Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 2/7/19

TOWN OF WALPOLE

MEETING OF THE SELECTBOARD

FEBRUARY 7, 2019

 

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

 

CALL TO ORDER:  Mrs. Pschirrer called this Selectboardmeeting to order at 6:40 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 no members of the public in attendance.

 

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Accounts Payable check register in the amount of $65,872.08 for checks issued February 8, 2019.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

The above amount includes a payment in the amount of $21,172.11 to the NH Retirement System.

 

PAYROLL:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Payroll Check Register for the week ending February 2, 2019 in the amount of $27,161.24 for checks issued February 8, 2019 and the electronic fund transfer for the 941 Employer Taxes in the amount of $5,496.75.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MINUTES – January 31, 2019:  Mr. Dalessio moved to accept the Minutes of the Selectboardmeeting 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 from the vote as she was not present at this meeting.

 

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION – January 31, 2019:  Mr. Dalessio moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard 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 from the vote as she was not present at this meeting.

 

PROPERTY REFUNDS:

MAP and LOT #013-034-005:  Ms. Mayberry moved to grant the Property Tax Refund in the amount of $2,479.07 for 2017 and 2018 tax years.  This is the result of a mediated abatement appeal.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

MAP and LOT #003-040-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to grant the Property Tax Refund in the amount of $781.15 for 2017 and 2018 tax years.  This is the result of a mediated abatement appeal.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

NOTICE OF INTENT TO CUT WOOD OR TIMBER:  

MAP and LOT #004-041-000: Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Notice of Intent to Cut Wood or Timber for a property located off Route 12.  The property owner is harvesting cordwood for a sugaring operation.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

 

Great River Hydro Pilot Agreement:  Mrs. Pschirrer advised this Great River Hydro Pilot Agreement came from Ms. Loren Martin of Avitar Associates.  The Selectboard will meet with the North Walpole Board of Commissioners to discuss this.  

 

SWRPC – Aged-Focused Planning Initiative:  Ms. Mayberry saw Ms. Lisa Murphy, SWRPC.  Her concern is that the survey not be lopsided in Walpole. She wanted to get families involved as well as seniors.  There should be a good mix.  In Keene, the Recreation Department is involved.  Ms. Mayberry talked to Mr. Cassarino of the Recreation Department who felt they might be able to send surveys home through the schools with the students for their families to complete.  This way they would have representation from families.  Mr. Dalessio will bring this up at the Planning Board meeting.  Ms. Mayberry said if the Planning Board approves having the surveys going through the schools,then Mr. Cassarino will speak with Principal Jacobs to see if they are willing to do this.  They could be asked to put this in their school newsletter.  Mr. Dalessio feels this is a good idea.  He would like to see a computer kiosk in the Town Hall hallway for people to do the survey online.  Mrs. Downing suggested using tablets in the Town Hall.  Mrs. Pschirrer will be speaking to the group of seniors on February 18th and will work the survey into her presentation.

 

Broadband Committee:  Mrs. Pschirrer mentioned there are people willing to serve on the Broadband Committee.  The Planning Board will be asked to have a member on it.  Ms. Mayberry advised that the Southwest Region Planning Commission (SWRPC) offered assistance.  The Committee would need to contact Mr. Tim Murphy and Mr. Henry Underwood.  Ms. Mayberry noted there needs to be some discussion about the costs of service connection.  People need to be made aware of this.  Mrs. Pschirrer will contact Mr. Murphy and/or Mr. Underwood next week.         

 

Town Report Cover Ideas:  Mrs. Downing had four ideas (samples) for the Town Report cover in the folder for the Selectboard to make a choice.  The Selectboard agreed on the pictures for both the front and back covers.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Recycling Center:  Mr. Dalessio advised there is a huge stack of wood leaning against the back side of the building.  It is putting pressure on the building.  We should come up with a plan to dispose of it. It is all soft wood.  The public cannot come in to cut it up.     

 

2019 Warrant Articles: Ms. Mayberry moved to approve and sign the 2019 Warrants for Town Meeting.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

Recreation Revolving Fund Request: The Recreation Department is requesting a payment to Joanie Joan’s for baked goods for their Daddy and Me guests to take home as a gift.  This will be taken out of their Revolving Fund.   

Mr. Dalessio moved to approve the Revolving Fund request from the Recreation Department to pay for Joanie Joan’s Baked Goods in the amount of $305.00 for the Daddy and Me Dance.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

Thank You Card:  The Selectboard acknowledged receipt of a Thank You card from Regina Borden for the flowers and best wishes during her absence.

 

Fall Mountain Region School District:  Ms. Mayberry reported that Mr. Jim Fenn gave her notice that the FMRSD will not have a Warrant Article for the parking lot this year.  They anticipate putting this Article on next year.  

 

Southwest Regional Planning Commission:  Ms. Mayberry plans to attend the Southwest Regional Planning Commission Winter Meeting next Tuesday at 5:30 PM at the Court House in Keene, NH.

 

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION:

Ms. Mayberry moved to enter into a Non-Public SelectboardSession pursuant to RSA 91-A:3 II to discuss (a) Personnel and (c) Reputations.  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 7:15 PM.

 

The regular meeting resumed at 7:48 PM.

 

Ms. Mayberry moved that the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard 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.

 

RECESS SELECTBOARD MEETING:

Ms. Mayberry moved to recess this Selectboard meeting.  The Selectboard will enter into a Hooper Trustees meeting.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved at 7:50PM.

 

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 8:28 PM.

 

OTHER BUSINESS:

Monadnock Conservancy Easement:  The Selectboardacknowledged receipt of the Monadnock Conservancy Easement agreement with Mr. Peter Graves.  It prevents future development.

Ms. Mayberry moved to approve and sign the Conservation Easement Deed: Graves Field Easement, Walpole.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved. 

 

ADJOURNMENT:

Ms. Mayberry moved to adjourn this meeting.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 8:30 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

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