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CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AGENDA

Monday, April 07, 2014

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 210 LOTTIE STREET BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON 98225

COMMITTEE MEETINGS, 1:00 PM

REGULAR MEETING, 7:00 PM


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

Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open
Meetings Act.

Council Standing Committee Meetings:
Open to the public to attend. Note: there is generally no public comment period for
Committee sessions. Standing Committee Members receive reports and information,
ask questions and, when appropriate, vote on a recommended action for consideration
by the full Council at the Regular meeting. Committee Chairs give a report of the
Committee Meeting at the Regular Meeting in the evening prior to deliberation and
formal vote in the order shown below:
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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PUBLIC HEARING
    1. A PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER A TEXT AMENDMENT TO REMOVE A SPECIAL REQUIREMENT UNDER BMC 20.00.100 FOR AREA 8 OF THE LETTERED STREETS NEIGHBORHOOD
    2. PUBLIC HEARING ON THE ALABAMA CORRIDOR SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS
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:

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE    1:00 PM
CATHY LEHMAN (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; GENE KNUTSON; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; PINKY VARGAS; ROXANNE MURPHY; TERRY BORNEMANN


    1. A MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL RESOLUTION REGARDING 2036 POPULATION AND EMPLOYMENT ALLOCATIONS
    2. A PRESENTATION ON THE PARTICIPATION OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM IN THE LEAN ACADEMY
    3. A PRESENTATION BY SUSTAINABLE CONNECTIONS
    4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. APPROVAL OF 3/15/14 CITY COUNCIL RETREAT MEETING MINUTES. APPROVAL OF 3/24/14 CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES.
    5. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
EXECUTIVE SESSION    
Closed to the public. Report in regular meeting only:

    1. POTENTIAL LITIGATION (MARINER 10 MINUTES)
    2. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION (STAMPS 10 MIN)
    3. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION (STAMPS 5 MIN)
    4. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION (STAMPS 5 MIN)
    5. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION (STAMPS 5 MIN)
    6. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION (STAMPS 5 MIN)
    7. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION (STAMPS 5 MIN)
    8. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION (STAMPS 5 MIN)
THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE HEARD IN THE REGULAR MEETING ONLY:

MAYOR'S REPORT
    1. MAYOR'S APPOINTMENT OF ANDREA ANTRIM TO THE BELLINGHAM SISTER CITIES ADVISORY BOARD (COUNCIL INFORMATION)
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. CLOSE THE LOCAL IMPROVEMENT FUND, DISTRICT NO. 1106 (BAKERVIEW LID)
    2. AUTHORIZATION OF PAYROLL LABOR COST PAYMENTS
    3. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED
    4. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED
    5. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

    1. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2014 BUDGET RECONCILING THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BUDGETED ESTIMATED 2014 BEGINNING RESERVE BALANCES AND ACTUAL 2014 BEGINNING RESERVE BALANCES, AND PLACING THE DIFFERENCES IN THE ENDING RESERVE BALANCES FOR A NET RESERVE INCREASE OF $42,697,986
    2. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2014 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $14,833,288.86 IN ADDITIONAL FUNDS TO PAY FOR GOODS AND SERVICES ORDERED IN 2013 BUT UNPAID AT YEAR END CLOSING, FROM REVENUE AND ESTIMATED ENDING RESERVE BALANCES
    3. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2014 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $46,147,495.87 IN ADDITIONAL RESOURCES TO PAY FOR GOODS AND SERVICES THAT WERE AUTHORIZED IN 2013 BUT WERE NOT OBLIGATED BY PURCHASE ORDER OR CONTRACT BY YEAR END, FROM ESTIMATED RESERVES AND REVENUE, AND PLACING $794,446.52 IN ESTIMATED ENDING RESTRICTED RESERVES
    4. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE (“B.M.C.”) SECTION 4.82.060 REGARDING AMBULANCE SERVICE RATES
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, April 21, 2014


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR THE PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR INCLUSION IN THE PUBLISHED AGENDA PACKET:
04/16/2014 10:00 AM
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