CITY OF LACONIA - CITY COUNCIL MEETING
March 22, 2021
7:00 pm
City Hall - Armand A. Bolduc City Council Chamber (via ZOOM)

Due to the COVID-19 crisis and in accordance with Governor Sununu's Emergency Order #12 and Executive Order 2020-04, this meeting is to be conducted electronically. 

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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.

Acceptance of a $1,500 donation from Rist-Frost-Shumway PC to be used for a video documentary of the Colonial Theatre

9.

PRESENTATIONS

9.A.

2020 Fiscal Year Audit/Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

10.

CITIZEN COMMENTS FOR MATTERS NOT ON THE AGENDA

11.

INTERVIEWS

12.

NOMINATIONS, APPOINTMENTS & ELECTIONS

12.A.

Charlie St. Clair - Requesting reappointment as the Planning Board representative on the Historic District Commission to a three-year term expiring at the end of March, 2024

12.B.

Laura Ringer - Requesting appointment as a regular member of the Parks and Recreation Commission to a three-year term expiring at the end of March, 2024

13.

COMMUNICATIONS

14.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

14.A.

Public hearing for Resolution RES-2021-04 relative to the acceptance of the New Hampshire Department of Safety Homeland Security Grant in the amount of $250,000 to fund a Command Vehicle for the Laconia Police Department

15.

MAYOR'S REPORT

16.

COUNCIL COMMENTS

17.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

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

FINANCE (Lipman (Chair), Hamel, Cheney)

17.A.i.

WOW Trail Funding

17.A.ii.

Downtown TIF Financing

17.B.

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

17.C.

GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS & ORDINANCES (Soucy (Chair), Felch, Cheney)

17.C.i.

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

17.C.ii.

Ordinance Amending Chapter 221, Vehicles and Traffic/Parking on Sublawns

17.C.iii.

Procedural review of grant applications

17.C.iv.

Regulation of Short Term Residential Rental Businesses

17.C.v.

Proposed Historic Overlay District

17.C.vi.

Scenic Road Motorcycle Noise Petition

17.D.

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

17.D.i.

Downtown parking garage

17.D.ii.

Repair & maintenance of City buildings

17.D.iii.

Perley Pond Maintenance

17.D.iv.

Plan for the DPW Compound

17.D.v.

Continuation of the discussion regarding parking in the Lakeport area

17.E.

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

17.E.i.

Retaining Wall Policy

18.

LIAISON REPORTS

19.

CITIZENS REQUESTS TO COMMENT ON CURRENT AGENDA ITEMS

20.

CITY MANAGER'S REPORT

20.A.

Project Updates Report

20.B.

Monthly Economic Development Report

21.

NEW BUSINESS

21.A.

Request to approve a tentative agreement between the City of Laconia and the SEA

21.B.

Request to approve a tentative agreement between Laconia School District and Educational Assistants of Laconia

21.C.

Request to approve a tentative agreement between the City of Laconia and the AFSCME

21.D.

Request to appoint Marie Clark as Ward 2 Supervisor of the Checklist for a term expiring at the end of November 2021

21.E.

Discussion on Laconia Motorcycle Week event

22.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

22.A.

Second reading and approval of Resolution 2021-04, relative to the acceptance of the New Hampshire Department of Safety Homeland Security Grant in the amount of $250,000 to fund a Command Vehicle for the Laconia Police Department

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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