Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 8/4/22

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

CALL TO ORDER:  Mr. Dalessio called this Selectboard meeting to order at 6:30 PM in the Walpole Town Hall and via Zoom. 

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.  There was one member of the public in attendance:  Peter Graves.

NEW BUSINESS:

PETER GRAVES: The first question Mr. Grave brought up was the need for police details for utility line tree trimming. Mr. Dalessio explained that the Town generates a 10% profit when billing for police details. The Town of Walpole billed approximately $25,000 of the total $177,000 billed to date. The Police Chief decides where a detail is required. Mr. Graves suggested that instead of police details that cones and flaggers be used. The cost for police details is very high for the utility on less traveled roads.

Mr. Graves asked if there would be a new police station? Mr. Dalessio stated that the study committee is still investigating. All agreed that a new police station is needed. The last question was related to the Common. Mr. Graves wondered why the Highway Department did not take care of the trees? Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio explained the need for an arborist who will create a tree plan for the Common. At 6:48 PM, Mr. Graves departed the meeting.

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Accounts Payable Check Register in the total amount of $217,683.42 for checks issued August 5, 2022.  This includes a payment in the amount of $60,907.08 to the Village of Bellows Falls for 2nd quarter sewer usage and bond payment.  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 30, 2022, in the amount of $32,877.86 dated August 5, 2022, and for the 941 Payroll Tax Transfer in the amount of $6,661.87.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MEETING – JULY 28, 2022:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Selectboard meeting of July 28, 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 – July 28, 2022:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of July 28, 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.

REFUNDS:

MAP and LOT #028-024-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Sewer Refund in the amount of $73.88 for the owner(s) of Map and Lot #028-024-000.  This is due to the overpayment of a delinquent sewer bill.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved. 

BUILDING PERMIT:

Permit #2022-32, MAP and LOT #017-020-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve Building Permit No. 2022-32 for the owner(s) of Map and Lot #017-020-000 to install a “40’ x 70’ ground mount solar array”.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.     

OLD BUSINESS:

Treasurer Resignation Letter:  The Selectboard accepted the resignation letter received from Mr. Dave Adams as he is unable to continue as the Town Treasurer.  The Selectboard is in the process of putting together a list of possible replacements for consideration.    

5-Town Meeting:  The next Five-Town Meeting is scheduled for Friday, August 4, 022, at 4:30 p.m.  The host is the Town of Alstead with this meeting being held in the Alstead Town Hall.  An agenda is available.     

Pending Further Actions:

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

Reservoir Dam:  Mr. Dalessio reported that the application for funds has been submitted.  He will speak to Fuss & O’Neill to see if a cost analysis should be done.

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 7:01 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting reconvened at 8:07 PM.

Ms. Mayberry moved that the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of August 4, 2022, will be sealed.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

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.

The regular Selectboard meeting reconvened at 8:15 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 was adjourned at 8:16 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Sarah Downing, Recording Secretary Pro Tempore

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