Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 12/29/20

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

CALL TO ORDER:  Mrs. Pschirrer, Chair of the Walpole Selectboard, called this meeting, via Zoom, to order at 5:30 PM.  She announced that Ms. Cheryl Mayberry and Mr. Steven Dalessio, the other two Selectboard members are also present.  The Selectboard members are in three separate locations.  Mrs. Sarah Downing, Manager of Administration, is in the Walpole Town Hall, and Mrs. Regina Borden, Recording Secretary, is by telephone at a separate location.  This Zoom meeting is being recorded remotely by FACT-TV.  It is available for viewing on the internet.

Public comments are to be emailed to Mrs. Downing at the Walpole Town Hall or by calling 603-756-3672.  She will display the agenda.  That will be followed by documents as they are being discussed.

Mrs. Pschirrer called for a voice roll call vote of the Selectboard present:  Cheryl Mayberry was present; Steven Dalessio was present and Peggy Pschirrer was present.

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 voice roll call vote with Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 6:35 PM.

Ms. Mayberry moved that the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of December 29, 2020, will be sealed.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  Mrs. Pschirrer asked if there were any questions or comments.  There were none.  On a voice roll call vote with Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:

There was no Accounts Payable Check Register this week due to the short holiday week.

PAYROLL:

Mr. Dalessio moved to accept the Payroll Check Register for the week ending December 26, 2020, in the amount of $30,336.25 for checks dated January 1, 2021 and the 941 Payroll Tax Transfer in the amount of $6,087.58.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  Mrs. Pschirrer asked if there were any questions or comments.  There were none.  On a voice roll call vote with Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

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

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION – December 23, 2020:  Mr. Dalessio moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of December 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.  On a voice roll call vote with Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Minutes were approved.

OLD BUSINESS:

Pending Further Actions:

Town Street Lights, Tax Deeded Property Sale, Houghton Brook Bridge Repair, Reservoir Dam Repairs, Emergency Generators:  These agenda items will remain on the Pending Further Actions list.

NEW BUSINESS:

Police Department Resignation:  Mr. Dalessio moved to accept the resignation of Police Chief Michael Paquette effective March 31, 2021.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  Mrs. Pschirrer asked if there were any questions or comments.  There were none.  On a voice roll call vote with Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

2021 Draft Warrant Articles:  Mrs. Pschirrer had drafted the first 2021 Warrant Articles for review.  Some need figures added in.  She did not include the Dog Ordinance.  An article for the newly elected Town Clerk’s salary plus an article to split the Town Clerk and Tax Collector’s positions also has to be added.  Mr. Dalessio noted this brings them below the figures in the existing budget.

Next Selectboard Meeting:  The next regular Selectboard meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 7, 2021, at 6:30 PM.  

Mrs. Pschirrer wished everyone a safe and healthy Happy New Year.   

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.  On a voice roll call vote with Ms. Mayberry, Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 6:48 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

3 thoughts on “Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 12/29/20

  1. Thomas Crouse 01/08/2021 at 3:32 PM Reply

    Has a new Police Chief been named ? Tom Crouse

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    • Lil 01/08/2021 at 3:35 PM Reply

      I have not seen any announcement about that so I would guess not yet.

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  2. Ryan Owens 01/08/2021 at 4:11 PM Reply

    Chief Paquette’s resignation is a huge loss for our town. If it’s retirement, he has earned it.

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