Select Board Meeting Minutes – 5/31/18

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

CALL TO ORDER:  Mr. Dalessio called this Selectboard meeting to order at 6:35 PM in the Walpole Town Hall. He advised this meeting is being recorded and asked anyone wishing to speak to identify themselves for the record.  There was one member of the public in attendance.

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Accounts Payable check register in the amount of $46,932.13 for checks dated June 1, 2018.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

The above amount includes a payment to the HealthTrust and several abatement refund checks for a total of $31,642.14.

PAYROLL:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Payroll Register for the week ending May 26, 2018, in the amount of $25,543.28 for checks dated June 1, 2018.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio 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 $5,112.76 for the week ending May 26, 2018.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MEETING – May 24, 2018:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Selectboard meeting of May 24, 2018, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Minutes were approved.

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION #1 – May 17, 2018: Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session #1 of May 17, 2018, with a name correction.  These Minutes will remain sealed.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessioin favor, the Minutes were approved.

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION – May 24, 2018:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of May 24, 2018, as submitted.  These Minutes will remain sealed.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Minutes were approved.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

The Selectboard received and reviewed Minutes of the following meetings:

• North Walpole Village Board of Commissioners Meeting – May 8, 2018;

• North Walpole Village Board of Commissioners Meeting – May 15, 2018.

TIMBER TAX WARRANT:

MAP and LOT #014-015-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Warrant, Yield Tax Levy, and the Certification of Yield Taxes Assessed, Operation #17-461-009-T, in the amount of $1,414.90 for Map and Lot #014-015-000, Roman Catholic Bishop of Manchester.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

ABATEMENTS – PROPERTY TAX:

MAP and LOT #012-044-010: Ms. Mayberry moved to deny this Property Tax Abatement request for Map and Lot #012-044-010. The Selectboard will support the recommendation of Avitar Associates.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.  

MAP and LOT #004-040-000: Ms. Mayberry moved to deny this Property Tax Abatement request for Map and Lot #004-040-000.  The Selectboard will support the recommendation of Avitar Associates.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

MAP and LOT #021-023-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to deny this Property Tax Abatement request for Map and Lot #021-023-000.  The Selectboard will support the recommendation of Avitar Associates.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

MAP and LOT #009-035-000: Ms. Mayberry moved to deny this Property Tax Abatement request for Map and Lot #009-035-000.  The Selectboard will support the recommendation of Avitar Associates.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

MAP and LOT #013-034-000 and Sub-lots 004 and 005:  Ms. Mayberry moved to deny this Property Tax Abatement request for Map and Lot #013-034-000 and Sub-lots #004 and #005.  The Selectboard will support the recommendation of Avitar Associates, Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

MAP and LOT #012-044-015:  Ms. Mayberry moved to grant this Property Tax Abatement request for Map and Lot #012-044-015 in the amount of $497.57.  This property did not have additional road frontage which lowered value of the land.  The Selectboard support the recommendation of Avitar Associates.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

MAP and LOT #013-024-001:  Ms. Mayberry moved to grant this Property Tax Abatement request for Map and Lot #013-024-001 in the amount of $438.59.  The view description was slightly adjusted which lowered the property value.  The Selectboard support the recommendation of Avitar Associates.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

MAP and LOT #003-012-004:  Ms. Mayberry moved to grant this Property Tax Abatement request for Map and Lot #003-012-004 in the amount of $366.76.  The area in the basement is not finished and land condition was changed to a lower quality percentage.  The Selectboard support the recommendation of Avitar Associates.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

MAP and LOT #030-056-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to grant this Property Tax Abatement request for Map and Lot #030-056-000 in the amount of $6,682.05.  Overall building quality and condition was lowered.  The Selectboard support the recommendation of Avitar Associates.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

MAP and LOT #004-014-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to deny this Property Tax Abatement request for Map and Lot #004-014-000.  The Selectboard support the recommendation of Avitar Associates.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

MAP and LOT #010-004-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to deny this Property Tax Abatement request for Map and Lot #010-004-000.  This is State owned land that is leased; taxes are to be paid by the tenant.  The Selectboard support the recommendation of Avitar Associates.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

MAP and LOT #UTIL-FAIR-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to deny this Property Tax Abatement request for Map and Lot #UTIL-FAIR-000 until the court case is settled.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.  

Mr. Dalessio reported that shortly before the Selectboard meeting began Mr. Bruce LaBelle came in with concerns about the recent Abatement recommendation which was denied by Avitar Associates    He would like this to be revisited by the Selectboard.  Mr. Dalessio suggested putting this on the agenda for next week to review it in detail.  Mr. LaBelle could apply to the Bureau of Tax and Land Appeals. Ms. Mayberry feels it is important to follow the abatement appeal process.

BUILDING PERMIT:

MARK and SUSAN FILLION, 64 Bookseller Road, Map and Lot #004-035-002: Ms. Mayberry moved to grant Building Permit No. 2018-11 for Mark and Susan Fillion to “Demolish Existing Deck, Build New 12’x14’ Deck & 12’x14’Screen Porch” at 64 Bookseller Road. Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

OLD BUSINESS:

Water and Sewer Receipts to Date: Mrs. Jodi Daigle submitted the Water/Sewer Receipts to Date as of May 30, 2018.  The total receipts for Q1 2018 Billing are $122,517.98 = 80.39%.

Consolidated Communications Invoice:  An invoice was received from Consolidated Communications in the amount of $1,419.97.

Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the payment to Consolidated Communications in the amount of $1,419.97.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

Letter to Peter Graves:  Mr. Dalessio noted this letter is to Peter Graves regarding the Class VI portion of Meetinghouse Road that runs through the Hooper property.  The Selectboard, after discussions with the Road Agent, has agreed to allow Mr. Graves to smooth out the road.  The Town may not be held liable for any damages which may occur.

Ms. Mayberry moved to approve and sign the letter to Peter Graves.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.  

NEW BUSINESS:

Savings Bank of Walpole Account Forms:  These forms from the Savings Bank of Walpole will be held until the next Selectboard meeting when Mrs. Pschirrer is present.

Fire Warden and Deputy Fire Warden Appointment Form:   Mr. Dalessio moved to reappoint the Fire Warden, William E. Houghton, and to sign the 2019 Reappointment document for Deputy Wardens as indicated.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mr. Dalessio and Ms. Mayberry in favor, the motion was approved.

Cemetery Deed:  Mr. Dalessio moved to accept the Cemetery Deed for Lot D537.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mr. Dalessio and Ms. Mayberry in favor, the motion was approved.  

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 and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved at 7:14 PM.  

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 7:16 PM.  

ADJOURNMENT:

Ms. Mayberry moved to adjourn this Selectboard meeting.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 7:18 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

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