Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 6/27/19

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

 

CALL TO ORDER:  Mr. Dalessio called this meeting of the Selectboard to order at 8:00 AM in the Walpole Town Hall.  He advised this meeting is being recorded and asked anyone wishing to speak to identify themselves for the record.  There was one member of the public in attendance.

 

RECESS SELECTBOARD MEETING:

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

 

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 9:05 AM.  

 

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:

Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Accounts Payable Check Register in the amount of $81,977.16 for checks issued June 28, 2019.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

The above amount includes a $35,692.13 payment to the Village of North Walpole for a Payment in Lieu of Taxes from Great River Hydro, as per the signed agreement.

 

PAYROLL:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Payroll Check Register for the week ending June 22, 2019, in the amount of $31,228.91 and the electronic fund transfer for the 941 Employer Taxes in the amount of $5,988.19.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES – June 20, 2019:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Selectboard meeting of June 20, 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 – June 20, 2019: Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of June 20, 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 – June 20, 2019:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Staff Meeting of June 20, 2019, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Minutes were approved.  Mrs. Pschirrer abstained from this vote as she was not present at this meeting.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

The Selectboard received and reviewed Minutes of the following meetings:

 Walpole Cemetery Trustees Meeting – May 4, 2019;
 Zoning Board of Adjustment – June 19, 2019.

 

BUILDING PERMIT:

JUSTIN KINGSBURY, 199 Kingsbury Road, Map and Lot #008-117-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to grant Building Permit No. 2019-22 for Justin Kingsbury to construct a 28’ x 22’ Roof Mount Solar Array” at 199 Kingsbury Road.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

Town Hall Roof Repair – Quote Sent Earlier from Griffin Construction:  Mr. Dalessio advised they are beginning to see leaks in the Town Hall roof on the slate side.  Another leak developed this week on the east side of the Town Hall roof.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the quote of no more than $5,958.72 submitted by Griffin Construction to repair the Town Hall roof.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

Paving of Dirt Section of Old Drewsville Road: Mr. Dalessio reported that Mr. Rau wants to pave a dirt section of the Old Drewsville Road.  Due to concerns expressed by several residents, he wanted to set a meeting date and suggested Thursday, July 18th at 6:00 PM.  A letter will be sent to the residents to notify them of this meeting to voice their concerns.  Mrs. Pschirrer asked if the road is legitimately the right width; a section is very narrow.  Research had been done but there is a question as to if the Town ever accepted this section as a Class VI road.  Mr. Rau said the Highway Department has maintained it all these years. Therefore, that would grandfather it, by prescription, into a Class V road.  Mr. Dalessio noted the concern is safety and speed of young drivers.  He will ask Police Chief Paquette, Mr. Mike Rau and someone from the Fire Department to attend.  There are a lot of issues to be addressed.  Ms. Mayberry will check with Jane of the FMRSD about why school busses are using this road.    

 

NH-ENS:  Mr. Dalessio continues to work on the Emergency Notification System paperwork.

 

Tax Deeded Properties:  Mr. Dalessio put together a lengthy email to Attorney Hockensmith on some open issues that include tax deeded properties and Dexpart.  

 

Locked Gate on Old Stage Road:  Mr. Dalessio will draft the letter to the property owner and have the letter ready for next week’s meeting.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Payment in Lieu of Taxes to North Walpole Village District: Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the voucher request for the payment in Lieu of Taxes to the North Walpole Village District.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

Great River Hydro Dam Tour:  The Great River Hydro has offered to do a tour and provide lunch on Monday, August 12th at 10:00 am.  This invitation was extended to Senator Kahn and other elected officials.  Ms. Mayberry sent the notice to all the North Walpole Village Commissioners.  Ms. Celeste Armand plans to attend.  Mr. Dalessio requested that a copy be sent to Mr. Mark Houghton and Ms. Dalbeck.  Mrs. Pschirrer, Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio plan to attend.  

 

Cold River Study: The Selectboard acknowledged receipt of a letter from the NH Department of Environmental Services that a study of the Cold River is being conducted beginning in 2019 and extending through 2020.  This study is required by the Rivers Management and Protection Program (RSA 483) and the instream Flow Rules (Env-Wq 1900).  

 

Ms. J. Clark – re: Cold River Study:  Mrs. Pschirrer received an email from Ms. Jeannette Clark.  The NH DES is willing to look at her bank erosion but need a request from the town.  The Selectboard agreed to give her a letter of support.    

 

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 and (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 at 9:25 AM.

 

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 9:34 AM.

 

Ms. Mayberry moved that the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of June 27, 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 #2.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 9:42 AM.

 

OTHER BUSINESS:

Environmental Protection Agency:  Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Downing attended the EPA training for the Brownfields Grant.  The documents have to be in by July 10th.  For the July 3rd meeting, they want to have everything drafted so it can be reviewed.  If the documents look good, they will be sent to the Project Officer.  Mrs. Pschirrer will contact Mr. Steve Rickerichof Ransom Consulting to obtain some additional details that are needed.  The bottom line has to be $500,000.           

 

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 9:50 AM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

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