Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 2/14/19

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

 

CALL TO ORDER:  Mrs. Pschirrer called this Selectboard 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 two members of the public in attendance.  

 

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.  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.

 

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 6:53 PM.

 

Ms. Mayberry moved that the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of February 14, 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 meeting as the Hooper Trustees.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved at 6:55 PM.

 

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 7:54 PM.

 

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Accounts Payable check register in the amount of $594,527.42 for checks issued February 15, 2019.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

The above amount includes a monthly payment in the amount of $563,787.00 to the Fall Mountain Region School District.  

 

PAYROLL:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Payroll Check Register for the week ending February 9, 2019, in the amount of $29,682.41 for checks issued February 15, 2019, and the electronic fund transfer for the 941 Employer Taxes in the amount of $6,145.95.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MEETING – February 7, 2019:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Selectboardmeeting of February 7, 2019, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the minutes were approved.  

 

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION – February 7, 2019:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of February 7, 2019, 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.

 

2019 ANNUAL WARRANT ARTICLES AND BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING – February 7, 2019:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the 2019 Annual Warrant Articles and Budget Public Hearing of February 7, 2019, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the Minutes were approved.

 

PROPERTY REFUNDS:  

Ms. Mayberry moved to grant the following Property Tax Refunds that are all the result of overpayments of Fall 2018 taxes:

 Map and Lot #019-043-000 – in the amount of $9.68;
 Map and Lot #010-049-001 – in the amount of $22.16;
 Map and Lot #028-033-000-   in the amount of $8.29
 Map and Lot #008-067-000 – in the amount of $17.98

Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

VETERANS TAX CREDIT:

Map and Lot #012-055-009:  Ms. Mayberry moved to grant the Veteran’s Tax Credit for the current owner of Map and Lot #012-055-009.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved. 

 

APPLICATION FOR CURRENT USE:

MAP and LOT #003-051-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the application for Current Use for Map and Lot #005-051-000 as it meets all the statutory requirements.  It was also approved by Ms. Martin of Avitar Associates.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

BUILDING PERMIT:

MAP and LOT #020-012-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to grant Building Permit No. 2019-01 for ReVision Energy, Inc. to erect a “33’4” x 9’10” Roof Mount Solar Array, at 76 Westminster Street.  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 #003-031-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Notice of Intent to Cut Wood or Timber for Map and Lot #003-031-000 off the Old Stage Road.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

Conservation Easement Deed: Graves Field Easement, Walpole:  Last week the Selectboard had signed the Conservation Easement Deed for the Graves Field Easement.  The Selectboard needed to resign the Graves Field Easement at this meeting as the Deed had to be single sided in order to record it at the Cheshire County Registry of Deeds.  

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Greater Keene Chamber of Commerce:  This Agenda item was tabled until Mrs. Cindy Westover attends a meeting to speak in favor of Town membership.

 

School Study Discussion Invitation:  The three Selectboardmembers plan accept their invitation to attend the School Study Discussion on Monday, February 18th at St. Peter’s Parish Hall in North Walpole at 4:30 pm.   

 

New Phone System for Selectboard Office:  Mr. Dalessio explained how the new phone system would be programmed and the efficiency it will provide to both the users and office staff.  The current phone system is outdated.

Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the cost of the new phone system for $1,049.00 plus shipping.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.    

 

2019 Annual Walpole Fire District Meeting:  Mrs. Pschirrer attended the Annual Walpole Fire District Meeting.  There was discussion relative to renovations to the building and hiring a second person to work in the office.

 

Reservoir Dam:  Tomorrow Mrs. Pschirrer will meet with Brian Vincent, John Peska and Mark Houghton in the Town Hall at 1:30 pm to talk about the Reservoir Dam.  

Highway Department:  The Highway Department is supposed to begin work on the Alstead Center Road project next week if the weather permits.  Some employees are sick with the flu and/or bad colds.

 

Zoning Maps:  Mr. Dalessio asked Mrs. Downing to notify Mrs. Marilou Blaine that the Selectboard will release the new Zoning map on April 1st, 2019.  The Zoning Board of Adjustment members have not yet officially approved the maps.  

 

Selectboard Office:  The Selectboard approved having Mrs. Downing work on President’s Day, Monday, February 18th to finish the Town Report and to take off Monday, February 25th.       .      

 

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 8:45 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

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