Selectboard Meeting Minutes – &/10/18

TOWN OF WALPOLE

SELECTBOARD MEETING

MAY 10, 2018

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

CALL TO ORDER:  Mrs. Pschirrer called this Selectboard meeting to order at 8:00 AM 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 $32,515.28 for checks dated May 11, 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 May 5, 2018, in the amount of $24,412.83 for checks dated May 11, 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 $4,742.66 for the week ending May 5, 2018.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MEETING – May 3, 2018:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Selectboard meeting of May 3, 2018, with the following correction: page 2, under Audio System, change “Ramon” to “Roman”.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the Minutes and correction were approved.

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION – May 3, 2018:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of May 3, 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 meetings:

• Walpole Conservation Commission Meeting – April 2, 2018;

• Walpole Fire District Meeting – April 11, 2018;

• Library Board of Trustees Meeting – April 10, 2018;

• North Walpole Village Board of Commissioners Meeting – April 10, 2018;

• North Walpole Village Board of Commissioners Meeting – April 17, 2018;

• North Walpole Village Board of Commissioners Meeting – April 24, 2018.

PROPERTY TAX REFUND:

MAP and LOT #016-012-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to grant the Property Tax Refund in the amount of $1,708.57 for Map and Lot #016-012-000.  This is the result of a duplicate payment.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

ABATEMENTS – PROPERTY TAX:

MAP and LOT #008-087-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Abatement for Property Taxes in the amount of $20.59 for Map and Lot #008-087-000.  Ms. Roehl had a woodshed removed; Avitar Associates verified this.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

MAP and LOT #007-010-001:  Ms. Mayberry moved to deny this request for an Abatement for Property Taxes for Map and Lot #007-010-001 as recommended by Avitar Associates.  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 Solar Energy Exemptions for the following properties:

Map and Lot #021-028-000 – on North Road;

Map and Lot #004-001-004 – on River Road.

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

BUILDING PERMITS:

ERIC & KHEUAVANH GOUGH, 95 Blackjack Crossing, Map and Lot #001-018-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve Building Permit No. 2018-08 for Eric and Kheuavanh Gough to construct a “New 18’ x 24’ 1-1/2 Story Barn/Woodworking Shop” at 95 Blackjack Crossing. Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.  

BROOKHURST, LLC, 256 North Road, Map and Lot #010-042-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve Building Permit No. 2018-10 for Brookhurst, LLC to build a “12’ x 16’ Timber Frame Shed” at 256 North Road.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

NEW BUSINESS:

BEVERAGE/WINE/LIQUOR ENDORSEMENT LETTER:  Mr. Dalessio moved that the Walpole Selectboard had no objections to and recommend that Steven and Shanda Donovan be granted a Restaurant Beverage/Wine/Liquor license.  Both are members of Spencer’s Place located at 10 Westminster Street, Walpole, NH.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

MAPLEWOOD NURSING HOME GROUND BREAKING INVITATION:  The Selectboard acknowledged receipt of the invitation from the County of Cheshire to attend the Ground breaking ceremony to commemorate the start of the reconstruction of the Maplewood Nursing Home on Monday, May 21, 2018, at 2:30 PM at the Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland, NH.

SWRPC ANNUAL MEETING INVITATION:  The Selectboard received an invitation to attend the Southwest Region Planning Commission Annual Meeting on June 12th, 2018, at Keene State College Alumni Center.

TOWN-OWNED PROPERTY:  The Selectboard will consider putting a Town-owned property up for sale.  This property was acquired on May 17, 2017.  Research will be done to locate the previous owner so the Selectboard can proceed with the tax sale process.

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 8:26 AM.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 8:38 AM.

OTHER BUSINESS:

Staff Meeting – May 17, 2018:  Mrs. Pschirrer will ask Mr. Rau to discuss some of the projects the Highway Department will be doing this year.

Selectboard Meeting – May 24, 2018:  Mr. Dalessio requested the Selectboard meeting on May 24, 2018, be started at 5:30 PM.

Recreation Committee:  Ms. Mayberry reported the Recreation Committee has two applicants for the Pool Manager position.  They will do the interviews tonight.

Selectboard Meeting:  Ms. Mayberry will be unable to attend the Selectboard meeting on July 5, 2018.

Selectboard Meeting – May 17, 2018:  Mrs. Pschirrer advised the Agenda for this meeting will include discussion on the Hydro Electric appraisal, Brownfields Project and the property on Homestead Avenue.

Credit Cards:  Mrs. Downing advised the Selectboard Office will go on-line to start using credit cards for water and sewer payments next Tuesday.  Mr. Dalessio noted they will also be able to take reservations for rentals.  Visa will not accept payments for utilities.

Brownfields:  Mrs. Pschirrer will put some information on Brownfields together on the Westberg property.  The Department of Environmental Services (DES) sent her all the paperwork needed to apply for the Covenant Program.

Auditors:  The Auditors will be in the office starting next Monday, May 14th.

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 9:05 AM.

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

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