Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 11/14/19

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 were two visitors in attendance.

 

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION:

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to enter into a Non-Public Session pursuant to RSA 91-A:3 II to discuss (a) Personnel, (b) Hiringand (l) Consideration of Legal Advice.  Ms. Mayberry seconded the motion and, on a roll call vote with Mrs. Pschirrer, Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

The regular meeting resumed at 6:55 PM.

 

Ms. Mayberry moved that the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of November 14, 2019, will be sealed.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:  

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Accounts Payable Check Register for the Drummond Woodsum invoice in the amount of $798.72.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Accounts Payable Check Register in the amount of $596,567.92 for checks issued November 15, 2019.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

The above amount includes a monthly payment of $563,787.00 to the Fall Mountain Regional School District.

 

PAYROLL:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Payroll Check Register for the week ending November 9, 2019, in the amount of $27,536.11 for checks issued November 15, 2019, and the electronic fund transfer for the 941 Employer Taxes in the amount of $5,532.19.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MINUTES – November 7, 2019:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Selectboard meeting of November 7, 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 – November 7, 2019:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of November 7, 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.

 

WALPOLE / ROCKINGHAM JOINT SELECTBOARD MEETING – November 7, 2019:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Walpole / Rockingham Joint Selectboard meeting of November 7, 2019, as submitted.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Minutes were approved.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

The Selectboard acknowledged receipt of the following Committee reports:

 Walpole Fire District – October 9, 2019;
 Walpole Cemetery Trustees – October 19, 2019;
 North Walpole Village District Board of Commissioners –

October 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2019;

 Trustees of Trust Funds – October 21, 2019.

 

BUILDING PERMIT:  

Permit No. 2019-13:  Abenaki Springs Phase II L.P., 17 Avery Lane, Map and Lot #012-013-004:  Ms. Mayberry moved to grant Building Permit No. 2019-43 for Abenaki Springs Phase II L.P. to build a “24’ x 30’ Maintenance Garage” at 17 Avery Lane.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

New Locks for Town Hall:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the proposal from ARComm to replace the locks for Town Hall.  The amount is not to exceed $28,000.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

New Reuse Center Plans:  Mr. Dalessio reported the damaged trailer is gone at the Recycling Center.  He suggested asking Mr. Ben Hoy to call Mr. Barry Bellows and Griffin Construction to get some preliminary quotes for a replacement.  Ms. Mayberry will talk to Mr. Hoy about this.     

 

Tax Deeded Properties: Mrs. Downing reported that neither of the two former property owners responded to the Tax Deeded letters.  They now have 14 days to make a request to remove anything left on the properties. The first sale date could be January 5, 2020.  There was a consensus that when the Selectboard proceeds with the sales that it be done by sealed bids that will be opened by them.  Mrs. Smith, Town Clerk/Tax Collector, does not have an exact amount due because of the accruing interest.  Therefore, an estimated amount on a certain date after the first of 2020 will be used.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Tax Rate:  The Selectboard received preliminary information on a tax rate from Mr. Rich Kreissle.  A choice will need to be made on an overlay. Mrs. Downing expects to have a warrant for taxes ready for the next Selectboard meeting.    

 

Gazebo Damage:  Mr. Dalessio reported there has been a lot of damage to the Gazebo.  Mrs. Downing reported that 21 spindles were broken off and hidden under the Gazebo.  The railing and some lattice was broken.  It might have all been done at the same time possibly by a group of pre-teens who have been seen in the area.  Mrs. Pschirrer asked the Police Department to drive by more often.  She will write a news article regarding the damage for the Clarion to make people aware of what happened.     

 

Thank You Note:  Acknowledgement was made of a Thank You note from Ms. Deb Clark for the card and flowers.  

 

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 7:30 PM.

 

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 7:36 PM.

 

OTHER BUSINESS:

NH Municipal Association Conference:  Mr. Dalessio, Mrs. Pschirrer, and Mrs. Downing attended the two-day NH Municipal Association Conference earlier this week.  There was general discussion of the conference and sharing information on various seminars they attended.  

 

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 7:50 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

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