The Enterprise — Marcello Iaia

Visioning: Gerard Chartier, who chairs Berne’s planning board, was one of several people who spoke during the public hearing on April 8 for a proposed business district in the Knox hamlet. He suggested that the board conduct meetings, possibly as it revises the town’s comprehensive plan, where residents review example photos of structures and help define the language in the resolution for the business district that supported historic features. Berne had done the same for its historic districts, he said. The professional planner Nan Stolzenburg, used by both towns, called them “visioning meetings,” he said. Chartier, chairman of the planning board in Berne, said during the public hearing he was representing his son, Jesse, who owns property in the district. Listening, at left, is Vasilios Lefkaditis, who owns the former general store and post office in the Knox hamlet.