TOWN OF WALPOLE
HOOPER TRUSTEES MEETING
FEBRUARY 7, 2019
Hooper Trustees Present: Peggy Pschirrer (Chair); Steven Dalessio; Cheryl Mayberry
CALL TO ORDER: Mrs. Pschirrer called this Hooper Trustees meeting to order at 7:50 PM.
HOOPER TRUSTEES MINUTES:
HOOPER TRUSTEES MEETING – January 31, 2019: Mr. Dalessio moved to accept the Minutes of the Hooper Trustees meeting of January 31, 2019, as submitted. Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer. With Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the Minutes were approved. Ms. Mayberry abstained as she was not present at this meeting.
NON-PUBLIC HOOPER TRUSTEES SESSION – January 31, 2019: Mr. Dalessio moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Hooper Trustees Session of January 31, 2019, as submitted. These Minutes will remain sealed. Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer. With Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the Minutes were approved. Ms. Mayberry abstained as she was not present at this meeting.
Hooper Institute Committee Letter of Interest – from Emma Kobeski: The Hooper Trustees acknowledged receipt of the letter of interest from Emma Kobeski requesting an appointment to the Hooper Institute Committee. She will be notified that all vacancies are posted after the Town Meeting and appointments are made at that time. This letter will be kept on file.
Hooper Forest Management: Ms. Mayberry mentioned that the Hooper Forest Management was discussed at the last Conservation Commission meeting. The Forester from Long View Forest was present as they did a rapid assessment of the Hooper Forest. Mrs. Eloise Clark had been invited to this meeting. Ms. Mayberry asked if when the forest is harvested would these funds go into the Hooper Educational Trust. TheConservation Commission also talked about how to handle the invasive species growth. There was discussion about the Conservation Commission taking funds out of their Forestry account as the forest is there for the youth. Mrs. Pschirrer, as a Trustee of the Trust, felt when that land is forested, what is left after the expenses are paid, goes into the Hooper Educational Trust. That is also Ms. Mayberry’s opinion. Mr. Dalessio feels the Conservation Commission should handle the forest management/harvesting, pay Long View from the Forestry account and then bill the Hooper Maintenance Trust for the balance. Ms. Mayberry is concerned about the invasive species that needs to be cut back. Mr. Dalessio said it is up to the Conservation Commission to decide what needs to be done. Eventually the cost will come out of the Hooper Maintenance Fund. Mrs. Pschirrer will draft a memo for clarification of the process.
NON-PUBLIC HOOPER TRUSTEES SESSION:
Ms. Mayberry moved to enter into a Non-Public Hooper Trustees Session pursuant to RSA 91-A:3 II to discuss (a) Personnel. 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 7:59 PM.
The regular Hooper Trustees meeting resumed at 8:12 PM.
Ms. Mayberry moved that the Minutes of the Non-Public Hooper Trustees Session of February 7, 2019, be sealed. Seconded by Mr. Dalessio. With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.
Ms. Mayberry moved to adjourn this Hooper Trustees meeting. Seconded by Mr. Dalessio. With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 8:15PM.
Regina Borden, Recording Secretary