Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 8/25/22

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.  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, via Zoom.  There were two members of the public in attendance:  Mrs. Jan Galloway-Leclerc and Mr. Ernie Vose.

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.

The regular Selectboard meeting reconvened at 7:22 PM.

Ms. Mayberry moved that the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of August 25, 2022, will be sealed.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Accounts Payable Check Register in the total amount of $14,723.29 for checks issued August 26, 2022.  This includes a payment in the amount of $5,535.01 to E.E. Houghton.  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 August 20, 2022, in the amount of $34,144.74 dated August 26, 2022, and for the 941 Payroll Tax Transfer in the amount of $6,864.39.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MEETING – August 18, 2022:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Selectboard meeting of August 18, 2022, as submitted.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Minutes were approved.

STAFF MEETING – August 18, 2022:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Staff Meeting of August 18, 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 – August 18, 2022:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of August 18, 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 REPORT:

The Selectboard acknowledged receipt of the following Committee report:

  • Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting – August 17, 2022.

NOTICE OF TIMBER INTENTS TO CUT WOOD OR TIMBER: 

Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Notices of Timber Intents to Cut Wood or Timber for the following three owner(s):

  • Map and Lot #011-045-000 – Access off Eaton Road;
  • Map and Lot #013-054-000 – Access off Cheshire Turnpike;
  • Map and Lot #013-034-003.- Access off Cheshire Turnpike.

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

BUILDING & DEMOLITION PERMITS:

Permit #2022-34, MAP and LOT #005-042-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve Building Permit #2022-34 for the owner(s) of Map and Lot #005-042-000 to “construct a 42’ x 13’3” Ground Mount Solar Array”.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

Permit #2022-35, MAP and LOT #012-011-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve Demolition Permit #2022-35 for the owner(s) of Map and Lot #012-011-000 to “Remove Fire Damaged Building #2”.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

Permit #2022-36, MAP and LOT #012-011-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve Building Permit #2022-36 for the owner(s) of Map and Lot #012-011-000 to “Rebuild a 150’ x 50’ Commercial/Storage Building”.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

Permit #2022-37, MAP and LOT #009-034-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve Building Permit #2022-37 for the owner(s) of Map and Lot #009-034-000 to “Build a 28’ x 10’ Tiny House”.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

OLD BUSINESS:

Pending Further Actions:

Generators, Parking Ordinance, Three Phase Power for Industrial Park Drive and Bensonwood:

School and Union Streets Drainage Project:  On August 31st Mr. Rau, DES, Mr. Dalessio and Fuss & O’Neil will be hiking up the hill to see what can be done.        

Reservoir Dam:  Mr. Dalessio advised that the Department of Environmental Services (DES) accepted the Town’s application as complete. It is a positive step.   

Houghton Brook Bridge:  Mr. Dalessio reported that this project has gone out for bid.  Attorney Hockensmith will be meeting with the attorney for Mr. Graves on September 1st at 3:00 PM.

NEW BUSINESS:

Savings Bank of Walpole Account Forms:  Ms. Mayberry moved that the Selectboard sign the account forms for the new Town Treasurer, Stephen J. Varone, with the Savings Bank of Walpole.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

National Election Pool Inquiry:  Mr. Dalessio explained that the National Election Pool is looking for a person to work for them.  It is a non-partisan position paid for by Edison Research.  If anyone is interested, contact the Selectboard Office.  The job pays $50.00 for the night.

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 at7:44 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting reconvened at 8:01 PM.

Town Pool:  Ms. Mayberry advised that the Selectboard will be meeting with the Recreation Committee, Mr. Mark Houghton and Mr. Kraig Harlow at the pool next Thursday, September 1st, at 5:00 PM.  They will be discussing options and the best way to proceed with repairs.  

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.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 8:02 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

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