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 no members of the public in attendance.
Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Accounts Payable Check Register in the amount of $26,520.78 for checks issued September 6, 2019. Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer. With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.
The E.E. Houghton invoices had been reviewed prior to the above motion.
Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Payroll Check Register for the week ending August 31, 2019, in the amount of $29,525.43 for checks issued September 6, 2019, and the electronic fund transfer for the 941 Employer Taxes in the amount of $6,296.11. Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer. With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.
SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:
SELECTBOARD MINUTES – August 29, 2019: Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Selectboard meeting of August 29, 2019, as amended. Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer. With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Minutes were approved.
NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION – August 29, 2019: Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of August 29, 2019, as submitted. These Minutes will be unsealed. 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:
Mr. Dalessio announced that the Selectboard wishes to congratulate Walpole Fire, Chief Houghton and all team members, as it was awarded EMS Unit of the Year award from the State of New Hampshire.
Rascal Baby LLC, 141 Rascal Mountain Lane, Map and Lot #011-033-000: Ms. Mayberry moved to grant Building Permit No. 2018-23 Renewal for Rascal Baby LLC to ”68’ x 21’ Rebuild of Existing House” at 141 Rascal Mountain Lane. Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer. With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.
Dexpart Junkyard Complaint: The Selectboard acknowledged receipt of the opinion from Attorney Hockensmith regarding Dexpart. Mr. Dalessio advised that a letter will be sent to Mr. Edkins and to Mr. O’Brien stating that the Selectboard agreed to have their attorney review the Dexpart business following their complaint about violations. Following is a statement from Attorney Hockensmith: “As a practical matter, I have seen these cases resolved by Agreement many times. Typically, the landowner agrees to limit the number of inoperable cars stored outside to 25-35 vehicles. He or she agrees to store the vehicles to the rear of the property, beyond the sight view of the public. He or she agrees to screen the cars from the public view as necessary. This is made part of the special exception approval. If the landowner expands or violates in the future, there is something on the record the Town can seek to enforce to bring the operation back in line with the Agreement.”
Mr. Dalessio will send a reminder letter to Dexpart that in accordance with their Agreement specific conditions needed to be met otherwise they will be in violation.
Reuse Building Discussion: Mr. Dalessio spoke to Mr. Michael Nerrie about the Reuse Building at the Recycling Center and invited him, as well as current and past volunteers, to attend a meeting on September 12th. There are some options to explore before a decision is made on its replacement. It does benefit the Fall Mountain Food Shelf. There was a consensus to continue to move forward with this.
Alstead Center Road – Weight Limit Signs: This agenda item was put on-hold.
Old Stage Road Gates and Bars: A letter was received from Attorney Rand Burnett, Bradley & Faulkner, who is representing Daniel and Amy McCabe concerning the Old Stage Road Gates and Bars. Mr. Dalessio has a request in to the State Archives to see if they have any information. Hopefully, they will have an answer in a few weeks.
Broadband Committee Update: Mrs. Pschirrer reported the Broadband Committee met last night and they plan to meet every week in this office. The committee is working rapidly as they want to be prepared to present a warrant and there are tight timelines for that. They received a lot of information from the Town of Westmoreland and Town of Chesterfield. The only person who responded to their request for information was Consolidated Communications. Therefore, they are moving forward with them. Comcast has not responded at all. Consolidated wants to introduce fiber-optics in the State. They started in Chesterfield in July. There will be informational meetings in the next few weeks. The committee members are Steve Grenier, Rod Bouchard, Dick Hill, Paul Looney, Bob Anderson and Dennis Marcom. They are quite knowledgeable, are taking on responsibilities and doing a nice job. They are working with no funds from the Town. Mrs. Jodi Daigle has done some secretarial work for them.
Zoning Board of Adjustment Letter: A letter was received from the Zoning Board of Adjustment. They do not like the new maps from Avitar Associates. The maps do not match up with the Zoning Ordinance. Mrs. Downing will talk to Ashton at Avitar again about what the ZBA would like on the maps. Mr. Dalessio will contact Ashton about creating an overlay and to go back 200-feet and draw a line. He asked Mrs. Downing to recall the maps from the ZBA. He will work on and try to resolve what the ZBA would like to have on the maps.
Pending Further Action:
Ramsay Hill Right-of-Way, Tax Deeded Properties: Mr. Dalessio reported they have an opinion on this but they are still looking at it as it was just received. It occurs to the Selectboard that they were given a deeded 50-foot wide by 250-foot rectangular piece of property. The Town put a road through that parcel of land and that did not change the frontage of that lot. Mrs. Downing was asked to invite Mr. and Mrs. Neil Coughlin and Mr. Gary Smith to attend a Non-Public Selectboard Session next week.
MS-535: Mr. Kreissle advised this is a form related to the 2018 audit.
Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve and sign the 2019 MS-535, Financial Report of the Budget. Seconded by Ms. Mayberry. With Mrs. Pschirrer, Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.
Annual NH Transportation 10 Year Plan Meetings: A draft of the new Annual NH Transportation 10 Year Plan was received. Several meetings are scheduled in the State. The District 2 meeting is schedule in the Keene Recreation Center on October 15th at 6:00 PM. Mr. Dalessio mentioned the goals are to have the Vilas Bridge moved up on the 10 Year Plan and to finish the Route 12 project.
Hazard Mitigation Programs: Mr. Mark Houghton had forwarded a copy of his notice on Hazard Mitigation Programs to the Selectboard. There are three grants to consider with pre and post disaster and flood mitigation. Mr. Dalessio does not feel the Town of Walpole has enough of these problems to become involved with these programs.
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 7:15 PM.
The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 7:45 PM.
Ms. Mayberry moved that the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of September 5, 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 8:00 PM.
Arch Bridge: Mrs. Downing reported that the gentleman who wants to meet about the Arch Bridge asked to change the meeting date to October 3rd, 2019. This meeting will start at 6:00 PM. The North Walpole Village Board of Commissioners was notified.
North Walpole Village Park: Ms. Mayberry advised the North Walpole Village Park will be holding their Second Annual North Walpole Village Park Family Day on Saturday, September 7th from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Everyone is invited.
Brownfields Grant: Mrs. Pschirrer asked Mrs. Downing if she would be able to attend the Brownfields Grant Meetings and do the minutes of every public meeting. Mrs. Downing has been keeping track of her time and has put in a substantial amount of time. Mr. Dalessio recommended Mrs. Pschirrer look for someone else to do this as it could be time consuming. The office staff is usually very busy with routine Town business.
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