Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 7/11/19

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 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:  Mr. Ray Boas.

 

PUBLIC BUSINESS:

RAY BOAS:  Mr. Boas advised that Mr. Eric Merklein had also intended to attend this meeting. However, sends his apologies as he was unable to do so.  Mr. Boas pointed out that he and Mr. Merklein were the only non-participants at the Planning Board (PB) meeting last Tuesday night.  

For the record, they both wanted to express their dismay at how Mr. Franks bullied the PB and how the PB handled the situation as far as allowing him to, in their opinions, run over the PB.  It was sad to see that it happened.  

He understands what Mr. Franks is doing to his property; it laboriously went through the proper channels.  The Selectboard enforces the Town’s executive branch.  Both he and Mr. Merklein are requesting that the Selectboard, as executive branch, put a stop to this project right now until such time as the owner of record comes in to present what he plans to do.  

The whole way it was presented on Tuesday night was appalling. Mr. Dalessio had also attended this PB meeting.  The plans that were submitted by Avanru Development were fully approved by the PB.  Mr. Franks has a building permit.  He had plans that were vetted through the Fire Department, all other agencies and were all permitted.  RSAs state that permits follow the land and not property ownership.  

The Site Plan does not state they have to disclose the tenant.  Mr. Franks states he was under a Non-Disclosure Agreement.  It was a gentlemen’s agreement that Mr. Franks would let us know when he closed.  He closed between PB meetings.  This was not documented in his approval letter.  His approval letter documented four things; which he did.  

Mr. Dalessio’s suggestions to the peak of the building are suggestions but are not requirements.  This is when he made the motion that the new owner come to the August PB meeting to be introduced to us so they know who he is.  All the things, landscaping, lighting, etc. that Mr. Merklein brought up at the PB meeting were already submitted in the Site Plan.  It should have been stated prior to the Site Plan approval letter, that the new owner would be introduced.  Anything not in the approval letter is difficult to enforce after the fact.  

Mr. Boas understands but said both he and Mr. Merklein wanted to express their dismay and to have it documented.              

 

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Accounts Payable Check Register in the amount of $146,523.70 for checks issued July 12, 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 of $104,023.70 to the Village of Bellows Falls for usage and sewer bonds.

 

PAYROLL:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Payroll Check Register for the week ending July 06, 2019, in the amount of $32,706.40 for checks issued July 12, 2019, and the electronic fund transfer for the Employer Taxes in the amount of $6,448.20.  Seconded byMrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES – July 3, 2019:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Minutes of the Selectboard meeting of July 3, 2019, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Minutes were approved.  Ms. Mayberry abstained from the vote as she was not present at this meeting.

 

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION – July 3, 2019: Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of July 3, 2019, as submitted.  These Minutes will remain sealed.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Minutes were approved.  Ms. Mayberry abstained from the vote as she was not present at this meeting.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

The Selectboard received and reviewed Minutes of the following meetings:

 North Walpole Village District Board of Commissioners – June 11, 2019;
 North Walpole Village District Board of Commissioners – June 18, 2019;
 North Walpole Village District Board of Commissioners – June 25, 2019;
 Walpole Fire District – June 12, 2019.

 

BUILDING PERMIT:

RICHARD and KRISTEN HILL, 549 Wentworth Road, Map and Lot #005-002-012:  Ms. Mayberry moved to grant Building Permit No. 2019-24 for Richard and Kristen Hill to build a “34’ x 24’ Storage Shed” at 549 Wentworth Road.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

Water/Sewer Receipts to Date:  The Selectboard acknowledged receipt of the Water/Sewer Receipts to Date report received from Mrs. Daigle.  Currently it is at 91.1% paid with $13,909.68 remaining to collect for the first quarter.  

 

Well Repair at Closed Landfill:  Mr. Dalessio acknowledged receipt of the letter from McKibben Environmental, LLC to the NH Department of Environmental Services regarding the Monitoring Well Repair at the Walpole Landfill site.  This work has been completed.        

 

NH-Emergency Notification System (ENS):  Mr. Dalessio had a couple forms that were ready to be signed.  

 

Point of Contact Form: Mrs.Pschirrer moved to authorize Sarah Downing to sign the NH-ENS Point of Contact form.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

Non-Emergency Access Form:  The three Selectboard members are designated.  Mr. Dalessio provided the following example: There was a flooded road and alternate routes needed to be identified, as opposed to there being a fire and people would have to evacuate the area.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to authorize Sarah Downing to sign this Non-Emergency Access Form.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

Emergency Access Notification Form: This Emergency Access Notification form will need to be signed by Mr. Mark Houghton, Police Chief Paquette and Mr. Dalessio, as Chair of the Selectboard.    

 

Tax Deeded Properties:  Mr. Dalessio sent a message to Attorney Hockensmith requesting a time when they can meet or talk on the phone. Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer plan to attend the Rodrigues Hearing on July 22nd at 9:00 AM in Superior Court.  

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Recreation Department Revolving Fund Request:  A request was received from the Walpole Recreation Committee to purchase twelve (12) staff shirts for the lifeguards.

Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the request from the Recreation Department to purchase 12 staff shirts for the lifeguards.  The cost of $149.25 will be taken out of theirRevolving Fund.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

Police Department Revolving Fund Request:  A request was received from the Walpole Police Department to purchase one (1) Portable Radio Charging Station.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the request from the Police Department to purchase (1) Portable Radio Charging Station.  The cost of $1,475.00 will be taken out of their Revolving Fund.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

Junkyard License:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to grant the Operating A Junkyard License for E. W. Salvage on Valley Road for the term of one year from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

License to Sell Pistols and Revolvers: The Selectboard had a State of New Hampshire License to Sell Pistols and Revolvers for Eric Frink of 131 Merriam Road, Walpole.  Mr. Frink appeared before the Planning Board and Zoning Board about a year ago to be able to do this.  He is a licensed Federal Firearms Dealer.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to grant the State of New Hampshire License To Sell Pistols and Revolvers to Eric Frink on Merriam Road.  This license will expire on July 1, 2022.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved. 

 

Town Common Use Policy: Mr. Dalessio felt when the issue of political candidates campaigning on the Town Common came up, there should be a Town Common Use Policy.  Anyone can use the Town Common as it is a public space, but political gatherings will have restrictions.      

 

2019 Unlicensed Dog Report:  The Selectboard acknowledged receipt of the 2019 Unlicensed Dog Report from the Town Clerk.  There is an RSA requirement to present the report to the Selectboard.  Mrs. Pschirrer recommended the Town Clerk put a notice in the next Clarion to state to dog owners that their licenses are over-due.  State they need to come into the Town Clerk’s office now.  It is an expense to send letters or post cards to all the dog owners on the list.    

 

Thank You Card:  A Thank You card was received addressed to Mrs. Pschirrer from Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Hampshire thanking the Selectboard for the Town’s donation.

 

State of New Hampshire – Office of the Governor:  A letter was received from Governor Sununu’s office relative to the Legislature’s budget.  He is having a state-wide meeting next Friday.  

 

 

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.  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 7:05 PM.

 

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 7:14 PM.

 

Ms. Mayberry moved that the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of July 11, 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.

 

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 7:40 PM.

 

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 7:42 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

2 thoughts on “Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 7/11/19

  1. […] The issue starts off, What’s Happening – An Editorial. I hope everyone takes take to read through, and takes heed of the action I recommend. Sadly, very few residents watch what is going on in Town, attend meetings, and speak up. That did happen the last year, and the threat of a gas station was stopped. But at a recent Planning Board meeting when there were, lets say a contentious dialogue between a local developer and the board, sadly I and only one other non-participant for the meeting were in attendance. I later, for the record, presented my dismay with the meeting at the 11 July Select Board meeting, which you can read on on thewalpolean.org […]

  2. […] The issue starts off, What’s Happening – An Editorial. I hope everyone takes take to read through, and takes heed of the action I recommend. Sadly, very few residents watch what is going on in Town, attend meetings, and speak up. That did happen the last year, and the threat of a gas station was stopped. But at a recent Planning Board meeting when there were, lets say a contentious dialogue between a local developer and the board, sadly I and only one other non-participant for the meeting were in attendance. I later, for the record, presented my dismay with the meeting at the 11 July Select Board meeting, which you can read on on thewalpolean.org […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: