Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 9/29/22

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

CALL TO ORDER:  Mr. Dalessio called this meeting of the Selectboard to order at 6:30 PM in the Walpole Town Hall. There was one member of the public in attendance, Janet Clough.

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, (c) Reputations and (e) Legal.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

The regular Selectboard meeting reconvened at 7:48 PM.

Ms. Mayberry moved that the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of September 29, 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 $40,399.45 for checks issued September 30, 2022.  This includes a payment in the amount of $21,022 to Bill Hatt Carpentry.  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 September 24, 2022, in the amount of $33,473.29 dated September 30, 2022, and for the 941 Payroll Tax Transfer in the amount of $6,368.65.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessioin favor, the motion was approved.

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

INFRASTRUCTURE PUBLIC MEETING – September 20,2022: Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Minutes of the Infrastructure meeting of September 20, 2022, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Minutes were approved. Ms. Mayberry abstained since she was not present.

SELECTBOARD MEETING – September 22, 2022:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Selectboard meeting of September 22, 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 – September 22, 2022:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of September 22, 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:

• North Walpole Village Commissioners’ Meeting – August 30, 2022

• North Walpole Village Commissioners’ Meeting – September 13, 2022

• Library Trustees Meeting – September 20, 2022

• Zoning Board of Adjustment – September 21, 2022

TIMBER INTENTS:

MAP and LOT# 002-013-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Intent to Cut for the owner(s) of Map and Lot#002-013-000.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

MAP and LOT#002-009-000 and 005-036-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Intent to Cut for the owner(s) of Map and Lot#s 002-009-000 and 005-036-000.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

BUILDING AND DEMOLITION PERMIT

Demolition Permit# 2022-42, MAP and LOT# 003-043-000: Ms. Mayberry moved to grant Demolition Permit No. 2022-42for the owner(s) of Map and Lot #003-043-000 to remove a 10’ x 12’ deck, 20’ x 24’ paved driveway and a 15’ x 20’ brick patio”.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

Building Permit# 2022-43 MAP and LOT# 004-044-002:  Ms. Mayberry moved to grant Building Permit No. 2022-43 for the owner(s) of Map and Lot #004-044-002 to add a 34’ x 30’ roof mount solar array to a detached garage roof”.  Secosnded 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, Letter to Jon MacClaren:

Trees on the Common: Two trees on the west side of the Common are to cut down at no cost to the Town by Asplundh on behalf of Liberty Utilities. The logs, which Asplundh does not remove, will be picked up by the Highway Department. The remaining stumps will be ground down in the near future.

Town Hall Roofing Project Update: Scaffolding to be installed next week. Town Hall neighbor to the west, Mr. Willard, has agreed to allow one side of the scaffolding to rest on the edge of his property.

Reservoir Dam: An email from the NH DES arrived on 9/28/22. A call with Emily Szmit of the Dam Bureau to discuss the offer letter and final application form is to be scheduled.

NEW BUSINESS:

MS-1: Summary of Inventory Evaluation:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve to sign the MS-1 Summary of Inventory Evaluation.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

Map and Lot# 008-015-007, BTLA 2021 Abatement Appeal Settlement AgreementMs. Mayberry moved for the chair to sign the BTLA 2021 Abatement Appeal Settlement Agreement form. Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrers. With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

Map and Lot# 008-015-007, Notice of Property Tax Refund: Ms. Mayberry moved to sign the Notice of Property Tax Refund for Map and Lot# 008-015-007 for $1,592.08. Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer. With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

Employee Training Event and HealthTrust Insurance Presentation: The Selectboard agreed that employees will complete the Harassment Awareness Training online module through Primex. They also agreed to a video presentation by HealthTrust regarding employee health and wellness benefits.

Christmas Luncheon for Employees: The Selectboard agreed that a lasagna lunch for employees could be hosted in December. Budgeted funds are available. Several volunteer cooks will create pans of lasanga.

HeathTrust Return of Surplus Notification: There will be no surplus this year.

Scarecrows on the Gazebo: The Selectboard gave permission to Pinnacle View 4-H to place scarecrows on the gazebo. The North Walpole Park has a scarecrow display too.

2023 Planning and Land Use Regulations Manual Order Form: Each Selectboard member would like a new manual.

NH Association of Assessing Officials Ballot: Mrs. Pschirrer moved for the chair to complete and sign the NH Association of Assessing Officials Ballot. Seconded by Ms. Mayberry. With Mrs. Pschirrer, Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

NH DES Notice for High Tension Line Pole Inspection and Treatment: Timber matts will be placed if needed. The authorization is active through 9/7/2023.

Recycling Articles for the Clarion: Ms. Mayberry stated that Mr. Hoy had been approached by the NRRA to reprint Mr. Hoy’s October Clarion article. Selectboard has requested that they be able to proofread all public notices or submissions before being sent out to the public.

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 8:22 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Sarah Downing, Recording Secretary Pro Tempore

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