Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 3/17/22

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

CALL TO ORDER:  Mrs. Borden called this Selectboard meeting via Zoom to order at 6:30 PM.  The first agenda item for this meeting is an Election of a Chair for the next year. 

ELECTION OF CHAIR:

Ms. Mayberry moved to nominate Mr. Steven Dalessio as the new Chair of the Selectboard for the nest year.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  Mrs. Borden asked if there were any other nominations.  There were none.  On a voice roll call vote with Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.  Mrs. Borden announced that Mr. Steven Dalessio has been elected as the new Chair of the Selectboard for the next year.

OPENING OF SELECTBOARD BUSINESS MEETING:  Mr. Dalessio called this Selectboard meeting to order at 6:32 PM.  The Selectboard members are in three separate locations.  This meeting was being recorded. 

Mr. Dalessio called for a voice roll call of the Selectboard present:  Peggy Pschirrer was present at her home in Walpole, Cheryl Mayberry was present at her home in North Walpole and Steven Dalessio was present at his home in Drewsville.  Also attending this meeting was Jodi Daigle, Water & Sewer Clerk and Administrative Assistant, who was present at her home and Regina Borden, Recording Secretary, at a separate location.  There were no members of the public in attendance.

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Accounts Payable Check Register in the total amount of $673,981.64 for checks issued March 18, 2022.  This includes a monthly payment in the amount of $529,226.92 to the Fall Mountain Regional School District.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  On a voice roll call vote with Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved. 

PAYROLL:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Payroll Check Register for the week ending March 12, 2022, in the amount of $31,647.23 dated March 18, 2022, and for the 941 Payroll Tax Transfer in the amount of $6,426.61.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  On a voice roll call vote with Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MEETING – March 10, 2022:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Selectboard meeting of March 10, 2022, as submitted.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  On a voice roll call vote with Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Minutes were approved.

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION – March 10, 2022:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of March 10, 2022, as submitted.  These Minutes will remain sealed.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  On a voice roll call vote with Ms. Mayberry, Mrs.  Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Minutes were approved.

COMMITTEE REPORT:

The Selectboard acknowledged receipt of the following Committee report:

  • Planning Board Meeting Minutes – March 8, 2022.

Mr. Dalessio advised these Planning Board meeting Minutes are unapproved.

SUPPLEMENTAL TAX WARRANT:

MAP and LOT #003-082-CL8:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Supplemental Tax Warrant for Map and Lot #003-082-CL8, New Hampshire Public Broadcasting in the amount of $804.00.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer. On a voice roll call vote with Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

PROPERTY TAX ABATEMENT:

MAP and LOT #021-025-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Property Tax Abatement for the owner(s) of Map and Lot #021-025-000 in the amount of $3,363.89 per Avitar Associates determination that this is an unbuildable lot.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  On a voice roll call vote with Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

BUILDING PERMITS:

Permit #2022-07, MAP and LOT #018-015-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to grant Building Permit No. 2022-07 for the owner(s) of Map and Lot #018-015-000 to erect a “1,196 sq ft Ground Mount Solar Array”.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  On a voice roll call vote with Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

Permit #2022-08, MAP and LOT #010-043-001:  Ms. Mayberry moved to grant Building Permit No. 2022-08 for the owner(s) of Map and Lot #010-043-001 to erect a “27’ x 12’ Ground Mount Solar Array”.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  On a voice roll call vote with Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

OLD BUSINESS:

Town Hall New Roof PO and Cost Estimate:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Town Hall New Roof purchase order and to authorize the Chair of the Selectboard, Steven Dalessio, to sign Purchase Order #789236 to Melanson Company.  A deposit check in the amount of $50,000 will be forwarded along with the purchase order and contract.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  On a voice roll call vote with Mrs. Pschirrer, Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved. 

PENDING FURTHER ACTIONS:

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, Plowing Ordinance. 

School Street Project:  Mr. Dalessio reported that Fuss & O’Neill is looking into funding for the School Street Project at no charge to the Town.  He authorized them to proceed as this is a good start toward moving forward.

NEW BUSINESS:

Letter to the Trustees of Trust Funds re: New Town Facilities Maintenance Capital Reserve Fund:  Mr. Kreissle sent a letter to the Trustees of Trust Funds to establish a new Capital Reserve Fund for the purpose of unforeseen repairs to Town facilities.  This Capital Reserve Fund should be called “Town Facilities Maintenance”.  Ms. Mayberry requested that they ask the Trustees of Trust Funds to clarify how they intend to process requests now that Ms. Karen Galloway did not seek re-election.  Mr. Dalessio will discuss this with Mr. Kreissle. 

Appointment Notice:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the appointment of Margaret Palmer as the Deputy Treasurer for a period of three (3) years, March 2020 through Town Meeting, March 2023.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  On a voice roll call vote with Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

Selectboard Liaison Assignments 2022:

The Selectboard agreed to the following Liaison Assignments in 2022:

  • Finance:                      Mr. Dalessio
  • Highway:                     Mr. Dalessio
  • Police Department:      Mrs. Pschirrer
  • Recycling:                   Ms. Mayberry
  • Recreation:                  Ms. Mayberry
  • TC/TC                         Ms. Mayberry
  • Water/Sewer                Mr. Dalessio
  • Welfare:                      Mrs. Pschirrer
  • Planning Board:           Mr. Dalessio
  • Library:                       Mrs. Pschirrer
  • Hooper:                       Mr. Dalesssio, Mrs. Pschirrer; Ms. Mayberry
  • Conservation:              Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer
  • Brownfields:                Mrs. Pschirrer
  • Community Power:      Mrs. Pschirrer
  • Police Station Comm:  Mr. Dalessio, Mrs. Pschirrer
  • Dams, Bridges, Roads: Mr. Dalessio, Mrs. Pschirrer, Ms. Mayberry
  • Emergency:                 Mr. Dalessio, Mrs. Pschirrer, Ms. Mayberry

RECESS SELECTBOARD MEETING:

Ms. Mayberry 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 Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved at 6:42 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting reconvened at 6:46 PM.

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD MEETING:

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 Mrs. Pschirrer.  On a voice roll call vote with Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved at 6:49 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting reconvened at 7:10 PM.

Ms. Mayberry moved that the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard session of March 17, 2022, will be sealed.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  On a voice roll call vote with Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

ADJOURNMENT:

Ms. Mayberry moved to adjourn this Selectboard meeting.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  Mr. Dalessio asked if there was any additional discussion.  There was none.  On a voice roll call vote with Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 7:12 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

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