CITY OF LACONIA - CITY COUNCIL MEETING
March 9, 2020
7:00 pm
City Hall - Armand A. Bolduc City Council Chamber



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.

PRESENTATIONS

9.

CONSENT & ACTION ITEMS

9.A.

Request by the Weirs Community Park Association to hold a parking fundraiser event at the Weirs Community Center and Weirs Community Park front and rear parking lots in conjunction with the 2020 Laconia Motorcycle Week event

10.

CITIZEN COMMENTS FOR MATTERS NOT ON THE AGENDA

11.

INTERVIEWS

11.A.

Jim Rogato - Seeking reappointment as a regular member of the Putnam Fund to a five-year term expiring at the end of March, 2025

11.B.

David Keets - Seeking appointment as a regular member of the Building Code Board of Appeals to a five-year term expiring at the end of March, 2025

11.C.

Mitch Hamel - Seeking reappointment as a regular member of the Parks and Recreation Commission to a three-year term expiring at the end of March, 2023

11.D.

Jane Whitehead - Seeking reappointment as a regular member of the Heritage Commission to a three-year term expiring at the end of March, 2023

11.E.

Jane Whitehead - Seeking appointment as a regular member of the Historic District Commission

11.F.

Tara Shore - Seeking appointment as a regular member of the Historic District Commission

11.G.

Rodney Dyer - Seeking appointment as a regular member of the Historic District Commission

11.H.

Karl Reitz - Seeking appointment as a regular member of the Historic District Commission

11.I.

Laurel Briere - Seeking appointment as a regular member of the Historic District Commission

11.J.

Dawn Johnson - Seeking appointment as a regular member of the Historic District Commission

11.K.

Hillary Martin - Seeking appointment as a regular member of the Historic District Commission

11.L.

Sonya Misiaszek - Seeking appointment as a regular member of the Historic District Commission

11.M.

Pamela Clark - Seeking appointment as a regular member of the Historic District Commission

11.N.

Marcia Hayward - Seeking appointment as a regular member of the Historic District Commission

11.O.

Karen Sullivan - Seeking appointment as a regular member of the Historic District Commission

12.

NOMINATIONS, APPOINTMENTS & ELECTIONS

12.A.

Appointment of a City Councilor as a regular member of the Historic District Commission to a two-year term expiring at the end of March, 2022

13.

COMMUNICATIONS

14.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

14.A.

Public hearing pertaining to the Declaration of City-owned property located on Frank Bean Road, Tax Map Parcel 476-351-6, as surplus

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 (Chair), Hamel, Cheney)

16.A.i.

WOW Trail Funding

16.A.ii.

Downtown TIF Financing

16.B.

PUBLIC SAFETY (Cheney (Chair), Bownes, Lipman)

16.C.

GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS & ORDINANCES (Bownes (Chair), Felch, 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 Amending Chapter 221, Vehicles and Traffic/Parking on Sublawns

16.C.iii.

Procedural review of grant applications

16.C.iv.

Regulation of Short Term Residential Rental Businesses

16.C.v.

Paid Parking Proposal for Downtown

16.C.vi.

Proposed Historic Overlay District

16.C.vii.

Scenic Road Motorcycle Noise Petition

16.D.

LANDS & BUILDINGS (Hamel (Chair), Haynes, Felch)

16.D.i.

Downtown parking garage

16.D.ii.

Repair & maintenance of City buildings

16.D.iii.

Perley Pond Maintenance

16.D.iv.

Plan for the DPW Compound

16.D.v.

Continuation of the discussion regarding parking in the Lakeport area

16.E.

PUBLIC WORKS (Haynes (Chair), Felch, Bownes)

16.E.i.

Retaining Wall Policy

17.

LIAISON REPORTS

18.

CITIZENS REQUESTS TO COMMENT ON CURRENT AGENDA ITEMS

19.

CITY MANAGER'S REPORT

19.A.

Financial and Operational Trends Report

20.

NEW BUSINESS

20.A.

Authorization to purchase road line striping equipment and to utilize Impact Fees in an amount up to $13,100

20.B.
20.C.

Request to approve revisions to the City's Welfare Guidelines

20.D.

Request to accept two JAG grants awarded to the Laconia Police Department in a total amount of $30,478.96

21.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

22.

COUNCIL COMMENTS

23.

FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

23.A.

Master Plan

23.B.

Milfoil Treatment funding requests

23.C.

Sewer & Water Master Plan

23.D.

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

23.E.

Strategic Planning/Goal Setting

23.F.

WOW Trail

23.G.

Weirs Beach Restoration Project

23.H.

Fair St/Court St traffic problems and accidents

24.

Any other business that may come before the Council

25.

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.

26.

ADJOURNMENT

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