Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 12/8/22

Selectboard Present:​Steven Dalessio, Chair; Cheryl Mayberry; Absent: Peggy Pschirrer, due to illness.

CALL TO ORDER:  Mr. Dalessio called this meeting of the Selectboard to order at 6:32 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 $119,562.72 for checks issued December 9, 2022.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.The AP included a $28,619.67 payment to the NH Retirement System.

PAYROLL:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Payroll Check Register for the week ending December 3, 2022, in the amount of $28,148.19 dated December 9, 2022, and for the 941 Payroll Tax Transfer in the amount of $5,330.17.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MEETING – December 1, 2022:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Selectboard meeting of December 1, 2022, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Minutes were approved.

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION – December 1, 2022:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of December 1, 2022, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Minutes were approved. The minutes are to remain sealed.

SPECIAL SELECTBOARD MEETING – December 4, 2022:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Special Selectboard meeting of December 4, 2022, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Minutes were approved.

WARRANT

FALL PROPERTY TAX WARRANT:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Tax Collector’s Warrant for fall taxes in the amount of $6,458,141.41.  Taxes are due on or before January 11, 2023. Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Minutes were approved. The Walpole tax rate is $17.17, and the North Walpole Village Tax Rate is $18.65.

OLD BUSINESS:

Pending Further Actions:  Generators, Parking Ordinance,School and Old North Main Bridges/Culverts, School Street Drainage Project

Three Phase Power for Industrial Park Drive and BensonwoodMr. Dalessio reported he had received an email from Mr. Todd Horner of SWRPC. The email alerted Mr. Dalessio that the Northern Borders Forestry Grant is open for submission. Mr. Horner recommended that the Town speak with Northern Borders since the grant is a good fit.

Reservoir Dam: Fuss and O’Neil will be providing a report as to why repairing the dam was more beneficial than removing it per Mr. Dalessio. The area is a catch basin of rain runoff. There is a good possibility that during a heavy rainstorm, water could overrun the stream banks further downstream without the dam. Mr. Dalessio plans on attending the January Conservation Commission Meeting to discuss this matter.

Rec. Revolving Fund Request and PO for IceSkating Rink ExpansionMs. Mayberry moved to approve the purchase order for the expansion of the ice-skating rink at of cost of $6,045.00 and the Recreation Revolving Fund Request for up to $1,500 for additional costs that would be incurred. Seconded by Mr. Dalessio. With Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

ARPA Grant for Reservoir Dam: Ms. Mayberry moved for the Selectboard to sign the ARPA Grant Agreement and for the Chair to sign the ARPA Grant Consultant Justification Form. Seconded by Mr. Dalessio. With Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved. 

NEW BUSINESS:

Two Letters for Eagle Scouts: Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Eagle Scout letters to John Leclerc and Jared Atkins. Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved. Selectboard members will be attending the Saturday afternoon award ceremony.

Town Hall Photo Request: NH Town and City Magazine has requested a photo of the Town Hall for a future front cover of the magazine. A request for a local photographer to take a high quality, updated photo is in process.

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 at 6:52 PM.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved. These minutes are to remain sealed.

The regular Selectboard meeting reconvened at 7:03 PM.

Mr. Dalessio stated that the Selectboard will be meeting tomorrow, December 9th starting at 8 AM for Departmental Budget Meetings with department managers.

ADJOURNMENT:

Ms. Mayberry moved to adjourn this Selectboard meeting.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  Mr. Dalessio asked if there was any additional discussion.  There was none.  Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 7:15 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Sarah Downing, Recording Secretary Pro Tempore

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