Thursday, February 21, 2008

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.


Anonymous said...

all packet materials should be available on the city website.

the planning board was scheduled tonight to discuss a document that was not included in their packet. those of us who know that document might have recognized its absence early enough to prevent what happened, which is that comment from the planning board in a timely enough fashion to be of value was impossible

this is a disgraceful way to conduct this city's business

Kathy said...


Please update your title for this article!!!! What are your goals for 2008?