CITY OF LACONIA - CITY COUNCIL MEETING
May 14, 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

6.A.

Recognition of Top Ten Laconia High School graduating students

7.

ACCEPTANCE OF MINUTES FROM PREVIOUS MEETINGS

7.A.
7.B.

Special meeting minutes - Election of Ward 6 Councilor - April 30, 2018

8.

CONSENT & ACTION ITEMS

8.A.

Temporary Traffic Order 2018-4, Laconia Farmers Market

9.

CITIZEN COMMENTS FOR MATTERS NOT ON THE AGENDA

10.

INTERVIEWS

10.A.

Jay Forester - Seeking appointment to an alternate member position on the Planning Board for a three year term expiring at the end of June, 2021

10.B.

Sarah Jenna - Seeking appointment to an alternate member position on the Planning Board for a three year term expiring at the end of June, 2021

10.C.

Brett Beliveau - Seeking appointment to an alternate member position on the Planning Board for a three year term expiring at the end of June, 2021

10.D.

Edwin Bones - Seeking reappointment to a regular member position on the Planning Board for a three year term expiring at the end of June, 2021

10.E.

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

10.F.

Russell Poirier - Seeking reappointment to a regular member position on the Weirs TIF Advisory Board for a three year term expiring at the end of June, 2021

10.G.

Joe Driscoll, III - Seeking reappointment to a regular member position on the Water Commission for a three year term expiring at the end of June, 2021

11.

NOMINATIONS, APPOINTMENTS & ELECTIONS

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.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.

Request to change parking restrictions on High Street

20.B.

Temporary Traffic Order 2018-6, Celebrate Laconia July 7, 2018 Parade

20.C.

Options to reduce the Citys Recycling Costs

20.D.

Recommendation for prioritizing limited Capital Road Improvement Program Funding

20.E.

Request by Parks and Recreation for Parks-Impact Fees for Leavitt Park Basketball Court Resurfacing May 2018

20.F.
20.G.

Request to increase the funding cap of monies from current use that flow into the Conservation Commission Land Use Change Tax Fund from $250,000 to $400,000

20.I.

Proposal to name the City Council Chambers in memory of Councilor Armand Bolduc

21.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

21.A.

City Employees covered by the Wage and Compensation Plan

21.B.

Request to authorize the City Manager to enter into an agreement with New England Solar Garden, in partnership with Nobis Engineering & New England Commercial Solar Services, for the purpose of creating a solar array on the site of the former landfill located on Route 11B under the terms of the land lease

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.

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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