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CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AGENDA

Monday, April 08, 2013

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 210 LOTTIE STREET BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON 98225

COMMITTEE MEETINGS, 9:00 AM; 10:30 AM; 1:00 PM

REGULAR MEETING, 7:00 PM


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

TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT DISTRICT #1*
The members of the Bellingham City Council serve as the Board of Directors for Transportation Benefit District # 1, established by voters in 2010 to oversee spending of sales tax revenue dedicated to city transportation projects.

On Monday, April 22, 12:30 PM - 1:55 PM, in City Council Chambers, there will be a meeting of the Board of Directors regarding Whatcom Transportation Authority service.

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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PUBLIC HEARING
    1. PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CAPITAL FACILITIES PLAN TO ADD A NEW PROJECT, ASB TRAIL, TO BE FUNDED BY REAL ESTATE EXCISE TAX
    2. CONSIDERATION OF AN AMENDMENT TO THE BELLINGHAM COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TO ADD A NEW ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CHAPTER
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:

PUBLIC WORKS/PUBLIC SAFETY    09:00 AM
STAN SNAPP (CHAIR); GENE KNUTSON; TERRY BORNEMANN


    1. PRESENTATION BY WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION STAFF ON PROJECTS AROUND BELLINGHAM
    2. PUBLIC WORKS OPERATIONS DIVISION UPDATE
PLANNING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT    10:30 AM
JACK WEISS (CHAIR); MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; GENE KNUTSON


    1. **AN ORDINANCE APPROVING A REZONE OF AREA 14A, KING MOUNTAIN
FINANCE AND PERSONNEL    1:00 PM - 1:25 PM
MICHAEL LILLIQUIST (CHAIR); GENE KNUTSON; STAN SNAPP


    1. APPROVAL OF 2012 AUDIT ENGAGEMENT LETTER WITH THE WASHINGTON STATE AUDITOR
    2. **AN ORDINANCE MODIFYING THE STAFFING BUDGET FOR THE FINANCE DEPARTMENT
    3. **AN ORDINANCE IMPOSING THE LOCAL SALES AND USE TAX TO BE CREDITED AGAINST THE STATE OF WASHINGTON'S SALES AND USE TAX FOR THE PURPOSE OF UTILIZING LOCAL INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCING
LAKE WHATCOM RESERVOIR AND NATURAL RESOURCES    1:25 PM - 2:00 PM
CATHY LEHMAN (CHAIR); MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; STAN SNAPP


    1. AUTHORIZATION FOR THE MAYOR TO ENTER INTO A GRANT AGREEMENT WITH DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY
    2. **BUDGET ORDINANCE TO RECEIVE ECOLOGY GRANT IN THE AMOUNT OF $432,560 IN THE STORM AND SURFACE WATER UTILITY [SSWU] FUND
    3. CONSERVATION EASEMENT FOR LAKE WHATCOM ACQUISITION PROPERTY - AGATE BAY
    4. NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE QUARTERLY UPDATE
WATERFRONT/DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT    2:00 PM - 2:05 PM
TERRY BORNEMANN (CHAIR); CATHY LEHMAN; JACK WEISS


    1. INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE PORT OF BELLINGHAM TO FUND PHASE 1 DEVELOPMENT OF WHATCOM WATERWAY PARK
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE    2:05 PM - 3:00 PM
SETH FLEETWOOD (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; GENE KNUTSON; CATHY LEHMAN; STAN SNAPP; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; TERRY BORNEMANN


    1. BELLINGHAM SISTER CITIES ASSOCIATION UPDATE TO COUNCIL
    2. LIBRARY STRATEGIC PLAN
    3. 600 WEST HOLLY AND FEDERAL BUILDING BRIEFING
    4. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
    5. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
EXECUTIVE SESSION    3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Closed to the public. Report in regular meeting only:

    1. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - (RUFFATTO – APPROX. 15 MIN.)
THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE HEARD IN THE REGULAR MEETING ONLY:

MAYOR'S REPORT
    1. STANDING TIME FOR BRIEFINGS, UPDATES AND REPORTS TO COUNCIL BY THE MAYOR, IF NEEDED. INFORMATION ONLY.
    2. MAYOR'S REAPPOINTMENT OF CINDY BURNAM-WOODS TO THE MUSEUM FOUNDATION BOARD FOR COUNCIL'S APPROVAL
    3. MAYOR'S APPOINTMENT OF STEVE CROOKS TO THE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION FOR COUNCIL'S APPROVAL
    4. MAYOR'S APPOINTMENT OF MATT COOPER TO THE BELLINGHAM SISTER CITIES ADVISORY BOARD FOR COUNCIL'S INFORMATION
    5. MAYOR'S APPOINTMENT OF JOHN MARSHALL TO THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY BOARD FOR COUNCIL'S INFORMATION
    6. MAYOR'S APPOINTMENT OF JIM EMERSON TO THE PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD FOR COUNCIL'S INFORMATION
    7. MAYOR'S APPOINTMENTS TO THE MAYOR'S NEIGHBORHOOD ADVISORY COMMISSION OF KATE NICHOLS AS THE HAPPY VALLEY NEIGHBORHOOD REPRESENTATIVE, SUE BLETHEN AS THE FAIRHAVEN NEIGHBORHOOD ALTERNATE REPRESENTATIVE; AND REAPPOINTMENT OF DIANA MCKINNEY AS THE PUGET NEIGHBORHOOD REPRESENTATIVE FOR COUNCIL'S 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. BID AWARD FOR WEST BAKERVIEW SIGNAL POLES, BID #22B-2013
    2. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAY PERIOD MARCH 15, 2013 THROUGH MARCH 21, 2013
    3. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAY PERIOD MARCH 22, 2013 THROUGH MARCH 28, 2013
    4. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAYROLL MARCH 9, 2013 THROUGH MARCH 25, 2013
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

    1. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET ADDING ONE NEW POSITION IN THE BELLINGHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT TO ADDRESS MUNICIPAL COURT SECURITY, FROM ESTIMATED ENDING UNDESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE GENERAL FUND
    2. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $42,402,584.00 IN ADDITIONAL RESOURCES TO PAY FOR GOODS AND SERVICES THAT WERE AUTHORIZED IN 2012 BUT WERE NOT OBLIGATED BY PURCHASE ORDER OR CONTRACT BY YEAR END, FROM ESTIMATED RESERVES AND REVENUE, AND PLACING $334,531.88 IN ESTIMATED ENDING DESIGNATED AND UNDESIGNATED RESERVES
    3. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $17,636,955.43 IN ADDITIONAL FUNDS TO PAY FOR GOODS AND SERVICES ORDERED IN 2012 BUT UNPAID AT YEAR END CLOSING, FROM REVENUE AND ESTIMATED ENDING RESERVE BALANCES
    4. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET RECONCILING THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BUDGETED ESTIMATED 2013 BEGINNING RESERVE BALANCES AND ACTUAL 2013 BEGINNING RESERVE BALANCES, AND PLACING THE DIFFERENCE IN THE ENDING RESERVE BALANCES FOR A NET RESERVE INCREASE OF $42,387,680.00
    5. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 12.12.280 TO PREVENT THE RELEASE AND SPREAD OF AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES
    6. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2013 BUDGET INCREASING REVENUE IN THE STREET FUND BY $833,000.00 AS A RESULT OF A WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FEDERAL INDIRECT GRANT AWARD FOR THE GRANARY/BLOEDEL PHASE 1 WATERFRONT RE-DEVELOPMENT PROJECT, AND APPROPRIATING RELATED EXPENDITURES IN THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
    7. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2013 BUDGET INCREASING REVENUES BY $750,000.00 IN THE FIRST QUARTER REAL ESTATE EXCISE TAX FUND AS A RESULT OF THE AWARD OF A WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE GRANT TO COMPLETE PHASE 1 DEVELOPMENT OF WHATCOM WATERWAY PARK, AND APPROPRIATING RELATED EXPENDITURES IN THE PARKS DEPARTMENT
    8. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2013 BUDGET RECOGNIZING A $20,658.00 GRANT FROM THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT SERVICES (DVSAS) IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE BELLINGHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT AND APPROPRIATING RELATED EXPENDITURES IN THE GENERAL FUND
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 22, 2013


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR THE PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR INCLUSION IN THE PUBLISHED AGENDA PACKET:
04/17/2013 10:00 AM
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