Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 4/28/22

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

CALL TO ORDER:  Due to the absence of Mr. Dalessio, Mrs. Pschirrer called this Selectboard meeting to order at 6:30 PM in the Walpole Town Hall.  Mr. Dalessio is attending a conference.  Also present was Sarah Downing, Manager of Administration, and Regina Borden, Recording Secretary.  This meeting was being recorded.  There was one member of the public in attendance:  Marcia Galloway.

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 Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

The regular Selectboard meeting reconvened at 7:08 PM.

PAYROLL:  

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Payroll Check Register for the week ending April 23, 2022, in the amount of $28,234.77 dated April 22, 2022, and for the 941 Payroll Tax Transfer in the amount of $5,911.24.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer. With Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MEETING – April 21, 2022:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Selectboard meeting of April 21, 2022, as submitted.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the Minutes were approved.

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION – April 21, 2022:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of April 21, 2022, as submitted.  These Minutes will remain sealed.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With 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 Board of Commissioners Meeting – March 22, 2022; *

• North Walpole Village Board of Commissioners Meeting – April 12, 2022;

• Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting – April 20, 2022.

*Ms. Mayberry pointed out that there is a correction in the March 22, 2022, minutes: “Meghan Gallagher” should be changed to “Michelle Gallagher” as the Supervisor of the Checklist in North Walpole.   

PROPERTY TAX REFUND:

MAP and LOT #021-013-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to grant the Property Tax Refund for the owner(s) of Map and Lot #021-013-000 in the amount of $30.56.  This is due to an overpayment of taxes.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

TIMBER TAX WARRANT:

MAP and LOT #002-011-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Timber Tax Warrant for the owner(s) of Map and Lot #002-011-000 in the amount of $48.28.  This property is located off of County Road.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.  

WATER AND SEWER WARRANTS:

WALPOLE WATER FEES:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Warrant for The Collection of Walpole Water Fees in the amount of $42,020.14.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

WALPOLE SEWER FEES:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Warrant for The Collection of Walpole Sewer Fees in the amount of $79,255.53.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

NORTH WALPOLE SEWER FEES:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Warrant for The Collection of North Walpole Sewer Fees in the amount of $60,576.08.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

DEMOLITION AND BUILDING PERMITS:

Permit #2022-12, MAP and LOT #008-002-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to grant Demolition Permit #2022-12 for the owner(s) of Map and Lot #008-002-000 to “Remove a House”.  This is a small house on Wilson Road.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

Permit #2022-13, MAP and LOT #003-082-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to grant Building Permit #2022-13 for Map and Lot #003-082-000, T-Mobile Northeast, LLC, to install “New Antennas, Radio Equipment & Generator”.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.

Mrs. Pschirrer wanted the record to show that the Town expects they will collect taxes from the owner of the tower.

OLD BUSINESS:

Brownfields Project:  Mrs. Pschirrer reported that the engineers from Ransom Consulting will be in Town on Monday and Tuesday testing about four wells that are associated with the Brownfields Project.  In some cases they are on private property and those people have agreed to have their wells tested.  The engineers have also given them designs, which she has forwarded to Mike Rau at the Highway Department and to the Foundation, suggesting they could get another couple of parking spaces if they used the perpendicular parking plan; they would have more room between each line of 22-feet.  If they continue the angled parking it reduces the space to 16-feet.  They all feel it looks fine to them.  When parking at night they will ask all vehicle drivers to park in one section to make it easier for plowing, etc.       

PENDING FURTHER ACTIONS:

Wastewater Line Under the Vilas Bridge, Generators, Reservoir Dam, Houghton Brook Bridge, Parking Ordinance, Three Phase Power for Industrial Park Drive and Bensonwood, Feather Flag at Jiffy Mart, Trees on the Common.   There were no new updates at this meeting.

NEW BUSINESS:

Water and Sewer Projects:  The Selectboard had received a Water and Sewer Project Planning Update from Mr. Mark Houghton as follows:

• 2022, No major projects, install blow off by Kingsbury Road but minimal effect on road (State Road).

• 2023, Connect Middle Street via the new main to the East side of the common (installed last year) to Main Street.

• 2024, Hopefully install the two wells for Stophler and Galloway on Old Drewsville Road and abandon the water main that runs to them from Maplewood Park.

• 2024 or 2025, DOT dependent, Rebuild the connection on South Street and Elm Street (in the intersection) and prep for Main replacement from Elm to the bottom of Prospect Hill.  The actual main replacement to Main Street will hopefully be coordinated with NHDOT and correspond with paving projects (no scheduled timeline).

Southwest Region Planning Commission:  Ms. Mayberry advised that SWRPC is working with companies to do preliminary engineering assessments of their projects for their Ten Year Plan.  What are their thoughts on submitting this as a Ten Year Project on their plan?  It is geared toward helping regional plans for the rural communities that do not have the staff to help make those decisions like Walpole.  There are two larger engineering companies and a smaller company that will be interviewed Monday afternoon.  The goal is to be “on call”; an engineers’ first look at a proposed preliminary engineering assessment idea.  Right now there is $20,000 in Grants but the plan is to have that number go up in subsequent years.  

Office Vacation:  Mrs. Sarah Downing will be out of the office for the next two weeks.  She will be hiking in Portugal.  Mrs. Jodi Daigle and Mr. Rich Kreissle will be in the office plus Mr. Brad Nash will be available to assist.              

ADJOURNMENT:

Ms. Mayberry moved to adjourn this Selectboard meeting.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 7:34 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

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