Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 7/7/22

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

CALL TO ORDER:  Mr. Dalessio called this Selectboard meeting to order at 6:34 PM in the Walpole Town Hall and via Zoom.  This meeting was being recorded.

Mr. Dalessio called for a voice roll call of the Selectboard present:  Peggy Pschirrer was present; Cheryl Mayberry was present; and Steven Dalessio, Chair, was present.  Also present was Sarah Downing, Manager of Administration, and Regina Borden, Recording Secretary. 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 $39,187.12 for checks issued July 8, 2022.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  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 July 2, 2022, in the amount of $32,262.56 dated July 8, 2022, and for the 941 Payroll Tax Transfer in the amount of $6,534.97.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry,Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MEETING – June 30, 2022:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Selectboard meeting of June 30, 2022, as submitted.  Seconded by Mrs.Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Minutes were approved.

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION – June 30, 2022:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of June 30, 2022, as submitted.  These Minutes will remain sealed.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Minutes were approved.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

The Selectboard acknowledged receipt of the following Committee reports:

• Cemetery Trustees – June 17, 2022;

• North Walpole Village District Board of Commissioners Meeting – June 21, 2022;

• Planning Board Workshop Minutes – June 28, 2022.

ELDERLY TAX EXEMPTION::

MAP and LOT #006-001-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to grant the Elderly Tax Exemption for the owner(s) of Map and Lot #006-001-000.  The applicant met the income and asset guidelines.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

BUILDING PERMITS:

Permit #2022-25, MAP and LOT #012-055-019:  Ms. Mayberry moved to grant Building Permit No. 2022-25 for the owner(s) of Map and Lot #012-055-019 to construct a “20’ x 21’ Housing Addition” for a new kitchen.  Seconded by Mrs.Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

Permit #2022-26, MAP and LOT #008-107-000: Ms. Mayberry moved to grant Building Permit No. 2022-26 for the owner(s) of Map and Lot #008-107-000 to “Replace Front Porch with a 70’ x 8’ Porch”.  

Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.  

Permit #2022-27, MAP and LOT #015-017-001: Ms. Mayberry moved to grant Building Permit No. 2022-27 for the owner(s) of Map and Lot #015-017-001 to add a “24’ x 14’ Prefabricated Shed/ Workshop”.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the motion was approved.  Mr. Dalessio recused himself from the vote.

OLD BUSINESS:

Proposed Amendment for Joint Powers Agreement for CPCNH:  

Mrs. Pschirrer moved, That the Town of Walpole Selectboard approves the amendment to Article XVI, Section 2 of the Joint Powers Agreement of the Community Power Coalition of New Hampshire as presented in the agenda packet for this meeting.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.  

Pending Further Actions:

Generators, Houghton Brook Bridge, Parking Ordinance, Three Phase Power for Industrial Park Drive and Bensonwood, Reservoir Dam, Letter of Understanding for 2021 Audit with Vachon Clukay and Company PC:

Reservoir Dam:  Mr. Dalessio reported that under the ARPA money some is available for dams through the Department of Environmental Services (DES).  Fuss & O’Neill wants $6,400 to do the application for Reservoir Dam.  There is no guarantee that the Town will be successful with it.  

Ms. Mayberry moved to approve a Purchase Order for Fuss & O’Neill to do the Reservoir Dam application for $6,400.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms., Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

NEW BUSINESS:

Citizen’s Comment 2022-10:  A letter was received from Bruce & Karen Blanchette who are concerned with a dead Elm tree endangering primary power lines on their Prospect Hill Road property.  Liberty Utilities is not being responsive to a tree limb overhanging a powerline at their property.  Mr. Dalessio asked Mrs. Downing to call Ms. Heather Green from Liberty Utilities to get their attention.  Ms. Mayberry mentioned the Selectboard would like to see a response from Liberty Utilities.    

Whitcomb Park Use for Memorial 5K Race: The Selectboard acknowledged receipt of an email from Andrea Vickers-Sivret regarding a Permit for a 5K Race to be held on Saturday, September 3rd.  Food trucks will be onsite.  Ms. Mayberry noted that Ms. Vickers-Sivret originally asked Kraig Harlow about this date back on May 29th.  Mrs. Pschirrer asked if this was being privately organized.  She wants to be sure they have insurance for the event.  Ms. Mayberry felt it was privately organized.  The Selectboard had no problems with the race provided they provide the one-day insurance coverage.    

Streetlights:  Mr. Dalessio went out on his own and measured streetlights with a light meter.  By Mr. Merklein’s light, it is certainly different than by other lights.  Mr. Dalessio would like to request that it be turned off.  It does not do anything by the intersection.  The light at the intersection of Old North Main and North Road that bothers Pauline Barnes and Adrian Basora. However, it cannot be turned off.  He took some close-up photos of some lights.  Mr. Dalessio felt he would go to Liberty Utilities himself because Mr. Steve Grenier had volunteered to do the initial work but not follow-up on the complaints.      

Selectboard Office Carpeting:  Mrs. Downing displayed the carpet sample boards that are in the Selectboard Office for viewing.  Monadnock Flooring will be measuring the space for a quote next Wednesday July 13th.        

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.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs.Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved at 6:56 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting reconvened at 7:10 PM.  

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, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved at 7:10 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting reconvened at 7:23 PM.

ADJOURNMENT:

Ms. Mayberry moved to adjourn this Selectboard meeting.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  Mr. Dalessio asked if there was any further discussion.  There was none.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the meeting adjourned at 7:24 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

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