Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 5/16/19

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 member of the public in attendance.

 

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION:

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

 

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 6:55 PM.

 

Ms. Mayberry moved that the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of May 16, 2019, be sealed.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Zoning Board of Adjustment:  Mrs. Jan Galloway-Leclerc, Chair of the Zoning Board, was present.  She displayed a Zoning Map dated 1965.  Mrs. Downing advised this was not the most recent map they received from Avitar Associates.  She had passed on this Zoning map to both Mrs. Mansouri and Mrs. Blaine as a committee was going to work on this map.  This new map had all the street names, brooks, etc. Mr. Dalessio requested that Mrs. Downing get two more maps from Avitar.  One map should remain in the Selectboard Office and the second map given to Mrs. Galloway-Leclerc.

 

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Accounts Payable Check Register in the amount of $603,491.25 for checks issued May 17, 2019.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

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

 

PAYROLL:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Payroll Check Register for the week ending May 11, 2019, in the amount of $24,656.47 for checks issued May 17, 2019, and the electronic fund transfer for the 941 Employer Taxes in the amount of $4,840.33.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mfr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MINUTES – May 9, 2019:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Selectboard meeting of May 9, 2019, as submitted.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Minutes were approved.

 

WARRANTS:

Spring 2019 Property Tax Warrant:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Tax Collector’s Warrant, Property Tax Levy, in the amount of $5,592,973.   Tax bills will be due on Monday, July 1st, 2019.

 

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

 

PROPERTY TAX ABATEMENTS:

MAP and LOT #007-011-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to grant the Property Tax Abatement in the amount of $2,367.00.  This property was tax deeded after the 4/1/2019 cut-off date for property changes.  Since this property should be tax exempt, spring and fall taxes will be abated.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

MAP and LOT #015-006-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to grant the Notice of Property Tax Refund in the amount of $1,239.74 for Map and Lot #015-006-000.  The UC depreciation was changed / was increased.  When the home interior was inspected by Avitar, there were several adjustments made to correct the tax card.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

BUILDING PERMITS:

Amy Howard and Mr. Sanchez, Map and Lot #021-041-00: Ms. Mayberry moved to approve Building Permit No. 2019-11 for Amy Howard and Mr. Sanchez to construct a “120’ x 72’ Single Story Addition to House at 21 Colonial Drove, Map and Lot #021-041-001.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.  

 

Matt Ruesswick, Map and Lot #009-048-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve Building Permit No. 2019-13 for Matt Ruesswick to build a “40’ x 16’ Deck” at 64 Barnett Hill Road, Map and Lot #009-045-000.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

Janice Bardis, Map and Lot #018-016-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve Building Permit No. 2019-14 for Janice Bardis to build a “12’ x 22’ Deck” at 21 Hillside Acres, Map and Lot #018-016-000.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.  

 

Rascal Baby LLC, Map and Lot #013-050-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve Building Permit No. 2019-15 for Rascal Baby LLC to construct a “150’ x 60’ 2 Story Barn” at 493 Valley Road, Map and Lot #013-050-000.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.  

 

OLD BUSINESS:

Water and Sewer Receipts to Date: The Selectboard acknowledged receipt of the Water and Sewer Receipts to Date from Mrs. Daigle.  Payments are at 38.5%.

 

Quarterly Receipt Comparison for Water and Sewer:  The Quarterly Receipt Comparison for Water and Sewer was received from Mrs. Daigle.

 

New Police Cruiser re: Mascoma Bank Loan:  Mr. Dalessio advised the quote came in less than the Warrant for the new Police Cruiser.

 

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to re-do the paperwork for the new Police Cruiser with the Mascoma Bank to match the $27,210 figure. Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

Ramsey Hill Road re: Deeds to Right-of-Way: Mrs. Pschirrer reported that Mr. Coughlin came into a meeting quite some time ago to talk about his property on Ramsey Hill Road.  The Selectboard now has two new deeds that represent a confirmation of ownership for the right-of-way land.  This is based on DiBernardo and Associates plans.  Attorney Hockensmith had drawn up the new deeds.  This is land that Ms. Potter had owned.  This is an attempt to straighten out the right-of-way for the beginning of the Class VI portion of Ramsey HillRoad.

Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Deed changes as they pertain to Coughlin and Smith.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved. 

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Roofing Repair Deposit for Town Hall Addition Roof – Warrant Article #6:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the roofing repair deposit of $200.00 for the Town Hall Addition Roof as per Warrant Article #6.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

Open Container and Waiver from Police Detail Requests from Restaurant at Burdick’s and Walpole Grocery:  Mr. Dalessio advised that the Police Department wanted to have a police presence for the Oktoberfest Fest and Bastille Day at Burdick’s in accordance with their new Police Detail Policy.  Mrs. Pschirrer discussed this with Chief Paquette.  The Police Department had sent a letter to every business in Town about this. However, the Selectboard was not aware of the mailing.  Police presence would incur a significant cost for the Restaurant at Burdick’s and Walpole Grocery.  Mrs. Pschirrer mentioned these two events have been held at Burdick’s for many years without an incident.  Chief Paquette does have extra officers on patrol on these dates.  The Selectboard agreed that Burdick’s will need to make a separate request on the Open Container Waiver.  Mr. Dalessio noted the Town does not own the Burdick’s parking lot.  The Town owns the little “park” area.  Mrs. Pschirrer said the Police Detail Request Ordinance will be rewritten.    

Ms. Mayberry moved to rule in favor of the Restaurant at Burdick’s and Walpole Grocery not to have a police presence during their Oktoberfest Fest and Bastille Day.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

FMRSD Committee Minutes:  Ms. Mayberry mentioned the Town’s website could provide a link to the FMRSD Committee Minutes.  The minutes are public business.

 

Recreation Department – Pool:  Ms. Mayberry explained a parent of a swimmer has a private swim coach for their child and they asked about using the pool in the mornings before it opened to the public.  Mr. Cassarino advised they had allowed the Swim Team to do this outside of regular pool hours.  Mrs. Downing inquired about liability insurance coverage with Primex. They would not be covered as they are not Town employees.  The parent had two suggestions one of which was to bring a lifeguard in a few hours earlier and the parent would pay the cost for the lifeguard.  An alternative would be to open the pool earlier.  Ms. Mayberry’s recommended solution is if Mr. Cassarino has lifeguards willing to do it and the parent is willing to pay the full cost for that lifeguard, that this option may be the best way to handle this request.  An option would be to open the pool on the regular schedule but to mark off one lane for this personal use.  Mr. Dalessio felt they could hire any one of the Town’s lifeguards.  It would have to be for a twohour minimum.

 

Tax Deeded Properties – Next Steps:  Mr. Dalessio advised the Selectboard is waiting for an opinion from Attorney Hockensmith. 

 

Thank You Notes  The Selectboard acknowledged Thank You notes from the YMCA, Southwestern Community services, Monadnock Family Services, and Camp Takodah for the Town’s donations.  

 

Brightfield Event on July 23, 2019:   There is a Brightfield Event on July 23, 2019.  This is a Solar energy development event and will feature excellent solar educational program and face-to-face deal making forum that is free for landowners.  It will be held in Manchester, NH.   Mr. Dalessio asked that this be forwarded to the Planning Board and Zoning Board.        

 

Town Hall:  Some electrical work was done on the second floor of the Town Hall in anticipation of the Library using it on a temporary basis.  This invoice will be paid for out of the Library budget.  

 

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 8:06 PM.

 

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 8:24 PM.

 

Employee’s Recognition:  Mr. Dalessio suggested they have something for employee’s recognition as the Town has several long-time employees.  Maybe plan to do something at the next annual employee event recognizing years-of-service.

ADJOURNMENT:

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to adjourn this Selectboard meeting.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Ms.Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 8:25 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

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