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 7:16 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

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