Thursday, May 15, 2008

CSO 6:  School Street

Final plans are posted on the City's website and larger plans are available for review at City Hall and the Lebanon Public Library.
VACATION:  I will be on vacation next week and will respond to blog questions upon my return.  Keep the comments coming!  Thanks!  Immediate questions can be sent to

Monday, May 5, 2008


I generally try to respond weekly to comments as well as post new blog entries.  I will fordward comments to appropriate departments for feedback prior to responding.

Thanks.  Appreciate the comments!
Capital Project Communication:

Please assist the City as we formulate a communication strategy to better reach our residents durng construction projects.  Please provide us with your ideas/strategies to better elicit public comment - early and often.

Thanks for the input!  We will use this information as we vuild our communication strategy.
CSO Project - School Street

The Pedestrian/Bicyclist Committee is meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, May 6th at 7PM in the West Meeting Room to discuss options for School Street.

The City Council will have this item on as an agenda item Wednesday night (May 7th).  the City Council meeting starts at 7PM.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

School Street Project -Combined Sewer Overflow Project No. 6

For more details on the current CSO project in the area along School Street, please see the link below.  

The purpose of the project is to remove storm water that currently enters the sanitary sewer system as required per an Administrative Order from the Environmental Protection Agency.

City's 50 Anniversary!

The City (versus Town 1761) of Lebanon was established in 1958.  Plans are in the works for various activities throughout the year.  

Please join us in celebrating Lebanon on July 4th during the parade and fireworks program.

For more information, please call 448-5121 or 448-4220.  Otherwise, please see the link below.

New Associate Planner!

Please welcome Tracey Thibault!  Tracey is the City's newest addition to our Planning Department.  Tracey has come to us from Maine.  She has spent much of her career as a Code Enforcement Officer working closely with various types of Land Use Ordinances.  During this time Tracey also worked on the Master Plans of the communities she worked for including soliciting public participation and writing updates. She also has experience with working on other types of plans like an Open Space Plan.   Tracey has spent time working for the Maine Department of Environmental Protection assisting municipalities in adopting and administering their mandatory shoreland zoning ordinances.  A graduate of College of the Atlantic with a B.A. in Human Ecology, and the University of Maine with a M.S. in Ecology and Environmental Science and a Masters of Public Administration, Tracey’s education focused on municipal government and land use. Currently, she resides in Enfield with her husband and 3 cats.  

Back to Blogging

Sorry to have been absent for a few weeks, but it is my intent to get back to weekly (and hopefully more often) postings!  Thanks for the questions!  Keep them coming.

2008 Capital Improvement Projects

The following link takes you directly to a status report of current and upcoming Capital Improvement Projects.  If you have comments or questions, please post a comment or call 603-448-3122.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Thanks For the Comments

Thank you all for the comments. I will try and address these at least weekly as well.

Here we go:
  1. Yes, please submit topics that you would like to hear/learn about.
  2. I will make every effort to respond to postings weekly.
  3. Snow/Winter Operations - Lebanon is not seeing the shortage other communities have seen in recent weeks. We have two contracts in place and are able to meet our needs with those supplies at our earlier bid prices. Sand is available at DPW for resident use as well. Additionally, the City's Winter Operations Plan is available on the City's website at under the Public Works homepage.
Thanks again for the comments - keep them coming.

2008 City Manager Goals

Annually, the City Manager presents a set of goals to the City Council for adoption. I am in the midst of preparing these goals for presentation to the City Council and would appreciate feedback from our community as to what you would like to see the City focus on in 2008. Items may include such topics as affordable housing, transportation, communication, etc. Please submit you ideas to or via this blog. The more specific the goal, the easier to define successful measures for performance. The following we the goals identified for 2007:


1. DPW: Secure site for new DPW facility and begin construction (Earliest – Fall 2007).

2. Institute a review and bring forward a plan to institute Public Access Television for the City of Lebanon.

3. Review current franchise agreements and formulate a plan to better utilize this mechanism with appropriate utilities. This should be coordinated with LGC efforts.

4. Formulate recommendation regarding non-bargaining unit employee compensation and benefits (specifically, health insurance contribution).

5. Convene a representative group of employees, including all four unions, in an effort to survey the state of existing municipal health insurance programs in New Hampshire with a view toward identifying and vetting viable alternatives that may both hold promise to save the city and employees money in the long-term without sacrificing program coverage and quality. (2007-2008)

6. Zoning: Assist City Council in bringing the Zoning Ordinance Forward for Final Council Consideration in the fall of 2007.

7. Transportation Master Plan: Begin to formulate a Transportation Master Plan. (2007-2008)

8. Finalize and begin to implement the Landfill Business Plan.

9. Update the City’s webpage and review and institute similar e-resources where appropriate, i.e. weblog.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Winter Weather

It has been a week full of rain, ice and snow.  I think our crew does an excellent job, but we are always looking to improve.  I would like to get feedback as to the roads and sidewalks.  How are we doing?  Where can we improve?  Do you have questions as to how we conduct our winter operations? 

Thanks for the input!
Gregg Mandsager,
City Manager

Tuesday, February 5, 2008


This blog is an attempt to increase public awareness and knowledge of your local government. I plan to post comments and photos of current city events, projects, and issues on a weekly basis. I hope you find this to be a useful tool! I would appreciate your feedback. Let me know what topics interest you.

Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you!

Gregg Mandsager,
City Manager
City of Lebanon, NH