CITY OF LACONIA - CITY COUNCIL MEETING
February 12, 2018
7:00 PM
City Hall - Conference Room 200A



1.

CALL TO ORDER

2.

SALUTE TO THE FLAG

3.

RECORDING SECRETARY

4.

ROLL CALL

5.

STAFF IN ATTENDANCE

6.

COUNCIL PROCLAMATION

7.

ACCEPTANCE OF MINUTES FROM PREVIOUS MEETINGS

7.A.
8.

CONSENT & ACTION ITEMS

8.A.

Request from the Weirs Action Committee to waive the Special Events fee for 2018 Laconia Motorcycle Week

8.B.

Request by the Laconia Kiwanis Club for fundraising on City park property

8.C.

Request by the Lakes Region Vineyard Church for fundraising on City park property

9.

CITIZEN COMMENTS FOR MATTERS NOT ON THE AGENDA

10.

INTERVIEWS

10.A.

Aaron Bassett - Seeking appointment to a regular member position on the Library Board of Trustees for a three year term expiring at the end of March, 2021

10.B.

Bruce Kneuer - Seeking reappointment to an alternate member position on the Library Board of Trustees for a one-year term expiring at the end of March, 2019

10.C.

James "Olie" Anderson - Seeking reappointment to a regular member position on the Library Board of Trustees for a three year term expiring at the end of March, 2021

10.D.

Kimberly Danosi - Seeking reappointment to a regular member position on the Library Board of Trustees for a three year term expiring at the end of March, 2021

10.E.

Catherine Tokarz - Seeking reappointment to an alternate member position on the Heritage Commission for a three year term expiring at the end of March, 2021

10.F.

Deanna Guyer - Seeking reappointment to a regular member position on the Parks and Recreation Commission for a three year term expiring at the end of March, 2021

10.G.

Guy Pederzani - Seeking reappointment to a regular member position on the Parks and Recreation Commission for a three year term expiring at the end of March, 2021

10.H.

Richard Landry - Seeking reappointment to a regular member position on the Putnam Fund for a five year term expiring at the end of March, 2023

10.I.

William Stewart - Seeking appointment to a regular member position on the Planning Board for a three year term expiring at the end of June, 2021

11.

NOMINATIONS, APPOINTMENTS & ELECTIONS

11.A.

Peter Stewart - Seeking appointment to a regular member "Registered Architect" position on the Building Code Board of Appeals for a five year term expiring at the end of March, 2023

12.

COMMUNICATIONS

13.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

14.

PRESENTATIONS

15.

MAYOR'S REPORT

16.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Items will be discussed as needed. Not all items will be brought before the full Council at this evenings meeting. 
16.A.

FINANCE (Lipman, Hamel, Cheney)

16.A.i.

WOW Trail Funding

16.A.ii.

Downtown TIF Financing

16.B.

PUBLIC SAFETY (Bownes, Bolduc, Lipman)

16.C.

GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS & ORDINANCES (Bownes, Bolduc, Cheney)

16.C.i.

Review of Chapter 167, Noise and Chapter 161 Licensing as it pertains to outdoor sound equipment and loudspeakers

16.C.ii.

Ordinance amendment relative to Chapter 167, Noise and Chapter 161, Licensing as it pertains to outdoor sound equipment and loudspeakers

This item was tabled at the meeting of 9/28/2015
16.C.iii.

Procedural review of grant applications

16.D.

LANDS & BUILDINGS (Hamel, Lipman, Haynes)

16.D.i.

Downtown parking garage

16.D.ii.

Repair & maintenance of City buildings

16.E.

PUBLIC WORKS (Hamel, Bownes, Haynes)

16.E.i.

Proposal to implement City Policies for designating emergency lanes

17.

LIAISON REPORTS

18.

CITIZENS REQUESTS TO COMMENT ON CURRENT AGENDA ITEMS

19.

CITY MANAGER'S REPORT

19.A.

Financial and Operational Trends Report

19.B.

Monthly Economic Development Report

20.

NEW BUSINESS

20.A.

Request to authorize the City Manager to sign "Order Under RSA 155-B, Hazardous and Dilapidated Buildings" for property located at 173 Franklin Street, Laconia, NH

20.E.

Improvement of Union Ave/Elm Street intersection

21.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

22.

COUNCIL COMMENTS

23.

FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

23.A.

Ordinance amendment relative to Chapter 167, Noise and Chapter 161, Licensing as it pertains to outdoor sound equipment and loudspeakers

This item was tabled at the meeting of 9/28/2015
23.B.

Second reading of a resolution relative to the adoption of RSA 31:95-b, Appropriation of funds made available during the year

This item was tabled at the meeting of 11/23/2015 pending the outcome of legal matters
23.C.

Master Plan

23.D.

Milfoil Treatment funding requests

23.E.

Sewer & Water Master Plan

23.F.

Single Stream Recycling/Concord Co-op/Solid Waste disposal cost reductions

23.G.

Strategic Planning/Goal Setting

23.H.

WOW Trail

23.I.

Proposal to implement City Policies for designating emergency lanes

23.J.

Resolution 2017-30 relative to authorizing the City Manager to apply to the State of NH DOT for a temporary use agreement in the City's name that will allow for the completion of a study concerning the different options and benefits of how to build Phase 3 of the WOW Trail and to sign all necessary documents

This item was tabled at the 11/13/17 Council Meeting
24.

NON-PUBLIC SESSION (According to RSA 91-A:3, II)

(a)  The dismissal, promotion or compensation of any public employee, or the investigation of any charges against him, unless the employee affected (1) has a right to a meeting and (2) requests that the meeting be open, in which case the request shall be granted. 
(b)  The hiring of any person as a public employee.
(c)  Matters which, if discussed in public, would likely affect adversely the reputation of any person, other than a member of the body or agency itself, unless such person requests an open meeting.
(d)  Consideration of the acquisition, sale or lease of real or personal property which, if discussed in public, would likely benefit a party or parties whose interests are adverse to those of the general community. 
(e)  Consideration or negotiation of pending claims or litigation which has been threatened in writing or filed against the body or agency or any subdivision thereof, or against any member thereof because of his membership in such body or agency, until the claim or litigation has been fully adjudicated or otherwise settled.
(i)  Consideration of matters relating to the preparation for and the carrying out of emergency
functions including training to carry out such functions, developed by local or state safety officials that are directly intended to thwart a deliberate act that is intended to result in widespread or severe damage to property or widespread injury or loss of life.

25.

ADJOURNMENT

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