Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 12/22/22

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.There were no members of the public 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 at 6:30 PM.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer. 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 6:58 PM.

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Accounts Payable Check Register in the total amount of $650,329.89 for checks issued December 23, 2022.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved. It included a $353,063.62 payment to All States Construction for highway asphalt.

PAYROLL:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Payroll Check Register for the week ending December 17, 2022, in the amount of $36,213.84 dated December 23, 2022, and for the 941 Payroll Tax Transfer in the amount of $7,499.62.  Seconded by Mrs.Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessioin favor, the motion was approved.

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MEETING – December 15, 2022:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Selectboard meeting of December 15, 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 – December 15, 2022:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of December 15, 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 following reports were acknowledged by the Selectboard:

• North Walpole Village District Commissioners’ Meeting – December 6, 2022;

REFUNDS:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the following property tax refunds: 

• Map and Lot# 029-019-000 for $7.00 due to overpayment.

• Map and Lot# 012-024-000 for $3,266.00 due to a duplicate payment.

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

TIMBER TAX WARRANT:

Map and Lot# 011-045-000, Op# 24-461-04-T: Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Timber Tax Yield Certification and Warrant for Map and Lot# 011-045-000, Op# 24-461-04-T.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs.Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Motion was approved.

SOLAR ENERGY EXEMPTION:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the following Solar Energy Exemptions: 

• Map and Lot# 022-014-000

• Map and Lot# 012-044-010

Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer. With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the property solar energy exemptionswere approved.

TIMBER INTENTS:

Map and Lot# 011-003-000: Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Timber Intent for Map and Lot# 011-003-000.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Motion was approved. The intent to cut was for the Hooper Forest.

OLD BUSINESS:

Pending Further Actions:  Generators, Parking Ordinance,School and Old North Main Bridges/Culverts, School Street Drainage Project, Phase 3 Power for Industrial Drive and Bensonwood, Houghton Brook Bridge

NEW BUSINESS:

NH DOT One Time Bridge PaymentA payment of $100,849.86 was received. Mr. Dalessio recommended saving the monies to use as part of the matching funds to pay for the Houghton Brook Bridge. There was an agreement by consensus to this plan.

2023 Budget Hearing Date: The meeting must be before 2/17/2023. There was a consensus to hold the meeting on Thursday, 2/9/2023 at 5:30 PM. The snow date would be the following Thursday, 2/16/2023.

Community Forestry Survey: The Board requested the survey be sent to Alicia Flammia and Peter Palmiotto of the Conservation Commission for completion.

Legislative Delegation Meeting: The meeting is to be held in Keene on January 4th at 6:30 PM stated Mr. Dalessio. Unfortunately, Mrs. Pschirrer has a meeting conflict that night. Both Mr. Dalessio and Ms. Mayberry plan to attend. An RSVP will be sent.

January 12, 2023, Selectboard Meeting: Mr. Dalessio requested that the January 12, 2023, Selectboard meeting be moved to Wednesday, January 11th.  The Fall Mountain Budget Hearing is on January 12th. Mr. Dalessio must attend the meeting since he is a committee member. There was an agreement to change the Selectboard meeting date to 1/11/2023 with the usual start time of 6:30 PM.

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 7:12 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Sarah Downing, Recording Secretary Pro Tempore

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