07/25/2018 – PB Minutes
TOWN OF BETHLEHEM
Wednesday July 25, 2018
BETHLEHEM TOWN HALL MEETING ROOM
Present: David Rodrigues, Dave Wiley, Mike Bruno, Marie Stevenson, Johnathan Stevenson and Chris McGrath
Chair David Rodrigues opened the meeting at 6:00 and read the Agenda.
Diane Breen was asked to present her planned project to open a repurposed antique shop in the red barn on Guider Lane. Rebecca Breen is in partnership with her mom Diane. Rebecca explained that the business is relocated from Lyndonville. They have recently purchased the Red Barn on Guider Lane. Repurposing old items into new works of art. The parking will be in front of the building. This building housed two other antiques business in the past. There will be no trash accumulated. The client is asking to be waived from Site Plan. Mike Bruno supports this. Chris McGrath would like the applicant to produce a sketch of the lay of the land. Subsequent parking, hours of operation, contact information and snow plan removal. The board determined that this conceptual would be continued August 8, 2018 in order to acquire the added information.
Closed conceptual for The Rusty Bucket until August 8, 2018.
Next on the agenda is current road specs. Johnathan Stevenson: where do we start and stop? He has at length spoken with Brett Jackson, road agent. They discussed having a checklist for roads in a sub division application, larger project and site plan. Before the town takes over roads. Two board members attended a NH Municipal Conference. The bottom line was: don’t take over private roads. Unless you have everything documented, as to the specs required by the town.
Don Lavoie said that the Planning Board should do all site visits, when they have an application. Mike Bruno thought that the board should investigate site plan zoning for codes that may have changed. Dave Wiley said at some point roads had to have been approved. Johnathan Stevenson said 12inches of gravel can be someone’s idea of a road, that could construct of anything. A checklist of standards must meet the contractor specs.
Close town roads
Don Lavoie explained some things going on with Bethlehem Re-imagined. Parking wars in downtown. Ballot counter, and new downtown parking signs. Flower gardens done at the Country Club. He is still wondering about the Sinclair lot.
There should be RV parking signs on town owned property.
Next Planning Board meeting will be August 8, 2018 at 6:00pm
Marie Stevenson motion to adjourn. All in favor 6-0