Bethlehem Environmental Advisory Council
April 2, 2014
Attendees: Present were Council members Karen Dolan, Tracy Oscavich, Mike Topping and George Yasko. Also present was Lynn Rothman.
Approval of March Minutes: Karen moved approval; seconded by Mike; approved.
Sub Committee Reports:
Energy: Jack and George have been very busy at work, but should have something for us to look at in the near future.
Green: No report.
Transportation: Anne Felker will stay on the Transportation Committee but was not at the meeting. She will inform George of any new developments. Karen noted that the Parks & Public Property Committee is studying the 941 Articles in the City Ordinances, which are concerned with the City Park areas, and include the use of bicycles in the park areas. Bikes are presently only allowed on paved vehicle roads and she noted that the Committee is looking into multi use trails on park lands, which could include bikes, pedestrians and possibly even horses on a limited basis. She recommended that the EAC also study the 941 Articles and make recommendations to the Council Committee. Feeding of wildlife, fishing, wading, tubing, and the use of alcohol will also be reviewed. Any proposed changes should be sent to the EAC members prior to the next meeting.
External Committee Reports:
Zoning: No report.
Planning: No report.
City Council: Karen is now on the LVPC. She noted that City Council appears supportive of a Solar Panel Ordinance and the EAC should recommend something soon.
Correspondence: Karen recommended that everyone join Facebook to help spread information about the City.
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