Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 4/26/18

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.

PUBLIC BUSINESS:

BARKING DOG ON BURROWS LANE:  A resident on Burrows Lane was present to respond to a letter received from her landlord regarding a dog complaint about her barking dog.  Mr. Dalessio was aware of this complaint and suggested the landlord resolve it with his tenant. Mrs. Pschirrer mentioned the landlord had received a note from the Selectboard in April of 2017 regarding a barking dog that was not always under control.  She read RSA 466:31 Dogs – Nuisance.  The resident explained when the dog is outside he is in a fenced in back yard and is only outside if someone is home; usually a family member is home due to schedules.  He barks when a vehicle pulls in the driveway.  He protects his property but is actually friendly. His barking never lasts for a half hour.  There are other dogs in the area; they also bark.   Mr. Dalessio said it is the Selectboard’s obligation to take care of issues that come to their attention. However, this should be resolved between the tenant and their landlord.

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Accounts Payable check register in the amount of $11,724.56 for checks dated April 27, 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 April 21, 2018, in the amount of $39,757.38 for checks dated April 27, 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 $9,241.99 for the week ending April 21, 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 19, 2018:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Selectboard meeting of April 19, 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 19, 2018:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of April 19, 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.

STAFF MEETING – April 19, 2018:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Staff Meeting of April 19, 2018, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the Minutes were approved.

COMMITTEE REPORT:

The Selectboard received and reviewed Minutes of the following meeting:

• Zoning Board of Adjustment – April 10, 2018.

WARRANTS – WATER & SEWER:

WALPOLE WATER FEES  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Walpole Water Fees in the amount of $35,722.79.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

WALPOLE SEWER FEES:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Walpole Sewer Fees in the amount of $61,056.71.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

NORTH WALPOLE SEWER FEES:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the North Walpole Sewer Fees in the amount of $51,596.03.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

SOLAR ENERGY EXEMPTION:

Ms. Mayberry moved to grant the following Solar Energy Exemption:

Map and Lot #008-076-000:  solar array is located off North Road,

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

TIMBER TAX WARRANTS:

MAP and LOT #013-003-001:   Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Warrant, Yield Tax Levy, and the Certification of Yield Taxes Assessed, Operation # 17-161-004-T, for Map and Lot #013-003-001 in the amount of. $1,446.71.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

MAP and LOT #002-012-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Warrant, Yield Tax Levy, and the Certification of Yield Taxes Assessed, Operation #17-461-007-T for Map and Lot #002-012-000-T, in the amount of $25.00; this is for cordwood only.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.  

NOTICES OF INTENT TO CUT WOOD OR TIMBER:

MAP and LOT #002-012-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Notice of Intent to Cut Wood or Timber for Map and Lot #002-012-000, off County Road, for Joan Galloway.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

MAP and LOT #NHDOT – Route 12 Right-of-Way:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Notice of Intent to Cut Wood or Timber for Map and Lot #NHDOT Route 12 Right-of-way off Route 12 for the NH DOT.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

MAP and LOT #017-011-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Notice of Intent to Cut Wood or Timber for Map and Lot #017-011-000 off Wentworth Road for Shirley Byczkowski.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

NOTICES OF INTENT TO EXCAVATE:

MAP and LOT #001-010-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Notice of Intent to Excavate for Map and Lot #001-010-000 off Industrial Drive, Route 12, for Hodgkins and Sons. Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

MAP and LOT #012-073-000:   Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Notice of Intent to Excavate for Map and Lot #012-073-000 off Old Drewsville Road for Hodgkins and Sons.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

MAP and LOT #NHDOT Route 12 Right-of-Way:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Notice of Intent to Excavate Gravel for Map and Lot #NHDOT Route 12 Right-of-Way.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.  

BUILDING PERMITS:

JAMES and LISA PUTNAM, 101 Sand Hill Road, Map and Lot #012-044-023:  Ms. Mayberry moved to grant Building Permit No. 2018-06 for James and Lisa Putnam for a “Garage & Breezeway Addition” at 101 Sand Hill Road.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

ROBERT and MARGARET PALMER, 42 Barnett Hill Road, Map and Lot #009-044-023:  Ms. Mayberry moved to grant Building Permit No. 2018-07 for Robert and Margaret Palmer to “Add a Room and Relocate Existing Master Bathroom” at 42 Barnett Hill Road.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.   With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

OLD BUSINESS:

Walpole Sewer User Letter:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve and sign the letter to be included with sewer user bills.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

Town Website: Mrs. Pschirrer and a few members of the Zoning Board, Mrs. Myra Mansouri, Mrs. Judy Trow, Ms. Pauline Barnes and their secretary, Mrs. Marilou Blaine went to a meeting with Mr. Ryan Harrison.  He was very helpful.  There was an objection to having anything put on the website but other members felt it was important and it should be put on.  Mr. Dalessio feels it is important for all the latest documents to be on the website and kept updated.  The Selectboard agreed that meeting minutes need to be available to the public in five days but they will not be put on the website until after they have been approved.

Audio System for Town Hall:  Mrs. Pschirrer recommended they purchase the new audio system for the Town Hall as it is under $1,000.  The current system is not adequate.  It is important for the public to be able to hear the discussion during meetings.

Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the purchase of the new audio system.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved

NEW BUSINESS:

Distracted Driving Grant Patrol Activity Report:  Mr. Dalessio had previously signed the Distracted Driving Grant Patrol Activity Report for the Police Department.

Town Hall Fire Suppression System Flushing:  This was included in Warrant Article No. 5 approved at Town Meeting.

Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Purchase Order for the Town Hall Fire Suppression System Flushing for an estimated amount not to exceed $30,000.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.  

Mrs. Downing reported this project will start on July 16th and will last for about two weeks.  Warrant Article No. 5 will be put on the purchase order.

Mascoma Parking Lot Lease: Mrs. Pschirrer had the draft copy of the Mascoma Parking Lot Lease.  Mrs. Downing checked with Primex and the Town does have liability insurance.  Mr. Dalessio questioned if the Selectboard has the authority to sign property leases even though the lease is for zero dollars or does it have to go to a Town meeting. Mrs. Pschirrer will talk with the bank representative and check RSAs.

Walpole Fire District Warrant Payment Requests:  Mrs. Pschirrer advised the Walpole Fire District is requesting funds that were approved in accordance with their 2018 Warrant Articles:  This is to transfer funds from the Walpole General Fund to the Walpole Fire District.  

• Building Renovation Capital Reserve Fund – $50,000.00; and

• Deposit into Heavy Equipment Capital Reserve Fund – $125,000.00.

Mr. Dalessio moved to approve the transfer of funds to the Capital Reserve Funds.   Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

Cold River Local Advisory Committee (CRLAC):  Ms. Kim Lewis has declined to renew her membership as a representative to the Cold River Local Advisory Committee.  A replacement member is needed to serve on this committee.  Mr. Dalessio suggested asking the Walpole Conservation Commission to seek a replacement as it would be helpful to have a conservation background.

Permission to Cultivate Crops on Town Land: Mr. Marcus Lovell Smith is requesting permission to cultivate crops on Town land with access from South River Road and is bounded by Halls Crossing Road.   The Selectboard will invite Mr. Smith to come into a meeting to give them some background on the property.

FUTURE WORK GOALS:

The following Future Work Goals will be discussed during the Thursday, May 24th Selectboard meeting.

Building Permit – Cost:

Building Inspector:

Site Plan.

Thank You Letter from SCS:  The Selectboard acknowledged receipt of a Thank You note from the Southwestern Community Services for their financial support.

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 at 7:40 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 7:45 PM.

ADJOURNMENT:

Mr. Dalessio moved to adjourn this Selectboard meeting.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 7:45 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

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