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CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AGENDA

Monday, September 24, 2012

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 210 LOTTIE STREET BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON 98225

COMMITTEE MEETINGS, 1:00 PM TO 2:05 PM

REGULAR MEETING, 7:00 PM


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

On Monday, September 24, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM in City Council Chambers, the Council's Public Works/Public Safety Committee will continue its worksession from September 4th, regarding the 2012 Water, Sewer and Stormwater Utility Rates Study Preliminary Results.

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. PUGET SOUND ENERGY GRANT FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY UPGRADES AT POST POINT WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT [WWTP]
PUBLIC HEARING
    1. CITY OF BELLINGHAM 2013 & 2014 REVENUE PROJECTIONS INCLUDING AN INCREASE IN THE PROPERTY TAX LEVY
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); CATHY LEHMAN; STAN SNAPP


    1. **ORDINANCE TO AMEND BMC TITLE 6 - BUSINESS REGISTRATIONS
    2. **BUDGET ORDINANCE TO RECLASSIFY AND RELOCATE ONE POSITION IN THE MAYOR'S OFFICE
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE    1:20 PM - 1:25 PM
TERRY BORNEMANN (CHAIR)


    1. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
    2. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
EXECUTIVE SESSION    1:25 PM - 2:05 PM
Closed to the public. Report in regular meeting only:

    1. LABOR RELATIONS UPDATE - (KLEMANSKI – APPROX. 10 MIN.)
    2. POTENTIAL LITIGATION AND POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION - (KRAHAM – APPROX. 10 MIN.)
    3. LITIGATION: CITY OF BELLINGHAM AND FUTUREWISE V. WHATCOM COUNTY AND CAITAC USA CORP. -(ERB - APPROX. 10 MIN.)
    4. LITIGATION: NEW CINGULAR WIRELESS V. CITY OF BELLINGHAM - (RUFFATTO – APPROX. 10 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 APPOINTMENT OF BARRY BUCHANAN TO THE WATERFRONT ADVISORY GROUP FOR COUNCIL'S APPROVAL
    3. MAYOR'S REAPPOINTMENT OF DAVID WILLETT TO THE DESIGN REVIEW BOARD FOR COUNCIL'S APPROVAL
    4. MAYOR'S REAPPOINTMENT OF BILL DUBAY, FOR THE CORDATA NEIGHBORHOOD, AND CHRISTOPHER GRANNIS, FOR THE SOUTH NEIGHBORHOOD, TO THE MAYOR'S NEIGHBORHOOD ADVISORY COMMISSION FOR COUNCIL'S INFORMATION
    5. MAYOR'S REAPPOINTMENT OF ALEX ALLYNE, JUAN BALDOVINOS, MARY CARLSON AND SUSAN GRIBBIN TO THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY BOARD 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. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAY PERIOD AUGUST 24, 2012 THROUGH AUGUST 30, 2012
    2. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAY PERIOD AUGUST 31, 2012 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 6, 2012
    3. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAY PERIOD SEPTEMBER 7 2012 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 13, 2012
    4. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECKS ISSUED FOR PAYROLL AUGUST 25, 2012 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

    1. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM ESTABLISHING NEW MARINA BOATHOUSE FIRE CODE REGULATIONS BY AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE (BMC) SECTIONS 17.20.010 AND 17.20.020 AND ADOPTING A NEW BMC SECTION 17.20.110 WHICH AMENDS THE 2009 INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE, CHAPTER 45, AS ADOPTED BY THE STATE OF WASHINGTON
    2. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $45,000.00 FROM ESTIMATED ENDING DESIGNATED RESERVES IN THE TOURISM FUND TO BE USED FOR ADDITIONAL CONTRACTUAL SERVICES
    3. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL $13,798.00 IN THE GENERAL FUND AND $25,214.00 IN THE DEVELOPMENT SERVICES FUND, ALONG WITH REALLOCATING OTHER EXPENDITURES IN BOTH FUNDS, TO PROVIDE FOR A REORGANIZATION OF STAFF IN THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT BUILDING SERVICES GROUP
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, October 08, 2012


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR THE PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR INCLUSION IN THE PUBLISHED AGENDA PACKET:
10/03/2012 10:00 AM
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