12/14/2016 – PB Minutes
TOWN OF BETHLEHEM
Wednesday December 14, 2016
BETHLEHEM TOWN HALL MEETING ROOM
Present: Chairman Michael Bruno, Vice Chair Dave Wiley, Chris McGrath, Marie Stevenson, Sandy Laleme, Marie Stevenson and Johnathan Stevenson
Absent: Steve Gorman
Meeting #19 for the Master Plan.
Chairman Bruno opened the meeting at 6:03. He went over final payment to June Garneau $3300.00, then motions to authorize the last payment, finalizing the Master Plan. Sandy Laleme wants to be sure when the payment should be made now or after the public hearing to accept the Master Plan. Is the contract complete before the public hearing? Chairman Bruno retracts his motion after consulting with Frank Claffey that June had not fulfilled her contract. She would need to provide the completed Master Plan with hard copies.
Board continues working on the Implementation plan. Review & discuss maps
1 – 9. The board discusses any other map suggestions.
Discussion on Master Plan edits ends.
The board discusses the terms of June’s contract. Once the terms are met the board will vote to accept the revised 2016 Master Plan at the December 28th Public Hearing. The board can vote to pay June Garneau the remainder of $3300.00 at that time. The check will then be issued at the first of the year.
The board thanks June Garneau for all of her hard work on the Master Plan.
Conceptual for Tri-County Cap (new Friendship House)
Olivia Beleau, Larry Berg, from AHEAD and Jeannie Robbilard from Tri-county Cap, Christine Lentendre and Nathan Morin from the Friendship House were in attendance for the project. Currently there are 30 beds 13,000 s.f. the new building will have 32 beds with 18,000 s.f. The new building will be 35’ at the highest point and will house a health care facility that will replace the current out of date one. The old facility is much like a barn, not well insulated. The utility bills are very high due to it’s poor insulation. The building will not look like a medical facility. It will look a lot like the town library. Cummings Construction will be the engineer on the project and they would like to start in the spring. There we many questions from the board on adequate parking during the project. Board members agreed that it is not a change of use and would like to waive the Site Plan Review. Dave Wiley brought up issues with the project going forward without SPR. Some of his concerns were that there would not be enough parking for equipment such as fire engines, staff and residents during the destruction and construction phase. Chris McGrath said that we have never concerned about parking before. Christine told the board that residents do not have cars. Olivia Beleau said that they are going to ask Leslie Dreier if they can use the old logging road that abuts the property for temporary parking for staff and equipment. Christine said that this is a resource facility, AA/NA are meeting there now, there is one person dying per day in NH due to substance abuse. This facility is need of a new building to house and help them.
Sandy Laleme motioned to waive SPR. Chris McGrath seconded.
Motion failed 4-2
Friendship House will have to submit a Site Plan Review to be able to continue with the project.
End of Conceptual for Friendship House
Chairman Bruno motion to approve minutes from September 28, 2016
Dave Wiley seconded 4-2 motion carries two abstained
Chris McGrath motion to approve minutes from October 26, 2016
Dave Wiley seconds 6-2 motion carries
Sandy Laleme motion to approve minutes from November 2, 2016
Dave Wiley seconds 6-0 motion carries
Chris McGrath would like to change some of the wording from the November 9th, 2016 minutes. Chris said he cut it down to two pages. He said he is following the state RSA.
He had submitted an email to the clerk with changes. Sandy Laleme said you cannot change the minutes without a board vote at a public meeting.
Minutes from November 9th 2016 will be tabled until the meeting on December 28, 2016.
Sandy Laleme motion to adjourn, Dave Wiley seconds
6-0 motion carries
Adjourned 9:00 pm