Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 4/5/18

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

PUBLIC HEARING

CALL TO ORDER:  Mrs. Pschirrer called this Public Hearing regarding the withdrawal of funds from the Police Vehicle – Capital Reserve Fund to order at 5:02 PM.  A Warrant was passed at Town Meeting on March 17, 2018, which allows the Selectboard to take, after a Public Hearing, funds from the Capital Reserve Fund to replace a Police vehicle.  Mr. Dalessio advised they will be withdrawing $5,810.00 from this fund which is the difference between the cost of the new vehicle and what the insurance company reimbursed the Town.  Ms. Mayberry asked when this new vehicle will be on the road.  Police Chief Paquette replied they will be able to pick the Dodge Charger up next week.  It will then be delivered to the shop for installation of the equipment and hopefully be on the road in about three weeks.  They were able to recover a lot of equipment from the damaged vehicle.  Notices of this Public Hearing were posted in the usual places.  No other comments were made. There were five members of the public in attendance.  .

Ms. Mayberry moved to close this Public Hearing.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the Public Hearing was adjourned at 5:08 PM.

Mr. Dalessio moved to withdraw $5,810.00 from the Police Vehicle – Capital Reserve Fund.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.    

REGULAR SELECTBOARD MEETING

CALL TO ORDER:  Mrs. Pschirrer called this Selectboard meeting to order at 5:08 PM in the Walpole Town Hall.  This meeting is being recorded and she asked anyone wishing to speak to identify themselves for the record.  There were five members of the public in attendance.

PUBLIC BUSINESS:

MEET AND GREET” Officer Devin Prince:  Police Chief Michael Paquette introduced Police Officer Devin Prince.  Chief Paquette noted Officer Prince is eager to get started and ready to go to the Police Academy.  The Police Academy can only take 67; Officer Prince is #71.  He will go to the Academy for the physical fitness test on April 16th and hopefully he will get into this session of the Police Academy that starts April 30th and lasts four months.  He will be on the reserve list.  If called he will have two hours to be in Concord.  There are three Academy sessions a year.  Right now not as many people are “jumping” into these careers; it is a lot more dangerous than in the past. Officer Prince will also be required to do 300 hours of field training.  He was in the military for six years and was overseas twice.  Chief Paquette feels he will be a good fit for the department.  He has helped set up the new “Speed” machine.  The Selectboard welcomed Officer Prince to the Town and Police Department.

LETTER FROM RAY BOAS:  Mr. Boas has been doing research on the property next to Dr. Shaw and across the road from South Street.  He shared his findings with the Selectboard.  He recommended the Selectboard look into the easement that exists to see if it is sufficient for what is being proposed.  He has been looking at Map 18 and explained the subdivision of the property in September 1994.  Mr. Dalessio appreciates the information Mr. Boas is providing but the Planning Board needs to understand the history.  Conditions may have been placed on the property by the State when they gave Walker Road to the Town.  There are a lot of questions.  Mr. Boas sent a request to Mr. Jeff Miller, Mrs. Myra Mansouri and Marilou Blaine to ask if there can be public comment prior to the Public Hearing.  He submitted a copy of his April 5, 2018, letter to the Selectboard.

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Accounts Payable check register in the amount of $43,829.98 for checks dated April 6, 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 March 31, 2018, in the amount of $24,746.67 for checks dated April 6, 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 $5,229.12 for the week ending March 31, 2018.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio. With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.  

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MEETING – March 29, 2018:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Selectboard meeting of March 29, 2018, as submitted.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the Minutes were approved.  Mr. Dalessio abstained as he was not present at this meeting.

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION – March 29, 2018:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of March 29, 2018, as submitted.  These Minutes will remain sealed.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the Minutes were approved.  Mr. Dalessio abstained as he was not present at this meeting.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

The Selectboard received and reviewed Minutes of the following meetings:

• Walpole Fire District Meeting – March 14, 2018;

• Walpole Fire District Annual Meeting – March 15, 2018;

• Walpole Town Library Board of Trustees Meeting – March 20, 2018.

SOLAR ENERGY EXEMPTIONS:

Ms. Mayberry moved to grant the following nine Solar Energy Exemptions:

Map and Lot #005-011-003;

Map and Lot #006-014-000;

Map and Lot #018-002-000;

Map and Lot #008-118-000;

Map and Lot #008-033-000;

Map and Lot #008-050-001;

Map and Lot #013-035-000;

Map and Lot #013-008-000;

Map and Lot #009-048-000.

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

BUILDING PERMIT:

DAVID & DIANA RICHARDSON, 197 Old Cheshire Turnpike Road, Map and Lot #013-036-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to grant Building Permit #2018-04 for David and Diana Richardson to have “Solar Panels” at 197 Old Cheshire Turnpike Road, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

OLD BUSINESS:

Police Revolving Fund Request:  The Police Department has withdrawn this request.

FairPoint-Consolidated Communications Invoice:  Mrs. Pschirrer reported FairPoint-Consolidated Communications has now sent the Town a bill in the amount of $1,419.97.  They claim it was not paid.  Mr. Kreissle feels this is an error in their records not ours but they do not accept this.  Mrs. Pschirrer will ask Mr. Kreissle to call Savings Bank of Walpole tomorrow to see if records are kept back to 2009.  Fairpoint-Consolidated has threatened to send this to a collection agency and/or lien something.  Mr. Dalessio’s big concern is if they can disconnect the service.  Mrs. Pschirrer will ask Mr. Kreissle to write a letter of explanation and attach copies of our checks and copies of their bills.  The Selectboard felt this should go back to FairPoint-Consolidated Communications.

NEW BUSINESS:

State of NH Parks & Recreation Grant Program: The Selectboard acknowledged receipt of a letter from the NH Division of Parks and Recreation dated March 27, 2018.  It is regarding the Land and Water Conservation Fund program compliance and property stewardship.  Project sites are required to be inspected every five years by their office to ensure program compliance.  Our sites were inspected in 2006.  Ms. Mayberry will follow-up on this with Mr. Justin Cassarino.

Cemetery Deed for Lot D522:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Deed for Cemetery Lot D522.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.  

Thank You Card and Letter:  A Thank You note was received from Camp Takoda YMCA for the Town’s support.  It served Walpole kids.

Community Volunteer Transportation Company:  A Thank You letter was received from the Community Volunteer Transportation Company for the Town’s contribution of $2,300.  Walpole has a great team of volunteer drivers.  Maintaining a vibrant supply of drivers is critical to keep up with demand.

Fall Mountain Region School District:  The Selectboard discussed writing a request to the FMRSD to advise that the Selectboard is interested in purchasing the parking area next to the Whitcomb Recreation Area for $1.00.  It will need to be put on their warrant as an article for the next Annual Meeting.

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 6:05 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 6’29.

OTHER BUSINESS:

NH Municipal Association Meeting:  Ms. Mayberry attended this meeting in the City Hall in Keene.  It was very interesting.  The NH Municipal Association discussed new bills being proposed and the towns that will be impacted the most.  She will provide copies for Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer.  They encourage towns to contact their legislators.

Library Trustees Meeting:  Mrs. Pschirrer attended the fundraising meeting.  They have applied for Historic Grants; she signed as the Chair of the Selectboard.  It enables them to apply for LCHIP Grants.

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 6:35 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

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