Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 7/30/20

Selectboard Present:Peggy Pschirrer (Chair); Steven Dalessio; (Cheryl Mayberry – late)

CALL TO ORDER:  Mrs. Pschirrer called this meeting of the Selectboard to order at 6:30 PM in the Walpole Town Hall.   She advised this meeting is being recorded and asked anyone wishing to speak to identify themselves for the record.  There were four visitors in attendance.

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION:

Mr. Dalessio moved to enter into a Non-Public SelectboardSession pursuant to RSA 91-A:3 II to discuss (a) Personnel and (c) Reputations.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  Mrs. Pschirrerasked if there were any questions or comments.  There were none.  On a roll call vote with Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 6:35 PM.  Mrs. Pschirrer announced that the Selectboard had recessed the Non-Public Selectboard Session.  It will be resumed later in the meeting.  

PUBLIC BUSINESS:

MASKS:  Mr. Jack Wozmak, Town Moderator, had distributed his document about the wearing of masks for the voting locations and whether or not masks should or could be mandated.  At the last Selectboard meeting, he suggested that while mandatory masks might be advisable, he was uncertain that the law would allow us to mandate masks.  He researched the U.S. Supreme Court history and other federal courts regarding the authority of local officials to mandate certain regulations in the face of pandemics.  As a result of his research, he decided that wearing masks within the voting buildings is something that should be mandated.  He explained the legal basis for this in the document.  If someone comes in to vote without a mask because of a medical condition. they will accommodate that person without making them feel discriminated against.  Mr. Wozmak explained the difference between the protections that a mask offers as opposed to a shield.  Social distancing will be observed; Distance and Proximity.  A separate entrance and a separate exit are being recommended but this is not an issue at the Walpole Town Hall.

Ms. Mayberry came into the meeting.

FALL MOUNTAIN REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT:  Mr. Bill Stahl, Walpole’s Representative to the FMRSD Board, had a copy of the letter from Superintendent Lori Landry regarding Hybrid Model Reopening Framework that was approved yesterday by the FMRSD Board for the start of the school year.  Their main goal is to keep students and staff safe.  It is different for the high school than the other schools.  The FM Hybrid Model Reopening Framework covers the areas of:

Grade Span Reopening Models for grades PreK-4, 5-8 and 9-12;
Transportation;
Arrival & Departures;
Buildings and Grounds;
Classrooms;
IEP & 504 Students;
Student and Staff Health;
Social Emotional Wellness;
Communication;
Co-curricular Activities & Athletiics

Mr. Stahl explained the proposed rotating schedule for the student groups.  They have not as yet worked out everything.  This plan/schedule might be difficult for some parents.  There will be assigned seating on the busses and in the classrooms.  Temperatures will be taken.  He briefly highlighted various sections of each topic covered in the Framework.  Mrs. Pschirrer asked how the general public will see this document.  Mr. Stahl noted it is available on the FMRSD website.  Ms. Mayberry pointed out that people are reading it and are talking about it.  Mr. Dalessio brought up the subject of remote learning in groups; a designated location to help students through this process.  The subject matter is pre-planned; they just have to make sure the work gets done.  Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio had talked about making a room accessible in the Walpole Town Hall for students to use especially those with poor internet connectivity.  Someone responsible would have to oversee the students.  Mrs. Pschirrer mentioned the Town Library might be another location to consider.                

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:

Mr. Dalessio moved to accept the Accounts Payable Check Register in the total amount of $77,231.41 for checks issued July 31, 2020.  This amount includes a $35,681.64 payment to BDM Sweeper Service.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  Mrs. Pschirrerasked if there were any questions or comments.  There were none.  With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

PAYROLL:

Mr. Dalessio moved to accept the Payroll Check Register for the week ending July 25, 2020, in the amount of $32,126.10 for checks issued July 31, 2020, and the electronic fund transfer for the 941 Employer Taxes in the amount of $6,197.28.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  Mrs. Pschirrer asked if there were any questions or comments.  There were none.  With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MINUTES – July 23, 2020:  Mr. Dalessio moved to accept the Minutes of the Selectboard meeting of July 23, 2020, as submitted.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  Mrs. Pschirrer asked if there were any questions or comments.  There were none.  With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the Minutes were approved.

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION – July 23, 2020: Mr. Dalessio moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of July 23, 2020, as submitted.  These Minutes will remain sealed.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  Mrs. Pschirrer asked if there were any questions or comments.  There were none.  With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the Minutes were approved.

COMMITTEE REPORT:

The Selectboard acknowledged receipt of the following Committee report:

Hooper Institute Board meeting – July 1, 2020.

WARRANTS:

WALPOLE WATER FEES:  Mr. Dalessio moved to accept the Warrant for The Collection of Walpole Water Fees in the amount of $50,866.30.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  Mrs. Pschirrerasked if there were any questions or comments.  There were none.  With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

WALPOLE SEWER FEES:  Mr. Dalessio moved to accept the Warrant for The Collection of Walpole Sewer Fees in the amount of $72,181.00.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  Mrs. Pschirrer asked if there were any questions or comments.  There were none.  With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

NORTH WALPOLE SEWER FEES: Mr. Dalessio moved to accept the Warrant for The Collection of North Walpole Sewer Fees in the amount of $61,567.89.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  Mrs. Pschirrer asked if there were any questions or comments.  There were none.  With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

BUILDING PERMIT:

Permit #2020-27 – LEO BLAIR and JUDITH TRESCHUK, 70 Whitcomb Road, Map and Lot #025-010-000:  Mr. Dalessio moved to grant Building Permit No. 2020-27 for Leo Blair and Judith Treschuk to build a “10’ x 20’ Shed” at 70 Whitcomb Road, Map and Lot #025-010-000.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  Mrs. Pschirrer asked if there were any questions or comments.  There were none.  With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

OLD BUSINESS:

SWRPC Letter re: Ten Year Transportation Plan:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve and sign the letter to the Southwest Regional Planning Commission regarding the Vilas Bridge and NH 22023-2032 Ten Year Plan Transportation Improvement Projects.   Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  Mrs. Pschirrer asked if there were any questions or concerns.  There were none.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.  

Letter re: 188 Upper Walpole Road:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve and sign the letter to the owner of Map and Lot #012-039-000 for the lack of having a Building Permit.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  Mrs. Pschirrer asked if there were any questions or concerns.  There were none.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

Sealed Bid Offering Packet for Tax Deeded Properties:  Mr. Dalessio moved to accept and sign the Sealed Bid Offering Packet for the Tax Deeded Properties: 1) Map and Lot #007-011-000 at 63 River Road; and 2) Map and Lot #024-005-000 at 24 Homestead Avenue.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  Mrs. Pschirrer asked if there were any questions or comments.  There were none.  With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

Pending Further Actions:

The following agenda items will remain on this pending list as there is no new information available at this time.

Houghton Brook Fish Ladder;
Mill Pond Beaver Activity;
Hitching Post Area by Walpole Grocery;
Huntington Realty, Karlson Realty and Chamberlain Machine Sewer Easement Agreement;
Recreation Area Parking Lot: Lot Line Adjustment and Deed with Letter;
Municipal Lighting Agreement with NHDOT.

NEW BUSINESS:

Appointment Notice:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve and sign the Appointment Notice for Laura Hayes as a member on the Frederick H. Hooper Institute Board for a period of three (3) years, August 2020 through Town Meeting, March 2023.  Ms. Hayes is the Conservation Commission’s Representative.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  Mrs. Pschirrer asked if there were any questions or comments.  There were none.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer 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 Mr. Dalessio.  Mrs. Pschirrer asked if there were any questions or comments.  There were none.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved at 7:38 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 7:43 PM.

RECESSED NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION:

Ms. Mayberry moved to continue the recessed Non-Public Selectboard Session.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  Mrs. Pschirrerasked if there were any questions or comments.  There were none.  On a roll call vote with Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved at 7:44 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 8:20 PM.

Ms. Mayberry moved that the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of July 30, 2020, be sealed.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  Mrs. Pschirrer asked if there were any questions or comments.  There were none.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

OTHER BUSINES:

Recycling Center Reuse Building:  Mr. Dalessio advised that the Recycling Center Reuse Building is starting to look good.

Broadband Committee:  Mrs. Pschirrer reported that the Broadband Committee met twice this past week.  One meeting was just the Broadband Committee.  The second meeting was with CCI’s Project Manager.  Everything is moving along quite well.

ADJOURNMENT:

Ms. Mayberry moved to adjourn this Selectboard meeting.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  Mrs. Pschirrer asked if there were any questions or comments.  There were none.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 8:25 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

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