Bethlehem Board of Selectmen
March 18, 2019
Present: Chairman Moritz, Selectman Moore, Selectman Caplain, Selectman Jensen.
Chairman Moritz opened the meeting at 6:00pm.
Moderator, Mary Lou Krambeer, came before the Board and thanked them for being available for the last 2 elections. She also discussed the recount for the Planning Board seat that will be done on Friday (22nd) at 1:00. She said the recount team is the Town Clerk, Moderator, and the Select Board. Ms. Krambeer explained that there were 3 contestants and one write in and they will count all 551 ballots. She said she invited the candidates to be there and said a candidate can choose someone to observe. She explained the observer can’t talk but can raise their hand if they object and the team will make decision on objection. Ms. Krambeer said she likes to have a mix of counters of women, men, young, old, etc. Peter Roy said he thought only the Town Clerk and the Select Board could count in a recount. He was told they are the team but can have counters. Ellen Roy said she will count, and Peter Roy said he would observe.
The Board reviewed the Liaison list. Selectman Moore explained they are all liaisons except for Planning Board which is an ex-officio member and is a voting member of the Planning Board.
Department/Function Primary Liaison Secondary Liaison
Executive Gabe Mary
Town Clerk Linda Bruce
Tax Collector Linda Bruce
Assessing/Wood Assessing Gabe Mary
Legal Gabe Mary
Planning & Zoning Chris Linda
Government Buildings Bruce Mary
Visitor Center Linda Bruce
Direct Assistance Mary Chris
Police/Animal Control Mary Chris
Fire/ Ambulance Mary Bruce
Building Inspection Bruce Chris
Highway/Street lights Chris Linda
Recreation Mary Linda
Library Mary Chris
Conservat. Comm./Bretzfelder Linda Bruce
Dept. Serv./TAN/Treasurer Board
Safety Committee Linda Mary
Bethlehem Country Club Gabe Mary
Bethlehem Village District Bruce Mary
North Country Council Linda Chris
Transfer Station Committee Chris Linda
Capital Improvement Committee Mary Linda
Cable Consortium Linda Mary
The Board reviewed a draft guidelines and procedures policy for the Select Board to maybe adopt in the future. The Board will read the document and discuss it at a future meeting when there is a full Board.
The Board will also vote on Chair and Vice-Chair at a future meeting when there is a full Board.
Chairman Moritz explained to new Selectmen Caplain and Jensen that the Board has a running document for a to do list and will have it emailed to them.
Chairman Moritz said they have abatements coming up.
She also said KW has everything in place to list the country club.
Selectman Jensen said Barry Zitser is trying to plan a trip to Carberry and asked the other Board members their thoughts. Chairman Moritz said she thinks it is a good idea. Selectman Moore agreed it is a good idea. Selectman Jensen will work on that and set up a date. Chairman Moritz said a max of 2 Board members could go so it is not a meeting.
Selectman Jensen also said he is interested in looking into grants. Chairman Moritz encouraged him to do so.
At 6:29 Chairman Moritz moved to go into non-public session per RSA 91A:3 II for matters of personnel. Selectman Jensen seconded. Chairman Moritz did roll call with all members agreeing to go into non-public session.
The Board discussed a new recreation department hire. Chairman Moritz moved to approve to the hire (PM). Selectman Moore seconded. Carried 4-0.
The Board reviewed pay increases that were discussed and approved prior to the election. Chairman Moritz moved to approve all pay raises (KL, SD, JD, ZB, SM, TH, CB, SH, JW, RR, AH, MH, BJ, JA, MJ, DB, NM, TF). Selectman Jensen seconded. Carried 4-0.
At 6:43 pm Chairman Moritz moved to adjourn. Selectman Caplain seconded. Carried 4-0.