03/23/2016 – PB Minutes
BETHLEHEM PLANNING BOARD
BETHLEHEM TOWN LIBRARY
Master Plan work session
March 23, 2016
Present: Marie Stevenson, John Stevenson, Mike Bruno, Chris McGrath, Dave Wiley, Frank Claffey, June Garneau. Sandy Laleme arrived late
Master Plan Work Session
Mike Bruno opened the meeting at 6:00 pm. June had everyone introduce themselves.
There was a discussion from the previous meeting that turned into a marathon. There were many differences of opinion concerning the dump and the Northern pass. Mike Bruno stated that you have just got to let people vent. People need to express themselves. This can be done in a timely manner and brought under control.
Discussion on the Northern pass. With SEC we do lose the ability to control our own land and the ability to have oversight of our own regulations.
Mike Bruno motions to draft letter with the SEC Dave Wiley Seconded. Motion passed
The board reviewed the Master plan:
The board went over the plan and many verbiage changes. The Jake Brake issue was discussed regarding the downtown area. Where does the downtown start and end. It came to the conclusion that it starts at Lewis Hill down to the Maplewood. Many ideas were tossed around about NO JAKE BRAKES ON 302 downtown Bethlehem. Mike Bruno stated that he knows a law enforcement foundation that provides grants for a radar sign. The police chief needs to fill out the paperwork for it.
The board discussed the parking problem and pedestrian traffic in the fire station parking lot.
Meeting adjourned 8:15 pm