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Rochester Rewind: July 2021

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July 2021 meeting highlights from the Rochester Government Channel


City Council Public Hearing and Meeting 7/6/21 Items included: Public Hearing – Placement of Proposed Charter Amendments on the November 2021 Municipal Ballot.  Announcement of City Council, Ward 2 Seat A vacancy, School Board Ward 4 vacancy. Election of Councilor David Walker to Deputy Mayor. Reports of Council Committees. Old Business – Discussion and vote on Charter Amendments to be placed on the November 2021 municipal ballot.

Full School Board Meeting 7/8/21 Items included: Superintendent’s Report and Communications (which included open positions for the school district, and presentation on Back to School Plan.) Public Comment, Committee Reports, and more.

Planning Board 7/12/21 The Planning Board reviewed and took action on numerous applications for construction, sub-divisions, multi-unit development, and compliance hearing discussion.

Finance Committee 7/13/21 Items included: Public Input, Fire Department CIP request for Living Quarters Upgrade, Position Changes: Patron Services Supervisor & Legal Assistant II, Amendments to Non-Union Merit Plan. Reports from Finance & Administration -Monthly Financial Report Summaries Revenues & Expenses.

Zoning Board of Adjustment 7/14/21 The Zoning Board heard several cases for special exceptions and variances for private and commercial businesses.

Public Works and Buildings Committee 7/15/21 Items included: Public Input, Downtown Decorative Lighting-extended lighting request, DPW Facility Update, 28 North Main –Street Moratorium Waiver, Other.

Planning Board 7/19/21 Items included: Public Input, Discussion on surety for Chesley Farm Estates, Granite Ridge Development District – Residential Zoning change discussion, Discussion on building height requirements in the Downtown Commercial zone, and Review of June 2021 surety and inspections.

City Council Public Hearing, Special Meeting, Workshop 7/20/21 Agenda items included: two Public Hearings: CDBG grant – Gafney Home, and Supplemental Appropriation/Rt 11 Pump Station. Workshop portion included: Public Input, statements from City Council Ward 2 Seat A and School Board Ward 4, Seat A candidates, Presentation: Downtown Parking Study, 79-E Properties summary update (postponed until August 17), Code of Ethics/ Ethics Committee update, Department Reports, and Other. The City of Rochester is currently accepting applications for several open positions. For more information, please visit the Human Resources department page at https://www.rochesternh.net/human-resources/pages/employment-opportunities

Public Safety Committee 7/21/21 Public Input, Crosswalk Request Linscott Court, Squamanagonic Fence, Flat Rock Bridge Road/Salmon Falls Road Intersection Safety Concerns, Stop Sign Request-Janet Street, E911 Update, Emergency Management Update, COVID-19 Statistics Update, Other.

School Board Special Meeting 7/22/21 The School Board met to conduct a special meeting for Personnel recommendations for the upcoming school year. The meeting also included public comments. The Rochester School District is currently accepting applications for several open positions. For more information, please visit https://rochesterschools.com


The Rochester Government Channel broadcasts eleven city meetings per month on Atlantic Broadband Channel 26 and Comcast Channel 22. These meetings are available as a live stream through the city website and available on-demand. Little time on your hands? At the meeting links above, you will see that the videos of meetings are archived with click-able index points of corresponding agenda items for quick access.

Rochester Rewind is not meant to be inclusive of all business conducted by Council and land use boards. The State of New Hampshire recognizes that the minutes of the meeting are the official record of the meeting. Agendas and Minutes can be found at https://www.rochesternh.net/minutes-and-agendas.

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