Selectboard meeting Minutes – 11/2/18

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

 

CALL TO ORDER:  Mrs. Pschirrer called this Selectboardmeeting to order at 8:00 AM in the Walpole Town Hall.  They are meeting today because tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day.  Ms. Mayberry is absent as she is on vacation.  Mrs. Pschirrer 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:

Mr. Dalessio moved to accept the Accounts Payable check register in the amount of $31,192.47 for checks issued November 23, 2018.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.                                                                          The above amount includes a payment to EE Houghton for$20,703.82.

 

PAYROLL:

Mr. Dalessio moved to accept the Payroll Check Register for the week ending November 17, 2018, in the amount of $24,933.24 for checks issued November 23, 2018, and the electronic fund transfer for the 941 Employer Taxes in the amount of $5,047.80. Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MEETING – November 15, 2018:  Mr. Dalessio moved to accept the Minutes of the Selectboardmeeting of November 15, 2018, as submitted.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the Minutes were approved.

 

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION #1 – November 15, 2018:  Mr. Dalessio moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session #1 of November 15, 2018, as submitted.  These Minutes will remain sealed.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the Minutes were approved.

 

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION #12 – November 15, 2018: Mr. Dalessio moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session #2 of November 15, 2018, as submitted.  These Minutes will remain sealed.  Seconded byfMrs. Pschirrer.  With Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the Minutes were approved.

 

PROPERTY TAX ABATEMENTS:

Mrs. Pschirrer advised these property tax abatements are the result of their agreement to abate and then bill Great River Hydro LLC so it agrees with the PILOT Program.  Following are a series of abatements that need to be signed. The invoice for the PILOT Payment Agreement will follow.  Mrs. Downing had a spreadsheet in the file.  Mrs. Pschirrer said they have a list of properties owned by Great River Hydro in North Walpole; the abatement total for the dam is $27,839.00.  All the other properties were abated.  We had billed them the $248,667.00 for the difference.

 

MAP and LOT #026-001-000:  Mr. Dalessio moved to grant the Property Tax Abatement for 2 Killeen Street in North Walpole for the amount of $1,353.00.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

MAP and LOT #026-001-001:  Mr. Dalessio moved to grant the Property Tax Abatement for Killen Street in North Walpole for the amount of $5,705.00.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

MAP and LOT #027-001-002:  Mr. Dalessio moved to grant the Property Tax Abatement for Church Street in North Walpole for the amount of $38.00.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

MAP and LOT #028-001-000:  Mr. Dalessio moved to grant the Property Tax Abatement for Church Street in North Walpole for the amount of $910.00.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

MAP and LOT # 028-047-000:  Mr. Dalessio moved to grant the Property Tax Abatement for Pine Street in North Walpole for the amount of $2,264.00.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

MAP and LOT #UTIL-UTIL-03A:  Mr. Dalessio moved to grant the Property Tax Abatement for the North Walpole Dam in the amount of $27,839.00.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.  

 

Map and LOT #028-161-000:  Mr. Dalessio moved to grant the Property Tax Abatement for Main Street (vacant property) in North Walpole for the amount of $485.00.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

These Abatements are all associated with the Great River HydroLLC – PILOT Agreement. Mrs. Pschirrer noted for the record that the invoice for the PILOT Agreement with Great River Hydro for this Fall billing is $248,667.00.  

 

OLD BUSINESS:

Q-3 Water/Sewer Receipts to Date: The selectboard acknowledged receipt of the Q-3 Water/Sewer receipts to-date from Mrs. Daigle.  48.3% of bills were paid to date.  Due date is November 30, 2018.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Property Taxes:  The property tax bills are in the mail.

 

Senior Lunch:  Mrs. Pschirrer attended the recent monthly Senior Lunch.  They had a speaker who had organized the Walpole Seniors 45 years ago.  On behalf of the Selectboard, Mrs. Pschirrer extended their congratulations upon their anniversary.  A frequently asked question is when are the Selectboard going to find the Seniors their own center.       

 

Budget Workshop:  Mrs. Pschirrer announced that the Budget Workshop with the department managers is being changed from Monday, December 10th to Friday, December 14th.  This will be an all day workshop.  The agenda will remain the same.  Mrs. Pschirrer had a conflict as she will be attending a Brownfields Training Conference in Manchester on Monday, December 10th.

Holiday Tree Light Replacement Update:  Mrs. Downing reported that replacement lights were purchased.  The squirrels had eaten through the lights that were on the tree.  EE Houghton will assist with their bucket truck.  The Cub Scouts will be lighting the tree on the Gazebo on Monday, December 17, 2018. They are in the process of making ornaments.

 

Drewsville Common:  Mr. Dalessio advised the tree on the Drewsville Common will be lit on Sunday, November 25th.  There will be other activities.  The event is scheduled from 6:00 to 7:30 PM.   

 

RECESS SELECTBOARD MEETING:

Mr. Dalessio moved to recess this Selectboard meeting.  The Selectboard will enter into a meeting as the Hooper Trustees.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved at 8:20 AM.

 

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 8:34 AM.

 

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION:

Mr. Dalessio moved to enter into a Non-Public SelectboardSession pursuant to RSA 91-A:3 II to discuss (d) Acquisition, Sale or Lease of Real or Personal Property.  Mrs. Pschirrer seconded the motion and, on a roll call vote with Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved at 8:35 AM.

 

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 8:39 AM.

 

Mr. Dalessio moved that the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of November 21, 2018, be sealed.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

ADJOURNMENT:

Mr. Dalessio moved to adjourn this meeting.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 8:40 AM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

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