03/21/2018 – PB Minutes
TOWN OF BETHLEHEM
Wednesday March 21, 2018
BETHLEHEM TOWN HALL MEETING ROOM
Present: Mike Bruno, Dave Wiley, David Rodrigues, Johnathan Stevenson, Marie Stevenson, Chris McGrath, Mary Moritz.
Mike Bruno opened the meeting at 6:00 and read the public notices. Neo Gas DBA Rudarpa was asked to present their conceptual. Joe Darling explained that RUDARPA is a Utah Corporation with over 150 years of combined gas, energy, emissions and water treatment and processing experience. NCES will supply the Landfill gas for up to 15 years from the existing landfill. Rudarpa will contract for gas clean up and transportation to inject gas into existing New Hampshire pipelines. The facility will transform the landfill gas into beneficial end use products, natural gas & CO2. This will reduce carbon emissions in the atmosphere by approximately 60,000 tons per year. Long term full time employment – 8-9plus jobs. Long term part time employment 1-2 jobs. The natural gas will fortify existing pipeline distribution which is severely constrained due to several factors. The facility will be located on Trudeau Road adjacent to the North Country landfill on land owned by NCES. The transport vehicles will travel the existing routes for the landfill supply vehicles. It will also be adjacent tot the proposed Green Industrial Park. They were here to enlist the support of the board to let them know how best to proceed. Since the area is not zoned for industrial, they are asking guidance going forward. They would like to start the project in early spring. The board mentioned to the applicant that they would need a Special Exception from the ZBA. Mike Bruno referred Mr. Darling to Deb Bayley P/Z clerk. He explained that Deb would get him all the necessary paperwork to start applying for his SE from the Zoning Board.
Open for public comment
Peter Roy said that this is great for Bethlehem.
Minutes from February were motioned for approval by Mike Bruno and seconded by Dave Wiley 4-0 motion passes.
Chapters 1- 4 of Master Plan annual checklist was covered. The remainder of the checklist will be on the agenda for the next April 11, 2018 meeting. A complete copy of events that are ongoing and completed will be available after the April 11, 2018 meeting.
Nominations for Chair and Vice Chair: Mike Bruno nominated David Rodrigues for Chair and Chris McGrath for Vice Chair. Dave Wiley seconded the nomination 6-1 motion passes Chris McGrath recused himself
Capital Improvement Committee: Chris McGrath motion to elect Dave Wiley as a committee member Dave Rodrigues 2nd 7-0 motion passes
Bretzfelder: Dave Wiley motion to elect Chris McGrath committee member John Stevenson seconded 7-0 motion passes
3-year term staggered term for alternate board members was discussed. Deb will post the position. Applications will be sent to the Planning Board.
Mike Bruno started a Planning Board checklist by month. Including all events during a calendar year carried out by the PB. Road dimensions and a sheet for warrant article on roads.
Dave Wiley motion to adjourn 7-0 adjourned 7:30pm
Next meeting on April 11, 2018 will include Town maintained road specs.