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CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AGENDA

Monday, April 25, 2011

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 210 LOTTIE STREET BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON 98225

COMMITTEE MEETINGS, 1:00 PM TO 2:15 PM

REGULAR MEETING, 7:00 PM


THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE HEARD IN THE REGULAR MEETING ONLY:
CALL TO ORDER
ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING MEETINGS:

None.

Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
ROLL CALL
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
During this period of time, citizens may speak informally to the Council on subjects not scheduled for public hearing. EACH SPEAKER IS ALLOWED A MAXIMUM OF THREE MINUTES. If the speaker has written comments for the Council, an additional copy should be handed to the Clerk, preferably before the meeting, for our office files.
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PRESENTATION
    1. BELLINGHAM-WHATCOM COUNTY COMMISSION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PRESENTATION
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THE FOLLOWING ARE HEARD IN BOTH COMMITTEE AND REGULAR MEETINGS

COUNCIL STANDING COMMITTEE MEETINGS
Open to the public. Committees report to the full Council at regular evening meeting:

FINANCE & PERSONNEL    1:00 PM - 1:20 PM
MICHAEL LILLIQUIST (CHAIR); BARRY BUCHANAN; SETH FLEETWOOD


    1. FINANCIAL REPORT - 1ST QUARTER
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PUBLIC WORKS/PUBLIC SAFETY    1:20 PM - 1:30 PM
BARRY BUCHANAN (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; GENE KNUTSON


    1. **BUDGET ORDINANCE FOR RECEIPT OF A REMEDIAL ACTION GRANT FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY FOR THE ELDRIDGE MUNICIPAL LANDFILL
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    2. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING BMC 17.20.010 AND 17.20.030 TO CLARIFY THAT THE CITY HAS ADOPTED THE 2009 INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE AS AMENDED BY THE STATE OF WASHINGTON AND TO ESTABLISH A NEW GRADE STANDARD FOR FIRE APPARATUS ACCESS ROADS
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COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE    1:30 PM - 1:50 PM
STAN SNAPP (CHAIR)


    1. WHATCOM COMMUNITY FOUNDATION UPDATE TO COUNCIL
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    2. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
    3. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
EXECUTIVE SESSION    1:50 PM - 2:15 PM
Closed to the public. Report in regular meeting only:

    1. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION - (MARRINER – APPROX. 10 MIN.)
    2. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - (MARRINER - APPROX 5 MIN.)
    3. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - (MARRINER - APPROX 10 MIN.)
CONSENT AGENDA

All matters listed on the Consent Agenda are considered routine and/or non-controversial items and may be approved in a single motion. Committee review has taken place during the afternoon session on most of these items. A member of the Council may ask that an item be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered separately.

    1. BID AWARD FOR REMOVAL OF UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK AT WATER TREATMENT PLANT
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    2. BID AWARD FOR BRASS SERVICE AND THREADED FITTINGS
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    3. BID AWARD FOR REMOUNTING AN EXISTING AMBULANCE MODULE ONTO A NEW 2010 CHASSIS
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    4. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM APRIL 8, 2011 TO APRIL 14, 2011
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    5. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM APRIL 15, 2011 TO APRIL 21, 2011
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    6. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR PAYROLL FROM MARCH 16, 2011 TO MARCH 31, 2011
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FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

    1. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING BMC 17.20.010 AND 17.20.030 TO CLARIFY THAT THE CITY HAS ADOPTED THE 2009 INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE AS AMENDED BY THE STATE OF WASHINGTON AND TO ESTABLISH A NEW GRADE STANDARD FOR FIRE APPARATUS ACCESS ROADS
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    2. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET AUTHORIZING AN ADDITIONAL $340,000.00 OF EXPENDITURES IN THE CLAIMS AND LITIGATION FUND FOR SPECIAL LEGAL SERVICES AND OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES RELATED TO CIVIL CASES PENDING AGAINST THE CITY
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    3. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET RECLASSIFYING ONE POSITION IN THE STREET FUND, PUBLIC WORKS TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT GROUP WHERE NO ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION OR REALLOCATION OF EXPENDITURES IS REQUIRED.
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ADJOURNMENT
** INDICATES THE INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE/RESOLUTION
AGENDA INFORMATION
The agenda packet, which contains the supporting documentation for agenda items, is available at the Public Library or can be purchased in the Finance office for $4.00.
BROADCAST INFORMATION
The Bellingham City Council Committee Meetings are broadcast live on BTV10 starting at 1:00 p.m. Bellingham City Council Regular Meetings are broadcast live on BTV10 beginning at 7:00 p.m.

The meetings are also streamed live on the internet as they occur and are available at http://www.cob.org/services/education/btv10/live-stream.aspx. BTV10 programming is available 24/7 to anyone with a computer and high-speed internet access. On-line viewers will see exactly what the Comcast cable customers would see on Channel 10, without the need for cable television service.

The Bellingham Public Library also has DVD’s available for checkout. Video and audio files are available on the Internet at http://www.cob.org within 5 business days following each meeting.
COUNCIL MEETING VIEWING SCHEDULE: BTV10 AND WEBSITE
Mon. 1 p.m.Live broadcast of Committee meetings as they occur.
Mon. 7 p.m.Live broadcast of Regular meeting as it occurs.
Tues. noonRepeat broadcast of Monday afternoon Committee meetings.
Tues. 7 p.m.Repeat broadcast of Monday night regular meeting.
Wed. 8 a.m.Repeat broadcast of Monday night regular meeting.
Fri. 5 p.m.Council Committee and Regular meetings posted on city website no later than this day/time (though usually posted much sooner.)
Sat. 7 p.m.Repeat broadcast of Monday night regular meeting.
ACCESSIBILITY
FOR OUR CITIZENS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS, the Council Chambers is fully accessible. Hearing assistance is available and a receiver may be checked out through the clerk prior to the evening session. For additional accommodations, persons are asked to contact the Legislative Assistant at 778-8200 at least 3 working days in advance of the meeting. Thank you.
NEXT CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Monday, May 09, 2011


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR THE PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR INCLUSION IN THE PUBLISHED AGENDA PACKET:
05/04/2011 10:00 AM
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