CITY OF LACONIA - CITY COUNCIL MEETING
September 28, 2020
7:00 pm
Laconia High School Huot Culinary Arts Center

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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

9.

CITIZEN COMMENTS FOR MATTERS NOT ON THE AGENDA

10.

PRESENTATIONS

11.

INTERVIEWS

12.

NOMINATIONS, APPOINTMENTS & ELECTIONS

12.A.

James Rogato - Seeking reappointment as a regular member of the Licensing Board to a three-year term expiring at the end of March, 2023

12.B.

Chris Condodemetraky - Seeking reappointment as a regular member of the Downtown TIF District Advisory Board to a three-year term expiring at the end of August, 2023

12.C.

Charlie St. Clair - Seeking reappointment as a regular member of the Planning Board to a three-year term expiring at the end of June, 2023

12.D.

Jewel Fox - Seeking reappointment as a regular member of the Planning Board to a three-year term expiring at the end of June, 2023

12.E.

Gail Ober - Seeking reappointment as a regular member of the Zoning Board of Adjustment to a three-year term expiring at the end of August, 2023

12.F.

Steven Bogert - Seeking reappointment as a regular member of the Zoning Board of Adjustment to a three-year term expiring at the end of August, 2023

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 (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.

Project Updates Report

19.B.

Monthly Economic Development Report

20.

NEW BUSINESS

20.A.

Proposal to amend the Internal Control Policy

20.B.

Proposal to amend the City's Investment Policy

20.C.

Request from Greater Lakes Region Children's Auction to use a portion of the downtown municipal parking lot for a closing ceremony in connection with their "Community Challenge" fundraiser, Thursday, December 10, 2020 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm

20.D.

Stacy Soucy - Council appointment as a Planning Board Advisory Member to the Conservation Commission

21.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

21.A.

Second reading and approval of the proposed changes to Chapter 201-15, Streets and Sidewalks, Article II. Protection of Streets and 201-16 Excavation, Driveway, paving and digging permits

21.B.
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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