Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 8/6/20

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

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 was one visitor in attendance.

Mrs. Pschirrer introduced Reverend Richard Malmberg, the new Minister at the Walpole Congregational Church.  She had invited him to attend a Selectboard meeting to listen to what they do.  She introduced Mr. Steven Dalessio and Ms. Cheryl Mayberry, Selectboard members, Mrs. Jodi Daigle, Water & Sewer Clerk and Administrative Assistant, and Ms. Regina Borden, Recording Secretary.  

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:

Mr. Dalessio moved to accept the Accounts Payable Check Register in the total amount of $57,522.69 for checks issued August 7, 2020.  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.

PAYROLL:

Mr. Dalessio moved to accept the Payroll Check Register for the week ending August 1, 2020, in the amount of $34,658.32, for checks issued August 7, 2020, and the 941 Employer Taxes in the amount of $6,981.64.  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 30, 2020:  Mr. Dalessio moved to accept the Minutes of the Selectboard meeting of July 30, 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 30, 2020: Mr. Dalessio moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of July 30, 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 REPORTS:

The Selectboard acknowledged receipt of the following Committee reports:

North Walpole Village District Board of Commissioners Meeting – June 30, 2020;
North Walpole Village District Board of Commissioners Meeting – July 14, 2020;
North Walpole Village District Board of Commissioners Meeting – July 21, 2020;
North Walpole Village District Board of Commissioners Meeting – July 28, 2020;
Walpole Conservation Commission Meeting – August 3, 2020.

BUILDING PERMIT:

Permit No. 2020-28:  SIDNEY CRAVEN, 100 North Road, Map and Lot #022-016-000: Mr. Dalessio moved to grant Building Permit No. 2020-28 for Sidney Craven to construct a “28’ x 26’ Two Car Garage” at 100 North Road, Map and Lot #022-016-000.  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:

Recreation Area Parking Lot: Lot Line Adjustment and Deed with Letter:  Mrs. Pschirrer reported that the Public Hearing on the Recreation Area Parking Lot will be held on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, for the lot line adjustment.  She anticipated there will be no issues as it was approved by a vote of the five towns in the Fall Mountain Regional School District last March.

Map and Lot #020-052-000 re: Building Permit: Mrs. Pschirrer advised they had notified a property owner that she needed a building permit.  She had previously appeared before both the Zoning Board of Adjustment and Planning Board. However, the Selectboard did not get a report on the fire code status from the Fire Department.  Mrs. Pschirrer will draft a letter to the owner stating what items should be accomplished.

Fall Mountain Regional School District: Ms. Mayberry mentioned that last week the Selectboard brought up the issue of the FMRSD using a space in the Town Hall for their remote learning.  Ms. Lori Landry, Superintendent, had asked if it could be available five days a week.  If so, she was thinking about up to 20 students.  She knows the students would need to be supervised/monitored.  They could move upstairs for a few days when that space was needed for another function.  Ms. Landry said thank you as she thinks this is a great idea.

Access to River:  Ms. Mayberry reported that access to the Connecticut River, off Route 12 across from Aubuchon’s, was blocked off last week.  Mrs. Kara Dexter would like access to take a truck down there to remove the trash.  Mrs. Pschirrer spoke to the Police Department about this.  They know Mrs. Dexter wants to clean it up.  Ms. Mayberry will let her know that she should contact the Police Department.  Mr. Dalessio felt they should put up a proper gate at some point.  Mrs. Pschirrer and Ms. Mayberry agreed.

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;
Municipal Lighting Agreement with NH DOT.

NEW BUSINESS:

Police Revolving Fund Request:  Mr. Dalessio moved to accept the request from the Police Department to purchase (1) APX8500 Dual Band Radio for the sum of $5,265.52 to be withdrawn from the Walpole Police Department Revolving Fund.  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.

Walpole Highway Block Grant Aid for 2021:  Mrs. Pschirrer advised that the Town received the July 2020 Payment for Maintenance, Construction and Reconstruction of Class IV and V Highways in the amount of $41,258.76 from the State.  The total for FY 2021 is less than FY 2020.  It should be spent in the year it is received.  There will be another payment in October 2020.  Mr. Dalessio proposed using it to stripe the roads on the sides especially the dangerous ones.  Mrs. Pschirrer mentioned March Hill Road, Old Drewsville Road, Prospect Hill and Barnett Hill as just a few of the roads that are dangerous at night.

Mr. Dalessio moved that we direct the recent Highway Block Grant Aid to be used for the re-striping of lines on the roads in the Town.  This is for safety reasons.  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.  

Comcast Internet Essentials and Sponsorships:  Copies of this email received from Comcast on Internet Essentials Broadband Service for Low-Income Families was forwarded to Ms. Landry, Superintendent of the Fall Mountain Regional School District.

Cemetery Deed to Sign:  Mr. Dalessio moved to accept the sale of the Cemetery Deed for Lot D514.  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.    

Walpole Conservation Commission:  Ms. Mayberry advised that the Walpole Conservation Commission has a roster with names, emails and other information on the members.  She asked if Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer had any objections to having their names and similar information included.  They had no objections.

Camping:  Mrs. Pschirrer has been following recent Conservation Commission emails.  Ms. Mayberry does not know why there is a “No Camping” sign by Walker Road.  Mr. Dalessio noted that when money was being raised for the Walker Road property, it was to be available for recreation.  Mrs. Pschirrer had a complaint from somebody today who said when he went to put his kayak in the river, he realized there is a gate there. He could not carry his kayak all the way down to the river.  The first complaint was from someone who gave money to purchase this property. He was told it was for recreation and there would be access to the river but there is not.  Mr. Dalessio would not have agreed to lease the property if he had known about the gate.  Mrs. Pschirrer pointed out that when they were raising money for the property, the big interest was access to the river.  Ms. Mayberry will follow-up on how long the Gowdys have on their hay agreement.  People need a fire permit if they are going to be camping.  Mr. Dalessio suggested inviting Mrs. Alicia Flammia, Chair of the Conservation Commission, to attend a meeting to discuss the Walker Road property.  

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 7:05 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 7:13 PM.

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.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  Mrs. Pschirrer asked 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 7:14 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 7:30 PM.

Ms. Mayberry moved that the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of August 6, 2020, will 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 BUSINESS:

Quarantine Time:  Ms. Mayberry moved that the Selectboard opt out of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA): Employer Paid Leave Rights.  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.  

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 7:36 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

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