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CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS AGENDA

Monday, February 13, 2012

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 210 LOTTIE STREET BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON 98225

COMMITTEE MEETINGS, 1:00 PM TO 4:55 PM

REGULAR MEETING, 7:00 PM


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

On February 27, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM in the Mayor’s Board Room there will be a Special Meeting of the Council for the purpose of work planning.

On Monday, March 12, at 7:00 PM in Council Chambers, there will be a Public Hearing regarding the Padden Trails rezone request.

Transportation Benefit District No. 1

On Monday, February 13, 12:00 PM - 12:55 PM, in Council Chambers, there will be a meeting of the TBD #1, Board of Directors to discuss WTA projects

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. PRESENTATION OF EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION AWARDS
PUBLIC HEARING
    1. PUBLIC HEARING TO RECEIVE COMMENT ON STATE AUDITOR’S OFFICE PERFORMANCE AUDIT ON CONSTRUCTION CHANGE ORDER PRICING
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 APPROVING THE ADVANCE REFUNDING OF THE OUTSTANDING 2004 WATER AND SEWER REVENUE BONDS.
    2. **ORDINANCE APPROVING THE ADVANCE REFUNDING OF THE OUTSTANDING 2004 LIMITED TAX GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS
PLANNING/NEIGHBORHOODS & COMM. DEV.    1:20 PM - 1:55 PM
JACK WEISS (CHAIR); SETH FLEETWOOD; MICHAEL LILLIQUIST; CATHY LEHMAN


    1. UPDATE ON DRAFTING THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ELEMENT OF THE BELLINGHAM COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
    2. **ORDINANCE TO APPROPRIATE $250,000 IN FEDERAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY CONSERVATION BLOCK GRANT FUNDS TO SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY ENERGY CHALLENGE
TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE    1:55 PM - 2:15 PM
CATHY LEHMAN (CHAIR); JACK WEISS; GENE KNUTSON


    1. APPROVAL OF INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY, COUNTY AND PORT OF BELLINGHAM FOR WEST BAKERVIEW OVERPASS PROJECT (ES-462)
    2. **ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $500,000 IN PORT FUNDS AND $100,000 IN WHATCOM COUNTY ROADS FUNDS FOR THE WEST BAKERVIEW OVERPASS PROJECT (ES-462)
    3. APPROVAL OF INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH WHATCOM COUNTY FOR EDI GRANT AND LOAN FOR WEST BAKERVIEW OVERPASS PROJECT (ES-462)
    4. **ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $650,000 IN WHATCOM COUNTY EDI FUNDS FOR THE WEST BAKERVIEW OVERPASS PROJECT (ES-462)
    5. **ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET APPROPRIATING A $1,500,000 WASHINGTON STATE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT BOARD (TIB) GRANT FOR THE WEST BAKERVIEW OVERPASS PROJECT (ES-462)
PUBLIC WORKS/PUBLIC SAFETY    2:15 PM - 2:50 PM
STAN SNAPP (CHAIR); GENE KNUTSON; SETH FLEETWOOD


    1. POTENTIAL EXPANSION OF SPACE IN THE PARKADE FOR THE BELLINGHAM RAILWAY MUSEUM
    2. INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE WHATCOM COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE ON-SITE SEPTIC SYSTEM (OSS) INSPECTION SERVICES IN THE LAKE WHATCOM WATERSHED
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE    2:50 PM - 4:00 PM
TERRY BORNEMANN (CHAIR)


    1. ORDINANCE TO INCREASE THE WATERSHED SURCHARGE FOR LAKE WHATCOM WATERSHED PROPERTY ACQUISITION AND STORMWATER PROGRAM
    2. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE AND/OR SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
    3. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
EXECUTIVE SESSION    4:00 PM - 4:55 PM
Closed to the public. Report in regular meeting only:

    1. POTENTIAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION - (KRAHAM – APPROX. 10 MIN.)
    2. POTENTIAL LITIGATION - (RUFFATTO – APPROX. 15 MIN.)
    3. LITIGATION: JANKE V. CITY OF BELLINGHAM - (ERB – APPROX. 10 MIN.)
    4. LITIGATION: WHITWORTH PARK, LLC V. CITY OF BELLINGHAM - (MARRINER – 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 DICK SKEERS TO THE PUBLIC WORKS ADVISORY BOARD FOR COUNCIL’S INFORMATION
    3. MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT OF MEREDITH ROSS, MARKKU KANERVIKKOAHO, AND LAUREN MCCLANAHAN TO THE SISTER CITIES 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. WATER TREATMENT CHEMICAL BID FOR SODA ASH AT THE WATER TREATMENT PLANT
    2. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM JANUARY 13, 2012 TO JANUARY 19, 2012
    3. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FROM JANUARY 20, 2012 TO JANUARY 26, 2012
    4. AUTHORIZATION OF CHECK ISSUE FOR PAYROLL FROM JANUARY 11, 2012 TO JANUARY 25, 2012
FINAL CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES

    1. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2012 BUDGET RECOGNIZING AWARD OF A $10,000.00 STATE CERTIFIED LOCAL GOVERNMENT GRANT TO THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIVISION OF THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE FOR AN HISTORIC RESOURCE INVENTORY OF DOWNTOWN BUILDING 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, February 27, 2012


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIAL FOR THE PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR INCLUSION IN THE PUBLISHED AGENDA PACKET:
02/22/2012 10:00 AM
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