CITY OF LACONIA - CITY COUNCIL MEETING
April 9, 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.

PRESENTATIONS

7.A.

Sanitary Sewer Expansion Presentation

8.

ACCEPTANCE OF MINUTES FROM PREVIOUS MEETINGS

8.A.
9.

CONSENT & ACTION ITEMS

9.A.

Temporary Traffic Order 2018-1, Laconia Little League Parade

9.B.

Request by the Laconia Little League for fundraising on City park property

9.C.

Request for the City to rent a portion of Lakeside Avenue, identified as parking spaces 303, 305 and 307, to AARP for $2,000, plus the permit fee, with the proceeds going to the City during Laconia Motorcycle Week 2018

9.D.

Request from Laconia Motorcycle Week Association to waive fees for a Bike Show and Swap Meet to be held Friday, June 15, 2018 from 7 am to 3 pm at Opechee Park

9.E.

Temporary Traffic Order 2018-2, Penny Pitou Blood Drive

9.F.

Request by the American Cancer Society - Making Strides for Breast Cancer for fundraising on City park property

9.G.

Request by the Evangelical Baptist Church for fundraising on City park property

10.

CITIZEN COMMENTS FOR MATTERS NOT ON THE AGENDA

11.

INTERVIEWS

11.A.

Ava Doyle - Seeking appointment to a regular member position on the Weirs TIF District Advisory Board for a three-year term expiring at the end of June, 2021

11.B.

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

11.C.

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

11.D.

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

12.

NOMINATIONS, APPOINTMENTS & ELECTIONS

13.

COMMUNICATIONS

14.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

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.B.i.

Fair St/Court St traffic problems and accidents

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 Amending Chapter 221, Vehicles and Traffic/Parking on Sublawns

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 (Bolduc, Bownes, Haynes)

16.E.i.

Retaining Wall Policy

16.E.ii.

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

20.

NEW BUSINESS

20.A.

City Council election of Mayor Pro Tem

20.B.
20.C.

Request to enter into a lease with NH DOT for a transformer pad on Lakeside Avenue

20.D.

First Reading of Resolution RES-2018-14 relative to authorizing the City Manager to accept and expend a donation on behalf of the City in the amount of $100,000.00 for the Lezama Family Happy Tails Dog Park and request to schedule a second reading and Public Hearing on April 23, 2018 during the regular City Council meeting

20.E.

First Reading of Resolution RES-2018-13 relative to authorizing the City Manager to accept and expend a grant on behalf of the City in the amount of $10,000.00 for the Department of Environmental Services Herbicide Treatment and Exotic Species Program Aquatic Plant Control Project and request to schedule a public hearing on April 23, 2018 during the regular City Council meeting.

20.F.

Request from Chelsey Guselli and Sean Dorgan to extend hours in the Licensing Ordinance for a wedding/reception at the Margate Resort on May 26, 2019

20.G.

Request for approval of a hill climb on Tower Street to be held Tuesday, June 12, 2018 from 11 am to 1 pm in connection with Laconia Motorcycle Week 2018

20.H.

Request for approval of a stunt jump to be held on Lakeside Avenue on Monday, June 11, 2018 in connection with Laconia Motorcycle Week 2018

21.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

22.

COUNCIL COMMENTS

23.

FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

23.A.

Improvement of Union Ave/Elm Street intersection

This item was tabled at the March 12, 2018 meeting.
23.B.

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.C.

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.D.

Master Plan

23.E.

Milfoil Treatment funding requests

23.F.

Sewer & Water Master Plan

23.G.

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

23.H.

Strategic Planning/Goal Setting

23.I.

WOW Trail

23.J.

Proposal to implement City Policies for designating emergency lanes

23.K.

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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