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 were no members of the public present.
Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Accounts Payable Check Register in the total amount of $69,634.31 for checks issued October 7, 2022. Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer. With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.
Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Payroll Check Register for the week ending October 1, 2022, in the amount of $32,470.87dated October 7, 2022, and for the 941 Payroll Tax Transfer in the amount of $5,887.44. Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer. With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.
SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:
SELECTBOARD MEETING – September 29, 2022: Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Selectboard meeting of September 29, 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 29, 2022: Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of September 29, 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.
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:
Reservoir Dam: A letter regarding funding is expected from NH DES Dam Bureau per Mr. Dalessio.
Houghton Brook Bridge: Mr. Dalessio stated that the requests for bids are being sent out this week. Mr. Mike Rau, the Road Agent, is sending the RFB to three different contractors.
Northern Border Grant: Mrs. Pschirrer said that the Power Committee had been in touch with the Northern BorderRegional Commission which has agreed to meet with the committee. Grant funds are available. The inquiry was for 3-phase power funding.
Walpole Power Committee Solar Project: Ms. Mayberry commented that that Selectboard and Power Committee are exploring all options. Mr. Ben Hoy is to meet with the Power Committee.
Town Hall Painting: Another quote for painting the exterior of the Town Hall is being requested from Vanguard. The scaffolding contractor also offers painting services.
Building Permit Questions for Map and Lot# 008-008-001: Mrs. Sanctuary said this lot has a little red house on lower Old Keene Road. Mrs. Pschirrer asked what was the name was of the nearby road? Mrs. Sanctuary stated it was Hooper Road. The current home is to be taken down and a new house to be constructed. A new foundation will be needed. Mrs. Pschirrer asked if there was evidence if the old gas tanks had been removed. Mrs. Sanctuary said she did not have this evidence. There could be one tank remaining. Mrs. Pschirrer recommended having an environmental assessment of the land. The State has petroleum funds available. Mr. Dalessio asked if it would remain a one bedroom/bathroom home. Mrs. Sanctuary said yes. Mrs. Sanctuary said that the other issue is that the new home will be only 45 feet from Old Keene Road. Mr. Dalessio and Mrs. Pschirrer said that Mrs. Sanctuary is to contact Ernie Vose, the Zoning Coordinator since the setback requirement was not being met. Mr. Dalessio confirmed that a building permit is needed.
States Office of Highway Safety Grant: Mrs. Pschirrer moved to sign the Highway Safety Grant with the chair signing for single signature pages. This is federal funding for local police departments. Seconded by Ms. Mayberry. With Mrs. Pschirrer, Ms. Mayberry, and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.
Letter of Interest for Walpole Conservation Committee: Mrs. Wendy Grossman sent a letter of interest to fill an open alternate slot. Ms. Samantha Loch has resigned since she has moved to Massachusetts. Per Mrs. Pschirrer, the Conservation Commission endorsed the appointment. Mr. Dalessio moved to appoint Wendy Grossman as an alternate on the Conservation Commission. Mrs. Pschirrer seconded. With Mr. Dalessio, Mrs. Pschirrer and Ms. Mayberry in favor, the motion was approved.
Notification of Poll Locations: Mrs. Pschirrer moved to sign the notices for poll locations for the Nov. 8th election. Ms. Mayberry seconded. With Mrs. Pschirrer, Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved. The Town Clerk will post the signed notices.
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 7:20 PM.
Sarah Downing, Recording Secretary Pro Tempore