Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 1/20/22

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

CALL TO ORDER:  Ms. Mayberry called this Selectboard meeting via Zoom to order at 6:30 PM.  The Selectboard members are in three separate locations.  Also attending this meeting is Mrs. Sarah Downing, Manager of Administration, at the Walpole Town Hall and Mrs. Regina Borden, Recording Secretary, at a separate location.  This meeting was being recorded.  There was one member of the public in attendance:  Mr. Ray Boas.  For the February Clarion Mr. Boas was hoping to get a date and place where the 2022 Annual Budget Hearing will be held. 

Ms. Mayberry called for a voice roll call of the Selectboard present:  Steven Dalessio was present at his home; Peggy Pschirrer was present at her home and Cheryl Mayberry was present at her home.

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Accounts Payable Check Register in the total amount of $47,496.86 for checks issued January 21, 2022.  This amount includes a payment in the amount of $6,312.00 Innovative Municipal Products for the Highway Department.   Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  On a voice roll call vote with Mrs. Pschirrer, Mr. Dalessio and Ms. Mayberry in favor, the motion was approved.

PAYROLL:

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Payroll Check Register for the week ending January 15, 2022, in the amount of $29,535.64 dated January 21, 2022, and for the 941 Payroll Tax Transfer in the amount of $5,765.17.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  On a voice roll call vote with Mrs. Pschirrer, Mr. Dalessio and Ms. Mayberry in favor, the motion was approved.

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MEETING – January 13, 2022:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Minutes of the Selectboard meeting of January 13, 2022, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  On a voice roll call vote with Mrs. Pschirrer, Mr. Dalessio and Ms. Mayberry in favor, the Minutes were approved.

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION MINUTES – January 13, 2022:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of January 13, 2022, as submitted.  These Minutes will remain sealed.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  On a voice roll call vote with Mrs. Pschirrer, Mr. Dalessio and Ms. Mayberry in favor, the Minutes were approved.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

The Selectboard acknowledged receipt of the following Committee Reports:

  • Walpole Fire District Monthly Meeting – November 20, 2021;
  • Walpole Fire District Monthly Meeting – December 1, 2021;
  • North Walpole Village District Board of Commissioners Meeting – December 28, 2021;
  • North Walpole Village District Board of Commissioners Meeting – January 4, 2022;
  • Library Trustees Meeting – January 11, 2022;
  • Planning Board Meeting – January 11, 2022.

OLD BUSINESS:

2022 Budget Hearing:  Ms. Mayberry reported they had singled out two dates:  Thursday, February 3rd and Thursday, February 10th, 2022.  They had discussed doing a Zoom meeting and the time to start.  Mr. Dalessio pointed out that a decision was made to schedule it on Thursday, February 10th, 2022, at 5:30 PM via Zoom but it never got in the meeting Minutes.  People will be able to get the link on the Town’s website, in the Clarion and on the Walpolean.      

Town Meeting Location: Ms. Mayberry was asked to check with the Fall Mountain Regional School District to see if we could once again hold the 2022 Annual Town Meeting at the Walpole Elementary School. It has been approved.  She needs to fill out the Building Use form.  Mrs. Pschirrer noted the school did a terrific job for them last year.  It was well set up with great sound.  Ms. Mayberry offered to have everything cleaned/sanitized, but the Superintendent did not feel that was necessary.  

2022 Warrant Articles:  Ms. Mayberry reported that Mr. Kreissle put the 2022 Warrant Articles into the Town portal for the MS-636 which is the Town budget.  They need Department of Revenue Administration (DRA) approval.  Mrs. Pschirrer mentioned the first Warrant Article deals with the Community Power Aggregation Plan and that involves no money.  A majority of the other Warrant Articles will be paid for out of the Unassigned Fund Balance.

Town Report Cover Ideas:  Mrs. Downing had put out an email earlier looking for some ideas for the Town Report Cover.  She usually gives the Selectboard four-or-five options to choose from. 

E & W Salvage Response Letter:  Ms. Mayberry felt the letter from Mr. Salvage was wonderfully written.  It was detailed and addressed the concerns of his neighbors.  Mrs. Pschirrer will write the response letter.

Pending Further Actions:

Wastewater Line under the Vilas Bridge, Generators, Wooden Chairs in the Town Hall, Trees on the Common, Walpole Players Posters, Reservoir Dam, Houghton Brook Bridge, Parking Ordinance, Three Phase Power for Industrial Park Drive and Bensonwood.

Various Projects – Coordinator:  Mr. Dalessio and Mr. Mark Houghton met with Mr. Leo Smith from MRI to get him started on what his responsibilities will be.  He will be the coordinator for the funding options, document requirements and deadlines of the projects.   

Reservoir Dam:  Mr. Dalessio reported that they are still trying to put together a meeting with the Department of Environmental Services (DES) and Fuss & O’Neill about the Reservoir Dam.

NEW BUSINESS:

Savings Bank of Walpole Account Forms:  The Selectboard will sign the Savings Bank of Walpole account forms.  Mr. David Adams will be added and will also sign the forms.

2021 Landfill Post-Closure Report:  Ms. Mayberry advised that the yearly report from Mr. Kevin McKibben gets sent to the NH DES.  The methane levels are still high at one collection point.  Mr. Dalessio stated there was concern about a building on the property. It has no methane near it. 

SWRPC Winter 2022 Meeting:  Ms. Mayberry reported that the Southwest Region Planning Commission’s Winter 2022 Meeting will be held on February 8th.  You may attend either online or in-person starting at 3:30 PM.  It will be held at Delegation Hall at the Historic Cheshire County Courthouse in Keene, NH. The presentation topic is “Promoting the Monadnock Region”. RSVP by February 7, 2022.

RECESS SELECTBOARD MEETING:

Mr. Dalessio moved to recess this Selectboard meeting.  The Selectboard will enter into a meeting as the Hooper Trustees.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  On a voice roll call vote with Mr. Dalessio, Mrs. Pschirrer and Ms. Mayberry in favor, the motion was approved at 6:47 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting reconvened at 7:08 PM.

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION:

Mrs. Pschirrer 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.  On a voice roll call vote with Mrs. Pschirrer, Mr. Dalessio and Ms. Mayberry in favor, the motion was approved at 7:08 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting reconvened at 7:45 PM.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved that the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of January 20, 2022, will be sealed.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  On a voice roll call vote with Mrs. Pschirrer, Mr. Dalessio and Ms. Mayberry, the motion was approved.

ADJOURNMENT:

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to adjourn this Selectboard meeting.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  Ms. Mayberry asked if there was any additional discussion.  There was none.  On a voice roll call vote with Mrs. Pschirrer, Mr. Dalessio and Ms. Mayberry in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 7:46 PM. 

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

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