Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 11/17/22

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 were no members of the public present.

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Accounts Payable Check Register in the total amount of $642,860.49 for checks issued November 18, 2022.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved. The AP included a $529,226.62 payment to the Fall Mountain Regional School District (FMRSD).

PAYROLL:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Payroll Check Register for the week ending November 12, 2022, in the amount of $31,034.48 dated November 18, 2022, and for the 941 Payroll Tax Transfer in the amount of $5,773.61.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessioin favor, the motion was approved.

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MEETING – November 10, 2022:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Selectboard meeting of November 10, 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 – November 10, 2022:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of November 10, 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.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

The Selectboard acknowledged receipt of the following Committee reports:

• Conservation Commission Meeting (unapproved) – November 7, 2022;

• Planning Board Meeting – November 8, 2022

TIMBER INTENTS:

Map and Lot# 012-067-000: Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Timber Intent for Map and Lot# 012-067-000 on Old Drewsville Road and Stowell Lane.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessioin favor, the motion was approved.

BUILDING PERMITS:

2022-47, Map and Lot# 012-044500: Ms. Mayberry moved to accept Building Permit# 2022-47 for Map and Lot# 012-044-500 to add a 24’ x 25’ kitchen/living room addition with a bathroom and two porches.  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, School Street Drainage Project

Ice Rink: Ms. Mayberry had a conversation with Mr. Kraig Harlow regarding expanding the rink.  Mr. Harlow sent a note to the Recreation Committee. There was some concern regarding the funding of the rink expansion. Mrs. Pschirrer would like to know the cost. There was a discussion regarding Recreation Department priorities. Mr. Rosko was proposing an ice hockey sized rink.

Penalty Warrant Article: The penalty warrant article was received from Mr. Tom Winmill. It was sent to Atty. Hockensmith for review.  The Planning Board will need to hold a public hearing for this warrant article.

NEW BUSINESS:

Veterans and All Veterans Tax CreditA new warrant is required to renew the credit due to a change in law per Mr. Dalessio. Mrs. Downing will create the warrant article text.

Walpole Attendance Area School Invitation: The Selectboard is invited to the Thanksgiving Feast on Tuesday, November 22ndfrom 12:30 to 1:30 PM in the Walpole Elementary School Gym. Selectboard members were to RSVP by November 18th.

HOOPER TRUSTEES MEETING:

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to enter into a Hooper Trustees Meeting.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry. With Mrs. Pschirrer, Ms. Mayberryand Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved at 6:44 PM.

The Selectboard Meeting resumed at 6:58 pm.

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION:

Ms. Mayberry moved to enter into a Non-Public Selectboard Session pursuant to RSA 91-A:3 II to discuss (c) Reputations 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 7:06 PM.

Hooper Forest Timber Tax: Mrs. Pschirrer moved to waive the timber tax for the Hooper Forest cut.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry. With Mrs. Pschirrer, Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

MOOver Bus: Mrs. Pschirrer reported that the MOOver bus will be starting a Walpole route the day after Thanksgiving or November 25, 2022. Signs will be placed around Town. Both banks are supporting the effort. Mr. Dalessio saw MOOver stop sign at Shaws. Mrs. Pschirrer said that there will be stops at Abenaki Springs and at the Walpole Clinic. It may take a bit of time for people to become aware of the service. When the new parking lot is finished, people will be able to be picked up there too. That will not be until spring, said Mrs. Pschirrer.

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 7:11 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Sarah Downing, Recording Secretary Pro Tempore

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