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06/23/2021 PB Minutes

TOWN OF BETHLEHEM
2155 Main Street
Bethlehem, NH 03574

TOWN OF BETHLEHEM

Planning Board

June 23, 2021

HYBRID ZOOM VIRTUAL HEARING

Minutes

6 p.m.

 

Town Hall: Johnathan Stevenson, Mike Bruno, Kevin Roy, and Marie Stevenson

Excused absence:  Kim Koprowski, Anthony Rodrigues, and Chris Jensen

Remote: Peter Roy

 

Chair Stevenson opened the meeting and read the AGENDA.

All stood for the pledge of allegiance.

Mr. Stevenson appointed Peter Roy as a voting member.

Josh Dannin presented his home business conceptual. Map and lot 205-38

He and Laura Michelle Angers recently purchased a home in Bethlehem.  He has converted his outbuilding into an art studio.  Most of his business is conducted online. There will be little to no traffic coming to the studio.  He will place a sandwich board on his property for open hours. This board is easily taken in and out.   There are no plans for events or classes yet.  If this changes he will request to address the board at that time.

Board input:  the board discussed other home businesses coming before the board. Peter Roy said that this will have very little impact to the neighborhood.  If this changes the applicate has said he will contact the board.

Public input:  Rita Farrell said that she will visit.

Peter Roy motion to waive site plan, due to minimal impact on the neighborhood.  Marie Stevenson second.  5-0 passed.

Closed conceptual.

 

Open planning board application form discussion.

This form will accompany all planning board decisions.  The form was tweaked some.  It will be discussed at the next Planning Board meeting on July 28th, 2021.  The board wanted to wait to approve the form until Mr. Jensen was able to comment on it, since he was the one who initiated it.

Closed discussion.

 

Mr. Bruno would like to thank Marie “Tink” Stevenson for her many years of dedication to the planning board.  Mrs. Stevenson will not seek reelection.  She has served on the Planning Board for the past 6 years and the Zoning Board for 3.  She has given her heart and soul to Bethlehem and the people in it.  She will be missed.  Note: she said she would like to be considered an alternate.

Rita Farrell said that she has served on the traffic committee with her.  “Tink” is a very gracious and informational member.  Her facts are spot on.

 

“Tink” thanked everyone for their kind words.

 

“Tink” motion to adjourn.  Mike Bruno second.  5-0 passed.

 

Respectfully submitted.

Deb Bayley

Planning/Zoning Clerk

 

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