CITY OF LACONIA - CITY COUNCIL MEETING
October 13, 2020
7:00 pm
City Hall - 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

8.A.

Request to approve unanticipated funds for a Center for Tech and Civic Life grant in an amount of $7,761 to be used for Election expenses

9.

CITIZEN COMMENTS FOR MATTERS NOT ON THE AGENDA

10.

INTERVIEWS

10.A.

Dean Anson, II - Seeking reappointment as a regular member of the Conservation Commission to a three-year term expiring at the end of August, 2023

10.B.

Dean Anson, II - Seeking reappointment as a regular member of the Lakes Region Planning Commission to a four-year term expiring at the end of June, 2024

10.C.

Bradley Fitzgerald - Seeking appointment as a regular general public member of the Building Code Board of Appeals to a five-year term expiring at the end of March, 2025

10.D.

Michael Fogerty - Seeking appointment as a regular member of the Trustees of the Trust Funds to fill the term of Jon Nivus expiring at the end of March, 2023

10.E.

Patrick Wood - Seeking appointment as a regular member of the Trustees of the Trust Funds to fill the term of Jon Nivus expiring at the end of March, 2023

10.F.

Joe Driscoll, III - Seeking reappointment as a regular member of the Weirs TIF District Advisory Board to a three-year term expiring at the end of June, 2023

10.G.

Michael Sweet - Seeking appointment as a regular member of the Heritage Commission to a three-year term expiring at the end of March, 2023

10.H.

Michael DellaVecchia - Seeking reappointment as an alternate member of the Zoning Board of Adjustment to a three-year term expiring at the end of August, 2023

10.I.

Kimon Koulet - Seeking reappointment as a regular member of the Highway Safety Commission to a three-year term expiring at the end of March, 2023

11.

NOMINATIONS, APPOINTMENTS & ELECTIONS

12.

COMMUNICATIONS

13.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

13.A.

Public hearing for Ordinance 201-15, Streets and Sidewalks and Ordinance 201-16, Excavation, Driveway, paving and digging permits

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

16.E.ii.

Discussion on having the City move from a manual to an automated solid waste pickup system and review of Chapter 194, Solid Waste

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.B.

First reading of Resolution 2020-17 relative to the Lakeport area drainage, roadway, and sidewalk upgrade bond

20.C.

First reading of Resolution 2020-18 relative to authorizing Bonds and Notes of the City for Water Capital Projects

20.D.

Request to support legislation that would create a new Winnipesaukee River Basin Program Commission

21.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

21.A.

Colonial Theatre Management Company Contract

21.B.

Further discussion regarding the funding for the approved skate park at Opechee Park

21.C.

Third readings of Ordinance 201-15, Excavations, and Ordinance 201-16, Driveway, paving, and digging permits

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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