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Blessing of the Animals – 9/28/19

North Walpole Village District – 9/3/19

NORTH WALPOLE VILLAGE DISTRICT

Minutes of the Board of Commissioners

 Patrick Kiniry, Melissa Colburn, Celeste Aumand

Office Tel: 603-445-2453

 

Commissioners:   Patrick Kiniry, Melissa Colburn, Celeste Aumand

 

Attendees:  Bob McGuirk, Water; Bill Crawford, Fire Melissa Colburn out on maternity leave.

 

Commissioner’s Meeting called to order at 7:10 pm, September 03, 2019. 

Minutes of August 27 2019, Motion by Com Kiniry, Seconded by Com Aumand to approve Minutes as written. Two in favor.

 

FIRE:

Chief presented an invoice for $ 1,216.00 plus August payroll for $3,339.41 approved by motion from Com Aumand, seconded by Com Kiniry.  Two in favor.

Chief advised that deficiencies noted by Safety Committee have been corrected.

Chief noted that three members have signed up to take EMR training in Winchester.

Jason Colburn has completed his SCBA training and has been granted a pay raise.

Two new firefighters have been hired on a probationary basis, they are: Randy Rumrill and Luis Rodriuez.

Janice Crawford has been reassigned a a Rescue Attendant. 

One Air Pak needs to be repaired and one cylinder needs to be repaired.

The Firefigher’s Association and the Chief continue on their quest to purchase an URV for the Village.

 

Com Kiniry noted that he has received two complaints concerning a North Walpole firefighter traveling at excessive speeds and the unauthorized using his red lights.   Chief will follow up on this complaint.

 

WATER:

Bob will be attending  the TCAP/AWWA workshop in Canaan, NH on October 03, 2019.

Bob has ordered bottles for the monthly bacteria tests.

 

MISC:

James Cunningham has contacted Com Kiniry and will meet with him on Saturday to retrieve his equipment from the Village garage.

 

Village has received a copy of the NH Div of Historical Resources regarding the area around the Treatment Building.

Motion by Com Aumand, seconded by Com Kiniry to adjourn the meeting at 8:15 pm, alltwo in favor. 

 

 

Meeting Adjourned at 8:15PM.

North Walpole Village District – 8/27/19

NORTH WALPOLE VILLAGE DISTRICT

Minutes of the Board of Commissioners

Office Tel: 603-445-2453

 

Commissioners:   Patrick Kiniry, Melissa Colburn, Celeste Aumand

 

Attendees:  Bob McGuirk, Water; Bill Crawford, Fire, Cheryl Mayberry

 

Commissioner’s Meeting called to order at 7:05 pm, August 27, 2019. 

Minutes of August 20 2019, Motion by Com Colburn, Seconded by Com Kiniry to approve Minutes as written. Three in favor.

 

FIRE:

Chief presented invoices totaling $351.11 approved by Motion from Com Colburn, seconded by Com Aumand, all three in favor.

Chief advised that Pump Tests have been completed on both trucks as of today.

Annual service on all truck, including fluid filming, plus installing an inverter in Engine 2 will be conducted shortly.

Wednesday, the NWFD will attend a water training session in Rockingham, VT.

Sept. 17 Chief will attend the meeting of the Upper Valley Mutual Aid group.

September 26 is the DOT Arch Bridge meeting at the Town Hall at 6 pm with the Select Board.  Village Commissioners and Fire Department are curious about the time of day the work will take place and what the plans are for smooth transition of traffic, especially, emergency vehicles.

 

Chief noted that James Cunningham has officially left the NWFD and has returned all the equipment that belongs to the NWFD.

Chief advised him to contact the Commissioners concerning about some of his personal equipment stored in Village property, which needs to be removed.

Other dates on the NWFD agenda are:

September 5, Boot Drop in front of Station

October 31 – NWFD will set up at the NW School for Halloween – trick &/or treats

December 21 – NWFD annual Christmas party.

 

NWFD has been trying to raise money to purchase a UTV (ORV).  They have raised enough for a down payment and would like to proceed with making a purchase through their Association.  The Question of insurance coverage came up.   It was decided to contact the Village Insurance Company, Primex, for answers.   Further discussion was tabled until a future meeting.

 

WATER:

Bob will attend a Plumbing License Seminar on September 14, 2019.

Bob will take water samples next week.

Village has once again been cited in violation for 1,4-Dioxane levels higher than the new State Level of 0.3.   Village is required to notify residents of this violation in writing.  Notices will be hand delivered throughout the Village on Thusday, August 27 between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm.

 

MISC:

Note:  Mr. Crawford has removed that Dead Bolt that was installed on the Library door for safety purposes.   He will instruct the Librarian on how to secure the door during work periods when the Library is closed.

Other safety infractions are being worked on this week.

 

Ms. Mayberry advised that DES was missing the “Certificate of Vote Authorization” from the loan packet.  An original copy was found and Com Kiniry will mail it to them on Wednesday.

 

Motion by Com Aumand, seconded by Com Colburn to adjourn the meeting at 8:15 pm, all three in favor. 

 

 

Meeting Adjourned at 8:15PM.

Broadband Committee Meeting Minutes – 7/31/19

FYI – here is another group volunteers giving back to their community. I, for one, thank

you all! – Lil

 

Paul Looney opened the meeting at 6:30 pm July 31, 2019 at 11 Old North Main Street.    Present in addition to Mr., Looney were Steve Grenier, Dennis Marcom, Dick Hill, Bob Anderson, and Peggy Pschirrer.   Rod Bouchard was unable to attend the meeting.                   

 

Mr. Looney distributed the agenda and asked that individual committee members choose various tasks to be done.   Steve Grenier and Dennis Marcom agreed to draft an RFP to be used by the committee.

 

Dick Hill asked of what value to the Town will Broadband service be?  What percentage of Walpole is underserved?   Will there be a raise in house prices/values because of broadband services?  There could be a 5.34% increase in property values.

 

Paul Looney has met with John Snowden of Westmoreland.  Westmoreland’s next meeting is August 8 at 6:00 pm.  Committee members are urged to go to that meeting if available.

 

Steve Grenier suggested we do a survey of each household.  A good quality survey would give us better information on the underserved.   Some questions that were generated about a survey were as follows: How important is a survey? How detailed would we have to be? Could we use information generated without hearing from Comcast?

 

Who owns the utility poles in Walpole?  Is it Consolidated?

 

Steve pointed out that the former Sovereign net is now First Light.

 

Jodi Daigle will be asked if she can sort the street addresses on an excel spread sheet.

 

Mike Rau will be asked for mileage of each road in town.

 

Paul will also ask Rod Bouchard for assistance with bonding.

 

The next meeting will be posted for September 4, 2019 at 6: 30 pm to be held at Town Hall.

 

 

Informational Meeting – 9/26/19

Informational Hearing Regarding the Charlestown Withdrawal Study Committee Findings and the Potential Impact on Walpole 

Hosted by the Walpole Selectboard

 

September 26, 2019

Starting at 5pm

 

In the First Floor Meeting Room

Walpole Town Hall

 

Please encourage your Walpole friends, family and neighbors to attend the informational meeting to learn more about this study and its possible impact on Walpole.

Hooper Trustees Meeting Minutes – 9/5/19

Hooper Trustees Present:     Steven Dalessio (Chair); Peggy Pschirrer; Cheryl Mayberry

 

 

CALL TO ORDER:  Mr. Dalessio called this Hooper Trustees meeting to order at 7:46 PM.

 

HOOPER TRUSTEES MINUTES:

HOOPER TRUSTEES MEETING – August 29, 2019:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Minutes of the Hooper Trustees meeting of August 29, 2019, as submitted.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Minutes were approved.  

 

HOOPER BUSINESS:

Hooper Institute Board Meeting:  Mr. Dalessio felt the Hooper Institute Board members had a good meeting last Tuesday evening.  Mrs. Holly Gowdy was elected President.  Ms. Karen Galloway was elected Vice-President.  Mrs. Pschirrer noted that Ms. Dalbeck is doing a terrific job as the Executive Director.  Two new members have taken on responsibilities.  Ms. Mayberry liked the fundraising ideas that were presented.    

ADJOURNMENT:

Ms. Mayberry moved to adjourn this Hooper Trustees meeting.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 8:00 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

 

Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 9/5/19

Selectboard Present:Steven Dalessio (Chair); Peggy 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.  He advised that this meeting is being recorded and asked anyone wishing to speak to identify themselves for the record.  There were no members of the public in attendance.

 

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Accounts Payable Check Register in the amount of $26,520.78 for checks issued September 6, 2019.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

The E.E. Houghton invoices had been reviewed prior to the above motion.

 

PAYROLL:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Payroll Check Register for the week ending August 31, 2019, in the amount of $29,525.43 for checks issued September 6, 2019, and the electronic fund transfer for the 941 Employer Taxes in the amount of $6,296.11.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MINUTES – August 29, 2019:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Selectboard meeting of August 29, 2019, as amended.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Minutes were approved.

 

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION – August 29, 2019:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of August 29, 2019, as submitted.  These Minutes will be unsealed.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Minutes were approved.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

The Selectboard received and reviewed Minutes of the following meetings:

 Walpole Fire District Meeting – August 14, 2019;
 North Walpole Village District Board of Commissioners Meeting – August 20, 2019;
 Walpole Zoning Board of Adjustment Workshop – August 28, 2019.

 

Mr. Dalessio announced that the Selectboard wishes to congratulate Walpole Fire, Chief Houghton and all team members, as it was awarded EMS Unit of the Year award from the State of New Hampshire.   

 

BUILDING PERMIT:

Rascal Baby LLC, 141 Rascal Mountain Lane, Map and Lot #011-033-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to grant Building Permit No. 2018-23 Renewal for Rascal Baby LLC to ”68’ x 21’ Rebuild of Existing House” at 141 Rascal Mountain Lane.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

Dexpart Junkyard Complaint:  The Selectboard acknowledged receipt of the opinion from Attorney Hockensmith regarding Dexpart.  Mr. Dalessio advised that a letter will be sent to Mr. Edkins and to Mr. O’Brien stating that the Selectboard agreed to have their attorney review the Dexpart business following their complaint about violations.  Following is a statement from Attorney Hockensmith: “As a practical matter, I have seen these cases resolved by Agreement many times.  Typically, the landowner agrees to limit the number of inoperable cars stored outside to 25-35 vehicles.  He or she agrees to store the vehicles to the rear of the property, beyond the sight view of the public.  He or she agrees to screen the cars from the public view as necessary.  This is made part of the special exception approval.  If the landowner expands or violates in the future, there is something on the record the Town can seek to enforce to bring the operation back in line with the Agreement.”

 

Mr. Dalessio will send a reminder letter to Dexpart that in accordance with their Agreement specific conditions needed to be met otherwise they will be in violation.        

 

Reuse Building Discussion:  Mr. Dalessio spoke to Mr. Michael Nerrie about the Reuse Building at the Recycling Center and invited him, as well as current and past volunteers, to attend a meeting on September 12th.  There are some options to explore before a decision is made on its replacement.  It does benefit the Fall Mountain Food Shelf.  There was a consensus to continue to move forward with this.    

 

Alstead Center Road – Weight Limit Signs:  This agenda item was put on-hold.  

 

Old Stage Road Gates and Bars:  A letter was received from Attorney Rand Burnett, Bradley & Faulkner, who is representing Daniel and Amy McCabe concerning the Old Stage Road Gates and Bars.  Mr. Dalessio has a request in to the State Archives to see if they have any information.  Hopefully, they will have an answer in a few weeks.   

 

Broadband Committee Update:  Mrs. Pschirrer reported the Broadband Committee met last night and they plan to meet every week in this office.  The committee is working rapidly as they want to be prepared to present a warrant and there are tight timelines for that.  They received a lot of information from the Town of Westmoreland and Town of Chesterfield.  The only person who responded to their request for information was Consolidated Communications. Therefore, they are moving forward with them.  Comcast has not responded at all.  Consolidated wants to introduce fiber-optics in the State.  They started in Chesterfield in July.  There will be informational meetings in the next few weeks.  The committee members are Steve Grenier, Rod Bouchard, Dick Hill, Paul Looney, Bob Anderson and Dennis Marcom.  They are quite knowledgeable, are taking on responsibilities and doing a nice job.  They are working with no funds from the Town.  Mrs. Jodi Daigle has done some secretarial work for them.              

 

Zoning Board of Adjustment Letter:  A letter was received from the Zoning Board of Adjustment.  They do not like the new maps from Avitar Associates.  The maps do not match up with the Zoning Ordinance.  Mrs. Downing will talk to Ashton at Avitar again about what the ZBA would like on the maps.  Mr. Dalessio will contact Ashton about creating an overlay and to go back 200-feet and draw a line.  He asked Mrs. Downing to recall the maps from the ZBA.  He will work on and try to resolve what the ZBA would like to have on the maps.

 

Pending Further Action:

Ramsay Hill Right-of-Way, Tax Deeded Properties:  Mr. Dalessio reported they have an opinion on this but they are still looking at it as it was just received.  It occurs to the Selectboard that they were given a deeded 50-foot wide by 250-foot rectangular piece of property.  The Town put a road through that parcel of land and that did not change the frontage of that lot.   Mrs. Downing was asked to invite Mr. and Mrs. Neil Coughlin and Mr. Gary Smith to attend a Non-Public Selectboard Session next week.  

 

NEW BUSINESS:

MS-535: Mr. Kreissle advised this is a form related to the 2018 audit.

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve and sign the 2019 MS-535, Financial Report of the Budget.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved. 

 

Annual NH Transportation 10 Year Plan Meetings:  A draft of the new Annual NH Transportation 10 Year Plan was received.  Several meetings are scheduled in the State.  The District 2 meeting is schedule in the Keene Recreation Center on October 15th at 6:00 PM.  Mr. Dalessio mentioned the goals are to have the Vilas Bridge moved up on the 10 Year Plan and to finish the Route 12 project.  

 

Hazard Mitigation Programs:  Mr. Mark Houghton had forwarded a copy of his notice on Hazard Mitigation Programs to the Selectboard.  There are three grants to consider with pre and post disaster and flood mitigation.  Mr. Dalessio does not feel the Town of Walpole has enough of these problems to become involved with these programs.

 

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 (c) Reputations.  Mrs. Pschirrer seconded the motion and, on a roll call vote with Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved at 7:15 PM.

 

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 7:45 PM.

 

Ms. Mayberry moved that the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of September 5, 2019, be sealed.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

RECESS SELECTBOARD MEETING:

Ms. Mayberry moved to recess this Selectboard meeting.  The Selectboard will enter into a meeting as the Hooper Trustees.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 8:00 PM.

 

OTHER BUSINESS:

Arch Bridge:  Mrs. Downing reported that the gentleman who wants to meet about the Arch Bridge asked to change the meeting date to October 3rd, 2019.  This meeting will start at 6:00 PM.  The North Walpole Village Board of Commissioners was notified.  

 

North Walpole Village Park:  Ms. Mayberry advised the North Walpole Village Park will be holding their Second Annual North Walpole Village Park Family Day on Saturday, September 7th from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  Everyone is invited.

 

Brownfields Grant:  Mrs. Pschirrer asked Mrs. Downing if she would be able to attend the Brownfields Grant Meetings and do the minutes of every public meeting.  Mrs. Downing has been keeping track of her time and has put in a substantial amount of time.  Mr. Dalessio recommended Mrs. Pschirrer look for someone else to do this as it could be time consuming.  The office staff is usually very busy with routine Town business.          

 

 

ADJOURNMENT:

Ms. Mayberry moved to adjourn this Selectboard meeting.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 8:15 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary