Public Hearing Regarding Donation of Land – 11/9/17




NOVEMBER 9, 2017


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


CALL TO ORDER:  Mrs. Pschirrer called this Public Hearing of the Selectboard to order at 6:15 PM in the Walpole Town Hall.  She advised this Public Hearing is being recorded and asked anyone wishing to speak to identify themselves for the record.  There were no members of the public in attendance.


PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING THE DONATION OF LAND FROM WILLIAM CALLAHAN:  Mrs. Pschirrer advised this meeting is being held in accordance with RSA 41:14a for the acceptance of a piece of land. The Selectboard may accept the donation if they hold two public hearings two weeks apart and then not more than ten days later can accept the land.  The Selectboard is required to given letters endorsing the acceptance of this land from the Walpole Conservation Commission and the Walpole Planning Board.  The Walpole Conservation Commission has already agreed to write that letter.  The Callahan land is 3.5 acres; Map and Lot # 004-012-001.  It is an interior parcel of land Mr. Callahan inherited some years ago.  It is completely land-locked. It abuts the Fanny Mason Forest which is land owned by the Town of Walpole.  It will make a good addition to that piece of land for the extension of public right-of-way.  Mr. Callahan is happy to give this land to the Town of Walpole. The members of the Walpole Conservation Commission have agreed to pay for the survey and legal fees for the transfer documents for the property.


There will be a second public hearing on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 6:15 PM. It will be posted as required.  The Selectboard will then have ten days to accept the donation of this land.  This State law, RSA 41:14a, was accepted by the voters of the Town of Walpole at a Town Meeting. Therefore, the Selectboard does not have to wait until a Town Meeting to accept this donation of land.


There were no members of the public in attendance; therefore there was no public comment.



Ms. Mayberry moved to adjourn this Public Hearing.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, this Public Hearing was adjourned at 6:24 PM.


Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary



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