Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 12/15/22

Selectboard Present:  Steven Dalessio, Chair was in the Selectboard Office with Mrs. Pschirrer participating by speaker phone.

CALL TO ORDER:  Mr. Dalessio called this meeting of the Selectboard to order at 6:30 PM in the Walpole Town Hall.One member of the public, Library Director Jane Malmberg, was in attendance.

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION:

Mrs. Pschirrer 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 at 6:30 PM.  Seconded by Mr.  Dalessio. Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved. These minutes are to remain sealed.

The regular Selectboard meeting reconvened at 6:51 PM.

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Accounts Payable Check Register in the total amount of $338,657.44 for checks issued December 16, 2022.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved. The AP included a $117,500 payment to Melanson Company for the installation of the Town Hall roof.

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept a second Accounts Payable Check Register in the total amount of $1,768,801.00 for a check issued to Cheshire County on December 16, 2022.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.  This payment is the Town’s allocation of Cheshire County taxes that are due on December 19th. Mr. Kreissle will hand deliver the payment.

PAYROLL:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Payroll Check Register for the week ending December 10, 2022, in the amount of $32,224.23 dated December 16, 2022, and for the 941 Payroll Tax Transfer in the amount of $6,281.22.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MEETING – December 1, 2022A correction to the December 1, 2022, minutes to confirm that the new highway trailer is 84 inches wide and 20 feet long. It was acknowledged.

SELECTBOARD MEETING – December 8, 2022:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Selectboard meeting of December 8, 2022, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Dalessio.  With Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Minutes were approved. Mrs. Pschirrer abstained since she was not present at this meeting.

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION – December 8, 2022Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of December 8, 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. Mrs. Pschirrer recused herself from the vote.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

The following reports were acknowledged by the Selectboard:

WARRANTS:

Water Tax Lien for Walpole: Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Water Tax Lien for Walpole for $1,061.64.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Motion was approved.

Sewer Tax Lien for Walpole: Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Sewer Tax Lien for Walpole for $1,862.54.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Motion was approved.

Sewer Tax Lien for North Walpole: Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Sewer Tax Lien for North Walpole for $20,446.18.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Motion was approved. There was a discussion of working with the North Walpole Village District to shut off North Walpole properties for non-payment of sewer bills.

REFUNDS:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the following property tax refunds that were due to overpayment:

  • Map and Lot# 001-003-006 for $1,182.00
  • Map and Lot# 007-024-001 for $535.00
  • Map and Lot# 009-023-003 for $48.65
  • Map and Lot# 003-058-000 for $445.00
  • Map and Lot# 017-012-000 for $171.00
  • Map and Lot# 011-007-002 for $10.00

Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer seconded. With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the property tax refunds were approved.

ABATEMENTS:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the following property abatements due to the revaluation process which caused an overpayment of spring taxes:

  • Map and Lot# 011-049-000 for $15.00
  • Map and Lot# 008-076-000 for $975.00
  • Map and Lot# 025-028-000 for $692.63
  • Map and Lot# 010-034-000 for $103.00
  • Map and Lot# 011-045-000 for $12.00
  • Map and Lot# 030-030-000 for $1.00
  • Map and Lot# 006-007-000 for $22.00
  • Map and Lot# 024-038-000 for $303.00
  • Map and Lot# 004-040-000 for $67.00

Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer seconded. With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the property tax abatements were approved.

TIMBER INTENTS:

Map and Lot# 027-005-000: Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Supplemental Intent to Cut for Map and Lot# 027-005-000.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Motion was approved.

OLD BUSINESS:

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

Quinton Fund Check Request: Ms. Mayberry moved to sign and send the letter to the Trustees of Trust Funds for a $660.60 reimbursement to the Town from the Quinton Fund.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Motion was approved.

Trees on the Common: Ms. Mayberry said a quote had been received for replanting and tree health care for trees on the east side of the Common. The quote care for two Norway maples was $4,180. The quote for replacing tree trees was $4,705 with various quotes for watering/drip irrigation for the new trees. The Board felt that this project should be a warrant article and include the drip irrigation system.

MetLife NH PFML Insurance Enrollment Form: Ms. Mayberry moved for the chair to sign the optional MetLife NH PFML Insurance Enrollment Form.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Motion was approved.

Phase 3 Power for Industrial Drive and Bensonwood:  Mrs. Pschirrer and the Power Committee have been speaking about a Northern Borders grant to fund 3-phase power to Industrial Drive, Bensonwood and potentially for a solar field. They have learned that since the Town would not own all the assets for 3-phase power, the Town is not eligible for Northern Borders funding. They were redirected to an economic group to apply for funding. Mrs. Pschirrer said that the Power Committee would like permission from the Selectboard to pursue this funding. The Selectboard agreed to this by consensus.

Updated Penalty Petition Warrant Article: An updated “Penalty” petition warrant article was received from Mr. Tom Winmill. It was sent to Atty. Hockensmith for review. Ms. Mayberry felt the wording should be “at” not “in” the discretion of the Selectboard.

NEW BUSINESS:

NH DRA 2022 Sales Monitoring Report: The Selectboard acknowledged the report from the NH DRA that audited Avitar’s findings. A few small errors were reported.

Town Hall Kitchen Refrigerator: The refrigerator that was donated to the Town has died stated Mr. Dalessio. Mrs. Pschirrer felt a new refrigerator was needed. There was a review of samples of Bosch refrigerators sent earlier. Mrs. Pschirrer moved to purchase the 800 series, 72” high refrigerator made by Bosch. Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mrs. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Motion was approved.

Police Committee Presentation to WOW: The date was set for January 18th. After some discussion of the location and the presentation plan, it was decided that it was better to have the presentation within the Town Hall. Mrs. Pschirrer will follow up with Mrs. Johnson regarding the matter.

Christmas Eve: Ms. Mayberry proposed that the Recycling Department have half a day on Saturday and those that work on Friday, have a half-day on that day. Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio agreed with this proposal. Ms. Mayberry stated that Recycling would be closed tomorrow and would be using this day as their Christmas floating holiday since they are normally closed on Mondays.

HOOPER TRUSTEES MEETING:

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to enter into a Hooper Trustees Meeting.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry. With Mrs. Pschirrer, Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved at 7:35 PM.

The Selectboard Meeting resumed at 7:43 pm.

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.  Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 7:46 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Sarah Downing, Recording Secretary Pro Tempore

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