Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 10/27/22


CALL TO ORDER
:  Mr. Dalessio called this meeting of the Selectboard to order at 6:30 PM PM in the Walpole Town Hall.One member of the public, Steve Varone, the Town Treasurer was present.

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 (e) Legal.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved. These minutes are to remain sealed.

The regular Selectboard meeting reconvened at 7:26 PM.

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Accounts Payable Check Register in the total amount of $682,387.87 for checks issued October 28, 2022.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved. The payables included a $529,226.88 payment to Fall Mountain Regional School District (FMRSD).

PAYROLL:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Payroll Check Register for the week ending October 22, 2022, in the amount of $29,806.73dated October 28, 2022, and for the 941 Payroll Tax Transfer in the amount of $5,770.08.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MEETING – October 20, 2022:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Selectboard meeting of October 20, 2022, as submitted.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessioin favor, the Minutes were approved.

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION – October 20, 2022:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of October 20, 2022, as submitted.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Minutes were approved.The minutes are to remain sealed.

STAFF MEETING – October 20, 2022:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Staff Meeting of October 20, 2022, as submitted.  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 District Commissioners’ Meeting – October 4, 2022;

• North Walpole Village District Commissioners’ Meeting – October 11, 2022;

• Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting – October 19, 2022

WARRANTS:

Collection of Walpole Water Fees: Ms. Mayberry moved to approve to the Collection of Walpole Water Fees in the amount of $49,834.90. Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

Collection of Walpole Sewer Fees: Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Collection of Walpole Sewer Fees in the amount of $82,159.44. Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

Collection of North Walpole Sewer Fees: Ms. Mayberry moved to approve to the Collection of North Walpole Village Sewer Fees in the amount of $71,329.23. Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

BUILDING PERMITS:

2022-46, Map and Lot# 005-051-000Ms. Mayberry moved to approve building permit 2022-46 for Map and Lot# 005-051-000, to install a 37’ x 13’ ground mount solar array. 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 Old North Main Bridges/Culverts, Streetlights on Kilburn and Spruce Streets:

School and Union Streets Drainage Project: Mr. Dalessio stated the stream was determined to be a seasonal stream unless the Town can prove it was a man-made gully. A seasonal stream is a more complicated process for permitting. The engineers from Fuss and O’Neill will review before any decisions are made. The Fuss and O’Neill contract amendment will be tabled until next week.

Sewer Easement Agreement: Mrs. Pschirrer moved to sign the Sewer Easement Agreement with that will allow Pinnacle View to connect to the sewer system. Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Ms. Mayberry, and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

Walpole Community PowerMrs. Pschirrer explained the new rule requirements and the two new documents that are required. The first document registers the Town with the Public Utilities Commission (PUC). The second document allows Walpole to demand data from Liberty Utilities. Templates were sent to create both documents. Mrs. Pschirrer would like to postpone signing the documents until next week.

Reservoir Dam: The application for 100% funding is being worked on per Mr. Dalessio.

Houghton Brook Bridge: A paper copy of the plans were left at the Selectboard Office for review and filing.

NEW BUSINESS:

Donation to Pinnacleview 4-H Club: Mrs. Pschirrer moved to donate $200 to Pinnacleview 4-H club for planting and maintaining the flowers at the Town Hall and the fountain. Ms. Mayberry seconded. With Mrs. Pschirrer, Ms. Mayberry, and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved. Next year, this donation will be added to donation budget line.

Calendar Items: The Selectboard Meeting for Thanksgiving will be moved to 8 AM on the Wednesday November 23rd. The Budget Meetings with department managers will be held on Friday, December 9th in the basement conference room. On Saturday, December 3rd. there is a tentative Active Shooter training event on the Common that is being organized by Walpole Fire and EMS.

MOOver Bus: The Walpole Foundation is negotiating anagreement to have the MOOver bus stop at Abenaki Springs, Shaws Plaza, the Walpole Clinic and one other location. The Walpole Foundation and Mascoma Bank are sponsoring the bus route for one year. There is also a matching grant for the service from the State of Vermont. Ridership will be tracked.

ADJOURNMENT:

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to adjourn this Selectboard meeting.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  Mr. Dalessio asked if there was any additional discussion.  There was none.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 7:50 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Sarah Downing, Recording Secretary Pro Tempore

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