06/08/2016 – PB Minutes
TOWN OF BETHLEHEM
BETHLEHEM PLANNING BOARD
Bethlehem Town Hall Meeting Room
June 8, 2016
Present: Mike Bruno , Dave Wiley, Sandy Laleme, Marie Stevenson, John Stevenson and Chris McGrath
Absent: Steve Gorman
Minutes from March 23, 2016 Dave motion to amend Marie seconded approved (as amended)
Minutes from April 13, 2016 Dave motion to amend. John seconded approved (as amended)
Minutes from April 27, 2016 Dave motion to approve Marie seconded (approved)as amended
Minutes from May 11, 2016 Dave motion to approve Mike seconded (approved)as amended
Minutes from May 18, 2016 Dave motion to approve Marie seconded (approved)as amended
Minutes from May 25, 2016 Dave motions to approve Chris seconded (approved)as amended
Board business: Mike says that Windswept Farm will be postponed until Wednesday July 13, 2016.
Master Plan at the Bethlehem Library June 22, 2016 at 6:00 pm
The board discussed that the Economic Committee is looking for members. Chris McGrath showed interest.
Board agrees that we need to bring in economic growth.
There was a comment about the SEC having a site tour of the Sub Station where no one got off the bus. The NP suggests plans to camouflage the substation but would not be possible with the structure so tall.
Sandy Laleme makes a motion to create a letter that Mike Bruno can sign joining correspondence with the select board about camouflaging the substation.
Dave Wiley seconds motion passed Chris McGrath abstained
Sandy motions to have a letter drafted from the planning board to the Select board to DOT to protect forests. Dave seconds motion passed Chris McGrath abstained
The Select Board has hired a lawyer. The bill for the attorney will be split 8 ways between the towns.
Don Lavoie asked if he was the only candidate for alternate. Mike explains that there were 3 others. The terms need to be staggered.
Don Lavoie asked about the skate park having concrete poured. Dave Wiley will take a look. The town has hired a new Recreation Director.
Sandy motioned to adjourn. Rita Ferrell spoke up to a few points. Master plan, when was it updated last? Competitive bidding waver? Interveners group on ponds, economic slush fund Rita wanted to know if her husband was accepted to be on the Economic Development committee. She was referred to the select board. She also suggests all planning board meetings require an audio recording device. The Board answered her questions to her satisfaction.
Dave motion to adjourn Sandy seconded
Meeting adjourned at 7:55.