Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 11/27/19

 

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 were no visitors in attendance.

 

PAYROLL:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Payroll Check Register for the week ending November 23, 2019, in the amount of $25,670.58 for checks issued November 29, 2019, and the electronic fund transfer for the 941 Employer Taxes in the amount of $5,116.07.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MINUTES – November 21, 2019:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Selectboardmeeting of November 21, 2019, as submitted.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Minutes was approved.

 

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION #1 – November 21, 2019:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session #1 of November 21, 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.

 

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION #2 – November 21, 2019:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session #2 of November 21, 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 – November 21, 2019:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Staff Meeting of November 21, 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:

 Broadband Committee Meeting – October 30, 2019.
 Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting – November 20, 2019.

 

NOTICE OF INTENT TO CUT WOOD OR TIMBER:

MAP and LOT #004-041-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Notice of Intent to Cut Wood or Timber for Map and Lot #004-041-000 for a lot located off Route 12 near Blackjack Crossing.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

Pending Further Actions:

New Reuse Center Plans:  There has been no up-dated information received from Mr. Hoy but the new Reuse Center plans continue to move forward.  

 

Tax Deeded Properties:  The Selectboard is waiting until the first of 2020 to proceed with the sale of two Tax Deeded properties.

 

Abenaki Springs Phase II:  Mr. Dalessio reported that Abenaki Springs Phase II was granted their Occupancy Permit.  He asked Mrs. Downing to notify Avitar Associates.  

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Water and Sewer Intent to Lien:  The Selectboard reviewed the list of users on the Water and Sewer Intent to Lien notice. Mrs. Daigle will send out notices to the users.  There are many repeat property owners but the list is shorter than last year.  

Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Water and Sewer Intent to Lien for Walpole Water, for Walpole Sewer and for North Walpole Sewer.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved. 

 

Map and Lot #005-002-008 for Abatement Appeal Settlement:  Mr. Dalessio advised an Abatement Appeal Settlement was reached between Joel and Nancy Thompson and the Town of Walpole for Tax Years 2018 and 2019.  The assessment will be updated for TY 2020.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to authorize the Chair, Steven Dalessio, to sign the Settlement Agreement between Joel and Nancy Thompson and the Town of Walpole on Map and Lot #005-002-008 for Tax Years 2018 and 2019.   Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

Map and Lot #019-042-000, 28 Main Street – New Construction:  The Selectboard discussed the new construction at 28 Main Street.  Concerns are that the additional garage does not have a Building Permit and may not meet the set-backs to the back and south side.  This building is in the commercial district.  Mr. Dalessio recommended requesting that Mr. Bruce Carruthers, owner, attend the Selectboard meeting next week to discuss the new construction on this property.       

 

Request for Funds – Elevator Software Update:  A proposal was received from Otis Elevator Company to furnish and install new software that will allow for advance troubleshooting parameters within the controller.  The cost is $1,379.00. There was a consensus to include this in the 2020 Budget under Maintenance.   

 

Moose License Plate’s Certificate of Municipality:  The Selectboard acknowledged receipt of the letter from Mrs. Christie Winmill, President of the Walpole Historical Society, advising that they were awarded a FY2019/2020 grant of $6,430 from the New Hampshire State Library through the Moose License Plate Conservation program.  The funds will be used to conserve three of historic Walpole town ledger books which have been stored in the Town Hall basement vault.  These funds are only available for the conservation of publicly owned materials.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved that the Chair, Steven Dalessio, be authorized to sign the Moose License Plate forms required in order to transfer the awarded funds.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessioin favor, the motion was approved.        

 

Save the Date for Robertson Paper Site Redevelopment:  A “Save The Date” announcement was received from the Bellows Falls Area Development Corporation and The Town of Rockingham to join Governor Scott to remember Robbie Paper & Celebrate the Economic Development to Come on December 13, 2019 at 12:30 p.m.  An invitation will follow.

 

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION:

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to enter into a Non-Public SelectboardSession pursuant to RSA 91-A:3 II to discuss (a) Personnel.  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 at 8:22 AM.  

 

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 8:48 AM.

 

Mrs. Pschirrer moved that the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of November 27, 2019, be sealed.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

OTHER BUSINESS:

Quinton Fund:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the voucher request in the amount of $1,358.16 that will come back to the Town from the Quinton Fund for the Police Chiefs brunch.  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.

 

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 8:57 AM.

 

ADJOURNMENT:

Ms. Mayberry moved to adjourn this meeting.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 8:58 AM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

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