Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 4/25/19

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

 

CALL TO ORDER:  Mr. Dalessio called this meeting of the Selectboard to order at 6:30 PM in the Walpole Town Hall.  He advised that 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.

 

WATER RUN-OFF FROM NORTH ROAD:  Mr. Ryan Paul and his wife, Melissa, own property at 80 High Street.   He is present to discuss drainage off North Road and the top part of High Street.  When they moved in, their front yard that runs parallel with High Street, was wet.  This is their fifth summer.  There was hardly an issue for two summers. However, two years ago when there was a minor flooding event in Town, he has since not been able to solve the drainage problem.  Mr. Paul explained how water flows through the culverts in that area and down the ditch on North Road to his property.  There is an underground water system that was installed prior to their living there.  He talked to Mr. Rau of the Highway Department.  They cannot confirm who installed that; the Town or a private contractor as there is no record of it.  Mr. Paul has been walking the area and made some observations which he explained.  He is not sure if a culvert section became dislodged or the water pools up and sits there.  Mr. Paul had cut some trees and has worked on trying to get the water to drain without results.  Mrs. Pschirrer clarified that Mr. Paul’s frontage is on High Street and they live on that corner with North Road where they also have frontage. The drainage makes about a third of his front yard unusable.  Mr. Dalessio advised the Town is not able to go on any private property to do any sort of work.  Mr. Rau and he will go to the property and look at the area.  If it is a culvert under the road, it will be the Town’s responsibility.  There was discussion about the flooding from the Mad River back several years ago.  Mr. Paul’s purpose is coming to this meeting is to find out if they can get any help.  There also had a safety issue.  If the water comes off the roads and onto his property whose water is it?  In winter it creates like a glacier; it then goes back across the road in front of his driveway.  Mr. Rau had to come up to scrape ice many times.  Mrs. Pschirrer mentioned that both High Street and North Road have excessive water flows and winter ice.  Mr. Dalessio said if there is water on the road, it is causing a grievance for the Town for safety and plowing.  Mr. Paul has talked with Mr. Rau on several occasions.  Mr. Rau is respectful and answers all of Mr. Paul’s phone messages.  Mr. Paul asked if he could join Mr. Dalessio and Mr. Rau when they walk of the area.  Mr. Dalessio will contact Mr. Rau and ask him to set up a date and time when they can all walk the area.  Mrs. Pschirrer pointed out that Mr. Paul had cut down five willow trees and asked if they would have helped control the water.  Mr. Paul explained the trees were cut in an effort to let more sunlight in to hopefully dry out some of the front yard.  

 

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Accounts Payable Check Register in the amount of $63,424.68 for checks issued April 26, 2019.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

The above amount includes a payment in the amount of $56,861.68 to John Deere Credit for the Highway Department Loader.

 

PAYROLL:  

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Payroll Check Register for the week ending April 20, 2019, in the amount of $25,904.45 for checks issued April 26, 2019, and the electronic fund transfer for the 941 Employer Taxes in the amount of $5,131.58.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING SPECIAL TOWN MEETING TO CORRECT A PROCEDURAL DEFECT MINUTES – April 16, 2019:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Public Hearing Regarding Special Town Meeting to Correct A Procedural Defect of April 16, 2019, as submitted.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Minutes were approved.

 

SELECTBOARD MINUTES – April 18, 2019:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Selectboard meeting of April 18, 2019, as submitted.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Minutes were approved.  

 

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION #1 – April 18, 2019:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session #1 of April 18, 2019, as submitted.  These Minutes will remain sealed.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Minutes were approved.

 

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION #2 – April 18, 2019:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session #2 of April 18, 2019, as submitted.  These Minutes will remain sealed.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Minutes were approved.

 

STAFF MEETING MINUTES – April 18, 2019:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Staff Meeting of April 18, 2019, as submitted.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Minutes were approved.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

The Selectboard received and reviewed minutes of the following meeting:

 Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting – April 17, 2019.

 

BUILDING PERMIT:

JENNIFER BURR, 88 Old Drewsville Road, Map and Lot #010-020-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve Building Permit #2019-09 for Jennifer Burr to install a “30’ x 25’ Garage Roof Mount Solar Array” at 88 Old Drewsville Road, Map and Lot #010-020-000.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Tax Collector’s Deed:  Mrs. Smith, Tax Collector, submitted a copy of the Tax Collector’s Deed for Map and Lot #007-011-000, 63 River Road, for their information.

 

NRRA Contract Extension for Municipal Solid Waste and Construction Demolition (C&D):  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve this contract and to authorize Ms. Mayberry, on behalf of the Town and as Liaison to the Recycling Center, to sign this NRRA Contract Extension for Municipal Solid Waste and Construction Demolition (C&D).  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Mr. Dalessio and Ms. Mayberry in favor, the motion was approved.

 

NRRA Commodities Agreement:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve this NRRA Commodities Agreement and to authorize Ms. Mayberry, on behalf of the Town and as Liaison to the Recycling Center, to sign this NRRA Commodities Agreement.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Mr. Dalessio and Ms. Mayberry in favor, the motion was approved.

 

Police Dept. Revolving Fund Request:  Mrs. Pschirrer acknowledged the request from the Police Department to use $1,760.00 from their Revolving Fund to purchase 3 sets of cruiser tires through the State bidding process.  She questioned why they are not using money in their regular budget as funds are still there.  If the funds had been expended then it is appropriate to use the Revolving Fund.  Mr. Dalessio agreed.  Mrs. Pschirrer, as liaison to the Police Department, will discuss this with them.

 

Anthem BCBS Voluntary Vision Coverage:  A letter was received from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield regarding Voluntary Vision Coverage that is being offered in conjunction with the HealthTrust.  Mrs. Downing explained that currently children can go for a vision exam every year and adults can go every other year.  Mr. Dalessio outlined the two options.  He had no objections to offering this to the employees who might want to add it to their coverage this year but it will be employee paid.  Mrs. Pschirrer pointed out that the employee would have to remain within the BC/BS network.  

 

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to enter into a Non-Public Selectboard Session pursuant to RSA 91-A:3 II to discuss (c) Reputations.  Ms. Mayberryseconded the motion and, on a roll call vote with Mrs. Pschirrer, Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved at 7:20 PM.

 

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 7:40 PM.  

 

Ms. Mayberry moved that the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of April 25, 2019, be sealed.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio 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 Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved at 7:42 PM.

 

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 8:01 PM.

 

OTHER BUSINESS:

Public Hearing Regarding Special Town Meeting:  Copies of Minutes of the Public Hearing and the Special Town Meeting to “Correct a Procedural Defect” will be forwarded to the Department of Revenue Administration.  The Selectboard will await their approval.      

ADJOURNMENT:

Ms. Mayberry moved to adjourn this Selectboard meeting.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 8:05 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

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