Meeting Highlights from the Rochester Government Channel
Includes links to video and agenda.
Planning Board 4/3/23
Agenda items included: Public Comment, Extensions, New Applications: Minor 2-lot subdivision, lot line revision, 4 lot subdivision, Final Plan Approval: Condominium Conversion. Draft Charitable Gaming Ordinance Presentation, Planning Update and Other. Click here to see the agenda.
City Council 4/4/23
Agenda items included: Communications from the City Manager, Communications from the Mayor, Proclamation: Arbor Day, Petition to Amend the Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 275-26.6 “Class VI Roads”, Petition regarding Extended Operations of Willand Warming Center. Reports of Committees: Appointments, Codes & Ordinances, Community Development, Planning Board, Public Safety. Old Business: City Hall and Opera House Life Safety Building Upgrades, and ten resolutions under New Business (please see agenda). Communications from the City Manager, Communications from the Mayor, Announcement: Tri-Centennial Celebration, Reports of Committees: Community Development, Finance, Planning Board, Public Safety, Public Works & Buildings. Old Business: Conditional Use-Granite Ridge District, Code of Ethics. New Business: several resolutions – please see agenda for details. Click here for a link to the agendas and packets page.
Police Commission 4/5/23
Agenda items included: Public Comment, Body Camera Update, Oath of Office: Nicholas Alexander promotion to Sergeant, 2022 Year End Report, Monthly Reports – Operations and Administration, Other, Correspondence, Information, and a non-public session. Click here to see the agenda.
Codes & Ordinances Committee 4/6/23
Agenda Items included: Public Input, Discussion: Potential ordinance regarding “raised speed tables”, Discussion: Installation of Noise Ordinance signs at Entrances to City, Amendment to Rules of Order Section 1.6 “Order or Business” and Other. Click here to see the agenda.
Finance Committee – 4/11/23
Agenda items included: Public Input, Community Outreach Facilitator Program Funding, Landfill Closure-Discussion, Reports from Finance & Administration, and items under “Other”. Click here to see the agenda.
Zoning Board of Adjustment 4/12/23
Agenda items included several applications for Variance, Special Exception, and Appeal of Administrative Decision, and Other Business. Click here to see the agenda.
Rochester School Board 4/13/23
Agenda items included: Superintendent’s Report and Communications, Public Comment, Committee Reports – Standing Committees, Building Committee, Instruction Committee, Personnel Committee, Special Services Committee, Finance Committee, Policy Committee, Committee Report – Special Committees, several items under New Business and Other, and a non-public session. Click here to see the agenda.
Planning Board 4/17/23
Agenda items included: Agenda items included: Public Comment, Orton Family Foundation Presentation, Review of Inspections and Surety, Conservation Subdivision Ordinance Rewrite Planning Update and Other. Click here to see the Agenda.
City Council 4/18/23
Public Agenda items included: Public Hearing (2) 1. Re. Solar Energy Ordinance, 2. Supplemental Appropriation City Hall – Opera House Life Safety Building Upgrades. Special Meeting included: Resolution Authorizing Construction of New Elementary School and Creation of Joint Building Committee. Workshop: Communications from the Deputy Mayor, Public Input, City Manager’s Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2024, Communications from the Mayor, Frisbie Hospital Update, Housing Needs Assessment – Strafford Regional Planning Commission, Request for Proposals Regarding 45 Old Dover Road, Department Reports and Non-public/non-meeting. Click here to see the agendas and packets page.
Public Safety Committee 4/19/23
The Committee heard public input, deliberated, and took action on public safety issues. Please see the agenda for details. Agenda items included: Public Input, Flashing Lights and Raised Table Policy Discussion, Salmon Falls Road Speed Limit Issue, Salmon Falls Road Requesting “Deer Crossing” Sign, Street-light Request Gear Road, and several other items. Click here to see the Agenda.
- Public Works and Buildings Committee 4/20/23
Agenda items included: Public Input, Charles St Pavement Moratorium Waiver, Howe Str / Apple Orchard – Walking Path, Autumn St – Sidewalk Request, Water Main Transmission Line Rehab Project Update, EPA Regulatory Limits for (PFAS) – Drinking Water Regulation, Wastewater Treatment Plant – EPA National Pollution Discharge System (NPDES), CLF Petitions EPA – Stormwater Discharges, Drinking Water Watershed Conservation Opportunity, Rt.11 Safety and Capacity Improvement Update, Traffic Calming Speed Tables, Highway Block Aid – Pavement Program, Gonic Sewer Mystery Slime Revealed, Bandstand Vandalism, Ian’s Way Pavement Damage, and Other. Click here to see the Agenda.
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The “Rochester Rewind” is not intended to be inclusive of all business conducted by City Council, land use boards, and other committees. The State of New Hampshire recognizes the minutes of the meeting as the official record of the meeting. Agendas and Minutes can be found at https://www.rochesternh.net/minutes-and-agendas. Rochester School Board minutes and other meeting information can be found here: School Board | Rochester School Department (rochesterschools.com)