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01/31/2022 SB Minutes

TOWN OF BETHLEHEM
2155 Main Street
Bethlehem, NH 03574

Bethlehem Board of Selectmen

Meeting Minutes

January 31, 2022

 

In person – Chairman Caplain, Selectman Boisseau, Selectman Hibberd, Selectman Jensen, Selectman Morris.

 

Chairman Caplain opened the meeting at 5:00pm and made a motion to go into non-public session per RSA 91A-3 II (personnel). Selectman Jensen seconded – roll call – all – motion passed.

 

Board interviewed candidates for building inspector and code enforcement position.

 

Chairman Caplain made a motion to return to public session at 6:05 pm. Selectman Hibberd seconded – roll call – all – motion passed

 

Public Input

 

Barry Zitser –Transfer station committee passed resolution on first item of agenda – Northeast Resource Recovery Association – exec director wanted town to be aware of new recycling campaign – sent info to liaison – needs pledge from town – free service to town

 

Conservation Committee – bills and letters for board support –

Cheryl Jensen – busy project  – rep Tim Egan submitted 4 environmental bills in house – HB 1571 – increase fines for littering with revenues to F & G department – 20% rise – state highways and parks –   HB 1652 – establishes bottle and can redemption law in NH – surrounding states have redemption –  beneficial to town when transfer station opens, reduces tipping fees – HB 1406 – authorize municipalities to collect food waste and compost – not required, but authorizes to – allows transfer stations to enter into agreements with farms and other entities – NHMA testified on behalf of bill – HB 1122 – authorize municipalities to collect and sell construction and demolition debris – reduce tipping fees and trash send to landfills

Chairman Caplain – appreciates work done on letters and bill information.

Selectman Morris – made a motion to submit letters in support of HB 1571, 1652, 1406, 1122, and 1471-1119, to their respective legislative committees – Selectman Boisseau second – roll call – all – motion passed

 

Property purchase agreement

Selectman Morris – motion to have the town release all tax liens through 2021 on Map 403-28-004 in exchange for a $12,000 payment – Selectman Boisseau seconded – roll call – all – motion passed

 

Minutes

Chairman Caplain motion to approve minutes from 1/24/2022 – Selectman Hibberd seconded – roll call – all – motion passed

Other:

Selectman Hibberd – Deliberative – moderator recommendations – Profile school – following up with Profile to check availability of mask less area if needed.  Offers up the most distance between individuals if needed.

 

At 6:22pm Chairman Caplain made a motion to go into non-public session per RSA 91A-3 II (legal, personnel) – Selectman Morris seconded – roll call – all – motion passed.

Board discussed committee members absent and missing quorum.

Board discussed legal issue.

Board discussed candidates for the building officer/code enforcement position.

Selectman Morris – made motion to offer position to PD and DR on a 6-month trial basis if both agree on job sharing – Selectman Jensen seconded – roll call – Selectmen Boisseau, Caplain, Jensen, and Morris in favor – Selectmen Hibberd opposed – motion passed 4-1.

 

Selectman Boisseau made a motion to adjourn at 7:12pm – Selectman Jensen seconded – roll call – all – motion passed.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Tim Fleury

Administrative assistant

 

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