fraser spech

While the Laconia High School Jazz Band loosed free spirits with a rendition of Steppenwolf's biker anthem "Born To Be Wild," Mayor Mark Fraser sounded a more sober note at last night's inaugural ceremonies. After expressing the conventional pleasantries, Fraser quickly turned to the forthcoming city budget. He explained that with health care costs expected to jump almost 40 percent and four employee contracts to be negotiated, "it will be necessary to make some very difficult ...

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Water & sewer

The new City Council may merely get its feet wet or step in deep doo doo when it tackles a move to combine the Laconia Water Works (LWW) with management of the sanitary sewer fund in a single enterprise fund. The Water Commissioners have written to Mayor Mark Fraser suggesting the merger under the aegis of the LWW. Fraser also wants to put water and sewer under one roof, but not at the home of the LWW. For some time, Fraser has bridled at the reluctance of the LWW to invest in ...

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mayor pro-tem

Welcoming the new City Council, Mayor Mark Fraser remarked "they will find working as a team will take time to develop." And when it came to the first order of business, electing a mayor pro-tem, the councilors promptly split right down the middle. Armand Bolduc (Ward 6) and Judy Krahulec (Ward 1) lined up behind Jim Cowan (Ward 4) while Bob Luther (Ward 2) and Fred Toll (Ward 3) cast their lot with Rick Judkins (Ward 5), who has held the largely ceremonial position for the past four ...

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