Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 12/18

TOWN OF WALPOLE

SELECTBOARD MEETING

APRIL 12, 2018

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 this meeting is being recorded and asked anyone wishing to speak to identify themselves for the record.  There were four members of the public in attendance.

PAYROLL:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Payroll Register for the week ending April 7, 2018in the amount of $24,488.86 for checks dated April 13, 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 $4,885.74 for the week ending April 7, 2018.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MEETING – April 5, 2018:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Selectboard meeting of April 5, 2018, as submitted.  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 meetings:

• North Walpole Village District Board of Commissioners – March 27, 2018;

• North Walpole Village District Board of Commissioners – April 3, 2018.

SOLAR ENERGY EXEMPTIONS:

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

Map and Lot #008-087-000;

Map and Lot #011-059-000;

Map and Lot #009-048-001;

Map and Lot #008-003-000;

Map and Lot #003-026-000;

Map and Lot #005-035-000;

Map and Lot #008-084-000;

Map and Lot #030-005-000.

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

ALL VETERANS TAX CREDIT:

Map and Lot #009-016-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to grant the All Veterans Tax Credit for the current owner of Map and Lot #009-016-000 as the applicant is qualified.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion is approved.

TIMBER TAX WARRANT:

Map and Lot #012-072-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Certification of Yield Taxes Assessed and the Warrant Yield Tax Levy in the amount of $328.92 for Map and Lot #012-072-000.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

GRAVEL TAX WARRANT:  

Map and Lot #001-016-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Warrant Gravel Tax Levy in the amount of $38.40 for Map and Lot #001-016-000.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

NOTICE OF INTENT TO CUT WOOD OR TIMBER:  

Map and Lot #012-012-001:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Notice of Intent to Cut Wood or Timber for Map and Lot #012-012-001 for Chris and Holly Gowdy, off Route 12.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

NOTICE OF INTENT TO EXCAVATE:

Map and Lot #001-016-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Notice of Intent to Excavate for Map and Lot #001-016-000 for The George R. Graves Revocable Trust of 2013.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

OLD BUSINESS:

Fall Mountain Regional School District Letter:  Mr. Dalessio moved to approve and sign the letter of interest to Mr. James Fenn, at FMRSD, regarding the Selectboard’s offer to buy/accept the parking lot adjacent to the Town of Walpole’s recreation area.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

Walpole Unitarian Church Letter: Ms. Mayberry moved to approve and sign the letter to the Walpole Unitarian Church upholding the recommendation made by Loren Martin of Avitar Associates regarding their request for a property tax religious exemption on Map and Lot #019-043-000 at 1 Union Street . Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

Science Olympiad Team Letter:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve and sign the letter to the Science Olympiad Team congratulating them for their accomplishments in winning the New Hampshire State Competition two years in a row.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

Water and Sewer Receipts to Date:  The Selectboard reviewed the Water and Sewer Receipts to Date that were received from Mrs. Jodi Daigle.

NEW BUSINESS:

STEP Grant Patrol Activity Reports:  Mr. Dalessio moved that the Chair, Peggy Pschirrer, sign the STEP Grant Patrol Activity Reports by the Police Department.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

Recreation Revolving Fund Request – Soccer and/or Basketballs:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Recreation Committee’s request to order their soccer and basketball equipment from BSN Sports for the amount of $766.29 from their Revolving Fund.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

Recreation Revolving Fund Request – Shirts:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Recreation Committee’s request to order shirts from Grizzly Graphics in the amount of $966.00 for participants of all their Recreation programs from their Revolving Fund. Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor the motion was approved.  

Thank You Letters:

Bellows Falls Senior Center/Meals on Wheels:  The Selectboard acknowledged a Thank You letter from the Bellows Falls Area Senior Center for the additional funding that will help offset the meals costs to their clients and help those who need their assistance.  Ms. Kosut also thanked the amazing Walpole volunteers who provide over 500 volunteer hours yearly, allowing local residents to remain independent.

CASA:  A Thank You letter was received from CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children). This gift helps to rewrite the futures of abused and neglected children.

Monadnock Family Services:  A Thank You letter was received from the Monadnock Family Services for the Town’s appropriation.  This will help sustain effective mental health services in our community.

Sarah Downing:  A Thank You note was received from Mrs. Sarah Downing thanking the Selectboard for the flowering basket sent to her mother who broke her hip last week.  She is doing well.

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 meeting was recessed at 7:00 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 7:45 PM.

Ms. Mayberry moved that the Minutes of the April 12, 2018, Non-Public Selectboard Session, 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 7:46 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 8:20 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

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