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09/13/17 – PB Minutes

TOWN OF BETHLEHEM
Planning Board
September 13, 2017

BETHLEHEM TOWN HALL MEETING ROOM
Minutes
6:00 pm

Present:   Mike Bruno, Marie Stevenson, Johnathan Stevenson, David Rodrigues, Neil Brody and Linda Moore
Absent:  Dave Wiley

Mike Bruno opened the meeting at 6:02pm.  He then read the Agenda.  He asked if Don Lavoie would like to sit on the board.  Don said he was there to represent Ian Dowling and Marlana and didn’t feel it appropriate.

REKLIS ADVENTURES, LLC was asked to present their conceptual plan for 2085 Main Street.    Don Lavoie would like to have Site Plan Review waived, due to non change of use.  He also added his explanation to waive SPR.  Other establishments had their SPR waived due to non change of use and this should be no different.  Mike asked if the applicant was here for a waiver, since he has not heard from them.  Marlana said they would not know about being able to waive SPR if not for Don Lavoie.  She explained that they plan on having a brew house, pub and food at the establishment.  A deck will be added to the front and side of the building.  The upstairs will only be used for functions.  The down stairs and patio will be for beer and food.  Pub food will be served from the kitchen and food trucks will be parked out back.  There will be a separate area set aside for dogs and their owners.  They plan on a fire pit and live music.  Mike Bruno explained the 10:00pm noise ordinance.  Parking will be allowed in the Balance parking lot as well as REKLIS, per deed information.   Mike asked when are you planning on opening.  We are shooting for the weekend after Thanksgiving. Thursday – Friday  Depending on how long the beer will last.  Chris McGrath spoke up in support of the project and to waive SPR.
Mike Bruno motioned to waive SPR for REKLIS upon them providing a sketch of the project to the planning office and deed information on parking.” “This does not include a waiver for any additional improvements needing Planning Board or Building Inspector approval” Linda Moore seconded 6-0 motion passes
RekLis conceptual is complete.

Next would be typos and inconsistencies within our Site Plan and Zoning Ordinances.  David Rodrigues and Mike Bruno have taken the time to go over this.  The outcome is as follows:

Planning Board committee notes

Present:  Mike Bruno, David Rodriguez
Section VII SPR Application
Action: Deb to review and rewrite to match ZBA & SPR checklist

Section VIII    Parking:  Section 8.1.6
Issue:  Ordinance states parking dimensions of 10 ft wide by 20 ft long.  SPR states 9 x19.
Suggestion: Inquire with Dave W. or Road Agent to what the industry standard is. Next option may include a warrant article to reduce dimensions to 9x19
Section 8.2.2 (Inn, motel, boarding house)
Issue: Required number of parking spaces
Action: Reduce SPR requirements to match current ordinance of 1 space per unit

Section 8.2.5 (office building, professional office)
Issue: Required number of parking spaces
Action: Reduce SPR requirement to match current ordinance of 1 space per 200sf

Section 8.2.6 (multi-family parking)
Issue:  Required number of parking spaces
Action: Reduce SPR requirements to match ordinance of 1.5 space per unit.

Section 8.2.7
Issue: Retail space
Action:  Change to read “1 space per 200sf or sales area” Town warrant change

Section 8.2.10
Issue: parking for (churches or community building)
Action: Change SPR requirement (wordy and restrictive) to match ordinance of 1 space per 3 seats.
Zoning Ordinance recommended changes:
Business operation hours for District 1 Main Street:
Issue: Current states- 10pm-9am
Action: Change to 10pm- 8am   Town Warrant

SPR changes:
8.8 Energy Conservation Design
Action: Delete this section

8.9 Performance Bonds
Action: List the 3 forms of acceptable bonding. We can also suggest limiting acceptance to 2 forms per our town attorney.

Dave Wiley:  Review Section XVIII for proper terminology/accuracy as town building inspector.

Deb Bayley: Review & rewrite SPR application/checklist Section XIII (SPR) with Section VII (application requirements) to match.
Add Header to all pages of SPR after changes/approval at PB public hearing.
What are the changes of the subdivision changes from July 26, 2017 meeting?
Are changes that were approved for parking from April 2017 meeting updated in regulations yet?

These changes will reflect the public hearing on October 11, 2017.

Next was the plan to have our SPR reflect the RSA: 674:39, 2 years to start a project after SPR approval.  Our current SPR says 1 year.

Mike Bruno motioned to have Lloyds Hill SPR approval be extended to 2 years from date of approval in October of 2016.  Marie seconds 6-0 motion passes

SPR will now be 2 years from SPR approval to break ground on a project.
Minutes were read and approved for August 9, 2017.  Mike motion to approve Marie seconded 4-2 motion passes 2 abstained Linda Moore and Neil Broady

Marie Stevenson asked about gravel pits.  Debbie Bayley told the board that current dates are not working for the gravel pits owners.  A new set of dates will be made.

Next Planning Board meeting will be October 11th, 2017 at 6:00pm

Mike Bruno will be going over the budget and submitting it to April Hibberd.

Johnathan Stevenson motion to adjourn Marie Stevenson seconds 6-0 motion passes

Next Planning Board meeting will be October 11, 2017

Adjourned 8:00 pm
Respectfully submitted
Debra Bayley

 

 

 

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