07/27/2015 – Minutes
Bethlehem Board of Selectmen
Bethlehem Selectmen Office
July 27, 2015
Present: Chairman Culver, Selectman Glavac, Selectman Laleme, Selectman Staples, Selectman Blanchard.
Chairman Culver opened the meeting at 6:30pm.
Chairman Culver read a letter from someone wanting to take a tree from the Cedarcroft property. The Board discussed how the property will be auctioned on August 15th and they shouldn’t give anything away. Julian Czarny said there is a liability of people entering on Town property.
Chairman Culver read a request about a Profile class (Project Venture) wanting projects to do in town. Studying the tax rate and painting the Visitor’s Center were suggested to them. Julian Czarny suggested having them tape the Select Board meetings.
The Board reviewed an abatement for 415/081 for overpayment. Chairman Culver moved to approve the refund. Selectman Blanchard seconded. Carried 5-0.
The Board reviewed the minutes from 07/13/15. Selectman Laleme moved to approve the minutes as written. Chairman Culver seconded. Carried 4-0 (Selectman Glavac abstained). Selectman Glavac said the Board didn’t vote the previous week on the housing plan because of outdated census numbers but said he would like to talk about it and discuss and adopt one the Board can agree on. Selectman Laleme said it has to be based on the Master Plan so should wait until that is completed. Chairman Culver said his objection was that the Master Plan is in the process of being updated and because they didn’t have the numbers from the studies. Selectman Glavac asked that North Country Council be contacted to ask them to update the population section and get 2010 numbers to update.
Chairman Culver said they need to talk about the PILOT agreement with SPNHF and will invite Nigel in for the August 10th meeting.
Selectman Staples said some area Select Boards and Fire Departments are trying to set up a time to get together to discuss the discontinuance of the paramedic service. She said she would let the Board know as soon as she knows when that will be.
At 6:45 Chairman Culver moved to go into non-public session for matters of reputation. Selectman Glavac seconded. Chairman Culver did roll call with all members agreeing to go into non-public session.
The Board discussed deeding. Chairman Culver moved to deed the following properties (map/lot #): 415/57, 201/31, 415/19, 415/148, 414/014, 205/200, 202/037. Selectman Blanchard seconded. Carried 5-0.
The Board discussed the proposed waiver of deeding. Chairman Culver moved to approve the proposed waiver list excluding 202/037. Selectman Blanchard seconded. Carried 5-0.
At 7:30 Selectman Glavac moved to come out of non-public session. Selectman Staples seconded. Carried 5-0.
At 7:30 Selectman Glavac moved to adjourn. Chairman Culver seconded. Carried 5-0.