CITY OF LACONIA - CITY COUNCIL MEETING
October 28, 2019
7:00 pm
City Hall - Armand A. Bolduc City Council Chamber



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 by the Salvation Army Turkey Plunge for fundraising on City park property

9.

CITIZEN COMMENTS FOR MATTERS NOT ON THE AGENDA

10.

INTERVIEWS

11.

NOMINATIONS, APPOINTMENTS & ELECTIONS

11.A.

Richard Bastraw - Seeking appointment as an alternate member of the Library Board of Trustees to a three-year term expiring at the end of March, 2022

11.B.

Michael DellaVecchia - Seeking appointment as a regular member of the Zoning Board of Adjustment to fill the remainder of a term expiring at the end of August, 2020

11.C.

Gail Ober - Seeking appointment as a regular member of the Zoning Board of Adjustment to fill the remainder of a term expiring at the end of August, 2020

12.

COMMUNICATIONS

13.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

13.A.

Public hearing for Resolution 2019-23, relative to the Assistance to Firefighters Grant

13.B.

Public hearing for Ordinance 2019-194-24, relative to the increase of the City's fee for household trash that is brought to the Transfer Station

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, Hosmer, Lipman)

16.C.

GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS & ORDINANCES (Bownes, Hosmer, 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.

Paid Parking Proposal for Downtown

16.C.vi.

Proposed Historic Overlay District

16.C.vii.

Scenic Road Motorcycle Noise Petition

16.D.

LANDS & BUILDINGS (Hamel, Lipman, Haynes)

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.E.

PUBLIC WORKS (Bownes, Hosmer, Haynes)

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.

Request to amend the City's Classification and Compensation Plan for the Assistant Assessor position

20.B.

Purchase of a used ambulance and authorization to move forward with lease-purchase of a new ambulance

21.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

21.A.

Request to utilize Non-Capital Reserve Funds for the purpose of replacing the carpet at the Laconia Police Department

21.B.

Second reading and approval of Resolution 2019-23, relative to the Assistance to Firefighters Grant

21.C.

Second reading and approval of Ordinance 2019-194-24, relative to the proposed increase of the City's fee for household trash that is brought to the Transfer Station

21.D.

Amend City Code Chapter 235, Zoning, by creating a new definition, "Lodging, Short-Term," and corresponding regulations for this type of use under Residential Accessory Uses

21.E.

Amend city code Zoning 235-14 and 235-98, to rezone the South Down and Long Bay areas from Residential Single-Family (RS) to Shorefront Residential (SFR)

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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