Selectboard Meting Minutes – 9/20/18

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

CALL TO ORDER:  Mrs. Pschirrer called this 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 people from the public in attendance.

PUBLIC BUSINESS:

DEARBORN CIRCLE – Re:  Future Zoning Article:  Mr. Jeff Miller and Mr. Bill Carmody were present to discuss Mr. Carmody’s property accessed through Ames Plaza Lane.  Mr. Carmody advised the correct lot numbers should be sub-lots #05 and #21.  Mrs. Pschirrer advised it is the Warrant Article that rules, not the Zoning Ordinance.  This Warrant Article was passed in 2007   Mr. Miller wants to be sure the lot numbers match the tax cards.  Mrs. Downing had put together a complete packet of information on this matter.   Mr. Miller said the question is what needs to be done in order to correct this.  Mrs. Pschirrer said there has to be another Warrant Article in 2019 to make the corrections.  A lot of time was spent doing research and reading background material on this issue.  Attorney Hockensmith feels it best to clean it up because ambiguity goes away and the title is clear forever.  Mr. Miller just wants to be sure they have a Warrant Article to make it clear that sub-lots #5 and 21 are changed from Residential back to Commercial.  Mr. Dalessio summarized it has to be fixed at a Town Meeting.

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION:

Ms. Mayberry moved to enter into a Non-Public Selectboard Session pursuant to RSA 91-A:3 II to discuss (b) Hiring, (c) Reputations and (d) Acquisition, Sale or Lease of Real or Personal Property.  Mr. Dalessio seconded the motion and, on a roll call vote with Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved at 6:6:40 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 7:46 PM.

Ms. Mayberry moved that the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of September 20, 2018, be sealed.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

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ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Accounts Payable check register in the amount of $736,664.75 for checks issued September 21, 2018.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

The above amount includes the monthly payment to Fall Mountain Regional School District for $560,964.00 and a payment of $125,000.00 re: 2018 Walpole Fire District Warrant #5 for operating expenses.

PAYROLL:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Payroll Register for the week ending September 15, 2018 in the amount of $25,679.85 for checks issued September 21, 2018, and the electronic fund transfer for employer taxes in the amount of $4,952.82 for the week ending September 15, 2018.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MEETING – September 13, 2018:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Selectboard meeting of September 13, 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 – September 13, 2018:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of September 13, 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 review Minutes of the following meetings:

• Trustees of the Trust Funds Meeting – May 17, 2018;

• North Walpole Village Board of Commissioners Meeting – August 28, 2018;

• North Walpole Village Board of Commissioners Meeting – September 11, 2018;

• Planning Board Meeting – September 11, 2018;

• Hooper Institute Committee Meeting – September 11, 2018.

OLD BUSINESS:

NH Housing Finance Authority – Re: Abenaki Springs Phase II: Ms. Mayberry moved to approve and sign the letter to the NH Housing Finance Authority for Abenaki Springs Phase II.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

Ramsey Hill Road Class VI Easement Deed: Mr. Coughlin attended the meeting last week regarding an issue with Ms. Potter’s Deed being recorded.   Mrs. Pschirrer advised this will be on-hold as the Town cannot give Mr. Coughlin property they do not own.  More research will be done and Mr. Coughlin is aware of this.

Pooled Sick Leave Policy:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Pooled Sick Leave Policy.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

Recreation Department – Revolving Fund:  Ms. Mayberry reported that the Revolving Fund is not tax payer money.  She had a conversation with Mr. Cassarino about not being aware of any restrictions in terms of giving a gift card to an employee.  Mr. Dalessio noted the Revolving Funds have strict uses based on the Warrant Articles; they are equipment and training.  They cannot give a gift card. Therefore, they will have to take up a collection which the Recycling Center is doing.  Mr. Dalessio talked to Mr. Kreissle about administration.  At the end of the year they would bring back money that was spent out of the regular Town budget for food, etc.  Revolving Funds reduce budgets which benefits taxpayers.

Online Comments – Re: Dexparts and Junk Yards:  The Selectboard acknowledged receipt of comments from Mr. O’Brien.

NEW BUSINESS:

Thank You Note from Liz Brady and Family:  A Thank You note was received from Mrs. Liz Brady thanking the Selectboard for the donation to the CHaD Hockey Fundraiser in memory of Gerry.

Town Website:  Two comments were received about why agendas are not posted on the website and there are requests for more posting of minutes.

NHMA Annual Conference:  A notice was received from the NH Municipal Association advising that their 2018 Annual Conference and Exhibition will be held on Wednesday, November 14th and Thursday, November 15th, 2018, in Manchester, NH.  Mr. Dalessio, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mrs. Downing will attend.

Maplewood Nursing Home Ground Breaking Ceremony: Mrs. Pschirrer attended this ceremony today at 1:00 PM.

Public Hearing Notice for NH Emergency Medical Rules.  This notice was sent to Mr. Mark Houghton, Walpole Fire Department, and to the North Walpole Fire Department.

SWRPC Fall Meeting Invitation.  An invitation was received to attend the SWRPC on October 9th, 2018 at 5:00 PM at the Historical Society of Cheshire County in Keene.  The presentation will be on Transportation Infrastructure in Southwest NH.   Ms. Mayberry will attend.

OTHER BUSINESS:

Darlene Pecor: Mr. Dalessio has not yet responded to Mrs. Pecor’s questions as more research is needed.

Auditors:  Mrs. Pschirrer advised Mr. Rich Kreissle gave them the efficiency worksheets from the auditors.  The worksheets with comments/recommendations were reviewed.  Ms. Mayberry suggested in the future these documents should be sent to the Manager of Finance and Mrs. Pschirrer as Chair.

Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the replacement cruiser cost in the amount of $12,780.00 to be taken out of the Capital Fund.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

Boy Scouts:  Mr. Dalessio advised the Boy Scouts are looking for service projects.  They are going to do some trail work at the Hooper.  There will be Service Project Coordinator.  Contact Mr. Dalessio if anyone becomes aware of service projects.

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 9:05 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 9:15 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 9:15 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

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