Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 6/13/19

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

 

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 Mrs. Pschirrer is in the hospital and is doing well. He 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 present.

 

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Accounts Payable Check Register in the amount of $33,982.29 for checks issued June 14, 2019.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

The above amount includes the balance of $9,287.00 for the basketball court.  

 

PAYROLL:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Payroll Check Register for the week ending June 8, 2019 in the amount of $28,322.59 for checks issued June 14, 2019, and the electronic fund transfer for the 941 Employer Taxes in the amount of $5,673.37.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.  

 

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MINUTES – June 6, 2019:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Selectboard meeting of June 6, 2019, with the following corrections:  Page 3, Walpole Safety Ordinance, line 6, change “weight” to “weigh” and  Page 5, NH DES Administrative Rules for PFAS, second line, change “PSAS” to “PFAS”.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion and corrections were approved.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

The Selectboard received and reviewed Minutes of the following meetings:

 North Walpole Village District Board of Commissioners – May 14, 2019;
 North Walpole Village District Board of Commissioners – May 28, 2019;
 School Withdrawal Committee – May 29, 2019.

 

North Walpole Park:  Mr. Dalessio noted that the Selectboard was invited to attend the North Walpole Park unveiling of their new sign on Saturday.  

 

BUILDING PERMIT:

ABENAKI SPRINGS PHASE I LIMITED PARTNERS, 17 Avery Lane, Map and Lot #012-013-004:  Ms. Mayberry moved to grant Building Permit No. 2019-10 Corrected for an owner’s name change from Abenaki Springs Phase I Limited Partners to Abenaki Springs Phase II Limited Partners and to “Construct multi-family housing as approved by the Planning Board on 11/13/12 and then modified on 10/15/15 for up to 67 multi-family units” at 17 Avery Lane.  **Units 22 through 43 to be constructed as Unit 2**.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved. 

 

OLD BUSINESS:

NH DES Administrative Rules for PFAS:  The Selectboard had their letter to Sen. Jay Kahn expressing their concern about the current PFAS MCL setting process.  The NH DES has not conducted an adequate cost-benefit analysis as part of its PFAS rulemaking proposal as required by SB309 of 2018, as codified in RSA 485:3.  Both Mr. Dalessio and Ms. Mayberry approved and signed this letter.  It will be held until Mrs. Pschirrer returns so she will have the opportunity to sign this letter.      

 

Appointment Notices for Walpole Conservation Commission:  The Selectboard has previously approved the re-appointment of Peter Palmiotto as an alternate member to the Walpole Conservation Commission and the appointment of France Menk as a regular member to the Walpole Conservation Commission.  Terms of office are for three (3) years, June 2019 through Town Meeting, March 2022.  Their Appointment Notices were signed at this meeting.  

 

Library Building Maintenance Issues:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve and sign the letter to Mrs. Justine Fafara at the Bridge Memorial Library regarding the maintenance costs.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

This letter will be held until Mrs. Pschirrer returns to enable her to have the opportunity to sign this letter.     

 

Class VI Portion of Old Stage Road:  Mr. Dalessio has not yet heard from Mr. Mike Rau regarding the Class VI portion of Old Stage Road.  This was tabled until next week.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Selectboard Meeting Time Change:  The Selectboard meeting time on Thursday, June 27, 2019, has been changed from 6:30 PM to 8:00 AM.  This will allow a quorum to be present. 

 

Moose Plate Conservation Grant Walpole Historical Society: Mr. Dalessio advised that last year the Historical Society applied for a Moose Plate Conservation Grant.  The Town of Walpole has to make a statement that they own all the documents.  

Ms. Mayberry moved to authorize the Chair, Steven Dalessio, to sign the letter to the New Hampshire State Library regarding the Walpole Historical Society Moose Plate Conservation Grant.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION:

Ms. Mayberry moved to enter into a Non-Public Selectboard 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 and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved at 6:40 PM.

 

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 6:55 PM.

 

Ms. Mayberry moved that the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of June 13, 2019, be sealed.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry 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 Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 7:00 PM.

 

OTHER BUSINESS:

Town Clerk / Tax Collector:  Mr. Dalessio advised that Mrs. Sandy Smith, Tax Collector, reported collecting approximately $1,300,000 in property taxes to-date.  

 

Concerts on the Common:  The band concerts on the Common will begin this Sunday.  The following Sunday concerts are sponsored by the Savings Bank of Walpole.  

 

Keene Sentinel:  Mr. Dalessio spoke with a Keene Sentinel reporter today about an article they are writing on “How Towns Deal with Legal Expenses”.    

 

ADJOURNMENT:

Ms. Mayberry moved to adjourn this Selectboard meeting.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 7:05 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

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