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 were four members of the public in attendance: Mrs. Lisa Bryan, Mr. Ray Boas, Mr. “Chip” Wood; Mr. Bill Stahl.
AIR CONDITIONING OF SECOND FLOOR OF TOWN HALL: Mr. Dalessio asked Mrs. Bryan, Walpole Players, to come in to talk about air conditioning of the Town Hall second floor. This had been discussed some time ago but then moved to the bottom of the list. At that time EE Houghton submitted an estimate of approximately $34,000. Recently with the Library move to the second floor, the effects of extreme heat/humidityresurrected itself. This would go into next year’s budget season; it would probably be a Warrant Article. Mrs. Bryan felt the Walpole Players can help out but specific fundraising would be done for the air conditioning. The money they have will be used for some bigger shows they plan to put on; they rarely make much money on their productions. She asked if other groups that use the second floor could help out as well. Mr. Dalessio said it is possible, but this is their first discussion on this subject. Mrs. Bryan explained they plan on doing something for Radio Follies in March. She has reserved the first floor for a Christmas play and their schedule is on the calendar for Old Home Days. It has been too hot for them to continue working on the stage repairs at this time. Mrs. Bryan suggested putting in ceiling fans that are architecturally appropriate plus the air conditioning; fans could run independent of the air conditioning. Mr. Dalessio will email a copy of the original estimate to everybody involved for their review. Mrs. Bryan will talk this over with the Players Board; their next meeting is September 8th. It would open the space for more possibilities. Mr. Dalessio noted they will meet again in September.
OLD DREWSVILLE ROAD: Mr. “Chip” Wood advised they have not yet fixed the dip in the Old Drewsville Road. Mr. Dalessio replied that they just finished paving and will go back to the road posting issue soon. Mr. Wood said the road is still posted for 20 ton. Large trucks are coming down the road from the sandpit in Langdon and running on Walpole roads. The issue of some roads being posted and others not posted was discussed. Mr. Dalessio agreed it needs to be resolved because what is good for one should be good for everybody.
Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Accounts Payable Check Register in the amount of $47,852.02 for checks issued August 9, 2019. Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer. With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.
The above amount includes a $22,486.26 payment to M & L Asphalt Services, LLC.
Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Payroll Check Register for the week ending August 3, 2019, in the amount of $36,424.80 for checks issued August 9, 2019, and the electronic fund transfer for the 941 Employer Taxes in the amount of $7,444.69. Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer. With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.
SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:
SELECTBOARD MEETING – August 1, 2019: Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Selectboard meeting of August 1, 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 – August 1, 2019: Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of August 1, 2019, with an amendment for a wording correction. These Minutes will remain sealed. Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer. With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Minutes were approved.
The Selectboard received and reviewed Minutes of the following meetings:
JARED and LISA STOLPER, 193 Old Drewsville Road, Map and Lot , #010-013-000: Ms. Mayberry moved to grant Building Permit No. 2019-28 for Jared and Lisa Stolper to construct a “12’ x 15’ Two Story Screened Porch” at 193 Old Drewsville Road. Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer. With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.
THOMAS TATRO and LORIBETH ROBARE, 183 Old Drewsville Road, Map and Lot #010-012-000: Ms. Mayberry moved to grant Building Permit No. 2019-29 for Thomas Tatro and Loribeth Robare to construct a “76’ x 81’ Single Story House with Attached Garage” at 183 Old Drewsville Road. Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer. With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.
Old Drewsville Road: Mr. Dalessio advised that paving on the Old Drewsville Road was completed. Signs were ordered for the Old Drewsville Road. Mr. Rau and Police Chief Paquette are studying the area to determine where the “Stop” signs should be erected.
EPA Cleanup Grant Notice of Award: Mr. Dalessio announced the great news is that the Town got their grant notification for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Therefore, the Town is all set to move forward with the clean-up. We got the grant; this is the approval to get the $500,000.
Harassment Awareness Training: The Harassment Awareness Training for employees has been scheduled for November 15th at 1:00 PM.
Petitioners’ Summary and Response to Town of Walpole Hearing Brief: Mr. Dalassio acknowledged receipt of the Petitioners’ Summary and Response to Town of Walpole Hearing Brief for Rodrigues and Corduff.
Old Stage Road Gates and Bars: The Selectboard is waiting for a response soon from the NH Municipal Association on the Old Stage Road Gates and Bars.
Tax Deeded Properties: The Selectboard is waiting for a response from Attorney Hockensmith.
Edkins and O’Brien Complaint: The Selectboard is waiting for a response from Attorney Hockensmith.
EE Houghton Invoices: The Selectboard reviewed and initialed invoices received from EE Houghton. In the future this will be included as an Accounts Payable agenda item.
Cemetery Deed for Lots D497, D498 and D499: Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Cemetery Deed lot transfers for D497, D498 and D499. Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer. With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.
NH DOT FY2020 Walpole Highway Block Grant Aid: A notice was received from the NH Department of Transportation(DOT) advising that the State Highway Block Grant Aid available to Walpole in State Fiscal Year 2020 (July 1, 2019 thru June 30, 2020) is $145,456.77. This is in payment for maintenance, construction and reconstruction of Class IV and V highways. The Town has received the first quarterly payment in the amount of $43,637.03. Mrs. Pschirrer noted that each quarter should go into the General Fund as it reduces the Highway Department budget.
NH DOT Former Arch Bridge Preservation Work Letter: The Town received notice from the NH Department of Transportation (DOT) that they are planning to do bridge preservation work on the New Bridge in the former Arch Bridge location. Tentative advertising date for this project is January 7, 2020. Ms. Mayberry advised this same letter was sent to the Walpole Conservation Commission.
Recreation Committee Letter of Interest: Mr. Brian Beckwith submitted a letter of interest requesting an appointment to the Walpole Recreation Department. Ms. Mayberry reported that Mr. Justin Cassarino talked to Mr. Beckwith and thought he would be a good fit for the Recreation Committee.
Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the appointment of Mr. Brian Beckwith to the Walpole Recreation Committee. Seconded by Ms. Mayberry. With Mrs. Pschirrer, Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.
Federal Funding Workshop: An invitation was received to attend a Federal Funding Workshop on August 14th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm in Claremont, NH. Rep. Ann McLane Kuster will be there. Mr. Dalessio plans to attend.
Emotional Intelligence Workshop: The Selectboard approved having Mrs. Sarah Downing attend this Emotional Intelligence Workshop on Wednesday, December 18th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at The Foundry at Primex in Concord, NH.
Walpole Clarion: Mr. Boas reminded the Selectboard that he would like to publish an article to introduce Ms. Helen Dalbeck, Director/Educator of the Hooper Institute, to the community. Ms. Mayberry will work on this. The next deadline for the Walpole Clarion is August 23, 2019.
Staff Meeting: There was a consensus of the Selectboard that the Staff Meeting scheduled for Thursday, August 15, 2019, will be cancelle
NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION:
Ms. Mayberry moved that the Selectboard 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 7:20 PM.
The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 7:38 PM.
Ms. Mayberry moved that the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of August 8, 2019, be sealed. Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer. With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.
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 at 7:39 PM.
The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 8:14 PM.
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 8:15 PM.
Regina Borden, Recording Secretary