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Clarion Deadline – 4/10/19

I truly believe that the last issues just appeared in my mailbox and here we are again! – Lil

The time just rolls by too fast. The closing date for the May 2019 issue of THE WALPOLE CLARION is this Friday, 19 April. A few days early, but that is because of Easter weekend, and you can get your submissions in prior to your celebrations.

Some articles have already arrived, and some new advertisements also. If you have anything, but have questions, please feel free to email me or call. All contact information is in the upper right corner of each page on the CLARION website.

Thank you, and Happy Easter, yours, RAY BOAS, Publisher

Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 4/4/19

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

 

CALL TO ORDER:  Mr. Dalessio called this meeting of the Selectboard to order at 4:00 PM in the Walpole Town Hall.  He advised 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 $343,097.19 for checks issued April 5, 2019.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

Included in the above is a payment in the amount of $79,999.00 to the Fuzzy Bros. for the Alstead Center Road culvert repairs and a Tax Lien check of $241,196.00 for the Tax Collector that was deposited the same day into the General Fund.  

 

PAYROLL:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Payroll Check Register for the week ending March 30, 2019, in the amount of $25,980.53 for checks issued April 5, 2019 and the electronic fund transfer for the 941 Employer Taxes in the amount of $5,400.06.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MINUTES – March 28, 2019:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Selectboardmeeting of March 28, 2019, as submitted.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Minutes were approved.

 

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION – March 28, 2019:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of March 28, 3019, as submitted.  These Minutes will remain sealed.  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 Conservation Commission – March 4, 2019;
 North Walpole Village District Board of Commissioners – March 26, 2019.

 

ABATEMENTS:

MAP and LOT #005-002-008   Ms. Mayberry moved to grant the Abatement in the amount of $157.71 for Map and Lot #005-002-008.  This is due to a lowering of the type of view from the property.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

MAP and LOT #008-120-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to deny the Abatement for Map and Lot #008-120-000 as recommended by Avitar Associates.  The view assessed to the property was correct.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

 

 

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TIMBER TAX WARRANTS:

Ms. Mayberry moved to approve and sign the three Original Warrants, Yield Tax Levy and the Certification of Yield Taxes Assessed, Intent Filed During Tax Year – April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019 as follows:

 MAP and LOT #012-012-001 in the amount of $727.11 for Operation Number 18-461-001-T;
 MAP and LOT #008-033-000 in the amount of $319.10 for Operation Number 18-461-006-T;
 MAP and LOT #009-006-000 in the amount of $121.31 for Operation Number 18-461-010-T.

Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

BUILDING PERMIT:

DAVID and SUSAN HOWELL – MAP and LOT #007-024-001:  Ms. Mayberry moved to grant Building Permit No. 2019-06 for David and Susan Howell to remove roof panels and install a “40’ x 11’ Ground Mount Solar Array” at 250 Old Keene Road.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved. 

 

OLD BUSINESS:

Residential Solar Building Permit Requirements  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve and sign the Residential Solar Building Permit Requirements.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

Response to NHDES Mill Pond Dam Deficiency Letter:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Response Letter of Deficiency DSP #19-005 that will be sent to the NH Department of Environmental Services Dam Bureau.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to authorize the Chair, Mr. Steven Dalessio, to sign the Letter of Deficiency dated February 21, 2019.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

Mr. Dalessio reported they did receive the Emergency Declaration to repair the Mill Pond Dam flash boards.  The boards are now in the process of being repaired.  

 

PILOT Agreement re: North Walpole:  Mr. Dalessio advised that the meeting with the North Walpole Village District Board of Commissioners has been scheduled for Tuesday, April 23, 2019.  This is to discuss the Great River Hydro Dam PILOT Agreement.      

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Vachon Clukay Governance Audit Form:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved that the Chair, Mr. Steven Dalessio, be authorized to sign the Vachon Clukay Governance Audit Form.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

Vachon Clukay Management Audit Form:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved that the Chair, Mr. Steven Dalessio, be authorized to sign the Vachon Clukay Management Audit form.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

 

 

 

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E.E. Houghton:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved that the Selectboardapprove and sign the E.E. Houghton invoices.  This is an auditing request.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.  

 

Deputy Forest Fire Warden Appointment Forms:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to sign the NH Deputy Forest Fire Warden Appointment forms for the Town of Walpole as follows:  1) Bryan Wetherby; 2) Anthony Fry, and 3) Mike Hubbard.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.  

 

Alternate Member Reappointment Request for Conservation Commission:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Alternate Member Reappointment Request for Mr. Gary Speed to the Walpole Conservation Commission.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

 

Child Abuse Prevention Month Proclamation:  Mr. Dalessio advised that the Selectboard is being asked to support April 2019 as “Child Abuse Prevention Month”.  

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve and sign the Proclamation which states their support for “Child Abuse Prevention Month”, April 2019.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.  

 

Town Bridges:  In two weeks Mr. Dalessio will have all the status for the Town bridges, the time lines and other pertinent information so it can be reviewed quarterly.  

 

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 at 4:40 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting resumed at 5:00 PM.

 

OTHER BUSINESS:

Broadband Committee:  Mrs. Pschirrer has been working with five people who want to be on the Broadband Committee.  Their first meeting will be on May 1st at 6:30 PM in this SelectboardOffice.  She will collect materials from Southwest Regional Planning Commission that will be useful.    

 

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 adjourned at 5:05 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

Hooper Trustees Meeting Minutes – 4/4/19

 

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

 

CALL TO ORDER:  Mr. Dalessio called this Hooper Trustees meeting to order at 4:40 PM.

 

HOOPER TRUSTEES MINUTES:

HOOPER TRUSTEES MEETING – March 28, 2019:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Minutes of the Hooper Trustees meeting of March 28, 2019, as submitted.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Minutes were approved.

 

JOINT MEETING WITH HOOPER TRUSTEES AND HOOPER INSTITUTE BOARD – March 27, 2019:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to accept the Minutes of the March 27, 2019, Joint Meeting with the Hooper Trustees and Hooper Institute Board, as submitted.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Minutes were approved.    

 

HOOPER BUSINESS:

Hooper Board Reappointment Request: Mrs. Pschirrer advised that a request had been received from Mrs. Holly Gowdy for a reappointment to the Hooper Institute Board for another three year term.  There was a consensus of the Hooper Trustees to do all the appointments at one time.     

 

Hooper Executive and Educator Job Descriptions:  Mrs. Pschirrer had emailed the revised copies of the two job descriptions.  Job Descriptions should not become too detailed.  She did include “outdoor camping and canoeing experience” to cover some concerns of the Institute Board members.  Ms. Mayberry felt a reasonable expectation would be to say “to facilitate and lead outdoor activities”.  

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the two job descriptions.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

This will allow the two job descriptions to be advertised.

 

Mrs. Pschirrer will forward copies of the job descriptions to Mrs. Susan Wycoff and invite her to attend their next Joint Meeting on Monday, April 15th, 2019, at 7:00 PM.       

 

ADJOURNMENT:  Mr. Dalessio moved to adjourn this Hooper Trustees meeting.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mr. Dalessio, Ms. Mayberry and Mrs. Pschirrer in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 5:00 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

 

Historical Society Speaker Series – 4/26/19

Rally ‘Round the Flag: the American Civil War Through Folksong

at the Walpole Town Hall

The Hardtacks, a musical duo, will present Rally ‘Round the Flag: the American Civil WarThrough Folksong at a Walpole Historical Society event on Friday, April 26, in the Walpole Town Hall at 7 pm.”

Woody Pringle and Marek Bennett present an overview of the American Civil War through the lens of period music. Audience members participate and sing along as the presenters explore lyrics, documents, and visual images. Through camp songs, parlor music, hymns, battlefield rallying cries, and fiddle tunes, Pringle and Bennett examine the folksong as a means to enact living history, share perspectives and influence public perceptions of events. Showcasing numerous instruments, the presenters challenge participants to find new connections between song, art, and politics in American history. 

This event is funded courtesy of the New Hampshire Humanities Council and is free and open to all.  Refreshments will be available.  

A New Season

Car Wash and Bake Sale

Car Wash and Bake Sale this weekend on Saturday, April 13th to support the Walpole Science Olympiad Team.

 

Bake Sale at the Walpole Post office 8-12

 

Car Wash 9:30-1:30 at the Walpole School

 

For the third year in a row Walpole Science Olympiad Team will represent the town of Walpole and the State of New Hampshire at the National Tournament!

 

Please support our fundraisers.

Contact Kim Lewis for more information, klewis@sau60.org