Hooper Trustees Meeting – 10/7/21

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

CALL TO ORDER:  Ms. Mayberry called this Hooper Trustees meeting to order at 7:02 PM in the Walpole Town Hall.  This meeting was being recorded.

HOOPER TRUSTEES MINUTES:

HOOPER TRUSTEES MEETING – September 16, 2021:  Mr. Dalessio moved to accept the Minutes of the Hooper Trustees meeting of September 16, 2021, as submitted.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Mr. Dalessio, Mrs. Pschirrer and Ms. Mayberry in favor, the Minutes were approved.

HOOPER TRUSTEES NON-PUBLIC SESSION – September 16, 2021:  Mr. Dalessio moved to accept the Minutes of the Hooper Trustees Non-Public Session of September 16, 2021, as submitted.  These Minutes will be sealed.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Mr. Dalessio, Mrs. Pschirrer and Ms. Mayberry in favor, the Minutes were approved.

HOOPER BUSINESS:

Long View Forest Management Assessment of the Hooper Forest:  Mrs. Alicia Flammia, Chair of the Conservation Commission (CC), sent a copy of this Long View Forest Management Assessment of the Hooper Forest to the Hooper Institute Board.  Ms. Mayberry felt after the Conservation Commission (CC) Meeting on Monday that the first step is treating the invasive plants.  Mrs. Pschirrer noted that after the Hooper Institute Board meeting last Tuesday, they agreed that we should pursue this.  Laura Hayes sits on both Boards.  They encouraged us to go ahead.  They want to move forward with the harvest on Fanny Mason.  There was discussion relative to a timeline for treating the invasive plants; some in the fall and some in the spring.  They will then do a cut along with the Fanny Mason cut; start with the red pine, the oldest and strongest.  They have not been cut in a long time.  The cost will come out of the cut itself, so there will be nothing spent from Hooper Trust money at all.  Ms. Mayberry felt they need to give direction to start treating the invasive plants and prepare for the cut. This will allow the Conservation Commission to move forward.  Mrs. Pschirrer will make a formal, written request to Conservation Commission to start the invasive treatment of the Hooper Forest so that cutting can begin in the spring or summer.  We do not want Long View Forest Management using toxic treatments everywhere.

NON-PUBLIC HOOPER SESSION:

Mr. Dalessio moved to enter into a Non-Public Hooper Session pursuant to RSA 91-A:3 II to discuss (a) Personnel and (c) Reputations.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Mr. Dalessio, Mrs. Pschirrer and Ms. Mayberry in favor, the motion was approved at 7:09 PM. 

The regular Hooper Trustees resumed at 7:18 PM.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved that the Minutes of the Non-Public Hooper Session of October 7, 2021, will be sealed.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio. With Mrs. Pschirrer, Mr. Dalessio and Ms. Mayberry in favor, the motion was approved.

ADJOURNMENT:

Mr. Dalessio moved to adjourn this Hooper Trustees meeting.  The Hooper Trustees will return to the Selectboard meeting.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  Ms. Mayberry asked if there was any additional discussion.  There was none.  With Mr. Dalessio, Mrs. Pschirrer and Ms. Mayberry in favor, the meeting adjourned at 7:19 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary 

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