Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 1/4/18

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

CALL TO ORDER:  Mrs. Pschirrer called this Selectboard meeting to order at 6:25 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 members of the public in attendance.

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Accounts Payable check register in the amount of $198,346.02 for checks dated January 5, 2018.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

The above amount includes a payment in the amount of $81,879.00 to Primex for insurances.

PAYROLL:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Payroll Register for the week ending December 30, 2017, in the amount of $24,434.45 for checks dated January 5, 2018.  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 $5,465.27 for the week ending December 30, 2017.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MEETING – December 28, 2017:  Mr. Dalessio moved to accept the Minutes of the Selectboard meeting of December 28, 2017, as submitted.  Seconded by Ms. Pschirrer.  With Mr.Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the Minutes were approved.  Ms. Mayberry abstained as she was not present at this meeting.  

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

The Selectboard received and reviewed Minutes of the following meeting:

• North Walpole Village District Commissioners – December 19, 2017.

VETERANS’ TAX CREDIT:

MAP and LOT# 028-129-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to grant the name change for this Veterans’ Tax Credit for Map and Lot #028-129-000.  This requires an updated form per the Department of Revenue Administration.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

BLIND EXEMPTION:

MAP and LOT# 010-043-001:  Ms. Mayberry moved to grant the Blind Exemption for Map and Lot #010-043-001 as this property owner meets the Department of Revenue Administration requirements.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

OLD BUSINESS:

Stoddard Forest Fire Report/Bills: Mr. Dalessio moved to re-sign the Stoddard Forest Fire Report for the NH Division of Forests and Lands.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

Pole Licensing Agreement:  This agreement was approved last week but one form needs signatures.

2018 Town Budget:  Mr. Rich Kreissle had printed out 2018 Town Budgets for the Selectboard to review.

Mr. Dalessio moved to accept the 2018 Town Budget in the amount of $3,714,942.00 without Warrant Articles. Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

Mr. Kreissle will forward this to the Department of Revenue Administration as soon as possible.

NEW BUSINESS:

Wayne Wallace: Mr. Wallace is not coming in tonight to discuss water issues on North Road due to the storm however he may attend the meeting next week.

Bellows Falls Village Corp. Letter:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve and sign the letter to the Bellows Falls Village Corporation regarding the Wastewater Agreement.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

DOT Notice re: Aldrich Brook Bridge Closure:  Mrs. Pschirrer spoke with Mr. Rau about this brook; the bridge goes across into Westmoreland.  The Town of Walpole only has one side of the Bridge #222-063 Bypassed Historic over Aldrich Brook.  The bridge inspectors found the bridge closed signs are missing from both sides of the bridge and the north approach barricade is insufficient.  Mr. Rau was asked to send the Department of Transportation (DOT) a letter with a picture and to notify the other half of the bridge is the responsibility of Westmoreland.  Ms. Mayberry suggested Walpole put up two signs facing each direction on the Walpole side of the bridge.

Labor Law Compliance Training: Mrs. Downing would like to attend the Labor Law Compliance training seminar on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 in Concord, NH.  The three Selectboard members approved this request.

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.  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 at 6:42 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 6:54 PM.

Ms. Mayberry moved that the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of January 4, 2018, will be sealed.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

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.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 7:08 PM.

OLD BUSINESS:

North Walpole Sidewalks:  Ms. Mayberry spoke with the Commissioners about the Church Street sidewalk problem.  It was suggested that the rocks/granite/concrete pieces could be thrown on the sidewalk by passing trucks or maybe by State plow trucks.  Mrs. Pschirrer has a picture and will forward it on to Ms. Mayberry who will show it to the Commissioners.  They debris appears to be found in the same block.   Chief Paquette suggested the next time something is found on the sidewalk that it not be moved. The Highway Dept. is to contact the Police Department who will investigate.

Fall Mountain Region School District:  The Selectboard will be meeting with Superintendent Lori Landry and Business Administrator, Jim Fenn, on Friday, January 5th at 8:00 AM to discuss the FMRSD proposed 2018-2019 budget.

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 7:20 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

(Transcribed from Recorder)

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