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Bethlehem Board of Selectmen
Meeting Minutes
Bethlehem Selectmen Office
April 11, 2016

Present: Chairman Glavac, Selectman Blanchard, Selectman Ubaldo.

Chairman Glavac opened the meeting at 6:00.

Chris Hodge came before the Board and explained the subcontractors on the Arlington Hotel project are owed money for the work they did. He said he is owed $40,000.00 and asked the Board if they could make a stipulation in the certificate of occupancy (CO) that all liens are to be paid before the CO is issued. Chairman Glavac said the Board will look into it and the legalities of it and let him know.

There was discussion about the Northern Pass and the meeting at Loon Mountain on the 12th. Cheryl Jensen said she would not be able to go to it and Selectman Blanchard also said he wouldn’t be able to go. Chairman Glavac asked April Hibberd to go to the meeting.

Recreation Director, Rhienna Miscio, came before the Board to discuss a letter of intent from NCES about paying for improvements to the snack shack and pay for a shed to store baseball equipment. Selectman Blanchard moved to accept the donation from NCES to improve the snack shack and purchase a storage shed for upper ball field. Chairman Glavac seconded. Carried 3-0.

The Board reviewed abatements. Chairman Glavac moved to accept the recommendation from assessors and approve an abatement for Map/Lot 411/32 for $482.81. Selectman Blanchard seconded. Carried 3-0.

Chairman Glavac moved to deny abatement as recommended by assessors for Map/Lot 407/35-19. Selectman Blanchard seconded. Carried 3-0.

Chairman Glavac moved to deny abatement as recommended by assessors for Map/Lot 413/53-9. Selectman Blanchard seconded. Carried 3-0.

The Board reviewed a contract for elevator service. Chairman Glavac moved to enter into a contract with Pine State Elevator for 5 years at $205.00/quarter. Selectman Blanchard seconded. Frank Claffey asked what the guaranteed response time is with the contract. The motion and second were withdrawn and the company will be asked what the response time is.

The Board gave an update on the Railroad property abatement that was discussed at the last meeting. It was determined that the property is state-owned so is exempt from paying taxes. The Board reviewed a deputy forest warden appointment. Chairman Glavac moved to appoint Nick Emmons as Deputy Forest Warden. Selectman Blanchard seconded. Carried 3-0.

The Board reviewed liquor license requests. Ian Dowling from Reklis brewing on Pinewood Ave is requesting approval for a liquor license. Chairman Glavac moved to approve the request. Chris McGrath said the Planning Board approved the brewery and they will have growlers and small kegs. Selectman Blanchard seconded. Carried 3-0.

The Board also reviewed a liquor license request from the Village Store. Chairman Glavac moved to approve the request. Selectman Blanchard seconded. Carried 3-0.

The Board reviewed the minutes from 03/25/16 and 03/28/16. Selectman Blanchard moved to approve the minutes from 03/25/16 and 03/28/16 as written. Selectman Ubaldo seconded. Carried 3-0.

It was noted that the USDA will be using the meeting room on April 20th to discuss the Village District water grant and explain where the water comes from and the testing process. Cheryl Jensen said the roadside cleanup day this year is May 7th with a rain date of May 14th.

She said Bethlehem Elementary School will be doing it on the Friday. At 6:30 Chairman Glavac moved to go into non-public session per RSA 91 A for matters of personnel, reputation and real estate. Selectman Blanchard seconded. Chairman Glavac did roll call with all members agreeing to go into non-public session.

The Board discussed personnel. Chairman Glavac moved to hire swim instructor at $14.00/hour for 3 day/week, 4 hours/day. Selectman Blanchard seconded. Carried 3-0.

Chairman Glavac moved to hire Lindsay P. as a lifeguard at $9.50/hour. Selectman Blanchard seconded. Carried 3-0.

Selectman Blanchard moved to hire Stacy Campbell as the groundskeeper at $11.00/hour for up to 34 hours week beginning April 15th through Oct. Chairman Glavac seconded. It was discussed she will start April 18th but still contingent on background check. Carried 3-0. Selectman Blanchard moved to have revenue from bail commissioner duties during work hours go to general fund and duties on personal time go to employee. Chairman Glavac seconded. Carried 3-0.

The Board discussed an ambulance write-off. Chairman Glavac moved to write off $35.00 for an ambulance bill due to hardship. Selectman Blanchard seconded. Carried 3-0. Chairman Glavac moved to accept a payment for a sale property on 04/29/16 instead of April 8, 2016. Selectman Blanchard seconded. Carried 3-0. At 8:10 Chairman Glavac moved to come out of non-public session. Selectman Blanchard seconded. Selectman Blanchard seconded. Carried 3-0. Selectman Blanchard moved to allow the Mary Jackson, Tax Collector & Town Clerk, to accept credit card payments at the window. Selectman Ubaldo seconded. Carried 3-0. At 8:10 Chairman Glavac moved to adjourn. Selectman Blanchard seconded. Carried 3-0.

Respectfully submitted,
April Hibberd

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