Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 1/23/20

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 visitor in attendance.

PUBLIC BUSINESS:

BEN NORTHCOTT: Mr. Northcott had some questions relative to the Cheney Road property assessment owned by his parents, Judith and Scott Northcott.  He provided a recap of the history of transactions made by Avitar Associates going back about six years and discussed their Board of Tax and Land Appeal (BTLA).  Mr. Northcott wanted to bring this to the Selectboard’s attention.  He asked for a copy of the AvitarAssociates contract with the Town.  

       

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Accounts Payable Check Register in the total amount of $22,505.61 for checks issued January 24, 2020.  This amount includes a $5,669.46 property tax refund to AT&T Services, Inc.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

PAYROLL:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Payroll Check Register for the week ending January 18, 2020, in the amount of $26,955.70, for checks issued January 24, 2020, and the electronic fund transfer for the 941 Employer Taxes in the amount of $5,334.32.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MINUTES – January 16, 2020:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Selectboardmeeting of January 16, 2020, as submitted.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessioin favor, the Minutes were approved.

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION – January 16, 2020:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of January 16, 2020, 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 – January 16, 2020:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Staff Meeting of January 16, 2020, 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:

Planning Board Minutes – January 14, 2020;
Zoning Board of Adjustment Minutes – January 15, 2020.

OLD BUSINESS:

Letter to Property Owner of 47 North River Road, Map and Lot #018-012-001:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the letter to Alan and Tiffany Parker regarding their third apartment at 47 North River Road.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.  

NH DES Permit Monitoring Program Result for Closed Landfill:  Acknowledgement was made of the NH Department of Environmental Services (DES) Permit Monitoring Program Result for the Closed Walpole Municipal Landfill.  

Town Deeded Properties:  Mrs. Downing was asked to produce a draft packet for Sealed Bid proposals, plainly marked “Tax Deeded Property” and to set a date and time when all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud.  

Vilas Bridge Letter:  Mr. Dalessio reported the Rockingham Select Board and the Village of Bellows Falls Trustees approved the Vilas Bridge letter at their last meeting.

Pending Further Actions:

Lights re: Walpole, NH – Rockingham, VT 42277 Bridge Renovation Project:  Mr. Dalessio responded to Senator Jay Kahn advising that the Town is more than willing to pay for the energy efficient lights on the NH side of the Arch Bridge.  

Joint Meeting Request from Bellows Falls Village Board of Trustees:   The date for a Joint Meeting with the Bellows Falls Village Board of Trustees has not yet been scheduled.  

Vilas Bridge INTRA Grant:  Mr. Dalessio emailed the Project Manager at the NH Department of Transportation to advise that the Selectboard is in support of the Vilas Bridge INTRA Grant.

NEW BUSINESS:

Fall Mtn. Regional School District Administrators Meeting Request:  This meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, January 30, 2020, at 10:00 AM in the Walpole SelectboardOffice to discuss the school budget.

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 and (c) Reputations.  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 7:16 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 7:35 PM.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved that the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of January 23, 2020, be sealed.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Ms. Mayberry 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 7:45 PM.

OTHER BUSINESS:

Broadband Committee:  Mrs. Pschirrer advised the Broadband Committee will meet on Tuesday, January 29, 2020.  

Drewsville General Store:  Mr. Dalessio advised that the Drewsville General Store would like to host a “Coffee with aSelectman”.  A date and time will be posted.

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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