Select Board Meeting Minutes – 11/29/18

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

 

CALL TO ORDER:  Mrs. Pschirrer called this Selectboardmeeting to order at 6:15pm in the Walpole Town Hall.  Mrs. Pschirrer advised this meeting is being recorded and asked anyone wishing to speak to identify themselves for the record.  There were two members of the public in attendance.

 

PUBLIC HEARING – Walker Road:  

Mrs. Pschirrer called the Second Public Hearing to order at 6:15 PM.  This Public Hearing is regarding the Donation of Map and Lot #10-02-00 located on Walker Road.  Currently it is held by a Purchase and Sale Agreement of Charles Shaw and Ray Boas to the Town of Walpole with a clause which will enable them to transfer this property to the Town of Walpole. Mr. Boas reported on funds raised to date toward the purchase of the property. Mr. Don Jennison attended the meeting learn more about the purchase of the property. He was in favor of the donation.

 

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Accounts Payable check register in the amount of $52,592.65 for checks issued November 30, 2018.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With MsMayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.                                                                                                                  The amount includes a payment to HealthTrust for $34,057.58.

 

PAYROLL:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Payroll Check Register for the week ending November 24, 2018, in the amount of $25,413.74 for checks issued November 30, 2018, and the electronic fund transfer for the 941 Employer Taxes in the amount of $5,224.48.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MEETING – November 21, 2018:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Selectboardmeeting of November 15, 2018, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the Minutes were approved. Ms. Mayberry abstained since she was absent from this meeting.

 

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION – November 21, 2018:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of November 21, 2018, as submitted.  These Minutes will remain sealed.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the Minutes were approved. Ms. Mayberry abstained.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

The Selectboard received and reviewed Minutes of the following meetings:

 North Walpole Village District Board of Commissioners Meeting – October 9, 2018;
 North Walpole Village District Board of Commissioners Meeting – October 30, 2018.
 North Walpole Village District Board of Commissioners Meeting – November 13, 2018.

 

PROPERTY TAX ABATEMENTS:

MAP and LOT #008-062-00A:  Ms. Mayberry moved to grant the Property Tax Abatement for 160 Prospect Hill in Walpole for the amount of $4,014.00.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

VETERANS’ TAX CREDITS:

MAP and LOT #029007-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to grant the Veterans’ Tax Credit for the owner of Map and Lot #029027-000 as it meets the requirements.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrerin favor, the motion was approved.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

Proposed Renovations to Stage Area of the Town Hall: Mrs. Lisa Bryan and Ms. Becky Pearson came before the Board to present their plans for renovations of the area behind the stage curtains on the second floor of the Town Hall. Improvements to the walls to the rear portion of the area were discussed such as addition of beadboard. Mrs. Pschirrer stated that the areas near the south facing windows must be left untouched until after the installation of new windows. Safety and security concerns were also discussed.

392 Watkins Hill Road: Ms. Mayberry moved to approve and sign the letter to Attorney Sam Bradley regarding 392 Watkins Hill Road.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio. With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved. The Selectboard is seeking a confirmation that Mr. Glenn Barcome’s last lodger has vacated the property.

Q-3 Water/Sewer Receipts to Date: The Selectboardacknowledged receipt of the Q-3 Water/Sewer receipts to-date from Mrs. Daigle.  As of 11/28/18, sixty-six percent of bills were paid to date.  The due date is November 30, 2018.

Quarterly Receipt Comparison for Water and Sewer: The report sent earlier by Ms. Daigle. Payments remain strong with slight improvement over prior quarters.

Discount Oil Pre-Buy Oil Agreement:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve and sign the Discount Oil Pre-Buy Oil Agreement for the purchase of 7000 gallons of oil at $2.469 per gallon.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio. With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessioand Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

Police Details Policy:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve and sign the Police Details Policy.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio. With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Trustees of Trust Funds: The Selectboard discussed the new formatting of the MS-9 reports which is set by the NH Dept. of Justice, Division of Charitable Trusts. Mr. Kimball commented that reports were not as meaningful as they used to be. The Trustees and Board also discussed the merger of the educational trusts. The interest is to remain separate. Mr. Kimble stated that both the expendable and non-expendable trust funds are increasing in value. Mrs. Pschirrer, Mr. Kimball and Ms. Galloway thought it would be beneficial for those groups receiving MS-9 reports to have a scheduled time to meet with the Trustees of the Trust Funds to discuss their fund reports.

Recreation Revolving Fund Request:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the purchase of basketball equipment for the Recreation Department out of their Revolving Fund.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrerin favor, the motion was approved. The request for was $580.72.

Police Department Payment for School Visits and Inspections: A invoice for Lt. Sanctuary’s time is to be created and sent by the Selectboard Office. Both Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio are to obtain more information such as the rate of compensation, number of hours worked, etc.

Voting Day- Opening Hour Change:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the time of opening to 7am on election days for the two voting locations in Walpole. Mr. Dalessio seconded. With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved

Date of Public Hearing on the Annual Budget: Ms. Mayberry moved to set the date for the 2019 Budget Hearing for Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 at 5:30pm. Mr. Dalessio seconded. With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved. The Selectboard Meeting will follow with no public business on the agenda. All are welcome and encouraged to attend one or both meetings.

 

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 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 8:23 PM.

 

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION:

Mr. Dalessio moved to enter into a Non-Public SelectboardSession pursuant to RSA 91-A:3 II to discuss (a) employee compensation (b) hiring of a public employee and (c) reputations of persons other than a Board member.  Mrs. Pschirrer seconded the motion and, on a roll call vote with Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved at 8:23 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 8:58 PM.

Mr. Dalessio moved that the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of November 29, 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 8:59 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Sarah Downing, Recording Secretary Pro Tempore

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