Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 2/8/18

TOWN OF WALPOLE

MEETING OF THE SELECTBOARD

FEBRUARY 8, 2018

 

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

CALL TO ORDER:  Mrs. Pschirrer called this Selectboard meeting to order at 6:50 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 $21,692.81 for checks dated February 9, 2018.  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 February 3, 2018, in the amount of $23,326.79 for checks dated February 9, 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 $4,547.91, for the week ending February 3, 2018.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MEETING – February 1, 2018:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Selectboard meeting of February 1, 2018, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the Minutes were approved.

 

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION – February 1, 2018:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of February 1, 2018, 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.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

The Selectboard received and reviewed Minutes of the following meeting:

  • North Walpole Village District Board of Commissioners – January 23, 2018.

 

VETERANS’ TAX CREDIT:

MAP and LOT #008-097-000:  Ms. Mayberry advised this Veterans’ Tax Credit had previously been approved but the PA-29 form only had initials of one Selectboard member.  The Department of Revenue Administration (DRA) requested a PA-35 form be completed.  The Selectboard signed this form.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

2018 Warrant – Article #3Mrs. Pschirrer suggested this be clarified with an article in the Clarion and notice posted on the bulletin boards.  Mr. Dalessio said it should state that based on the advice of the Town Attorney the Selectboard does not recommend this Article.  The Town Attorney has questioned the legality of how this Article was written.  Mrs. Pschirrer will write the notice.

 

 

Water & Sewer Receipts to Date:  The Selectboard acknowledged receipt of the Water/Sewer Receipts to Date as of February 8, 2018, from Mrs. Daigle.  The total owed for Winter 2018 is $166,656.01; Total Receipts for Winter 2018 Billed is $11,720.97 or 7%; Total Left to Collect for Winter 2018 Billing is $154,935.04.

 

Correction DeedMs. Mayberry moved to sign the Corrective Deed for the former Murtha property which is now owned by the Tysons.  This land was erroneously taken by tax lien.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved. 

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Pole and Conduit Licensing Petitions:  Mr. Rau approved and initialed these Pole and Conduit Licensing Petitions.  The Petitions are for moving poles.

Mr. Dalessio moved to approve the Pole and Conduit Licensing Petitions for the Northern New England Telephone Operations LLC D/B/A FairPoint Communications-NNE and Liberty Utilities (Granite State Electric) for the following roads:

  • Cold River Road;
  • Wentworth Road;
  • Cold River Road.

Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

Clarion Water and Sewer Article:  The first draft of the Water and Sewer Article written by Mr. Dalessio was reviewed.  Updates will be made prior to being sent to Mr. Boas for the Clarion.

 

Cold River Road Riverbank Erosion: Mr. Dalessio had been contacted by Ms. Janet Clark regarding the Cold River Road Riverbank Erosion and how it is affecting her land.  He has been doing research to obtain information in an effort to try to assist her.  This all started back in the 2005 flood when Ms. Clark lost her home.  At that time there was some Federal Assistance money available so a small log cabin was built to replace the home.  Mr. Dalessio provided an update from that time to now.  The Town does not own the riverbank. Therefore Ms. Clark would need to deal with the Department of Environmental Services (DES).  The Selectboard would consider writing a letter of support for Ms. Clark when she finds a solution.

 

Walpole Conservation Commission Ms. Mayberry, liaison to the Walpole Conservation Commission (WCC), advised that at the last meeting they discussed new members.  Mrs. Flammia will ask the interested parties to submit letters of interest to the Selectboard.  Mrs. Pschirrer noted that vacancies will be put on a list and posted after Town Meeting.  It gives new interested people an opportunity to apply for any vacancies.  Following a discussion the Selectboard agreed that being a Recording Secretary and an alternate member is not a conflict of interest.  It has occurred on other boards.  Ms. Mayberry would like to be included on WCC emails so she is aware of issues and prepared to assist the WCC.

 

Personnel Policy Manual – Snow Closures:  This was postponed until the next meeting.

 

  

OLD BUSINESS:

Houghton Brook and Alstead Center RoadMrs. Pschirrer reported that Mr. Rau just received a letter from the Department of Environmental Services (DES) approving the fish pool at Houghton Brook.  Mr. Rau will sign the paperwork and the DES will provide permits to take care of both the Houghton Brook and Alstead Center Road projects.

 

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 at 7:37 PM.

 

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 7:45 P.M.

 

Ms. Mayberry moved that the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of February 8, 2018, be sealed.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio 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 at 7:46 P.M.

 

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 8:04 PM.

 

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 8:05 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

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