CITY OF LACONIA - CITY COUNCIL MEETING
June 8, 2020
7:00 pm
City Hall - Armand A. Bolduc City Council Chamber (via Zoom)

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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.B.
8.

CONSENT & ACTION ITEMS

9.

CITIZEN COMMENTS FOR MATTERS NOT ON THE AGENDA

10.

INTERVIEWS

11.

NOMINATIONS, APPOINTMENTS & ELECTIONS

12.

COMMUNICATIONS

13.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

13.A.

Public Hearing for Resolution 2020-05, relative to the Assistance to Firefighters Grant

13.B.

Public hearing for the proposed lease with The Dive, LLC

13.C.

Public hearing of Ordinance 2020-229, to amend Chapter 229, Wharves

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 (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.

Proposed Historic Overlay District

16.C.vi.

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.

Request to appoint Karen Sullivan as Ward 3 Ward Clerk for a term expiring at the end of November, 2021

20.B.

First reading of Resolution 2020-06, relative to making itemized appropriations for the General Fund for the Fiscal Year beginning July 1, 2020 and terminating June 30, 2020

20.C.

First reading of Resolution 2020-07, relative to making itemized appropriations for anticipated grants for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020 and terminating June 30, 2021

20.D.

First reading of Resolution 2020-08, relative to making itemized appropriations for City Enterprise Funds: Sanitary Sewer Fund and Water Fund for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020 and terminating June 30, 2021

20.E.

First reading of Resolution 2020-09, relative to making itemized appropriations for the Internal Services Fund for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020 and terminating June 30, 2021

20.F.

First reading of Resolution 2020-10, relative to making itemized appropriations for the following City Special Revenue Funds - Motorcycle Week Fund and Ambulance EMS Fund for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020 and terminating June 30, 2021

20.G.

First reading of Resolution 2020-11, relative to making itemized appropriations for the City's three Tax Increment Finance Districts - Downtown TIF, Lakeport TIF, and Weirs TIF for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020 and terminating June 30, 2021

21.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

21.A.

Second reading of Resolution 2020-05, relative to authorizing the City Manager to accept and expend a grant on behalf of the City in an amount up to $12,500 for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant

21.B.

The proposed lease with The Dive, LLC

21.C.

Second reading of Ordinance 2020-229, to amend Chapter 229, Wharves

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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