04/18/2018 – PB Minutes
TOWN OF BETHLEHEM
Wednesday April 18, 2018
BETHLEHEM TOWN HALL MEETING ROOM
Present: Mike Bruno, David Rodrigues, Johnathan Stevenson, Marie Stevenson, Chris McGrath, Mary Moritz
Absent: Dave Wiley
Chair David Rodrigues opened the public hearing at 6:00. He read the public notice for Bretton Woods on mountain restaurant and gondola. (Horizons Engineering)
Site plan application was checked. There was a motion from Mike Bruno to accept the site plan checklist as complete David Rodrigues seconded. 6-0 motion passes.
Horizons Engineering was asked to present the project. The project will be replacing the current restaurant and adding a gondola. The applicant proposes replacing the existing on mountain restaurant with a new on mountain restaurant located at the end of the new gondola, which will replace the existing B-lift line, and the existing Latitude 44 restaurant. A variance was acquired from the zoning board on March 6, 2018. This variance was approved from a 30 foot set back from the property line reduced to 15 feet. The new building location will be at the location of the existing skier patrol station along the US Forest Service property line. The patrol station will be removed, and the new lodge constructed in its place. This project is a two-story commercial building including a function space, food service kitchen, dining areas, bar, restrooms and support areas. It will be wood framed construction with a heavy timber structure and a shed roof. Other materials include glazing, cement fiberboard siding and either a stone base or board formed concrete base. The restaurant will accommodate approximately 225 patrons and 25 bar seats. All garbage will be transported by the gondola. Start date for the project will depend on all pertinent permits.
Mike Bruno motion to approve the site plan for Bretton Woods/Omni Mount Washington Chris McGrath second 6-0 motion passes
Site Plan Approved for Bretton Woods Omni Mount Washington
Tory and Laura Walls continuation from April 11, 2018. David Rodrigues explained to the Walls that their home business of assembling rifles, pistols, revolvers and holsters would have to be met with a Special exception from the zoning board. The planning board sought legal counsel for clarification on assembly not being a permitted used in District II. The town attorney agreed with the planning board as to the description of the proposed use, so it would be reasonable for the Planning Board to conclude the proposed gun assembly use is permitted provided a special exception is granted by the Bethlehem Zoning Board of Adjustment. The Walls will have to fill an application with the zoning board to proceed with their home business.
Yearly checklist was discussed. David Rodrigues will update as necessary. There was a discussion on the board recommending warrant articles or not.
Motion to table board business by David Rodrigues seconded by Mary Moritz 6-0 motion passes.
Minutes were read from April 11, 2018 and motioned to be approved by Mike Bruno and seconded by Johnathan Stevenson 5-0 motion carries
Chris McGrath would like to know when the warrants will be on the website. Ongoing
Motion to close board business by David Rodrigues seconded by Mike Bruno 6-0 motion passes.
David Rodrigues motion to adjourn 6-0 motion passes.