Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 4/19/18

TOWN OF WALPOLE

SELECTBOARD MEETING

APRIL 19, 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 three members of the public in attendance.

RECESS SELECTBOARD SESSION:

Ms. Mayberry moved to recess this Selectboard meeting.  The Selectboard will enter into a meeting as the Hooper Trustees.  Mr. Dalessio seconded the motion and, with Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

The regular meeting resumed at 7:04 PM.

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Accounts Payable check register in the amount of $920,718.60 for checks dated April 20, 2018.  This amount is for two weeks of Accounts Payables that includes a monthly payment in the amount of $560,964.00 to the Fall Mountain Region School District and $252,600.20 for tax liens.  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 April 14, 2018 in the amount of $25,772.93 for checks dated April 20, 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 $5,220.28 for the week ending April 14, 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 12, 2018:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Selectboard meeting of April 12, 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 – April 12, 2018:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of April 12, 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.

NON-PUBLIC UTILITY MEETING – April 12, 2018:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Utility meeting of April 12, 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 acknowledged receipt of Minutes of the following meetings:

• Hooper Institute Committee Meeting – April 10, 2018;

• Walpole Planning Board – April 10, 2018;

• Walpole Cemetery Trustees – April 14, 2018.

TAX REFUNDS:

Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the following Tax Refunds due to overpayments:

Map and Lot #003-013-0003 in the amount of $5.64;

Map and Lot #003-082-CL5 in the amount of $27.21;

Map and Lot #027-001-006 in the amount of $70.98.

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

SOLAR ENERGY EXEMPTIONS:

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

Map and Lot #001-018-000;

Map and Lot #010-042-000;

Map and Lot #019-039-000;

Map and Lot #008-015-005;

Map and Lot #017-022-000.

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

GRAVEL TAX WARRANT:

Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Warrants–Gravel Tax Levy- for the following:

Map and Lot #015-011-000 in the amount of $4,740.50;

Map and Lot #014-013-000 in the amount of $141.28

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

NOTICES OF INTENT TO EXCAVATE:

Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the following Notices of Intent to Excavate:

Map and Lot #014-013-000 off Brewery Road;

Map and Lot #015-011-000 off Brewery Road.  

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

OLD BUSINESS:

Police Capital Reserve Fund Request to Release Funds:  Mr. Dalessio moved to sign the Trustees of Trust form for the release of funds from the Police Capital Reserve in the amount of $5,810.00.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

NEW BUSINESS:

Staff Meeting Reports:  Mr. Dalessio would like to change the nature of the Staff meetings.  They are getting to be predictable.  Discuss projects in the various departments; time lines, what is the trend and year-to-date information.  Where do we stand?  The reports should be more meaningful. They are getting too routine.  Add more tangible items.  Ms. Mayberry agrees.  Mrs. Pschirrer asked if they should continue to meet monthly or should it be every other month.  Ms. Mayberry suggested they could feature certain departments each month.  Mr. Dalessio would like those with objectives to report every month or every other month.

Recycling Center:  Mrs. Pschirrer would like to see a survey at the Recycling Center to see what people would like to see different, etc.  The WRAP Committee is not meeting but suggestions are being made to form another committee and to change the time of meetings.

Ms. Mayberry moved to approve Mr. Kevin Pinsonault’s attending a workshop for $199.00.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.      

Appointment Notices:

North Walpole Park:  Ms. Mayberry moved to appoint Ms. Diane Harty as the North Walpole Park representative to the Recreation Committee.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

Walpole Conservation Commission:  Mr. Dalessio moved to re-appoint Mr. John Peska to the Walpole Conservation Commission.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

Ms. Mayberry moved to re-appoint Mrs. Myra Mansouri as an alternate member of the Walpole Conservation Commission.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

Hooper Institute Committee:  Mr. Dalessio moved to appoint Mrs. Marcia Galloway to the Hooper Institute Committee.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

Ms. Mayberry moved to appoint Ms. Lynn DeWald to the Hooper Institute Committee.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

Highway Dept. Roof Repair Purchase Order:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve and sign the Highway Department Roof Repair Purchase Order, for the balance owed, in the amount of $15,200.00 to Mr. Eric Franklin to be paid from the Warrant Article.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

Audio Speaker System:  Mrs. Downing has done some research on an audio speaker system for the Town Hall.  Mrs. Pschirrer noted they need new equipment for the public meetings coming up.  Ms. Mayberry suggested they table this agenda item to allow time for more research.

Southwestern Community Services Economic Impact Report (EIR):  The Selectboard received brochures from the Southwestern Community Services Economic Impact Report.

Thank You Letters:  The Selectboard acknowledged receipt of Thank You letters for donations from Big Brothers/Big Sisters for the Town’s donation of $500; 2) from the Fall Mountain Friendly Meals in the amount of $1,375; and 3) Fall Mountain Food Shelf in the amount of $3,000.

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 and on a roll call vote with Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved at 7:56 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 8:28 PM.

Ms. Mayberry moved that the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of April 19, 2018, be sealed.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

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 8:30 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

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