CITY OF LACONIA - CITY COUNCIL MEETING
August 24, 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.A.
8.

CONSENT & ACTION ITEMS

8.A.

Request for fundraising on City Park property - The Lance Reason Basketball Tournament, Wyatt Park, September 19, 2020 (rain date September 26, 2020)

8.B.

Request from Belknap Mill Society - Riverside Duck Derby, Rotary Riverside Park, October 17, 2020, 10 am to 6 pm

9.

CITIZEN COMMENTS FOR MATTERS NOT ON THE AGENDA

10.

INTERVIEWS

11.

NOMINATIONS, APPOINTMENTS & ELECTIONS

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 to a regular public member position on 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.

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

11.H.

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

11.I.

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

11.J.

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

11.K.

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

11.L.

Highway Safety Commission Appointment - Wes Anderson

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 (Chair), Hamel, Cheney)

16.A.i.

WOW Trail Funding

16.A.ii.

Downtown TIF Financing

16.B.

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

16.C.

GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS & ORDINANCES (Soucy (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, Soucy)

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

19.B.

Project Updates Report

19.C.

Monthly Economic Development Report

20.

NEW BUSINESS

20.A.

Colonial Theatre Management Company Recommendation

20.B.

Conversion of three of the two-hour parking spaces on Union Ave in front of 781 Union Ave to 15-minute parking spaces

20.C.

Proposed changes to Chapter 201-15, Streets and Sidewalks, Article II. Protection of Streets and § 201-16 Excavation, Driveway, paving and digging permits.

20.D.

Estimated savings by converting curbside solid waste collection from a manual to an automated system

20.E.

Ratify and approve the refinancing of several bonds as approved by the Laconia City Council Finance Committee

20.F.

First reading of Resolution 2020-14 relative to authorizing bonds and notes of the City to refund the outstanding balance of a 2015 bond in the amount of $6,077,093

20.G.

First reading of Resolution 2020-15, relative to authorizing bonds and notes of the City to refund existing debt in the amount of $630,000

20.H.

First reading of Resolution 2020-16, relative to authorizing bonds and notes of the City to refund the outstanding balance of a 2018 bond in the amount of $2,000,000

20.I.

Request to schedule a public hearing on September 14, 2020 during the regular City Council meeting regarding a proposed application to the Community Development Finance Authority

20.J.

Request to accept funds provided by the State and Federal Governments for election related expenses

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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