08/03/2021 EC Minutes
TOWN OF BETHLEHEM
2155 Main Street
Bethlehem, NH 03574
Bethlehem Energy Commission
Tuesday August 3, 7:00pm
In-Person at the Prospect St. Gazebo
Attending: David Van Houten, Mary Lou Krambeer, Dan Crosby, Bruce Caplain
Excused: Josiah Chamberlain, Chuck Phillips, , Mark Koprowski (on leave)
Public: Melissa Elander (Clean Energy, NH advisor)
Mission: The Bethlehem Energy Commission was established for the study and planning of energy resources for the town. The commission will evaluate existing energy usage in the town and suggest possible improvements in energy efficiency and conservation, as well as potential clean renewable energy solutions in order to reduce expenses and increase self-reliance.
Review minutes from last meeting
Dan moves to accept July 6 minutes, David second. Unanimously accepted.
Town solar project The group reviewed the draft RFP for contractors to respond to. Highway Department has been contacted and has offered to assist with tree removal and grading.
- David will ask Josiah to put together usage tables
- Bruce will talk to Bethlehem Trail Assoc
- Bruce will run the RFP by PRIMEX
- David will be the contact person for all bidders
- Distribution of RFPs
- Bruce will ask Tim to post in newspaper and on website
- David will send us RFP version 2 by next week
Potential funding for next phase ARPA funds
Next meeting date
Next meeting date
Tuesday, September 7 at 7pm at the library
Bethlehem Energy Commission (BEC) is appointed by the Select Board. All meetings are open to the public.
Clerical Assistant Nicole McGrath ensures that BEC meeting notices, agendas, and minutes are posted as necessary.
To find BEC info go to: www.bethlehemnh.org
-go to government tab
-our committee is listed under: boards and committees tab
-our meetings are posted through Nicole on: agendas and minutes tab
Nicole also posts a hard copy of meeting notices in the Town Hall and at the post office.