CITY OF LACONIA - CITY COUNCIL MEETING
November 28, 2022, 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.

Approval of regular City Council meeting minutes of November 14, 2022

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.

Resolution 2022-15 - Public Hearing - Relating to a supplemental appropriation to accommodate acceptance of an exceptional needs grant by the Laconia School District

13.B.

Ordinance 2022-195-10 - Public Hearing - To amend City Code Chapter 195, Special Events and Outdoor Assembly, Section 195-10, Fee Schedule

14.

PRESENTATIONS

14.A.

Presentation by NH Department of Environmental Services (DES) on the Winnipesaukee River Basin Program's fee increase scheduled for FY 2024

15.

MAYOR'S REPORT

16.

COUNCIL COMMENTS

17.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Items will be discussed as needed. Not all items will be brought before the full Council at this evening's meeting. 

17.A.

FINANCE (Lipman (Chair), Hamel, Cheney)

17.A.i.

WOW Trail Funding

17.A.ii.

Downtown TIF Financing

17.B.

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

17.C.

GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS & ORDINANCES (Soucy (Chair), Felch, Cheney)

17.C.i.

Review of Chapter 167, Noise and Chapter 161 Licensing as it pertains to outdoor sound equipment and loudspeakers

17.C.ii.

Ordinance Amending Chapter 221, Vehicles and Traffic/Parking on Sublawns

17.C.iii.

Procedural review of grant applications

17.C.iv.

Regulation of Short Term Residential Rental Businesses

17.C.v.

Proposed Historic Overlay District

17.C.vi.

Scenic Road Motorcycle Noise Petition

17.C.vii.

Use of public property by for-profit entities

17.C.viii.

Short Term Rentals

17.C.ix.

Naming privilege's to public areas

17.D.

LAND & BUILDINGS (Hamel (Chair), Haynes, Felch)

17.D.i.

Downtown parking garage

17.D.ii.

Repair & maintenance of City buildings

17.D.iii.

Plan for the DPW Compound

17.E.

PUBLIC WORKS (Haynes (Chair), Felch, Soucy)

17.E.i.

Retaining Wall Policy

17.E.ii.

Discussion for converting from a manual to an automated solid waste curbside collection service

17.F.

APPOINTMENTS (Councilors Soucy (Chair), Cheney and Haynes)

18.

LIAISON REPORTS

19.

CITIZENS REQUESTS TO COMMENT ON CURRENT AGENDA ITEMS

20.

CITY MANAGER'S REPORT

20.A.

Project Updates Report

20.B.

Monthly Economic Development Report

21.

NEW BUSINESS

21.A.

Appointment of Wes Anderson, Public Works Director, as a Commissioner on the Lakes Region Planning Commission

21.B.

Appointment of Dean Trefethen, Planning Director, as a Commissioner on the Lakes Region Planning Commission Transportation Advisory Committee

21.C.

Appointment of Wes Anderson, Public Works Director, as an alternate on the Lakes Region Planning Commission Transportation Advisory Committee

21.E.
22.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

22.A.

Resolution 2022-15 - Second reading - Relating to a supplemental appropriation to accommodate acceptance of an exceptional needs grant by the Laconia School District

22.B.

Second reading - Ordinance 2022-195-10 to amend City Code Chapter 195, Special Events and Outdoor Assembly, Section 195-10, Fee Schedule

22.D.

Request from the U.S. Postal Service to lease parking spaces in the City parking lot behind St. Joseph's Church

22.E.

Request from Weirs Beach Pedal Boats to operate a pedal boat business using the City Docks and space on the Boardwalk in Weirs Beach

22.F.

Continued discussion regarding the downtown parking garage

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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