04/22/2015 – PB Minutes
BETHLEHEM PLANNING BOARD
April 22, 2015
BETHLEHEM TOWN HALL MEETING ROOM
Present: Dave Wiley, Chris McGrath, Steve Gorman, Marie Stevenson, and Sandy Laleme.
Excused: Mike Bruno and Andrea Bryant
Absent: Jeanne Robillard and Don Lavoie
Dave Wiley reads the public hearing notice for Myriam O’Neill’s change of use application and opens the public hearing at 6:00.
The board reviews the checklist and confirms abutters.
Motion made by Chris McGrath, seconded by Steve Gorman, to accept the application as complete. All members vote in favor.
Myriam O’Neill, owner of the property, presents the plans and explains that the project will have 2
phases. The first phase, scheduled for this year, will include a takeout window for ice cream and crep
es and an outside seating area with 20 seats. Phase 2, scheduled for next year, will consist of taking out the first floor apartment and making a restaurant with indoor table seating for 24 and deck seating for 16. The business will only be open from Memorial Day to Columbus day with hours of operation from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm. The existing driveway will remain in place, and 12 parking spaces will be added in the rear of the building. Myriam has contacted DOT and has a verbal approval but sill has to submit the application with DOT.
Motion made by Chris McGrath, seconded by Dave Wiley, to grant permission to Myriam O’Neill of VMO Contracting and Management LLC to operate a restaurant at 2043 Main Street Bethlehem. All members voted in favor of passing the motion.
Dave closes the public hearing at 6:30.
The board reviews the minutes from April 8, 2015. Christ McGrath would like the minutes to reflect that
Julian Czarney was present and lead most of the public input session.
Motion mad by Dave Wiley, seconded by Steve Gorman, to approve the minutes from April 8, 2015 as amended. Dave, Chris, Steve, and Marie vote in favor. Sandy abstains due to absence. Motion carried, minutes from March 25, 2015 are accepted as amended.
Motion made by Dave Wiley, seconded by Sandy Laleme, to adjourn the meeting at 6:45. All members in favor, meeting adjourned.
Planning and Zoning Clerk